WARSZAWA. The way your lips move when you pronounce its name… Quite a mouthful, sounds so grand, happy and sad at the same time. I received a beautiful package. Puredistance Warszawa, a fragrance honoring this city. It was carefully crafted and released in 2016. but one year exclusivity was granted to Missala family, owners of… Continue reading The Scent of Slavic Melancholy
O’Driu Sea Angel Written by: Henrique Perrella If perfumery can be considered an art, and in many instances it is in fact, I would say that Angelo Orazio Pregoni is a good example of expressionism in perfumery. There is a certain subversion in the way Angelo conceives his creations that can be lost if you… Continue reading I Need Vitamin Sea!
If your visit to Belgrade starts at the main bus station as my did, just remember that it’s not a great place to start your olfactory journey…it is rarely anywhere, so just endure. The whole city is a busy construction site. We could hardly find a taxi driver willing to wrestle cracked and demolished Slavija… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Belgrade
Description of this perfume by Le Jardin Retrouve recalls The Ballet Russe, image of great Nijinsky and his soft leather boots. Opera houses, wooden floors and velvet curtains. Here I am, closing my eyes and gently spraying it on my skin, trying to recall my memories of Moscow in November, scent of an old… Continue reading Cuir de Russie (Russian Leather)
I haven’t written here in a while. It’s not that I haven’t used my nose, that is simply inevitable. I was discouraged. Overwhelmed. Weak in front of all the wonderful creations that I dipped my nose into. Humbled. Yes, I thought at that time that my knowledge is frail, that I scratched only just below… Continue reading Le Jardin Retrouve