Malay Perfumery 3 Perfumes Review

Connectibility and accessibility of the world we live in make it easier to experience small indie, artisan or botanical perfume houses from all over the world! What I’ve always found enjoyable is this instant fragrant travel across the globe, learning about people behind those fragrances, different lands, and cultures. New indie and artisan perfume brands… Continue reading Malay Perfumery 3 Perfumes Review

Act III: Events&Extras @Esxence 2019

Days turning into months have quickly passed since Esxence – The Scent of Excellence closed its doors, but here I go again: a flashback, bringing you more behind-the-screen stories about people of perfumes, events and extras, all that jazz that took place outside The Mall! I could probably write more about different aspects of this… Continue reading Act III: Events&Extras @Esxence 2019

Dreaming About a Garden in Paradise: Casablanca/St. Clair Scents

It has been raining every single day these last couple of weeks, and to me it felt almost like being in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Macondo (“It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days…“)… I pulled out the sample of St.Clair Scents Casablanca (2018), wanting to be transported to “a garden in paradise”! I… Continue reading Dreaming About a Garden in Paradise: Casablanca/St. Clair Scents

Ave Perfumes! Esxence 2019 – Part II

There were moments at Esxence when I felt like a gladiator in an arena, roaming around crowded floors of The Mall, armed with love and determination, in search of perfumes that might disarm me with their artistic creativity and originality, touch me soul-deep tapping into something unconscious, spiritual, profound, and cause waves of emotions…well, some… Continue reading Ave Perfumes! Esxence 2019 – Part II

Veni, vidi…amavi: Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 – Part I

It took me nearly a week to sit down and start writing about days spent in Milan. Esxence related adrenaline flow started to diminish right after I returned home, and I needed some time for things to settle down, to rest, sort out all impressions, regain objectivity and figure out where to begin… Upon exiting… Continue reading Veni, vidi…amavi: Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 – Part I

Forbidden Love: The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi

“Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory, falling on my head like a new emotion…” It keeps falling, and I long for sunshine, brighter skies, bare feet and floral dresses. A rainy day in April, this song and the perfume I’m wearing, bringing memories that refuse to go away. It’s… Continue reading Forbidden Love: The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi

The Plum Girl Is The Perfumed Plume Awards 2019 Winner!

New York, NY April 11, 2019.: Fragrance writers, journalists, fragrance entrepreneurs and influencers gathered to find out the Winners of the 2019 Perfumed Plume Awards. While they were gathering in New York, sipping champagne, I was at home sound asleep. Time difference… But what a difference the morning after made! Maria McElroy of Aroma M… Continue reading The Plum Girl Is The Perfumed Plume Awards 2019 Winner!

Forget-Me-Nots in April: Fragrant News&Musings

Less than three weeks to Esxence–The Scent of Excellence in Milan! So much to do: breathe, Elena, breathe…(and don’t forget to pack a pair of sneakers). Spring has sprung and so have many new perfumes! I’ve given up detailed planning: I have a couple of meetings & two parties confirmed, and a long list of… Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots in April: Fragrant News&Musings

Southern Bloom – Goldfield&Banks Australia

I see skies of blue, flowers pink and yellow, lilac and white, tree branches budding with fresh green leaves, dainty little fruit-tree and big, porcelain-cup thick Magnolia blossoms everywhere! Yes, Spring is here…Persephone has returned! Spring in March, still struggling with chilly mornings and evenings, but it seems like everything bloomed in only a couple… Continue reading Southern Bloom – Goldfield&Banks Australia