While I was in Milan with my team, attending Esxence – The Scent of Excellence, The FF Awards Finalists’ Luncheon was held on Friday, April 6, 2018. Here are the results! Yassss, Cuir de Russie by Le Jardin Retrouve review was indeed among the TOP 5 Finalists for the award Editorial Excellence – Online! I… Continue reading The Plum Girl is Among Top 5 Finalists for The Fragrance Foundation Award 2018!
I got the mail. I cried. I laughed. Danced. Simultaneously. My first reaction? Blast of emotions! (I can’t keep calm, I’m Croatian!) Of such intense that I emailed Ms. Linda G. Levy, the President of The Fragrance Foundation in reply, saying something like “OMG, wow, faint, swoon, thank you, thank you, thank you!” It took… Continue reading 2018 Top Ten Finalists For The Fragrance Foundation Awards
The Plum Girls goes to Esxence! All the lucky stars have aligned themselves in a perfect constellation and yes, I will be there! Finally. With a little help from my friends I plan to conquer The Mall 😀 I solemnly swear to share all the adventures of my very curious nose with you, as much… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Milan? Esxence – The Scent of Exellence!
„Born from a passion for French Haute Parfumerie, Atelier des Ors presents a capsule collection of exquisite fragrances. Dedicated to using only the most precious essences and exclusive raw materials, each eau de parfum presented by this unique boutique brand is an imaginative interpretation of traditional perfumery. Inspired also by the art of gold gilding,… Continue reading My Six Days (and Nights) With Atelier des Ors
The Golden City. Once you visit Prague, it is clear why it is called so. Vltava. (I keep hearing the melody playing softly in my head as I look upon the city, Bedřich Smetana on my mind). And all the bridges of Vltava river in Prague, what a sight! As walk the streets of the… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Prague
Love. No matter the date, day of a year or season, love is omnipresent. One word: LOVE. So many meanings, shapes and manifestations! Some love to love, some love only those who are in love with them, some love often, some once in a lifetime. Love can be strong and devouring or sweet and gentle,… Continue reading Scent(s) of Love
I had a dream, not long ago. I found myself in a wood of dark and tall oak trees, cold and leafless, and the air smelled of damp wood, wet leaves, moss and rain. At first this place felt threatening, no path was visible in the fog surrounding me. Yet, as I walked on, carefully… Continue reading A Dream Come True – Freudian Wood by WienerBlut
I outed myself. I am a perfume addict. To be precise, I am a niche perfume addict. As far as I can remember, I noticed scents around me. I have vivid olfactory memories. Even as a little kid, I smelled intensely the world around me. I remember the scent of my first big plastic doll.… Continue reading Phobias Of A Perfume Addict
„Dance is poetry made visible, fragrance is a dance of molecules invisible.“ My story about dancing dates back to early childhood. One day, a seven-year old, freckle-faced, green-eyed girl with thick and long braids asked her mom to take her to ballet lessons. It was something other girls talked about, elegantly raising their arms, swirling… Continue reading Precision and Grace: A Dance Of Molecules – Beautiful Mind Series, Vol 02
This will be probably the shortest perfumes travelogue ever written in my blog series: what’s up in Paris? Everything! I wanted to write just that and post some photos, but couldn’t resist, so here it goes… Call me a Francophile if you wish: for me Paris is the capital of the World. Fine perfumes world,… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Paris