Do you remember your first „grown-up“ kiss? I do. Not the kiss itself but the very moment when I wanted it to happen, desired to be kissed right there and then and the twinkle in the eyes of the man standing in front of me. Whisky on his lips. One perfume is the reason why… Continue reading Bois Sikar: When a Tornado Meets a Vulcano
Le Jardin Retrouve, a small, family owned artisan perfume company is dear to me. I am, let this be clear, a friend and a supporter, not only because Clara and Michael are ever so sweet and gentle people, but because the perfumes they produce are niche in every sense, of the finest French provenience, they… Continue reading #Perfume Revival Project: 4 Mystery Fragrances – I Cracked the Code!
“So, what exactly are you writing about?”a friend asked me directly. “With so many great perfumes coming up in a year, what’s all that niche buzz?” And more: “If my sales lady at the XY store knows all about the newest perfumes, why would I need you?” and “Niche? That sounds so snobbish to me!”… Continue reading To niche or not to niche?
Gold and scented pixie dust! Just a week ago we were impatiently heading towards the Esxence fair in Milan, in anticipation of all it has to offer…ah! Sweet and fragrant memories! I would like to share with you my impression and personal experience of visiting the 10th Esxence – The Scent of Excellence Fair in… Continue reading About Fairs, Good Fairies & Pixie Dust – Esxence 2018: Recap & Survival Guide
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