Rosenthal Perfume Review and a Short Story/ Hendley Perfumes

Three days ago I received a package from Hendley Perfumes containing a discovery kit with samples of Amora (2016), Blond (2018), Bourbon (2015), Fume (2015), Mown (2017), Narcis (2019 Laboratory Series release), Untitled (2019), Bloodline (created for American Perfumer in 2019, limited edition, sold out), and a 9ml travel spray of Rosenthal (2015). I reached… Continue reading Rosenthal Perfume Review and a Short Story/ Hendley Perfumes

Unutamam Perfume Review / Nishane / No Boundaries Experimental Collection

This happens often. I pull out a perfumes sample pack, start testing one by one, taking notes for “drafts&quick sniffs“, and usually the one from which I expect the most, or the one I’m uncertain of mentioning at all -is the last one to be worn and tested extensively on my skin. Unutamam had to… Continue reading Unutamam Perfume Review / Nishane / No Boundaries Experimental Collection

Etruscan Water/ Francesca Bianchi Perfume Review

It’s like when you’re on a roller coaster ride. You know that moment where you go quickly over a peak in the ride, and you feel that weird sensation in your stomach? Then you plunge. In that moment, you’re weightless, free of anything pushing or pulling you, it’s exciting and challenging at the same time.… Continue reading Etruscan Water/ Francesca Bianchi Perfume Review

Ithaka, Always In My Mind: Mendittorosa Perfume Review

Eyes closed, I dream about traveling to places near and distant, familiar ones greeting me with a smile, unknown ones calling my name. Travel broadens our mind and expands our hearts, yet there’s something soothingly rewarding in – returning. To yourself. I know well where my safe harbor is. Your Ithaca, my Ithaka – they… Continue reading Ithaka, Always In My Mind: Mendittorosa Perfume Review

Perfume Review: Royal Blue by Olentia Nasus

You are surely familiar with that feeling when somebody just mentions a song (or says just one word), and you instantly hear this song in your head, playing on repeat, sticking around for hours, if not days while you catch yourself humming it? This happened to me while I was talking with Olentia Nasus…That old… Continue reading Perfume Review: Royal Blue by Olentia Nasus

Sex and the Sea (With or Without Neroli) Review/Francesca Bianchi

Ah…Summer! No, you won’t be seeing any „SummerTop 10“ or whatever lists here, simply because I believe that you can wear any fragrance you please – anytime you want to – if it feels good and makes you happy! Isn’t it fun to sometimes step out of your comfort zone, change your daily routine and… Continue reading Sex and the Sea (With or Without Neroli) Review/Francesca Bianchi

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

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