Under My Skin / Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

–“You are under my skin.”, he whispered, holding my face between his hands, just before kissing me. We were standing on a long wooden pier at the seaside, in complete dark. I could feel the soft body-aura surrounding him, the scent of his skin closing in on me. -“That’s what I keep telling you, you’ve… Continue reading Under My Skin / Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

Almost Too Much Love: Frost by St. Clair Scents

I wrote a short overview/review of St.Clair Scents perfumes not long ago. As I continued to wear Frost, it just asked for more. When a fragrance keeps calling me, I answer. With love. Frost is named after famous New England poet Robert Frost, whose summer writing cabin in the woods still stands 25 miles away… Continue reading Almost Too Much Love: Frost by St. Clair Scents

CITY VIBES: Gallivant – Fragrance for Urban Explorers

 I received a sample of the new Gallivant fragrance – Tokyo months ago, before it’s official launch this September. I knew that it was an addition to the line launched in 2017. when Gallivant started out with fragrances Amsterdam, Berlin, Brooklyn, Istanbul, London, and Tel Aviv. It was the beginning of September, „Pitti time“:… Continue reading CITY VIBES: Gallivant – Fragrance for Urban Explorers

The 5th Element: Jardin de France

“In the beginning there was earth, wood, stone, metal and leather…” These are the primal elements according to Mr. Bertrand Sonnier, owner of this artisan perfumes company for twenty years. The work of Jardine de France began more than 100 years ago in Amboise: still manufacturing, still featuring an in-house perfumer – Justine Brivet, always… Continue reading The 5th Element: Jardin de France

What’s Up In Da City: Grasse, Part II – Olfactory Encounters

I was here in Grasse two years ago and upon my arrival this August I noticed some changes. This famous medieval town in southern Provence – the perfume capital of the world – is looking (at the first glance) same as ever, on the outside, especially in the old part of the city. Yes, Jasmine… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Grasse, Part II – Olfactory Encounters

#Perfume Revival Project: 4 Mystery Fragrances – I Cracked the Code!

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!