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
“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
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!
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
Actually, it’s gentle Fluidity Gold Edition and Gentle fluidity Silver Edition: Two new fragrances by Maison Francis Kurkdijan with a well explained and executed inspiration and context: „Same notes, two identities. Working the ingredient to express its full potential and meeting the challenge of composing two different Eaux de parfum with the same notes: juniper… Continue reading Gentle Fluidity: New Fragrance Duo by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Ah, the Millennials! Gen Y, born between early ‘80ies to early ’00s! Who are they, this cohort of young people, generally marked by increased use and easy-going familiarity with digital technology, media, and communications? Are they App-friendly dreamers? Achievers? Peter Pans? Well, it’s a Millennial World we are living in now, take a better look… Continue reading Gen Next: 27_87 Perfumes Barcelona Review
I had a chance to take a quick sniff of “the new one”, a perfume preview version sprayed quickly on my neck while I was attending an Unum event held in Milano, during Esxence 2018. There was something strange about it, even at a quick sniff…it caught my attention right there and then. I learned… Continue reading Why, Hello Clarice: but_not_today /Filippo Sorcinelli
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
Diane wrote to me on one day, from the Champlain Valley in Vermont, USA. I admitted openly that I’m always curious about American niche, artisan and „naturals“. This is still a huge terra incoginito for me. I also told her that sending samples doesn’t guarantee a review, that I do not have time nor will… Continue reading St. Claire Scents: To Earthward!
Here I go, again: Danube seems to be the highlight of my recent city breaks! Budapest is close enough for me (well, actually, every city in Europe is pretty much – close….) to hopp off on a short city-break, and yes – it seems to be getting more and more popularity lately, becoming more and more… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Budapest