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
PITTI FRAGRANZE, FLORENCE 14-16.09.2018. – Adventures of a Curious Nose Report, Part II The Pitti Fragranze fair is truly worth visiting: well organized, with an excellent portfolio, stimulating, a perfect place to discover new trends, network and establish new contacts. Furthermore, it is not just about events taking place at the exhibition halls of Stazione… Continue reading What’s Up in Da City: Florence PITTI 2018. – Events Report
Every time I think about Barcelona I hear Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe (Barcelona! It was the first time that we met…Barcelona! How can I forget!), see broken pieces of colorful ceramic tiles forming a big lizard, I feel sea salt touching fingertips of Christopher Colombo high up on his monument and hear parrots nesting… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Barcelona!
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
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