In the beginning, there were Eve and Pandora. Different cultures, different Genesis stories, both women being parts of the original creation, both giving in to temptation and curiosity. In the beginning, Diane St.Clair says there was the painting of Pandora by John William Waterhouse that inspired her: Eve and Pandora. Are they so different? What’s… Continue reading Temptations,Temptations: Eve & Pandora Review/ St.Clair Scents 2019
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!
I see skies of blue, flowers pink and yellow, lilac and white, tree branches budding with fresh green leaves, dainty little fruit-tree and big, porcelain-cup thick Magnolia blossoms everywhere! Yes, Spring is here…Persephone has returned! Spring in March, still struggling with chilly mornings and evenings, but it seems like everything bloomed in only a couple… Continue reading Southern Bloom – Goldfield&Banks Australia
It’s funny how things in life sometimes take unexpected turns. Last summer, while I was staying in Grasse and frenetically driving around Cote d’Azur, I got a DM on Instagram. “Are you in Cannes now?” – “Not today, I was there yesterday…” I replied to Sulékó. It turned out that Anastasia was there, at the… Continue reading Sulékó Perfumes: Interview With Anastasia Sokolow & Cécile Zarokian
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
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
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
“Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, Daughter from Elysium, We enter, drunk with fire, Heavenly One, thy sanctuary! Your magic binds again What convention strictly divides;* All people become brothers,* Where your gentle wing abides.” – Friedrich Schiller Oh what a joy: Friedrich Schiller for a read, Beethoven for my ears, Klimt for my eyes…and… Continue reading Joy, Daughter from Elysium: Atelier des Ors White Collection Review