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

Joy, Daughter from Elysium: Atelier des Ors White Collection Review

“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

What’s Up In Da City: Barcelona!

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!

#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!

Precision and Grace: A Dance Of Molecules – Beautiful Mind Series, Vol 02

„Dance is poetry made visible, fragrance is a dance of molecules invisible.“ My story about dancing dates back to early childhood. One day, a seven-year old, freckle-faced, green-eyed girl with thick and long braids asked her mom to take her to ballet lessons. It was something other girls talked about, elegantly raising their arms, swirling… Continue reading Precision and Grace: A Dance Of Molecules – Beautiful Mind Series, Vol 02