The Plum Girl Is The Perfumed Plume Awards 2019 Winner!

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!

Southern Bloom – Goldfield&Banks Australia

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

Sulékó Paris: Interview With Anastasia Sokolow & Cécile Zarokian

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 Paris: Interview With Anastasia Sokolow & Cécile Zarokian

Gentle Fluidity: New Fragrance Duo by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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

Gen Next: 27_87 Perfumes Barcelona Review

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

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!