Dreaming About a Garden in Paradise: Casablanca/St. Clair Scents

It has been raining every single day these last couple of weeks, and to me it felt almost like being in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Macondo (“It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days…“)… I pulled out the sample of St.Clair Scents Casablanca (2018), wanting to be transported to “a garden in paradise”! I… Continue reading Dreaming About a Garden in Paradise: Casablanca/St. Clair Scents

Ave Perfumes! Esxence 2019 – Part II

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

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!

Why, Hello Clarice: but_not_today /Filippo Sorcinelli

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

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