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
It took me nearly a week to sit down and start writing about days spent in Milan. Esxence related adrenaline flow started to diminish right after I returned home, and I needed some time for things to settle down, to rest, sort out all impressions, regain objectivity and figure out where to begin… Upon exiting… Continue reading Veni, vidi…amavi: Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 – Part I
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
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. – Part I Florence! One of the most beautiful cities in the world! Here I am again, just last Summer I was wondering around Tuscany: this time my experience of Florence is completely different, and I could return to it time after time. Pitti time is something special! The largest gathering… Continue reading People of Pitti – Pitti Fragranze 2018.
“In the beginning there was earth, wood, stone, metal and leather…” These are the primal elements according to Mr. Bertrand Sonnier, owner of this artisan perfumes company for twenty years. The work of Jardine de France began more than 100 years ago in Amboise: still manufacturing, still featuring an in-house perfumer – Justine Brivet, always… Continue reading The 5th Element: Jardin de France
“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
While I was in Milan with my team, attending Esxence – The Scent of Excellence, The FF Awards Finalists’ Luncheon was held on Friday, April 6, 2018. Here are the results! Yassss, Cuir de Russie by Le Jardin Retrouve review was indeed among the TOP 5 Finalists for the award Editorial Excellence – Online! I… Continue reading The Plum Girl is Among Top 5 Finalists for The Fragrance Foundation Award 2018!
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!