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

Forget-Me-Nots in April: Fragrant News&Musings

Less than three weeks to Esxence–The Scent of Excellence in Milan! So much to do: breathe, Elena, breathe…(and don’t forget to pack a pair of sneakers). Spring has sprung and so have many new perfumes! I’ve given up detailed planning: I have a couple of meetings & two parties confirmed, and a long list of… Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots in April: Fragrant News&Musings

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

Wind of Change: AENOTUS by Puredistance Perfume Review

Nomen est omen, so let’s start from the name. AENOTUS is a non-existing word, Puredistance says that it stands for the notes of the winds blown by Aeolus, the „keeper of the winds“ in Greek mythology: „In AENOTUS the cool notes of Aeolus are fusing with the soft, sensual warmth of the South. And the… Continue reading Wind of Change: AENOTUS by Puredistance Perfume Review

Aroma M Perfumes: Geisha Collection Review

When I published an Instagram post couple of days ago, talking about Aroma M collection, I wrote: „Artisan perfumers are „the salt of the Earth“ – their creativity, independence, inspiration and passion are a strong, moving force.” So, may the Force be with me… I’m always delighted to meet artisan perfumers and enjoy fragrances they… Continue reading Aroma M Perfumes: Geisha Collection Review

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