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

Veni, vidi…amavi: Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 – Part I

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

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 Perfumes: 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 Perfumes: Interview With Anastasia Sokolow & Cécile Zarokian

Under My Skin / Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

–“You are under my skin.”, he whispered, holding my face between his hands, just before kissing me. We were standing on a long wooden pier at the seaside, in complete dark. I could feel the soft body-aura surrounding him, the scent of his skin closing in on me. -“That’s what I keep telling you, you’ve… Continue reading Under My Skin / Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

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

Almost Too Much Love: Frost by St. Clair Scents

I wrote a short overview/review of St.Clair Scents perfumes not long ago. As I continued to wear Frost, it just asked for more. When a fragrance keeps calling me, I answer. With love. Frost is named after famous New England poet Robert Frost, whose summer writing cabin in the woods still stands 25 miles away… Continue reading Almost Too Much Love: Frost by St. Clair Scents

Te voglio bene assaje! Luigi Borrelli Napoli Royal Collection

„Recordate lo juorno ca stive a me becino, e te scorréano, ‘nzino, ‘e llacreme, accossì. Deciste a me: “Non chiagnere, ca tu mio sarraje”. Io te voglio bene assaje e tu nun pienze a me.“ Te voglio bene…assaje! I love you very much. Sounds familiar? It’s Napoli, Italia. One of the songs that make me… Continue reading Te voglio bene assaje! Luigi Borrelli Napoli Royal Collection