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
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
You might have noticed that I regularly explore indie & artisan perfumes, small brands, lesser-known houses, absolute beginners: let’s shine some light on them! My personal taste is not what I write about here. Yes, there are perfumes that made me cry because I felt their beauty soul-deep, yes there are brands I fell in… Continue reading Aden Parfum – Two Roses 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
–“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
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
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.
There I was, at Esxence 2018., standing at the Carner Barcelona stand. Mr. Joaquim Carner greeted me, we talked a bit about previous collections, and then he asked me if I knew about the new collection – three signature bottles right in front of me – the new, 2018. Oriental Collection. Joaquim simply said, his… Continue reading The Oriental Collection by Carner Barcelona
Do you remember your first „grown-up“ kiss? I do. Not the kiss itself but the very moment when I wanted it to happen, desired to be kissed right there and then and the twinkle in the eyes of the man standing in front of me. Whisky on his lips. One perfume is the reason why… Continue reading Bois Sikar: When a Tornado Meets a Vulcano
Le Jardin Retrouve, a small, family owned artisan perfume company is dear to me. I am, let this be clear, a friend and a supporter, not only because Clara and Michael are ever so sweet and gentle people, but because the perfumes they produce are niche in every sense, of the finest French provenience, they… Continue reading #Perfume Revival Project: 4 Mystery Fragrances – I Cracked the Code!