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
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
“Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory, falling on my head like a new emotion…” It keeps falling, and I long for sunshine, brighter skies, bare feet and floral dresses. A rainy day in April, this song and the perfume I’m wearing, bringing memories that refuse to go away. It’s… Continue reading Forbidden Love: The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi
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
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
–“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 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
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.
“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?