Scents,Tastes & Heritage of Mediterranean: Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part II

Welcome to Part II of my Pitti Fragranze 2019 report&highlights! While enjoying perfumes and fine Tuscan cuisine&vine in Florence, I noticed that quite a few perfume houses were inspired with scents, tastes and heritage of the Mediterranean basin, an endless source of inspiration. This is not a “new” trend, I see it simply as an… Continue reading Scents,Tastes & Heritage of Mediterranean: Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part II

Roses: From Goth to Illusionist’s – Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part I

While waiting for all of my fragrant impressions of Pitti Fragranze 2019 to macerate properly in order to choose perfumes which I’ll review in more detail, I decided to give you a short overview of a few newly launched and some already known rose-themed perfumes which were exhibited, right after writing about The Man Who… Continue reading Roses: From Goth to Illusionist’s – Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part I

Jean Claude Ellena: The Man Who Stole The Show – Pitti Fragranze 2019 Report

One of the greatest perfumers in the world, a Master Perfumer. Jean Claude Ellena. I love his creations. Through his work, he’s been a part of my life for years now! On my skin. Not surprising when you think about all the perfumes he signs! I also love him, maybe because I’m sentimental about his… Continue reading Jean Claude Ellena: The Man Who Stole The Show – Pitti Fragranze 2019 Report

Pitti Fragranze 2019 – First Impressions, Thoughts&Musings

Pitti Fragranze, 17th Edition. Jean-Claude Ellena. Retrospective, talk with Chandler Burr, Rose&Cuir explained by the Master Perfumer himself. Spring Section. Niche, artisan perfumes. New perfume brands, a couple of long-awaited new perfumes launches. Florence. This seemed enough to start with. Months before going to Florence I kept hearing about brands and distributors who decided not… Continue reading Pitti Fragranze 2019 – First Impressions, Thoughts&Musings

Epicentro by Filippo Sorcinelli – New Perfume Review: Délire

“What do you think about it?” – he asked, softly. “It smells like fear…bitterness of loss… and…hope.” – I answered. Epicentro, the first fragrance in the Filippo Sorcinelli’s new collection Delire de Voyage, was presented for the first time at Esxence Milan 2019, and a multimedia artistic installation, featuring a synesthetic journey, took place on… Continue reading Epicentro by Filippo Sorcinelli – New Perfume Review: Délire

New Bruno Acampora Profumi: A Journey Through Time: Two Collections, Nine Perfumes

There is a new wind blowing, bringing changes: Acampora Profumi shall launch at Pitti Fragrance 2019 nine new perfumes in two new collections, and a trip through time! The inspiration behind these collections, and the first time ever for Acampora Profumi to open their lab doors to an independent perfumer – Miguel Matos , as… Continue reading New Bruno Acampora Profumi: A Journey Through Time: Two Collections, Nine Perfumes

Rosenthal Perfume Review and a Short Story/ Hendley Perfumes

Three days ago I received a package from Hendley Perfumes containing a discovery kit with samples of Amora (2016), Blond (2018), Bourbon (2015), Fume (2015), Mown (2017), Narcis (2019 Laboratory Series release), Untitled (2019), Bloodline (created for American Perfumer in 2019, limited edition, sold out), and a 9ml travel spray of Rosenthal (2015). I reached… Continue reading Rosenthal Perfume Review and a Short Story/ Hendley Perfumes

Unutamam Perfume Review / Nishane / No Boundaries Experimental Collection

This happens often. I pull out a perfumes sample pack, start testing one by one, taking notes for “drafts&quick sniffs“, and usually the one from which I expect the most, or the one I’m uncertain of mentioning at all -is the last one to be worn and tested extensively on my skin. Unutamam had to… Continue reading Unutamam Perfume Review / Nishane / No Boundaries Experimental Collection

Etruscan Water/ Francesca Bianchi Perfume Review

It’s like when you’re on a roller coaster ride. You know that moment where you go quickly over a peak in the ride, and you feel that weird sensation in your stomach? Then you plunge. In that moment, you’re weightless, free of anything pushing or pulling you, it’s exciting and challenging at the same time.… Continue reading Etruscan Water/ Francesca Bianchi Perfume Review