Ithaka, Always In My Mind: Mendittorosa Perfume Review

Eyes closed, I dream about traveling to places near and distant, familiar ones greeting me with a smile, unknown ones calling my name. Travel broadens our mind and expands our hearts, yet there’s something soothingly rewarding in – returning. To yourself. I know well where my safe harbor is. Your Ithaca, my Ithaka – they… Continue reading Ithaka, Always In My Mind: Mendittorosa Perfume Review

Menta y Menta Perfume Review / Miller et Bertaux

There are perfumes that make me smile immediately. Just like that, one spray, and that inner feel-good spark brightens up my day. I feel then like hugging that perfume, hugging myself and the whole World – to share that feeling, and make you feel the same. This happened while I was running like crazy around… Continue reading Menta y Menta Perfume Review / Miller et Bertaux

Insta Perfume Review: Jungle Jezebel/Sarah Baker Perfumes

I made a mistake. Read reviews, discussions, pros and cons, meaningless video acclamations or words of disagreement, so that’s why I avoided sampling it until now: Jungle Jezebel from Artist Edition Collection, by Sarah Baker Perfumes, created by Miguel Matos. Ok, if you don’t like your perfumes to provoke – don’t. If you don’t like… Continue reading Insta Perfume Review: Jungle Jezebel/Sarah Baker Perfumes

Sex and the Sea (With or Without Neroli) Review/Francesca Bianchi

Ah…Summer! No, you won’t be seeing any „SummerTop 10“ or whatever lists here, simply because I believe that you can wear any fragrance you please – anytime you want to – if it feels good and makes you happy! Isn’t it fun to sometimes step out of your comfort zone, change your daily routine and… Continue reading Sex and the Sea (With or Without Neroli) Review/Francesca Bianchi

Act III: Events&Extras @Esxence 2019

Days turning into months have quickly passed since Esxence – The Scent of Excellence closed its doors, but here I go again: a flashback, bringing you more behind-the-screen stories about people of perfumes, events and extras, all that jazz that took place outside The Mall! I could probably write more about different aspects of this… Continue reading Act III: Events&Extras @Esxence 2019

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

Forbidden Love: The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi

“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

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!

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

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