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Sleight of Fern, a new fragrance by Masque Milano (April 2022) is my choice of perfume for the Scent Semantics word of the month: brilliance!

I must admit that this word, chosen by Portia, turned out to be one of the most complicated words to pair a perfume with for me up to now, and I was thinking about it for days…until 2 samples of new perfumes arrived: Sleight of Fern IV-III turned out to be the one!

I can’t stop humming: And as we wind on down the road / Our shadows taller than our soul / There walks a lady we all know / Who shines white light and wants to show / How everything still turns to gold…And she’s buying a stairway to Heaven.

White on layers of white, flying high into thin air. I’ve been going through a rough patch lately, and Stairway to Heaven felt like a wound-soothing, comforting, and delightfully sensual medicine for my soul. Sleeping on my great-grandma’s white lace sheets helped too. Here is my full review, previously published in Cafleurebon.

Six perfume bloggers around the world, one word, every first Monday in a month: Scent Semantics are back, and the word is VERNAL!

The perfume I choose is  Fleur de Lalita by Pissara Umavijani (Dusita): as magnolia trees are now in full bloom, big blossoms drunk with Spring, my heart rejoices. Spring smells like hope, this is a beautiful perfume, and here is my story.

Is “good taste” defined by era or style? Are some perfumes – “classic” and thus timeless?

Here we go again: six bloggers, one word – TASTE. This is my take, and I’ve chosen one perfume: Porter Sa Peau, a perfume which Roberto Greco launched in 2020 in collaboration with Master Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, after working on it together for two years. And timeless – it is!