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I had a dream, not long ago.

I found myself in the wood of dark and tall oak trees, cold and leafless, and the air smelled of damp wood, wet leaves, moss, and rain. At first, this place felt threatening, no path was visible in the fog surrounding me. Yet, as I walked on, carefully placing one foot in front of the other, I faced a clearing in this forest and began to hear birds chirping in the trees, and felt a ray of sunshine touching my face.

I felt relief and determination to find my way out. When I continued to walk my own way, not feeling lost anymore, I suddenly and unexpectedly came upon a clearance. This is my story about Vienna, WienerBlut, and the fragrance named Freudian Wood.

„Dance is poetry made visible, the fragrance is a dance of molecules invisible.“ Precision and Grace!
My story about dancing dates back to early childhood.

One day, a seven-year-old, freckle-faced, green-eyed girl with thick and long braids asked her mom to take her to ballet lessons. It was something other girls talked about, elegantly raising their arms, swirling around, pretending to be ballerinas performing on stage.

PUREDISTANCE WARSZAWA.

The way your lips move when you pronounce its name…
Quite a mouthful sounds so grand, happy, and sad at the same time.

I received a beautiful package.
Puredistance Warszawa, a fragrance honoring this city. It was carefully crafted and released in 2016. but one-year exclusivity was granted to Missala family, owners of Perfumeria Quality in Warsaw. This November it will be available worldwide. The nose behind it is Antoine Lie.

This is my story about Le Jardin Retrouvé.
I haven’t written here in a while. It’s not that I haven’t used my nose, that is simply inevitable.
I was discouraged.
Overwhelmed.
Weak in front of all the wonderful creations that I dipped my nose into.
Humbled.
Yes, I thought at that time that my knowledge is frail, that I scratched only just below the surface, tiny drops in a vast ocean of perfumes, with so many new perfumes airing every single day.
How can I possibly grasp them all? The quantity led me to pull away, shy away, retreat to my safe zone of familiar scents. I didn’t write for some time, I was happily enjoying my collection, wearing perfume, and not even looking at any of the new releases.
And then, a kind of a wake-up call happened. I was so happy to sample Le Jardin Retrouve perfumes, and I enjoyed them!