Mimosa Gold by Exaltatum Parfums captures the feeling of that sweet, creamy, and dreamy softness of Nature waking up with a bright smile, bursting with vivid yellows and tender greens. Its pollen-like floral buzz with a heap of white petals, soft branches, and smooth bulb roots draws me in like a hungry bee: all I want is to stay as long as possible inside of my little fragrant cloud of happiness!
Days are obviously getting longer, we’ve even had a couple of sunny days lately. I’m waiting for Spring…and I reached out for Velvet Splendour by Goldfield and Banks.
Its sunrise is displaying lovely hues of orange blossoms and puffy, soft, bright yellow mimosa blossoms, feeling like hot sun rays on your skin somewhere in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.
Ok, technically it’s not mimosa, I know, I know, but that’s what I call those puffy-golden-ray-of-sunshine flowers! And honestly, I’d love to be somewhere in Australia right now.
My The Decameron Stories and Perfume article was first published in Cafleurebon, and this is the version I edited in 2021.
“And the plague gathered strength as it was transmitted from the sick to the healthy through normal intercourse, just as the fire catches on to any dry or greasy object placed too close to it.
Nor did it stop there: not only did the healthy incur the disease and with it the prevailing mortality by talking to or keeping company with the sick–they had only to touch the clothing or anything else that had come into contact with or been used by the sick and the plague evidently was passed to the one who handled those things.”
― Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron
On a cold day of Winter in Anno Domini 2021, approximately one horribilis year after The Virus started to spread rapidly all over the world – I am still in (partial) lockdown.
And I continue to read books, observe physical reality and Zeitgeist, and write about fragrances: this is my (edited) story about The Decameron and Perfume in Quarantine.
Roses are interpreted in perfumery in so many different ways, and Ruby Wood quenches my thirst for exuberant, lush, and sensual roses in a way that rarely a perfume does. So much that it left me speechless. Pure joy! And a fine, artisan fragrance.
There are so many lovely fragrances that I haven’t reviewed in detail yet but wear and enjoy enormously. Like Charlatan! Created by Rasei Fort for Fort and Manle in 2016, smelling of chocolate, tonka beans, a bouquet of flowers, and sweet lies.
This perfume has been haunting me ever since I first encountered it: ADH / Aroma de hormiguero or the scent of an anthill! Ants are the symbol of the Santi Burgas brand, and what a different fragrance Rodrigo Flores-Roux has created!