Nanshe feels full of contrasts, pushing and pulling, tender and rough, powdery and watery, flowing and glowing – its dynamics, and the way how wearing Nanshe makes me feel were the main reason why I chose it as the matching perfume for the Scent Semantics word of the month – FAMILY.
Mohammadreza Kazemian is a relatively new indie perfume brand (founded in 2019) located in Tehran, Iran, with an interesting story about the founder, perfumer, and CEO of the brand – Mohammadreza Kazemian. Starting up an indie perfume brand, the first one in Iran definitely wasn’t easy, but where’s a will there’s a way! And artisan perfume!
Cornucopia, or “horn of plenty” – this is the Scent Semantics word of the month, and Zoologist Camel is the matching fragrance I chose!
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” – William Shakespeare / Henry V
Sarah Baker Perfumes Bascule thrusts off with impeccably-groomed fields of fresh grass, adds a touch of elegance by well-dosed citruses-infused bitterness, canters in a round, balanced frame with neatly arranged and addictive smelling stacks of hay, jumps over a steeple-chase fence wearing high leather boots, and finishes all the combinations and all the rounds of its development in a well-composed way, remaining refined all the way, and through the drydown.
(This review was first published in Cafleurebon)
Esxence 2022 – The Art Perfumery Event turned out to be a success: numbers have arrived, and they are impressive. This is my Esxence Report Part III – about more new fragrances, brands, collections, meetings, and events!
Endless Beauty, the installation with a deeper meaning caught my eye at the very entrance into MiCO Pavilion 16. With more than 270 perfume brands exhibiting at Esxence Milan 2022, the offering of fragrances was enormous! Although one person can’t possibly cover all the new perfume launches and brands, here is my choice of fragrances that impressed me the most, plus some insider info you might find interesting!