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.
Cavatina by Parfums Dusita offers bitter, lush greenness, a vibrant rush of white petals soaked in citruses, a most delicate and utterly beautiful construction of Lilly of the Valley as a centerpiece, and this joyous sparkle amidst a bouquet of jasmine, tuberose and tea rose in its heart – continues to shine until the drydown.
Pure joi de vivre!
While you don’t have to make the obligatory rotation at all, these fragrances might give you a good reason to try something new this Summer!
Anastazija Zora Bjelousov, EIC of the well-known Croatian portal Femina.hr, an established beauty editor and perfume reviewer, gathered 4 leading Croatian fragrance critics, bloggers, and influencers – all with different tastes and views, to list their TOP Summer Fragrances For Women.
You can find my recommendations published in this article, if you’re not fluent in Croatian, feel free to use the Google page translate thing-y.
The list is here, enjoy your read – now all we need is Summer! (and preferably much, much nicer weather and warmer days)
When I first read propositions for the Parfums Dusita Poetry Contest published on Fragrantica (12th of May – 15th of June 2020) I thought I had no chance, however beautiful and inviting this idea was. To write a haiku poem? But haiku is such a demanding form, that was my first thought.
Categories were Love and Freedom, inspired by fragrances Mélodie de L’amour and Issara. The idea was to take inspiration from perfume, to create art, and to learn more about poetry.
I don’t remember writing down words that could be regarded as verses or poetry ever since high school, and I must admit that my knowledge about haiku dates back to my school days as well. And yet, I won the 2nd prize!
Pensive, meditative, soulful, abstract, and inspiring perfumes of Pitti, plus two bonuses from Sweden: I started my Pitti Fragranze 2019 reports with Roses, moved to Scents, Tastes, and Heritage of Mediterranean, and now it’s time for my last Florence 2019 report.
This took a bit longer than usual because I’ve been busy writing a couple of reviews in the meantime, traveling a bit, procrastinating a little, handling my regular work tasks, and generally slowing down as Autumn rolls in.
There were moments at Esxence 2019 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 certainly did.