Esxence Milan 2023 – The Art Perfumery Event is getting closer: let’s meet in Milan again, from March 30th – April 2nd! The last edition reached more than 7000 attendees (and it was hot!) – I expect the numbers to be even higher this year.
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.
I managed to smell some Blackbird creations, and here are two that I enjoyed very much. Their fragrances are bold, uncompromising, very funky, and fun to wear. Looking forward to sampling some of their newest additions, so keep this brand on your radar. Y06-S is a nana-banana, and it is great!
Nishane, a renowned niche brand from Turkey was exhibiting on Esxence Milan 2019, and here’s my brief report on some fragrances, and the new THE LITTLE PRINCE collection they just launched! Murat Kutran and Mert Guzel are always so genuinely kind, and it’s a pleasure to see their brand (the first niche fragrance brand from Istanbul) grow! I’m looking forward to what’s going to happen next, and from what I’ve heard, things are going to get even better. Let’s wait and see, and for the time being here are my snapshot reviews of Hundred Silent Ways and Fan Your Flames, Little Prince included!
“What do you think about it?” – he asked, softly.
“It smells like fear…bitterness of loss… and…hope.” – I answered.
We were talking about – Epicentro.
This happens often. I pull out a perfumes sample pack, start testing one by one, taking notes for “drafts&quick sniffs“, and usually the one from which I expect the most, or the one I’m uncertain of mentioning at all -is the last one to be worn and tested extensively on my skin. Unutamam surprised me.