Olfactive Voyages – Bloom Perfumery

Many moons ago I stopped by at a wonderful enchanted garden in the centre of London – Bloom Perfumery.

Bloom Perfumery, London | photo by BonjourPerfume

Every single perfume creation carries its secret but not all of them are worthy of your attention, time, and effort. Some talk to you and you get an instant connection. Others might discourage you at first sniff but with time they would become your most loved scents. How to know? How to choose wisely and not make a mistake?

Bloom Perfumery has got all the answers. Trust me, they are the masters of this trade.

At the Bloom Perfumery in Covent Garden, central London, you can literally close your eyes, and allow your nose to guide you through the vast selection of niche fragrances. And I’m sure even the most picky of us will find a scent to suit their palette. The perfumes are organized according to their fragrance families, which is extremely helpful when you’re looking to try a citrusy or a woody scent. For a novice fraghead like me, some brand names wouldn’t mean anything yet… and to be honest, many times I got discouraged to try a scent just because the bottle didn’t appeal to me. Which, I know, is a rather silly excuse.. And so, at Bloom Perfumery, I really loved the fact that I could head straight to a particular shelf without a worry of getting too many surprises at once.

Also, they have a lab there. A real one. And the store assistants wear white coats. Like real doctors. Perfume doctors πŸ™‚ In this place they create magic for you πŸ™‚ …let’s say you’ve got an idea of how your own signature scent should smell like.. Guys at the Bloom Perfumery will make up a formula for you and create your own one-of-a-kind fragrance. They’re that good! Now, one-on-one session will cost you as little as Β£210 for a 50ml eau de parfum. But the point is, the formula stays there only for you. You can always come back for another bottle of your own bespoke scent!

That time when I visited the store, the business was already in sixth gear! Round every corner I was either surprised by something unheard of, or blown away by the rich variety of their perfumes..

Bloom Perfumery, London| photo by BonjourPerfume

I was really intrigued by their Nose Club and Yearly Sample Subscription. For example, for a price of a 100ml bottle (Β£140), you are getting 6x1ml different samples posted to you each month, for a whole year! Unfortunately, they only offer this service to UK addresses… However, the Bloom Perfumery provides worldwide delivery for everything else. So it is worth checking out their website.. πŸ˜‰

Have I mentioned yet that they stock brands like Zoologist, Imaginary Authors, Mendittorosa, .vero.profumo, Pierre Guillaume, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Carner, and many many more?… oh… just typing this blog post already makes me want to go back there again! πŸ™‚ ❀ I loved this place! πŸ™‚

Do pay them a visit when you’re in London. And do check their website online at bloomperfume.co.uk . Trust me, these guys will satisfy any craving for proper juice πŸ˜‰

Prices are correct at the time of writing this post.

I would like to thank the Bloom Perfumery for their friendship and hospitality during my visit. Time spent at your store was truly magical ❀

Olfactive Voyages – Bloom Perfumery

Quick Stop on Grafton St.

Flying by on Grafton Street in Dublin today, I couldn’t brake the unspoken rule – visiting at least one perfume store… πŸ™‚

Grafton St finds | photo by BonjourPerfume

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Quick Stop on Grafton St.

Wild Atlantic Way – Cloon Keen Atelier

We popped into Galway for an afternoon, and what a pleasant surprise – and what an unexpected discovery! – Cloon Keen Atelier is located just in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, on the Main St in Galway city!

Cloon Keen Atelier in Galway, Ireland

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Wild Atlantic Way – Cloon Keen Atelier

Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice

Lovely Irish weather outside! πŸ™‚ A perfect day to sample something new. Today it’s The Merchant of Venice.

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The Merchant of Venice – Venezia Essenza collection | photo by BonjourPerfume

It is a rare rainy day this year in Ireland, and I happen to have a day off, too. What a delight! As I can finally catch up on the perfumes samples from the Esxence fragrance show. It is so nice to see the fields and grass getting back to their usual green.. Continue reading “Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice”

Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice

The Many Faces Of Black Orchid

Tom Ford and his legendary fragrance Black Orchid. Our heads have been spinning from 2006 with its very recognizable trail.

Tom Ford – Black Orchid edp | photo by BonjourPerfume

The very first time I tried it, it must have been around 2013 or so.. And I got such a punch in my nose from it! I hated it, to be honest, as it was too overpowering! It was giving me headaches, and I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about… Continue reading “The Many Faces Of Black Orchid”

The Many Faces Of Black Orchid

Heatwave Challenge – It Is Here To Stay

It felt rather chilly today at times… only 19-20 degrees.. as compared to the usual high 20’s…

Tom Ford - Sahara Noir | photo by BonjourPerfume

The garden hose pipe ban is still active, car washing services are closed, and the best selling item in stores is drinking water…apart from ice cream and fruit… I am even making my own avocado ice cream at home, just to keep me going… Continue reading “Heatwave Challenge – It Is Here To Stay”

Heatwave Challenge – It Is Here To Stay