Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali

Majda Bekkali sounds like a magical spell to me.. This is a name of a very creative and passionate lady, born in Morocco. And this relatively new fragrance house isΒ with us since 2009.

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Majda Bekkali collection | image from Majda Bekkali website

As soon as I close my eyes I can instantly envision the beautifully shaped bottles. They are like stones – so smooth and sleek like the ones caressed by the constant movement of waves… And those colourful ‘stones’ fit your hand perfectly, just like a favourite mug, the one and only… Now, the scents that fill those gorgeous bottles are purely exceptional pieces of art. Each one of them is telling a different story,Β  with passion for life pulsing through.. Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali”

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Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali

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? Continue reading “Olfactive Voyages – Bloom Perfumery”

Olfactive Voyages – Bloom Perfumery

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