Esxence Diary – Cap Neroli by Parfums de Nicolai

This year is drawing to an end, and it is quite unbelievable how quick! With the festive season approaching faster than I can grasp on to the saddle, and with only three weeks until the start of 2019, let me introduce you to another delicious fragrance which I am sure you will enjoy. 

Cap Neroli – Parfums de Nicolai |Photo by BonjourPerfume
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Esxence Diary – Cap Neroli by Parfums de Nicolai

La Collection Vanille by Sylvaine Delacourte

My journey with Sylvaine Delacourte creations began many years ago. Yet then I didn’t even know that this beautiful lady is the nose behind the famous Guerlain Insolence, and could not even imagine that years later I would be chatting to her in Milan….

Back in 2009 I was just making my first steps into this fragrant world… And this time I am diving into the aromatic planet, called Vanilla!

Delacourte Vanilla
La Collection Vanille by Sylvaine Delacourte | BonjourPerfume

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La Collection Vanille by Sylvaine Delacourte

Esxence Diary – Map of the Heart

This map is not a regular map… It is a different kind of map. It leads through emotions, flutters, passion. And it is very personal. Very private…

Map of the Heart
Map of the Heart collection | photo by BonjourPerfume

The first time I heard / read about Map of the Heart was probably in one of the perfume discussion groups on Facebook. And I was so fascinated about this extremely unusual shaped bottle – yes, the shape of a real heart! – that it stuck with me ever since. Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Map of the Heart”

Esxence Diary – Map of the Heart

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.

Majda Bekkali sculpture-olfactive
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”

Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali

Heatwave Challenge

Verveine edt by L’Occitane en Provence | BonjourPerfume

Today was the very first day I ever saw the thermometer bar reach 30 C heat in Ireland… After ten years, I can hardly remember what that feels like… Our usual Irish weather would be a balmy 16 C, rain or shine.. ok ok, sometimes we would get an odd 20 C, but only for a day or two… This time, the record breaking heat wave is set to stay with us for another two weeks! Continue reading “Heatwave Challenge”

Heatwave Challenge

Esxence Diary – Dusita

When poetry meets perfume, something magical happens..

Parfums Dusita | BonjourPerfume

And what am I

if not a whisper in the wind…

I can only write what sits heavy on the heart.

As soon as it’s done, thoughts wander off…

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Esxence Diary – Dusita