Perfume Miniatures

Just a couple of minis – love those tiny bottles! 😊❤

Perfume miniature collection | (c) BonjourPerfume 2021

I acquired some of them (and others, not in the picture) from Vanves – an antiques market in Paris. I knew the juice would be just for show, but the bottles! 😍 so so cute!

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Perfume Miniatures

Quick Snap – Dune

The most beautiful orange that I have ever smelled…

Christian Dior – Dune | (c) BonjourPerfume, 2021

Christian Dior – Dune

(It reminds me of the very first deodorant spray that I had as a kid…
Warm memories…)

Quick Snap – Dune

Quick Snap – Shalimar Day

When the mood for Guerlain Shalimar takes over, all you can do is reach for this beautiful bottle, and today is the day for Shalimar Parfum Initial.

Guerlain – Shalimar Parfum Initial | (c) Bonjour Perfume, 2021

The delicious classic wrapped in clouds of vanilla – what’s not to love!

Quick Snap – Shalimar Day

Quick Snap – Eau Dynamisante

Something old and something new… Citrus freshness, honey sweetness, and good old woods… Warm and cosy on this chilly day…

Clarins – Eau Dynamisante

Clarins – Eau Dynamisante | (c) BonjourPerfume 2021

Quick Snap – Eau Dynamisante

Long Lost Scents – Opera Classic Dzintars

For the last week I have been wearing Dzintars Opera Classic every day. It is such a delicate fruity / floral perfume that I cannot get enough of… 🙂

According to Fragrantica, the top notes are Neroli, Orange and Red Berries; middle notes are Gardenia, Magnolia and Pink Peony; base notes are Honey, Blackwood and Patchouli. I think it is the magnolia, peony, and red berries that make me want to dance, and I feel so feminine when I wear it… The scent is refreshingly sweet and lasts 6+ hrs on my skin.

Opera Classic, Dzintars | ©BonjourPerfume, 2021

Also, I think I am more emotionally attached to this perfume and the brand itself, because Dzintars is the closest thing to a Lithuanian perfume in my collection… And as years go by, I am finally beginning to find something from the fragrance world that has a strong connection with me…

Opera Classic, Dzintars | ©BonjourPerfume, 2021

I purchased Opera Classic in 2017. It was the last time I got to walk the streets of Riga, Latvia. It is such a beautiful city, I have great memories from that trip. You can re-visit my short blog post about this holiday here 🙂

Dzintars, the Latvian cosmetics giant, declared bankruptcy in 2019. But by the looks of their website and social media channels, they are still operating, only with a much smaller produce, selling mainly sun creams and body care products, no perfumes unfortunately. They do deliver to European countries, so it is worth checking out if you are interested.

Have you heard of Dzintars before? Or maybe you have a favourite scent? 🙂

Long Lost Scents – Opera Classic Dzintars

Scent of the day – High Frequency

#sotd High Frequency by Initio Parfums Prives.

Initio Parfums Prives – High Frequency | BonjourPerfume, 2020


This is my first acquaintance with the house. I have admired their gorgeous black bottles for a while now.

High Frequency is a full-on bouquet of notes and sensations.

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Scent of the day – High Frequency

Perfume Portraits – Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Hello Spring! 🙂 What a delight it is to finally have you with us 🙂

The unexpected treat today was +18 C and blue skies in Ireland. At the end of February it is rather impressive 🙂

#scentoftheday undoubtedly was the majestic balsamic amber – Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. I love its smoothness and warmth…

Grand Soir by Maison Francis Krukdjian | photo by BonjourPerfume, 2019
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Perfume Portraits – Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Perfume Portrait – El Teide by Agua de Tenerife

Every time when spring is around the corner, I start reaching for El Teide – the sweet aquatic and at the same time strong, rich, and deep scent.

El Teide by Agua de Tenerife | photo by BonjourPerfume
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Perfume Portrait – El Teide by Agua de Tenerife

Perfume Portraits – ROADS

New Year – new beginning – new themes on the blog! 🙂

Introducing Perfume Portraits – the new heading for 2019! And to kick start it – a little duo from Roads.

Roads is an Irish niche perfume company. I have noticed them stocked at Harvey Nichols store in Dundrum Town Center in Dublin. And luckily enough I managed to snatch these babies at a local TK Maxx store for a fraction of a price.

Roads – Graduate 1954. Parfum, launched in 2014.

ROADS – Graduate 1954 | photo by BonjourPerfume
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Perfume Portraits – ROADS

Esxence Diary – Waters + Wild Perfumery

Somewhere deep deep in the rural West of Ireland, where the wind is nasty and the people are kind, where the waters are vast and the mist (it may seem so) doesn’t clear away… where it either rains or pours… Somewhere deep in West Cork, on the coast of the Atlantic, there are myriads of tiny fishing villages and mini fjords where you can go whale watching or climb the rocks… And the waters are so blue!

If you ever feel like going on a road trip and getting lost, this is a place – Unionhall, Castletownshend, Glandore, Rinneen…

Waters + Wild3
West Cork, Ireland | BonjourPerfume

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Esxence Diary – Waters + Wild Perfumery