Tom Ford and his legendary fragrance Black Orchid. Our heads have been spinning from 2006 with its very recognizable trail.
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”→
Freshly squeezed piece of news – the heatwave is here to stay! 🙂🔥
Beaches are packed, roads are melting, and it is only 29 degrees Celsius… 😀 Watermelon, strawberry, and pineapple sales are going through the roof! I’m preparing my ice cream maker for tomorrow – at last!!! – sorbet, dairy free, you name it! 😀🍦🍦🍦 No more queueing at the ice cream shop.. 🙂 Continue reading “Heatwave Challenge – Update”→
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”→
There are scents which I still love since my early days. Like a scent of rain on a hot summer day.. Or a scent of freshly ironed, steamed clothes.. Or a smell of freshly picked raspberries from a forest… Or that weirdly attractive scent at the shoe repairs… 🙂 Also, I’ve always had an attachment to water colours, and painting in general. And for me as a kid, the best time to paint was when it was raining.. (Now, let me remind you, that was the pre-computer, pre-smart phone era…. 🙂 when apart from going to school, and a couple of chores at home, kids had pretty much all the free time to play outside… 🙂 )
We have been blessed in Ireland with a beautifully warm summer so far this year, and it is unbelievable how this sunny weather changed the people. All I see around are smiling, happy, cheerful faces! And it is finally possible to put the woolly jumpers away, and reach for tank tops and shorts. You have no idea, how joyful it makes me feel! 🙂 Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Accendis”→