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

A Quick Trip to Lithuania

Lithuania is my home country… Even though I have lived in Ireland for more than ten years now, it will always stay in my heart as home… With its fields (flat as the back of my hand), its green forests (full of wild mushrooms, delicious blueberries and raspberries, and hazelnuts), also many sky-blue lakes and rivers…

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A Quick Trip to Lithuania

Winter Sample Stash

It was quite an unusual November and December in relation to perfumes. I kept going through my sample stash, trying out new scents. Some became my favourites instantly, the others I will be hardly coming back to just yet… Unless, a few months later my nose will crave for something new to re-discover… 🙂

Winter Sample stash | photo by BonjourPerfume
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Winter Sample Stash

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 is 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,  with passion for life pulsing through.. Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali”

Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali

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

Esxence Diary – Sylvaine Delacourte

For the last couple of nights I’ve been falling asleep with Sylvaine Delacourte‘s fragrances from La Collection Muscs. This is a collection of five perfumes, each embracing a different relationship with musk. I find them calming, soothing.. Just perfect for testing and a good night’s rest…

Sylvaine Delacourte - La Collection Muscs | BonjourPerfume

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Esxence Diary – Sylvaine Delacourte

Memory Lane – Avon Today

White florals…tuberose…and honey… Sweet, so sweet… So rich, so thick… The scent that will always be remembered…

Today by Avon | photo by BonjourPerfume

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Memory Lane – Avon Today

Happy International Women’s Day!

To all the ladies in the whole world!

Jo Loves and Giorgio Armani | Photo by BonjourPerfume

Let us celebrate the International Women’s Day! 🙂 may it be full of joy, colors, sunshine and fragrance 🙂 be happy! 🙂

Happy International Women’s Day!

Magic Potions

Manor of Pakruojis (Pakruojo Dvaras) – a magic potion land….
I would like to share with you a few pictures from my recent trip to this Manor in Pakruojis, Lithuania.
It is a beautiful mansion with its rich history and a special room for the in-house perfumer… I recommend to reserve a whole day for this beautiful place – it is amazing any time of the year!

 

Manor of Pakruojis | Photo by BonjourPerfume
Manor of Pakruojis | Photo by BonjourPerfume

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Magic Potions

Bonjour Project – Day to Recollect

I have noticed it is hard sometimes to start writing.. But once the thoughts flow freely, I cannot stop 🙂 However, there always comes a day when projects have to end, too. 🙂

Yesterday was a lovely day.

1. #SOTD Histoires de Parfums – 1740

Histories de Parfums - 1740 | photo by BonjourPerfume

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Bonjour Project – Day to Recollect