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

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

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

Olfactive Voyages – Jo Malone

– What was my fragrant journey with Jo Malone’s perfumes like? – I ask myself. And yet I cannot answer, as there has never been a proper beginning… But the perfume, it was always there.

Pomelo by Jo Loves | photo by BonjourPerfume
Pomelo by Jo Loves | photo by BonjourPerfume

Beginning

Jo Malone London has existed since I can remember.

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Olfactive Voyages – Jo Malone

Olfactive Voyages – Imaginary Authors

Dear fragrance lovers and admirers,

Today I would like to introduce you to a very new cycle – Olfactive Voyages. These will be the journeys more likely related to a certain perfume brand than an actual place on our planet Earth… This topic will venture into uncovered grounds… Everything out of the ordinary will be gathered here… A very new concept to me too, as it is purely out of my comfort zone…

Imaginary Authors | photo by BonjourPerfume

I have been stuck for words for the last two-three weeks, trying to unravel this huge ball of smells, memories, emotions, feelings.. Trying to brainstorm through, hardly with any success… But the time has come and I would like you to meet Imaginary Authors. Continue reading “Olfactive Voyages – Imaginary Authors”

Olfactive Voyages – Imaginary Authors

Weekend with Nejma

With one eclipse behind us and another one on the way, the time in between feels rather tense and sensitive, yet buzzing, even sizzling!

And I am kicking off this February properly – with three new serums from a French niche brand Nejma Collection. Their perfumes are inspired by the Far East and the Oriental Fairy tale about a beautiful, radiant woman called Nejma and her love story. Hence, the name Nejma meaning Lucky Star.

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Weekend with Nejma

Bonjour Project – Day 20

My dear beautiful people,

Today I would like to tell you a little bit about my new discovery – the perfume brand Dorin. This is a very historical perfume house, creating also powders and creams for Versailles since 1780…

I have discovered it very much by accident at one of Kristiana stores, while sniffing never before seen perfumes.. Their bottles are very attractive and quite different from others.. so are their scents.. 🙂 Continue reading “Bonjour Project – Day 20”

Bonjour Project – Day 20

Message In A Bottle

Dear perfume lovers,

Today I am embracing journeying across the World through the sense of smell…

Taking thyme to think | ©BonjourPerfume

Well, my nose has quietly betrayed me and I can soothe the respiratory system with some thyme tea, that way giving in to realization that perfume actually has the ability to store memories. And with those memories it carries emotions, feelings, everything personal and ever so powerful. Continue reading “Message In A Bottle”

Message In A Bottle

Love In Paris

Photo by Jessica
Love in Paris | Photo by Jessica Young

It is raining outside. The wind is still, leaves barely move. We have loads of trees here. Especially the pines smell nice, they remind me of warm summer evenings.. Continue reading “Love In Paris”

Love In Paris