Wild Atlantic Way – Cloon Keen Atelier

We popped into Galway for an afternoon, and what a pleasant surprise – and what an unexpected discovery! – Cloon Keen Atelier is located just in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, on the Main St in Galway city!

Cloon Keen Atelier in Galway, Ireland

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Wild Atlantic Way – Cloon Keen Atelier

Esxence Diary – Renier Perfumes

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… πŸ™‚ 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…. πŸ™‚ when apart from going to school, and a couple of chores at home, kids had pretty much all the free time to play outside… πŸ™‚ )

Renier Perfumes
Renier Perfumes stand at Esxence 2018 | BonjourPerfume

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Esxence Diary – Renier Perfumes

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! Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Waters + Wild Perfumery”

Esxence Diary – Waters + Wild Perfumery

Olfactive Voyages – Zoologist Perfumes

My journey with Zoologist Perfumes started quite a while ago, I suppose around the time when their Civet won the Art and Olfaction Awards in 2017, and I got slightly deeper into browsing through online forums and perfume related groups on Facebook. The artwork back then fascinated me the most! Those beautifully drawn animals, so elegantly dressed in suits, and robes, and dresses – I’d never seen anything like that before! And one year in, I am finally able to try these beauties on my skin.

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Olfactive Voyages – Zoologist Perfumes

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… Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Sylvaine Delacourte”

Esxence Diary – Sylvaine Delacourte

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

Esxence Diary – Rouge Bunny Rouge

#Scentoftheday – Muse by Rouge Bunny Rouge

Rouge Bunny Rouge sample
Muse and Embers by RBR | BonjourPerfume

It is a lovely warm, sunny tone to the day here in the deep countryside on the East coast of Ireland… There is a little 8.5 km loop through the bogs, hills, and valleys… Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Rouge Bunny Rouge”

Esxence Diary – Rouge Bunny Rouge