Tell Me More About Barcelona…

This morning saw the end of another storm in Ireland. It was still wet and very windy, even though the worst was already over.Β I blind picked a sample, spritzed it on my wrists, and ran off to work…

#scentoftheday and first wearing ofΒ Carner Barcelona – D600

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Carner Barcelona – D600 eau de parfum | photo by BonjourPerfume

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Tell Me More About Barcelona…

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 isΒ with us since 2009.

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

Esxence Diary – Majda Bekkali

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

Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice

Lovely Irish weather outside! πŸ™‚ A perfect day to sample something new. Today it’s The Merchant of Venice.

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The Merchant of Venice – Venezia Essenza collection | photo by BonjourPerfume

It is a rare rainy day this year in Ireland, and I happen to have a day off, too. What a delight! As I can finally catch up on the perfumes samples from the Esxence fragrance show. It is so nice to see the fields and grass getting back to their usual green.. Continue reading “Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice”

Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice

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™‚ )

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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 – 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