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”

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Esxence Diary – The Merchant of Venice

The Many Faces Of Black Orchid

Tom Ford and his legendary fragrance Black Orchid. Our heads have been spinning from 2006 with its very recognizable trail.

Tom Ford – Black Orchid edp | photo by BonjourPerfume

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”

The Many Faces Of Black Orchid

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

Heatwave Challenge – Update

Freshly squeezed piece of news – the heatwave is here to stay! πŸ™‚πŸ”₯

Un Jardin Sur Le Nil – HermΓ¨s | BonjourPerfume

Beaches are packed, roads are melting, and it is only 29 degrees Celsius… πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦ No more queueing at the ice cream shop.. πŸ™‚ Continue reading “Heatwave Challenge – Update”

Heatwave Challenge – Update

Heatwave Challenge

Verveine edt by L’Occitane en Provence | BonjourPerfume

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”

Heatwave Challenge

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