This year is drawing to an end, and it is quite unbelievable how quick! With the festive season approaching faster than I can grasp on to the saddle, and with only three weeks until the start of 2019, let me introduce you to another delicious fragrance which I am sure you will enjoy.Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Cap Neroli by Parfums de Nicolai”
This map is not a regular map… It is a different kind of map. It leads through emotions, flutters, passion. And it is very personal. Very private…
The first time I heard / read about Map of the Heart was probably in one of the perfume discussion groups on Facebook. And I was so fascinated about this extremely unusual shaped bottle – yes, the shape of a real heart! – that it stuck with me ever since. Continue reading “Esxence Diary – Map of the Heart”
This morning saw the end of another storm in Ireland. It was still wet and very windy, even though the worst was already over. I blind picked a sample, spritzed it on my wrists, and ran off to work…
#scentoftheday and first wearing of Carner Barcelona – D600
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.
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”
Many moons ago I stopped by at a wonderful enchanted garden in the centre of London – Bloom Perfumery.
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”
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!
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… 🙂 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…. 🙂 when apart from going to school, and a couple of chores at home, kids had pretty much all the free time to play outside… 🙂 )