September 22, 2022

Pitti Fragranze 2022 report – sensing Authenticity, Change and the Rose

Pitti Fragranze 2022, a jubilee 20th edition, made me rethink the concepts of authenticity in the light of change. Maybe more than in previous years, I see Pitti Fragranze as the fortress of artistic perfumery, absolutely relevant and irreplaceable, especially in times of big changes.

July 23, 2022

PITTI FRAGRANZE back in Stazione Leopolda from 16 to 18 September 2022!

See you at Pitti! The special guest of Pitti Fragranze 2022 is Alessandro Gualtieri, The Nose, and the list of exhibiting brands is getting longer with each update, so stay tuned!

Esxence 2022 - Through the mirror
June 25, 2022

ESXENCE 2022 – Through the looking-glass: the bubbled reality and the long-waited heat

Esxence 2022 in a hot summery Milano was themed “Through the Mirror” – about brands and perfumes, but also multi-bubbled reality and the reverse logic, once I crossed through the mirror.

Tomislav Vrbanec Biography ISIPCA fact check 1
October 19, 2021

The scent of shamelessness – Tomislav Vrbanec’s biography and masterclass by Abeceda ljepote

Here is a second shameless false claim that came from Tomislac Vrbanec, a self-proclaimed perfumer: after GIP Grasse confirmed he usurped GIP diploma, ISIPCA fact-checked the claim that he “continued his professional education” at the oldest perfumery school in the world. He did not, again.

October 5, 2021

NOT. FROM. ME. – a word or two on writing reports and copyright infringement

A word or two on how to write reports, plus some more on copyright infringement and how to fight it.

September 23, 2021

XIX. Pitti Fragranze (2021.) – up close and personal

In the very core of Pittti Fragranze are the people of perfumes and the magic blend of the known, the expected, and a surprise.

September 10, 2021

See you at Pitti Fragranze, 17 – 19 September 2021!

From 17 to 19 September Stazione Leopolda in Florence will host the return of Pitti Fragranze. After last year’s exibition was skipped due to epidemic, Florence will again host the world of the artistic perfumery and offer the excitement of smelling new fragrances and exploring new fragrance houses, learning new…

May 21, 2021

The Perfumery Code of Ethics – 2nd round of pledges (May 2021.) and Mirisna is in, too!

The list of perfumers and owners, brands and houses, publishing houses and writers who committed to Christophe Laudamiel’s The Perfumery Code of Ethics is getting longer!

November 6, 2020

Mirisna interview in Fragrance Lovers Series

As the author of the blog Mirisna and an active member of the perfume community, I was introduced to a very popular series of interviews Fragrance Lover Series! The interviews are published on Le Jardin Retrouve blog, run by Clara Feder of LJR and Samantha Scriven, the author of I…

August 18, 2020

Scent of a Scam – Tomislav Vrbanec, the perfumer

He simply usurped the title issued by our famous school, but without having the slightest certificate – wrote the director of Grasse Institute of Perfumery.