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  • ESXENCE 2023 – IridESXENCE!

    “Bigger than ever!“, “Hectic, as always, and a little bit more…”, “Better organized than the last, also with the better program.” – that sums up the impressions on Esxence 2023, which I agree with. And, Esxence 2023 was the IrideSCENT.

  • IX. AOL Awards 2023

    Meet the finalists of 9th AOL Awards 2023 finalists in juried categories. The winners are to be announced in May in Los Angeles.

  • ESXENCE 2023 – IrideSCENT

    Esxence 2023, the largest European perfume fair, will be held from March 30 to April 2 in Milan. The theme of Esxence 2023 is the term IRIDESCENT. The countdown has begun, check out the list of brands and the program.

  • Pitti Fragranze 2022 report

    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.

  • 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 report – through the looking-glass

    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.

  • VIII. AOL Awards 2022

    Take a look at AOL Awards 2022 winners and finalists: the finalists were announced in an online event on April 22, 2022, and the final ceremony took place at the World Perfumery Congress in Miami on July 1, 2022.

  • Not. From. Me.

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • The Perfumery Code of Ethics

    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!

  • 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…