July 24, 2022

Neroli Mediterraneo by Perris Monte Carlo (Gian Luca Perris, 2022.)

Ethereal Neroli Mediterraneo, the latest contribution to Perris Monte Carlo Italy Collection, stays elegantly bright and crisp all the way.

July 10, 2022

Riviera Verbena by Nicolai Parfumeur Createur  (Patricia de Nicolai, 2022.)

Riviera Verbena (2022.) is light, summery, full-profile marine, with a touch of verbena.

April 18, 2022

Naples by Gallivant (Nick Steward / Luca Maffei, 2021.)

The scents and memories I brought from Naples cannot be more different from Naples by Gallivant, created by Luca Maffei. On both of my visits to Naples, I was a tourist having merely enough time to grasp the meaning of the sentence attributed to Goethe: “To see Naples and die…

August 4, 2021

Le Grand Jeu by Voyages Imaginaries (Camille Goutal, Isabelle Doyen, 2021.)

My Scent of the Day is Le Grand Jeu by Voyages Imaginaries, a new brand launched by one of my favourite creative tandems: Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal. This is a captivating tuberose/gardenia, coconut and vanilla perfume and it’s composition is, as a whole collection, made from only natural ingredients….

February 14, 2021

Nin Shar by Jul et Mad (Sidonie Lancesseur, 2015.)

Happy Valentine’s day! My SOTD is Nin Shar by Jul et Mad, created by Sidonie Lancesseur in 2015. Nin Shar is a mythical tale about the oriental, empress rose: about her rich royal status, about her voluminous roundness and maturity, about her self-satisfying hedonism and about her power in partnerships,…

October 31, 2020

Jicky by Guerlain (Aime Guerlain, 1889.) – In memoriam Sir Thomas Sean Connery

I’m wearing Jicky today as my fragrant homage to unforgettable Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020). After the news that Sean Connery was no longer with us, I went to my drawer with a library of perfume classics and sifted through until I finally picked – Jicky….

September 3, 2020

Jardins de Misfah by Une Nuit Nomade (Jerome Di Marino, 2019.)

My Indian summer blues belongs to sweets and roses. Maybe it is my kind of coping with colder mornings and shorter days or just a way to prolong the summer’s period of indulgence and relaxation. Sensing the autumn approaching usually makes me crave for more textured, a bit chubby-sweet, fully…

July 22, 2020

Pride, Grasse, Monopteros (2020) by Der Duft

Testing Der Duft perfumes, finally. I took Monopteros, Grasse (created by Anselm Skogstad, 2020) and Pride (Miguel Matos) samples in Zadar with me, hoping to have more time and focus to explore and enjoy each of them while on holiday.I did not expect I would almost empty all three before writing a…

July 22, 2020

Fils de Dieu by Etat Libre d’Orange (Ralf Schwieger, 2012.)

Fils de Dieu by Etat Libre d’Orange (Ralf Schweiger, 2012.) is one of my favourite summer fragrances.Balsamic, citrusy, aromatic, warm, slightly savoury, coconuty. The bottle is almost empty, and I am still enjoying it as much as I did in the summer of 2013.

July 16, 2020

Sex and the Sea Neroli by Francesca Bianchi (2019.)

Wondering who thought us that summer scents should be transparent and light mists of freshnness? So, I’ve stripped myself from that stereotype, and dived into Sex and the Sea Neroli by Francesca Bianchi: teasing white flower, the openly inviting sweetness that need not be cute, the dirty creaminess, the natural…