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FqjciorFqjcior 3 days ago

FqjciorAedes de Venustas „Grenadille d’Afrique” – the smell of ebony
Grenadille d’Afrique means as much as “black wood” in Latin. Dalbergia melanoxylon. The tree from which the wood is obtained known as ebony. This ebony and the natural environment in which there were the inspiration for the creation of New York’s latest fragrance by Aedes de Venustas, which had its premiere... More

ScentFanScentFan 6 days ago

ScentFanSoap Homecoming 2
11/12/17It is the 28th day and, unable to wait, I cut my batch of Copra-olive soap into bars yesterday. When our HVAC maintenance man, unasked, cleaned our gutters of hurricane detritus, I gave him a big bar for his wife. The remainder yielded fifteen 1.5" x 2" x 3" bars and a few odd ones—not overly beautiful to the eye, but oh the touch. My magic... More

FqjciorFqjcior 9 days ago

FqjciorChanel Les Exclusifs „Coromandel”
Coromandel refers to Chinese lacquered decorative folding screens of which mademoiselle Coco Chanel was a big enthusiast and collector (and which came to Europe from China in XVII century through ports located on Indian Coromandel cost). Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake created this remarkable scent in 2007 and added it to the boutique... More

FqjciorFqjcior 13 days ago

FqjciorOlivier Durbano - "Lapis Lazuli" - the scent of ultramarine
This is the twelfth stone in a fragrant interpretation of Olivier Durbano, to the enjoyment of the fans of this extraordinary artist’s talent, including me personally. Many times I have already highlighted the uniqueness of the Parfums de Pierres Poemes collection. Every perfume lover who enjoys original and sublime... More

ScentFanScentFan 34 days ago

ScentFanSoap Homecoming Redux
At last I made soap. Here's an updated version of this blog.The HistoryYears ago. No, years and year ago, I now and then paused and made soap. Was I a factory worker? No. Normally my life involved travel, meetings, negotiations and such. I noticed that almost anywhere I went if I used the hotel soap to bathe, it dried my skin. Trust me when I tell... More

GianlucaGianluca 35 days ago

GianlucaMy last bargain...
... Last Friday I happened to finish work early, so I though to step by the perfume's outlet nearby my office before going back home. You know what? There were plenty of testers, nearly all full bottles, and I got three of those for less that 15€ each. Hence, now I've got in my wardrobe three newbies, namely Fresco Absolute by Victor, Sun Men by Jil Sander... More

GianlucaGianluca 54 days ago

GianlucaThe Swedish collection trilogy from ZARA
Hey there,I've just seen that ZARA has released three brand new colognes for men, the -MADE IN SWEDEN- collection, allegedly for this fall/winter season. They are available here ZARA Men's Perfumes, and namely they are NORRLANDS, KILSBERGEN, and TIVEDEN. According to Google, those correspond to Sweden's region, mountain, and national... More

AnthologyAnthology 76 days ago

AnthologyPerfume smelling – a short preview
Smelling a perfume is like transporting yourself into the world of senses. And what a wonderful world it is! Full of flavors and ingredients, some so familiar, some absolutely new, expecting to be discovered. The world around us is a fragrant world, full of scents and brightly colored flowers. How not to try to find out what story is hidden... More


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