The Different Company I Miss Violet

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Do I miss violet? Not really to be frank. It’s a demanding note to me, often suffocating, overwhelming and generally bigger than life. I think it’s really hard to find balance between tenderness of little, mystical flowers and the tendency to make candies of them – the concept I understand but do not buy. That’s […]

He says, she says: UNUM

By |May 11th, 2015|

Third edition of our weekly column: “He says, she says”! He: Jakub and She: Aleksandra of Persefume — two people, two genders, two opinions, both valuable, both sincere. Sometimes similar, sometimes contrasting — we test without checking each other’s impressions. Choose what fits you better. Write your own part in comments.

This time long post dedicated […]

He says, she says: Random Edition Part One

By |April 27th, 2015|

Second edition of weekly column: “He says, she says”! He: Jakub and She: Aleksandra of Persefume — two people, two genders, two opinions, both valuable, both sincere. Sometimes similar, sometimes contrasting — we test without checking each other’s impressions. Choose what fits you better. Write your own part in comments.
This time: no main theme, just […]

He says, she says: Pierre Guillaume Collection Croisiere

By |April 23rd, 2015|

Today we introduce two things. First, we launch brand weekly column in our magazine: “He says, she says”! He: Jakub and She: Aleksandra of Persefume -two people, two genders, two opinions, both valuable, both sincere. Sometimes similar, sometimes contrasting- we test without checking each other’s impressions. Choose what fits you better. Write your own part […]

Introducing Aimée de Mars Parfums: Espiègle Bergamote, Sensuel Rubis, Acqua di Orta

By |April 20th, 2015|

The story:
This is the story of a grandmother (Aimée) and her granddaughter (Valérie); the grandma has a generous nature, she loves her granddaughter with simple and strong love, an unconditional love as good grandmother know all about. They love to meet together in the grandmother’s garden. A beautiful place, a bit messy, but full of […]

Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola EdP

By |April 15th, 2015|

 

Every new perfume by Neela Vermeire Creations is a potential wonder to me. I had near-perfection experiences with most of her previous creations (Bombay Bling, Mohur, Trayee, Mohur Extrait and Ashoka), so I have every right to expect the best. A ‘downtempo’ pace of new releases makes me feel relatively safe as far as […]

Rubini Fundamental

By |April 8th, 2015|

I’ve already mentioned Rubini on The Best of  Esxence 2015 list. Again, and it does not happen very often, I got something created out of real life and history, not convention and market. We need such bold moves in perfume world.

The story behind is a small perfume shop in Verona in 1937 where the ladies […]

Jul et Mad Paris Les White: Nin-Shar, Garuda, Néa

By |April 6th, 2015|

First of all: where does the name come from? Why “white” when all the juices are definitely reddish?
It’s about the name (of Julien and Madalina)—it’s Blanchard, and ‘blanche’ stands for ‘white’ in French. People started to call them Les White. A party? Let’s invite Les White… Call les White… And so it settled. All in […]

Ys-Uzac Dragon Tatoo, Sacre du Printemps, Oud Ankaa

By |March 12th, 2015|

Dragon Tatoo smells of office glue, animal shit – liquid first, then solid – as well as blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberries. SIMULTANEOUSLY. It drives my head and my nose into a vertigo: there are moments when I want to pour it all over myself with no good sense, a minute later I regret the very […]