Friday, January 6, 2017

Best of 2016!

Highlights of the year!


It's that time of the year - to make the highlights of what we have been smelling. I think I am the last one to post this type of post. My colleagues, other bloggers made their selections and the lists are quite interesting, diverse and individual. Seems that Mugler won the crowd with the new releases, like Tom Ford and Amouage. However, I will stay in the domain where I am good at - niche perfumes. 

I don't know how many perfumes I smelled, but hundreds of them. This list is highlighting what you shouldn't miss from the previous year. I usually rank the perfumes, but I couldn't really make up my mind. Enjoy this list as the list of best creations in 2016 for me. I strongly believe those are among the interesting ones, individual, new in the genre. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

BeauFort Fathom V

Who knows what is down there, underneath the surface

BeauFort Fathom V
BeauFort surprises again, not only because it takes perfumery to the limits, but also with the choice of raw materials used to compose Fathom V. Come Hell or High Water offers absolutely strange, unique and gorgeous creations. First tryptich is outstanding, followed by equally beautiful Lignum Vitae. The latest, Fathom V is complete surprise because it is so different than its predecessors. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Interview with Valentine Pozzo di Borgo, Quintessence Paris

The shimmering world of perfumed candles

Angélys - Christmas edition by Quintessence

I was living in Paris and I didn' like candles at all. For French, that is an insult. Therefore, I changed my mind, but it was by accident. I was hoping-off and on to Sens Unique, to hang out with my friends, but once, on the table were Quintessence candles. I said, ok, let's try them and I was mind-blown. I instantly felt something, an x-factor, something intriguing. These are the candles because of which I felt in love with candles. But I stay loyal to Quintessence most of the time.

Quintessence is wonderful, Parisian-based candle brand that produces high-quality wax that has at least 10% of essential oils. The mix of the wax keeps a secret of good projection and also, each candle is done by some famous perfumer. I think you will not find a better quality of candles because when you smell those waxes, it is simply magnificent. I though Cire Trvdon is the temple of good candles, but no, I was wrong. Quintessence offers unique experience of home scenting with their beautiful creations. Therefore, I did an interview with Valentine, the creator of Quintessence. Please enjoy the read!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sens Unique Box

Get yourself surprised this Christmas with Sens Unique box!

Sens Unique Box

The Parisian boutique Sens Unique came up with a unique niche perfumery experience which has not been tried before in France. Now you can enjoy the niche perfumes coming from the heart of Le Marais district without leaving your hometown in the USA, England, Spain, Japan, Australia, anywhere In the world. The new launches from the perfume world will come directly to your house in a Sens Unique Box - whether you are in Karakas, Ulan-Bator, Mysore or Antananarivo.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Interview with Nomenclature New York: Carlos Quintero

Meet the "Renaissance" man!

Partners in crime - Carlos Quintero and Karl Bradl
Very spontaneously, I happen to meet virtually Mr. Carlos Quintero who is behind the Nomenclature New York. In this venture, he is not completely alone, he has a perfume guru, Karl Bradl behind. However, Carlos designed everything that concerns Nomenclature. Don't worry, it's not a shame if you still do not know Nomenclature. This is a molecular brand that is coming from NYC and it is under-radar. Completely irrational because the perfumes are extraordinarily good. You would expect less from molecules, but let it surprise you! This is an interview with Carlos Quintero who speaks about himself, Nomenclature and molecules. Please enjoy it and I want to thank Carlos for finding extra time to respond to this questions! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascèse: Holy smoke

Communication with heavens 

Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascèse 
Rarely a perfume touches my soul. It needs to have something special, something divine and make me feel like communicating with heavens. I was longing to have Bois d'Ascèse in my collection, I wanted to feel the sensation of wearing a perfume that transcends me somewhere else. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sylvaine Delacourte: 6 blitz questions

Madame Guerlain has founded her own perfume brand

Sylvaine Delacourte with her new perfumes

She doesn't need any special introduction. She is someone who marked an era in Guerlain world and became an icon. Sylvaine Delacourte, very dear friend of mine and kind person started her own perfume story. After so many years in Guerlain, she decided to be completely independent in creation, but also, she keeps her position in Guerlain as the consultant. I am bringing you a set of several quick questions with her, just before she went on a flight to Sydney to present some Guerlain exclusives.  

Monday, October 31, 2016

Hopovo Vineyard: D.T. Zaric Podne

It's wine o'clock with sensational bottle

Dragan T. Zaric - Podne 

The most magical encounters are spontaneous. It's the life flow that guides you sometimes and it was meant for me to get to know this wine. My encounter happened today, with the wine from Vinograd Hopovo (Hopovo Vineyard) whose winemaker is Mr. Zaric, a painter who used to live in Canada. As soon as I had a first sip, the wine produced a burst of excitement and instant love. I am spellbound. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nomenclature Perfumes Iri_Del

Not an ordinary molecular brand

Nomenclature Iri_Del 
Coming straight from the New York, where are the headquarters of big multinational companies, Nomenclature brings a fresh air. It's not an ordinary molecular brand. It belongs to the new wave of perfume brands, which are 100% based on molecules. The molecules used inside are originally coming from big companies, that have their research and development department. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dear Diary Perfumes

Perfume house from Paris born in 2015.

Dear Diary Paris

Yeah, Paris is full of wonders and undiscovered stories. That's why I will always return to the city and exploring new things will stay as the eternal charm of the city. The city spoiled me when  was living in it because I had opportunity to be a part of it. Unexpected encounter happened month ago, when I discovered Dear Diary Paris perfume line. Completely new perfume line that tells personal stories. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Parfum d'Habit by Maître et Gantier

Les Caprices du Dandy 

A caption of Maître et Gantier and the noble atmosphere
This perfume is one of those when words are not enough to describe it. Sometimes, the one is simply afraid of not capturing well the grandiosity of perfume. Parfum d'Habit is certainly one of the monuments of the modern perfumery. It's the one that marked the era and it still rocks.

Intervju: Jelena Djukic - beauty blog superstar

Zanimljiva, vesela i pametna - upoznajte Jelenu, autoricu poznatog beauty bloga

Jelena Djukic - Moj Neseser (slika: Igor Prusac)

Prije svega, moram se ispricati jer nemam dijakriticke znakove. Koristim francusku tipkovnicu koja mi ne dopusta tipkanje na hrvatskom jeziku. Nego, vratimo se na temu. U zadnje vrijeme sam napravio puno intervjua s parfumerima i ljudima iz parfemske industrije. Takodjer, primijetio sam da sam zapostavio hrvatski jezik na blogu. Odlucio sam se iskupiti intervjuom sa jednom fenomenalnom i zanimljivom osobom.

Ona dolazi iz Srbije, po struci je znanstvenica i suradjuje s jednim Njemackim institutom. Dakle, s njom nema sale. Tokom godina, na noge je postavila svoj beauty blog koji se zove MOJ NESESER gdje pise o svojoj strasti prema beauty proizvodima. S vremenom, blog je postao iznimno poznat i utjecajan, a samim time, i Jelena je postala poznata osoba i autoritet na podrucju skincarea i make-upa. Blog je prosirila na lifestyle i putovanja te samim time postaje i sve zapracenija na drustvenim mrezama.

Hvala Jeleni na svemu sto je ucinila za mene, a Vama zelim da uzivate u ovom intervjuu u kojem mozete saznati nesto vise o njoj i njenom uspjehu!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Quintessence Paris - Figue

The scent of childhood

Quintessence Paris Figue
While the candle lovers and perfume fanatics are waiting Angèlys, the new Christmas candle by Quintessence Paris, I am exploring the scent of my childhood. 

I am in love with Quintessence and their products because I think that no other brand has so refined candles and wax scents. Quintessence candles are impregnated with lot of essential oil and those are real perfumers who worked on the wax components. The high quality enables a big diffusion in the room and makes it a perfect scented space.

I felt in love, one more time, with another Quintessence candle called Figue. I remember my summertime with my parents in Croatia in Adriatic coast. Near the beach were trees of wild figs. The wind has brought fig seeds and that's how they grow there. It was the most tasty fig I ever tasted and since then, it became my childhood memory, but also, one of the happiest memories I have. This candles has a soft, gentle scent of milky fig mixed with light woods. It's a fruity and woody candle that might make you feel like on holidays! 

Juraj, BL'eauOG

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pierre Guillaume L'Atmosphere Collection

Pierre Guillaume is going to scent our lives

L'Atmosphere by Pierre Guillaume (Press Release)
Like my colleague and very famous editor, Michelyn Camen on CAFLEURBON said, Pierre has been scenting her life for a decade. Mine for a little shorter, but I can tell you that his scents marked very significant part of my life too. I am his huge fan and admirer of his creations and this brings it to another level - room sprays and candles. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Agonist Parfums - Onyx Pearl

Scandinavian coldness

Onyx Pearl by Agonist

A perfume cold as the heart of your ex love. It's one beer commercial that reminded me of this motto, but that can rightfully be the motto of Onyx Pearl too. I am a big fan of cold, icy scents because they remind me of elegance. This is Onyx Pearl to me, a cold, elegant, aristocratic scent.