Friday, September 23, 2016

Grenadille d'Afrique Aedes de Venustas Review !

Dream of Africa

Grenadille d'Afrique bottle color
To my address was delivered small little thing, a sample of the newes Aedes de Venustas perfume - Grenadille d'Afrique! Since I am Aedes fan and appreciate every scent they have, I was opening the box like a child. As soon as I opened the envelope, I was magnified by the warm smell coming from the inside. 

Nomaterra Fragrances: New Orleans

Something yummy from America

Welcoming Autumn with Nomaterra New Orleans, a perfect match!

I didn't know that American perfume scene becomes so strong and visible. Certainly, New York is becoming a center for perfumes. It begun with Aedes and Osswald and now they have Tranoï show with variety of American brands. I encountered recent one - Nomaterra. A brand by two passionate people, Agnieszka who is orginally from Poland and Louis, her partner in crime.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Interview: Roberto Drago - founder of Laboratorio Olfattivo & Kaon

Welcoming Pitti Fragranze with Roberto Drago

Mister Roberto Drago
I remember well my first attendance to Pitti. That was Pitti in 2013 when I drove like crazy from Zagreb because I thought Florence was closer than expected. It was my first big networking in a perfume world. I will particularly remember the first evening - it was a dinner before a big table, around 20 people, with creators of Jul et Mad, Olivier Durbano, Pierre Guillaume from la Parfumerie Générale and my friends from Sens Unique, the best Parisian perfumery. I was amazed. On the head of the table was a discrete gentleman with glasses, stick and charismatic smile. Day later I realized, that was Roberto Drago, the founder of Laboratorio Olfattivo and Kaon, distribution company. I noticed that he speaks several languages, he behaves like a gentleman and has captivating charisma. I am very honoured that he is here now, making an interview. Please, enjoy in this interview about perfume world, his beautiful brand Laboratorio Olfattivo and his fragrant life! 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Grenadille d'Afrique by Aedes de Venustas

Embrace yourself, the new perfume is coming!

Grenadille d'Afrique by Aedes de Venustas
Aedes de Venustas,  a perfume house that makes me tingle is releasing the new perfume at Pitti 2016 in September this year. I am a big, big fan of Aedes de Venustas because the brand has really astonishing scents. My eternal favorite is Copal Azur, followed by Palissandre d'Or and Cierge de Lune. Those are scents that every perfume love should have in a collection, at least what you can do is to experience them. Aedes de Venustas is releasing the perfume inspired by Africa and raw materials coming from there, such as ebony for example. Amazing, I am already on fire! 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Close Up Olfactive Studio review

Elegant and vibrant iris with contemporary materials

Close Up by Olfactive Studio

This is jubilar, 10th release by Olfactive Studio. First thing you will notice is that Olfactive Studio has a new bottle design inspired with a camera. The overall shape is rounder, with black metal shoulders inspired by the camera while a circular wave is sculpted behind the glass and appears on the name of the fragrance. Close Up offers contemporary iris with soft, floral background inspired by the mystic eye. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Interview with Pissara Umaviani from Dusita Parfums

Person in the spotlight

Pissara Umaviani from Dusita Parfums

Perfume community can't stop talking about new, Parisian based perfume brand - Dusita Parfums. I believe that the reason behind this lies in the energy of Pissara Umaviani who is giving all her efforts for her new startup. It's a collection of three interesting perfumes, completely different one from another. A line to discover. This is the interview where I had a nice talk with Pissara and I hope that you will enjoy as much as we did!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Petit Matin & Grand Soir - Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Little mornings are made for great evenings

Petit Matin & Grand Soir - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
If you wake up during the little morning, you might end up with a great evening. All of that can happen with a spectacular perfumes, strong and beautiful enough to create new memories. Maison Francis Kurkdjian is releasing two new perfumes - Petit Matin and Grand Soir that will substitute Cologne Pour le Matin / Soir. Don't be sorry, Petit Matin and Grand Soir are rocking all the way and are even better to me than the previous colognes. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Perfume & Wine Pairing - Habit Rouge with Château du Moulin Rouge

Perfume and wine - perfect match!

Chateau du Moulin Rouge bottles with Guerlain Habit Rouge and Moresque Contessa

I am starting a new process on my BL'eauOG - pairing of perfumes with wines. I am completely overwhelmed by organoleptics - combination of smell and taste. It all started when I realized that I have a sensation in mouth when tasting a good, opulent, red wine. It was always all accompanied by a good perfume on my skin and that is how the idea was born. When drinking Château du Moulin Rouge, I see Guerlain Habit Rouge and Moresque Contessa as the company.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Parfumerie Générale boutique in Paris

A new fragrant paradise

Pierre Guillaume boutique - 13, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Paris 1er 

One of my favorite perfumers, Pierre Guillaume, is opening the doors of his flagship boutique in Paris. He has made his breakthrough with Parfumerie Générale line which is admired by perfume fans, bloggers, connaisseurs, but also, by his concurrence in the industry.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

April Aromatics Tempted Muse & Calling All Angels

Super natural perfumery

April Aromatics Tempted Muse
I didn't have many opportunities to try natural, organic perfumery. April Aromatics is an excellent one because it is highly appreciated by many perfume lovers. It's very difficult for my nose to get used to the smell of natural odors that are more raw and powerful than the usual ones in "traditional" perfumery. Organic and "traditional" perfumery are two separate worlds.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

Velvet curtains open and the show begins

Baccarat Rouge, Francis Kurkdjian by BL'eauOG
Yes, it's true that perfumes are the best memory triggers that you can imagine. I am stunned how Baccarat Rouge affects me and how many emotions do I get from. I think that Francis Kurkdjian himself heard many times how scents are affecting people emotionally and that gives him drive. Baccarat affects me like few perfumes do. I am just like - keep it going, keep it spritzing!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Eris Parfums; Franco-American combination

Born from a passion

Eris Perfumes collection

Just like me, she is/was a perfume blogger and a writer. Now, she has a line of her own perfumes made by a Master perfumer. Just as I want too. Barbara Herman is her name and she is known as the writer of Yesterday's perfume - a blog for vintage perfume maniacs. Eris is a result of love and passion and that's why I like it the most.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Special guest - Zoran Kurelić reviews BeauFort triptych

I am bringing you something new and fresh this time! I have many friends that are into perfumes, but only few are crazy as hell and on fire when it comes to very good perfumes. The author of this review is very particular - please welcome Zoran Kurelić. Zoran is a full-time professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science who graduated with his Master thesis at the London School of Economics and was a professor at The New School in New York. One of his specialties is political theory, so I warmly welcome you to Google his articles. He was my mentor during my Master thesis and that is how we met, but we became friends because of perfumes, of course. We were both on fire when we heard about BeauFort and that's why I asked him to write his own, independent review of this cool, English perfume brand. I thank him for this appearance on BL'eauOG. 

Smoke for the soul - BeauFort 1805 Tonnerre image

    A long time ago, in the early 1980s, I had a vision of Hell while I was listening 23 Skidoo’s The Culling is Coming. I thought I unwillingly tuned in to some ancient mythical vision but a few years later when the war in former Yugoslavia started I realized it was a prophetic vision. The problem with visions is that you find out that they were prophetic only retrospectively. The same is with art and dreams. Yatagan was my perfume at the time.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ramon Monegal Floresencia

The beauty of floral bouquet

Ramon Monegal Ion Musk & Floresencia
No, no, no, I told to myself that no classic floral bouquet could captivate me so much. I returned back from Barcelona with new love and new masterpiece. 

I did a trip to Barcelona recently and that was an ultimate pleasure for me because I have my "second family" over there. I spent beautiful time with Ramon and his family exploring the beauty of fragrances. An ultimate floral bouquet has been found - Floresencia. I couldn't believe that I will appreciate classic floral bouquet so much as I do with Floresencia!

This bottle collects the most beautiful feminine flowers - sambac jasmine, sweet rose, peonies, gardenia, magnolia that are layered on the bed of soft, white musk. 

It soon became the favorite of my girlfriend and that's how my admiration for the floral begun. Truly wonderful masterpiece! 

Juraj, BL'eauOG

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sensual & Decadent by Laurent Mazzone Parfums

LM - the manufacture of sensuousness 

LM Sensual & Decadent
It's always like a dream to smell new things from the Laurent Mazzone's house. I expect a lot, but always receive a lot from his creations. The last one that is in my mind is his Sensual & Decadent, the perfume that sings with thousand creamy and vanillish voices. There is some captivating softness about this creation.