Sambacus Perfume

When designing a perfume I have a certain fragrance profile in my mind, I write down the notes I want to "hear", the combinations which might work. But as it turns out perfumes have their own life. Because natural perfumes are so dynamic and have not only their body in their materials blended together but also soul which unfolds and develops with time and speaks to each person differently, they deserve to have their own character, so unique that I do not even dare to change it (as it often happens with people). I leave them as they are even though I do not agree with them in everything. 

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Priesse Perfume

In the new perfume I am blending the archaic, the carnal, the vital and, of course, the poetical. The essence of the perfume lies in the presentation of the scent of skin immersed in seduction, physical love, attraction. Whatever Sappho`s sexuality was, perhaps, we will never know it, it is pure desire which keeps us alive. I have chosen animalic, slightly sweet and salty notes to imitate the scent of skin of lovers.

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Sachet de Senteurs Perfume

One day you open a drawer and you stumble upon that small cotton pillow with dry herbs in. It is so nostalgic and smells of all those old summer days, dry hot afternoons, sweet lavender buds and a bundle of old memories. Such sachets tend to stay in old closets or drawers for many months or even years. But what strong scent memories they hold! They remind me of my childhood days, my mother used to sew a lot: from curtains to fixing our clothes and hand sewing was my normal duty during summer.

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How to Use French Flacons

Flacons are very rare these days and unfortunately people are slowly forgetting the pleasure of slow perfume. Doing things on the go and having disposable things are signs of our hectic society. Why not try the old conventional method of applying perfume? Extraits will last for years as well as the flacons.

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Zero Waste Natural Perfumes

Is it possible to use natural perfumes and produce as less waste as possible? What can be and what can`t be recycled if we speak about natural fragrances and their packaging? How much waste is really produced during the hand made process of perfume making?

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What Is Slow Perfume?

As I was learning natural perfumery and skin care a few years ago, I stumbled upon many other different definitions related not only to beauty products but also to certain lifestyles. Minimalism, slow living and zero waste were among them. And although they are meant to teach us to improve and change our lives, there is one thing in common they have: they teach us to change the world around us too.

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Soliloquy Perfume

Soliloquy is one of the perfumes which was composed based on the colour palette of the ingredients, a synesthesia of perfume making or, as I call it 'painting' a fragrance. Inspired by the sea theme, slow living moments and one of the greatest British novels.

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Slow Diaries by Clare Yazbeck

When slow living habits became part of my daily life, I started looking for bloggers and some inspiration and one day I found a beautiful blog by Clare. Mindfulness is something I have to remind myself about as often as possible, I love reading and browsing through beautiful photography and particularly if it is about Ireland and the seaside.

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Gloire De Dijon Perfume

There is a lot in common between the two creatives, one particular fact is that their works caused controversy and became notoriois at that time. And although the nude body depictions and paintings eventually imply sexual background, there is nothing more inartificial and unconstrained than capturing the natural elusive moments of our fleeting life. And that is what both Lawrence and Modigliani tried to do in their oeuvre.

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An Interview with Hermitage Oils: Animal Products in Modern Perfumery

A few weeks ago I started writing an article on perfume ingredients, mainly about animal products and plants which are becoming extinct but are highly valued in modern perfumery in spite of many environmental and ethical complications. I was lucky to interview one of the owners of Hermitage Oils, Eleonora Scalseggi, a well-known supplier of natural materials which has been operating for many decades.

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