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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Is Your Perfume Sustainable?

Perfumery may seem benign, but ingredients derived from plants and animals can come with serious environmental and ethical toll. Perfumery might seem like a fairly benign business. It’s about personal scent more than anything else. But as one of the largest global luxury industries, perfume-making can have a significant impact on certain plants and animals valued for their rare scent profiles.

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Ethos, Inspiration & Story

It is very trendy these days to stand out with your ethical views and highly sustainable products on the market as a manufacturer, but as a consumer you probably have no idea how difficult it is to maintain the level and especially start the whole idea behind a brand. Read more about my ethos, inspiration, story and other random thoughts about botanical perfumes, rituals and slow living.

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Myths About Natural Perfumes

I have heard and read so many myths about natural and botanical (vegan) perfumes that I thought it is time to choose the most interesting ones and bust them. If you know any myths about natural perfumes, I would love to hear them. I will do my best to update the list.

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Summer 1928 Perfume

Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in…

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Villanelle Perfume

A few weeks ago I noticed an unusual activity on my website, one of my perfumes got a lot of attention and was googled again and again. Then people started buying the same sample, then some even bought Extrait de Parfum or Eau de Parfum without even trying samples. What was going on? It was Villanelle, a perfume created and released by me in March 2018. 

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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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