Posts Tagged: saffron

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Sampling at Karpenisi

Testing at high altitude

Still on holidays, I have moved from the islands to my maternal homeland, the Agrafa mountains and the untouched beauty of fir and plane forrests. A perfect opportunity to try some of the heavier fragrances in my boxes of samples.

Sampling at Karpenisi

Testing at high altitude

Still on holidays, I have moved from the islands to my maternal homeland, the Agrafa mountains and the untouched beauty of fir and plane forrests. A perfect opportunity to try some of the heavier fragrances in my boxes of samples.

do not disturb

Testing on board

Browsing through my box of samples started early, on board the ship to the island of Leros. It was a ten hour voyage and a perfect opportunity to go through the stuff that I have accumulated in my early days

do not disturb

Testing on board

Browsing through my box of samples started early, on board the ship to the island of Leros. It was a ten hour voyage and a perfect opportunity to go through the stuff that I have accumulated in my early days

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because