Thursday, February 11, 2016

This is Not a Blue Bottle Histoires de Parfums

Review of the latest, conceptual release by Histoires de Parfums


The concept - Histoires de Parfums - This is Not a Blue Bottle


Histoires de Parfums released their latest fragrance that has quite unusual story, different from what we are used to get from this house. The story is conceptual and it makes you to imagine the olfactive story by yourself. This brand has been known to be inspired by various historic characters while this one is contemporary, modern one.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Copal Azur Aedes de Venustas

Mayan incense, rising from age-old temples. Lashes of sea spray and whiffs of the jungle where the jaguar lurks… Copal Azur exhales the lush, spiritual vibes of sacred Tulum.

Aedes de Venustas Copal Azur

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Atelier des Ors - passion in gold

Passion bathed in gold!


The logo of the Atelier des Ors symbolizing the philosophy

I am fascinated. That is the real and exact description of my condition when looking at the fragrances of Atelier des Ors. It was an instant love with beauty and charisma this brand has and it is one of the most beautiful representatives of the traditional French perfumery. This brand has soul and idea that is guiding the whole concept and it is enchanting. Gold, glitter, sun rays, beautiful classic scents, what can you wish more?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Aether Perfumes

The newest perfume brand based on molecules


Aether Parfum at Tranoï exhibit in Paris

This exhibition in Paris, Tranoï, was a small event, but still, big enough to be the a platform for brands to promote their new releases. I bumped into completely new perfume brand called Aether Parfums. It is the sister brand of established Le Galion, the niche house from Paris that celebrates French perfumery tradition. Aether Parfums is completely contrary, this is a juxtaposition to Le Galion with its philosophy. 

Ramón Monegal - art & artist

When the art meets an artist - Mr. Ramon Monegal


Ramon Monegal
 
"Everything that you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso. Both Ramon and Pablo are Spanish, creative and, above all, they're artists. An article about the freedom of expression of perfumer Ramon Monegal and how the art is interlinked with creations.
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"Sve što možete zamisliti je stvarno" - Pablo Picasso. Oboje, Ramon i Pablo su španjolci, kreativni, a iznad svega, oboje su umjetnici. Članak o slobodi izričaja parfumera Ramona Monegala i kako je umjetnost povezana s kreacijama.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Le Cercle des Parfumeurs

In the circle of transparent beauty! 


The whole collection of Le Cercle des Parfumeurs
  
In Paris, two weeks ago, I had a meeting that will stay forever in my memory and in my heart. I had a rendez-vous in a beautiful Parisian neighborhood, in Miromesnil, very near the rue Saint-Honoré, where is the headquarter of Le Cercle des Parfumeurs. To be inside is already a special feeling, but to smell the perfumes in the place where they have been created is something even more special! It is a brand with various faces, but mostly based on beautiful transparent and fresh notes.

Quintessence Paris Bois Brûlé

Smoky library!

 
One of my favorite Quintessence candles - Bois Brûlé (Burnt wood)

One of my beautiful souvenirs from Paris will be experience of exploring of the Qintessence world. I have visited their flagship store in the heart of Paris, Rue du Bac which is well known for art and antiquities. Quintessence is my favorite candle brand that I discovered recently and I felt in love with. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Nishane Istanbul Spice Bazaar

When walking the grand bazaar! 

Nishane Istanbul Spice Bazaar

I rarely fell in love instantly. Without any explanation, some love switch happened with Nishane Istanbul. Actually, I can explain it, they are creating beautiful perfumes in extract concentrations that are celebrating Turkish heritage. My latest love is called Spice Bazaar, perfume that twists almost as Guerlain perfumes do, beautiful dry down that lasts for hours.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Different Company - interview & step to their world

Welcome to the world of The Different Company!



The Different Company 24h Set with beautifully designed bottles
Last week was pretty amazing. I have step inside of a beautiful world of rare fragrances. By the end of the last year, I smelled perfumes I have never smelled before, those of The Different Company. I was quite interested since I knew what they have been doing in the past years, but also, that was the opportunity for the first contact with Mister Luc Gabriel. When you step inside, it is hard to go back because their perfumes release a spelling charm. This is unique world of an olfactive experience.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Aphorismes d'un parfumeur Dominique Ropion

The rare world of perfumery.



Yesterday was extremely beautiful day because I had several perfume rendez-vous. The most spectacular one was in the very heart of Paris, just near the Place Vendoôme, where is a big statue honoring Napoléon Bonaparte. In that magical, Haussman ambience, there is the kingdom of perfume industry that is called Jovoy. The biggest artistic and niche perfumery in Europe. 

I had a meeting with the owner of Jovoy, Mister François who is the most charismatic French that I know. He put me inside of the rare perfume world by offering me the limited edition book called "Aphorismes d'un parfumeur" by the great perfumer Dominique Ropion. It is limited, numbered and in the blue bottle, the one can find hidden messages including the signature of the perfumer. This is a real rarity and this is something that makes every perfume collector very happy.
 
Regarding the book, you can find Dominique's thoughts on the perfumery, but especially on the world of scents and raw materials. It is his subjective idea of what is perfumery and it is completely on French. 

Juraj, BL'eauOG