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.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Le Musc & La Peau Parfumerie Générale by Pierre Guillaume

A fantasy alchemy by Pierre Guillaume

Le Musc & La Peau - 4.1 reworked edition
 His perfumes are constant and unbeatable inspiration to me. There is some kind of magic in his numbered collection that makes me spellbound. This is the latest creation of this independent perfumer. He reworked his masterpiece Musc Maori 04 into this sensual creation.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sel de Vetiver - The Different Company

The divine perfume of Deity!

Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
I can't stop thinking about this perfume. I am fascinated. I smelled it for the first time in January this year in The Different Company shop in Parisian Marais. I am still very honored and well remember of that beautiful afternoon wit Sophie and Luc Gabriel, the people behind The Different Company. I smelled all the line and this perfume doesn't give me peace any more.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Evody Onde 7

The per-fume based on honey, ginger, tonka, labdanum

Evody Onde 7
It is nice to see how this perfume house develops each year. One step to another and voilà, Evody became very serious and prominent house with beautiful collection of perfumes. Except the fact that two women are leading this brand, there is also something "arty-frenchy" inside with refined touch.

Ramon Monegal candle - Chocolate Orange

The best gourmand candle I found so far!

Ramon Monegal candles - Chocolate Orange by BL'eauOG
When I was in Barcelona's Ramon Monegal boutique recently, I was walking and smelling all around. When you enter, there is a lobby with perfumes, but in behind, special space with candles where I was stuck for a long time.
When I talked with Ramon, he was explaining how difficult is to make a good quality candle. The process is much more harder than I thought. Inside of his candles are paraphines that make the wax compound compact and solid which enables good diffusion of natural oils that he puts inside. 

Chocolate Orange is a beautiful gourmand candle, translating the literal smell of chocolate, cacao and orange in reality. In Paris, I was eating orange pralines in chocolate and this candles reminds me of that deliciousness. It is very opulent, thick, eatable. To me, perfect evocation of patisserie where you can't choose a treat for yourself because everything looks beautiful and tasty! Yum!

Juraj, BL'eauOG

Monday, June 6, 2016

Parfumerie Générale Indian Wood & Bouquet Massaï

Reworks of Pierre Guillaume are more delicious than before

Indian Wood, theme N° 11
In many articles, I praised Pierre Guillaume as one of the most talented perfumers today. I mean it because he just confirms it with every new creation. There is some touch that is so refined and raw at the same time. Perhaps, that is the key why I like him so much.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Interview: Carlos Huber, the creative force behind Arquiste

Interview with charismatic man, Carlos Huber

Arquiste fragrances
Those perfumes were captivating from the first moment to me. Now that I am out of Paris, I miss the chance to sniff them every day. It is the first perfume brand with strong images behind some creation. Later, that was introduced by Atelier Cologne who is having set of inspirational photos for perfumes. I am very happy to present you the interview with the man behind Arquiste, Mister Carlos Huber.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Natur Milano - Adorami Emotional Perfumery

The interview with the brand that deals with natural components only

Natur Milano - emotional perfume
In Parisian perfumery Sens Unique, I discovered a brand that caught my attention. Renata Faizutdinova, the owner said to me that she has something new to show me. There it was, with golden leafs, Adorami, the emotional perfume about which I wrote a review. I got intrigued by the purity of the smell and the gentleness that it offers on the skin. This is why I present you an interview with Adorami team where you can discover more about natural materials, their philosophy and their products.

Jacques Fath Perfumes

Rebirth of a legend

Vers Le Sud by BL'eauOG
 Like a Phoenix, Jacques Fath perfumes are alive again. The famous fashion house was at the peak of its glory during the life of Jacques Fath himself, but with time, it was forgotten and turned to dust. Yet again, it is re-born, restored with 4 perfumes in the line made by the famous Cécile Zarokian. She is very well known for her creations for MDCI, Jovoy and Puredistance. Famous name, famous perfumer and nice packaging, that should be a recipe for success, no? 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Still Life in Rio by Olfactive Studio

New photo, new inspiration, new perfume.

Still Life in Rio by BL'eauOG

It became yearly habit to create and to find spots for fragrant, olfactory portraits. Céline Varleure, creator of the brand constantly seeks spots in the world that might inspire her. She is also a world-trotter, seen a lot and visited many corners in the world. Rio de Janeiro, the city of Samba and Caipirinha was her latest inspiration. The result is luminous, solar, gentle and creamy perfume.

Curium - One Of Those (NuBe)

This perfume is one of those... 

One of Those packaging by Francesca Gotti, Italian artist

This Exscence perfume fair was marked by Italians who unpretentiously create very good stuff, year by year. Like Luca Turin said, this was the year of Italians. One of Those is the new-old brand. Italian house from Parma, NuBe became One of Those. Perfumes that were inspired by the Periodic Table of Elements became the story of universal traces of cosmic memory. This is important transformation for the brand. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Laurent Mazzone Parfums Eaux de Toilette

Laurent's summer talismans!

Eaux de Toilette by LM Parfums

LM Parfums released a collection of toilette versions of the bestsellers. Black Oud, Sensual Orchid, Scandinavian Crime were originally made in Extract version, the finest quality of raw materials. Extract means that there are higher dozes of essences inside. LM Parfums is known for the high quality of raw materials and Extract versions. This time, LM released trio of Eaux de Toilette that are concentrated at 10% and in the packaging of 50ml. Laurent imagined this creations as the perfect travel companions for those who love the original versions, but are too strong for summertime. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Boy Chanel Perfume Review

Here it is ladies and gentleman, Boy Chanel Perfume!

Boy Chanel - new member of Les Exclusifs de Chanel

I was waiting for this one, oh yeah! As soon as I see that there is some fougère perfume coming out, I turn all crazy because it is my favorite perfume pyramid! Whatever Chanel produces, it is instantly famous because it is Chanel, but never the less, there are always high expectations and uncompromising quality.