Mood Scent 4 : Scents of Place

Welcome to another edition of Mood Scent 4 with my perfume blogging friends, I Scent You A Day and A Bottled Rose. We’re here to scent moods and occasions and today we’ll be writing about Scents of Place. L’Esperessence is currently taking a break but […]

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May Day Muguet

This is a post that I had planned for earlier in the week but my house moving completely took over my life. There was a lot of physical labour involved from dawn to the early hours and a fair bit of angst over what to […]

Fifi Award Winners 2018 : French Perfume Awards

The Fifi Awards run by The Fragrance Foundation France were held last Wednesday evening, the 11th of April in Paris. It’s the  major perfume award ceremony in France and there are a range of prizes to be won. There is the Fifi d’Or (judged by a panel of artists), the Prix […]

Perfume Review : Warszawa from Puredistance : Dance Away

Warszawa  :  from Puredistance // Nose : Antoine Lie  // Year : 2016 // Notes : Galbanum, grapefruit, violet leaf , jasmine absolute, broom absolute, orris butter, patchouli, vetiver, styrax, vetiver The Low Down : A classy, beautifully blended floral perfume that will make you Queen of the ball. […]

80’s Perfume Advertising

I live in an old house – not for much longer mind, but one that has a lot of treasures contained within. Last weekend I unearthed a pile of 1980’s Madame Figaros and found some great perfume advertising images in their dusty pages. Now I […]

La Fête du Mimosa

Last Sunday the streets of Sainte Maxime came alive with the yellow festive blooms of mimosa. This brightly coloured yellow plant was introduced to France via Australia by the British in the mid 19th century. The yellow blooms are a visual treat and provide much-needed colour […]