Friday, July 29, 2016

An encounter between two symbols of excellence: Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian



Few weeks ago when I walked in Harvey Nichols to see what's up among new flacons, my eyes suddenly detected an outstanding display among Maison Francis Kurkdjian booth. A scarlet label honored with the same name and font of prestigious Parisian house of crystals and jewels of Baccarat. I immediately got a couple of samples after first try. I can't clearly say it was a distinct work from other members of MFK collection in the first whiff but it gave me something new which I have been waiting from this house for a long.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Opulent chocolate: XJ 17/17 Symphonium by Xerjoff




Xerjoff luxury house of perfumes has recently launched three new exclusive fragrances for British Fortnum&Mason boutique. Aubres is a new member of Shooting Stars so as Emery, and Symphonium enlarges XJ 17/17 collection.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Perfume is intense form of memories: Extraordinary citrus Part II, Dilettante by Hiram Green



The day I was leaving Iran I clearly knew I miss something I left behind. An identity from in my tiny foggy green hometown by the Caspian sea. It was not only my farm which I have inherited from grandpa, but also millions of impatient orange blossoms remembering my childhood yells of delight every late-April. For me, and for my hometown, orange blossom is shield to European coat of arms. And it was my orange farm which I have left behind.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The perfume of intimacy: Sex and the Sea by Francesca Bianchi

Ernest Chiriaka - saved from Noir Whale

Couldn't be happier when Francesca Bianchi, a self-made perfumer friend whom I'm proud of, sent me a link in which she prepared a short acknowledgment to thank people who inspired her to appear in the world of perfumery with her new brand perfume collection: Francesca Bianchi Perfumes. More than seeing my name among others, I was happy her effort justly fruited. I have been witnessing her progress since a year ago, when she first sent me a set of compositions named by numbers. All dense, warm, stabilized and mystique. A light flashed in my mind at the time and I believed she will have a shiny star soon... the next set was a set of samples named intriguingly (Let Me Be Your Toy, Angel's Dust, etc.) with dense quality, more profound, more settled, and several steps higher than the first generation. She now appeared in the trend with three perfume: Angel's Dust, Dark Side, and Sex and the Sea.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Extraordinary citrus Part I: In the mood for embracing the sea, Matin d'Azur by Bissoumine




Totally surprisingly, this summer I have tried several extraordinary citrus-optimizing fragrances that entirely changed my point of view through citrus compositions. Citrus group (whether neroli-based, fruit-based or classic petitgrain blends) are usually taken not seriously considered because of their cologne type of quality and for their modest smells. They are innocent and compared to amber family or leather compositions, they are too loose to be considered. But here's the first member of those extraordinary citruses, Bissoumine's latest release: Matin d'Azur.