February 16, 2012

The love the joy!

Kilian strikes again.

I am limitlessly happy to be introduced to this love-affair between oud, benzoin and vanilla.  For more praise for Kilian see my previous posts, this one and this one.

Articles and other bespoke thoughts on perfume

Oh, and by the way. If you are, or someone you know is, looking for someone who can write an article about perfume for your site, magazine, company etc and you enjoy reading this blog, then please let me know and we'll talk about it!


February 14, 2012

Manic perfume hunting because it's Valentine's Day, are you?

I have seen a number of magazines going on about the best perfumes to get your man or lady for Valentine's day. The recommendations are mainly based on ridiculous reasons like brand, cute packaging, trendy ingredient or "must-have". The only Valentines-perfume-story I have read that made sense was one about Shalimar which is an iconic perfume not only as an oriental but as a perfume created for romantic reasons. Giving someone this makes sense. Crazy arbitrary perfume shopping does not make sense. Just like crazy arbitrary Valentine's shopping doesn't. So relax. And just show your beloved or your crush that you think they are special. In your way. And yes, I believe that Valentine's Day should be celebrated. I believe that every special day should be celebrated in its own particular way, the more special days the better.

If scent is your way, then I think you might find this post, which I wrote as guidelines for Christmas-perfume-shopping, useful.

Have a lovely Valentine's Day & don't forget to treat your own heart with special care.