If you are going to Paris, why not spending a night in this awesome hotel! Every room has been designed by a different couple of designers, artists, architects whose outputs are incredibly different and fascinating. Do you want to enjoy an authentic, relaxing, bohemian night or maybe enjoy a Nordic room, or what about a classy, french, bourgeois mood? Well, only need to do is to book your favorite!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Sometimes there's no need to overplan a day trip outside the chaos of the city, especially if your main goal is to have a lovely lunch at Daylesford Farm, Gloucestershire. What you need to do is to reach Moreton-in-Marsh or Kingham in the beautiful Cotswold area and then head Daylesford Farm! Great location and building in the middle of a breathtaking countryside, amazing interiors and lovely organic products in such a great country chic atmosphere
The restaurant offers a nice choice of really curious courses and do not hesitate, everything will taste delicious anyway!
And of course, right after, we spent some time in the market where total excitement begins. A great place where to go to buy Christmas presents and unique breads, soups, cheeses, jams, chutneys, chocolates, candles, plants and much more.
Thank you Daylesford staff, you totally made our day!
Butternut, honey and sage soup
David Yarrow captures many of his intimate pictures by using smells to lure animals to remote-control cameras hidden in the world's most intimidating places. He attracts rhinos using the smell of their own dung, and he says lions seem to like Old Spice aftershave because it is a fragrance popularly worn by members of Africa's Masai tribe.
The self-taught London photographer's latest collection, Recent Encounters, will be presented next week at the Eleven gallery, London.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I have to say that this time Ben Gorham, nose and founder of Byredo, has surprised me! Together with the Dutch photographers couple Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin he has created 1996 Inez & Vinoodh.
''Inspired by one of their images, Kirsten-1996 (seen below), the letter accompanying the original limited edition of the fragrance explained,"Ben Gorham of Byredo has captured the multilayered essence of this image and our life together in this unique scent." (fragrantica.com)
1996 Inez & Vinoodh immediately reminded me of powdery bees wax. The opening is slightly fruity with a hint of juniper berry, which suddenly evolves to a powdery and creamy heart where orris and violet mix in a lovely way with amber and a leather accord. The sillage is amazing and the drydown is definitely lovely. A powdery soft and warm mix of vanilla and ambery notes which gain an interesting rasp together with the patchouli.
This is hands down one of my favorites for this season!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Gérald Ghislain, perfumer of Histoires de Parfum, has created a limited edition edition unisex perfume to support children foundations. While purchasing the perfume online, you can choose which foundation you would like to support with 50$. I am a supporter of this project: it is amazing to help the others throughout one of our biggest passions, perfume. Ghislain has created a unique perfume: an easy perfume that cuddles you. It smells clean, pure, and extremely lovely. The opening is citrusy and fruity, which becomes softer and milky.
''An entrepreneur by nature and a happy father of four children, I have long wanted to sponsor a cause that is close to my heart: helping children.That is why I am launching « Make Perfume Not War » a unisex Eau de Parfum that, for each bottle sold, the sum of $50 will be contributed to causes dedicated to helping children around the world.
There are many ways to support children, and I have selected 5 particular causes, which in my eyes, will help to fulfill their needs and encourage their development: education, the arts, sports, technology and micro-credit. Each one of these causes on its own promotes and enriches children’s growth and development. Together they to create a sense of balance and well-being.
[...] A citrus activist leaps for a rush of freedom in perfect citrusy tranquility, followed by flowers and fruits that come together in a soft and milky heart. Peace finally arrives on the scene, lulled by a trail of musk.''
The notes feature orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, bergamot, mango, pineapple, peach, freesia, lilac, cyclamen, white musk, vanilla, tonka bean and blond woods.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Perfumery Tools had been published on the new Issue of Mix Magazine, the magazine for colour, design & trends A/W 2014/15.
”A new fleet of apparatus and devices will help capture, distil and identify scents. Andrea Strata’s Perfumery Tools are designed to help customers select a new scent and perfumers make better sales through a series of specially crafted casks, funnels and paper shapes.”
Making scents of the abstract, by Becky Lyon, Mix Magazine, Issue 33: Autumn/Winter 2014/15 Trends, pp.54 – 57.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ahh!!! Last weekend I went to Ribichesu store in Busalla (GE) and I fell in love with Korean brand Yohan Kim. I loved this perforated T-shirt with leather + zip nek and the ''wizard of OZ'' tank tops and neon Ts. What about the deconstructed jacket on the bottom? Absolutely stylish and wonderful.
Well done Ribichesu sisters! You just made us ready for fall shopping!