Author Archives: Victoria

Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine : Perfume Review

The new collection from Hermessence. A fragrance review of Hermes’s Myrrhe Eglantine by perfumer Christine Nagel.

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Scents of the Burgundian Spring : The Perfume Course

Bois de Jasmin perfume courses in Burgundy, France

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How to Candy Violets

Making sugared violets or other edible blossoms at home

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Neela Vermeire Creations Niral : Fragrance Review

My saris are my personal archaeological layers. The turquoise and saffron one was bought from a market in Pune on my very first trip to India. The magenta one with the border of gold thread woven into the peacock pattern came from a cavernous shop in G… Continue reading

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An Anemone Walk

An Anemone walk through the Hallerbos forest in the Brabant province of Belgium

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10 Perfumes For a New Spring

Spring is the time when I crave to make a change–and when it seems that anything can be possible. I make plans to visit new places, learn new things, read more widely, research a completely new topic like Renaissance cuisine or Leonard Foujita&#8… Continue reading

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Pysanka Easter Egg Museum in Ukraine

Decorating eggs is an ancient tradition, still alive in many countries, from Iran to Greece, but only in Ukraine does it become an art form. Pysanka, as the decorated egg is called, from the word “pysaty”, “to write,” isĀ  one of… Continue reading

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Vintage Violets

Despite its reputation for being dainty and demure, violet has a complex scent with a fascinating history.

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Easter Eggs Colored With Onion Skins

How to color Easter eggs naturally with onion skins

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Recommend Me a Perfume : March 2018

A place to ask perfume recommendations for different moods and occasions

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