On our blog, we receive our customers and we accompany them in the fashionable world of the niche perfumery. Perfumes are universes that can be discovered and explained only through the point of view of someone who lives inside this world. Our blog is a privileged point of view from which we can guide and direct your choices.
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Home fragrances are the essential accessory for anybody who wishes to give a unique and personal touch to home. That fashionable detail which gives style to our domestic space and which we choose with great attention in the same way as we decide about a furnishing accessory or about fabrics.
How many times have you bought a fragrance because you were captivated by its aroma accidently discovered in a perfume shop and noticed that it vanished shortly after wearing it? Or, on the contrary, it turns out to be a bit too strong in summer?
To apply a perfume means to create our own unique atmosphere. We wear perfumes because we want to express our own character and amaze or attract people around us.
When we smell a perfume, our natural gesture, breathing, activates our senses. By inhaling a fragrance, each one of us perceives it differently. However, thanks to the scent composition we manage to sense and discover it in an objective way. It happens due to an olfactory pyramid that every fragrance has. But what is it? Why is the olfactory pyramid so important?
Like any other signature beauty product, even the best niche perfumes have their expiration date. Although the shelf life of each fragrance is already quite long, quality raw materials extend it even more. After 36 months from the first spritz, the natural composition of essential oils could change, especially in case of improper storage.
Do you wonder about how a niche perfume has been created and how the olfactory notes have been modified into the fragrances you prefer? Behind the creation of niche perfumes there is a world which is often unknown and which is made of “noses” that are always looking for inspiration to transform emotions into fragrances.
The perennial choice “natural vs. synthetic” is among the most debated topics in niche perfumery. “Which are better: natural or molecular fragrances?“. In my life, I have been asked this question many times.
The perfume fashion has crossed the course of history, seducing entire populations. Although the perfume art was far from what we know these days, the Romans were also influenced by it.
Artistic perfumery is a universe full of stories and anecdotes and it is quite difficult to find their origins at times. However, for those who are eager to learn more there are few amazing books in the bookstores written by those who have dedicated much of their life to fragrances.
Aromachology binds our memories to our daily well-being thanks to the use of perfumes and essences. Through our olfaction, all the smells we get in touch are registered and memorized in a special area of our mind which is called olfactory memory.
In the course of my thirty year experience as a perfumer, firstly as an owner of a perfumery in Rome, and eventually as an artisan perfumer of fragrances by Officina delle Essenze and Bottega Profumiera, I often come across with the questions regarding the gender-connotation of fragrances.
Perfumes mean a lot in our life. Smells, fragrances, essences represent a well of pleasure for us and help us to express ourselves. It’s with this mood that we go to a perfume shop to choose a new Eau de Parfum, and we already foretaste the pleasant sensations the perfume will give to our life. But which perfume should we buy, as there are thousands of existing fragrances and many others coming out every month?
Giving a perfume as a Christmas gift is always the right choice. Imagine a single product but with infinite combinations. Imagine your olfactory sense carrying you across timeless memories and atmospheres through a far away travel. And you will experience these new sensations comfortably at home while you are sitting in your cosy living room.
Eau de cologne has the unique and evergreen allure of all the products that are timeless. Everyone likes eau de cologne in every season, especially in spring and summer when we are constantly looking for a restoring source of refreshment because of the hot weather.
The artistic perfumery has never been so influenced by forms of fast fashion as it is today. A world where the most important aspect for those who sell is to have always a new fragrance at the counter. In order to advertise, offer and sell until the natural push factor towards novelty has been depleted, a person is constantly looking for something “newer” to astonish his public.