In the last few months, I have had a reason to travel to Amsterdam from time to time, so I decided to make a personal survey of  Dutch perfumes. But on my trip which I wanted to dedicate to the Baruti brand, Omikron raised its ugly head, a strict lockdown was announced in the Netherlands, and I only got to the nearest grocery store as far as stores are concerned.

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Beauty in simplicity – Essential Parfums

When the Essential perfumes brand appeared on the scene and one of the scents had two of my favorite ingredients (orange and sandalwood) in the name, it was immediately clear to me that at least I would have to try it. Thanks to a friend, this fragrance made my summer more pleasant and I was very delighted when perfumery Le Parfums Le Chic stocked it and provided me with samples to try out the entire collection.

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Sense and senses

(Oleg Grabchuk: Two; oil on canvas,

“I can testify that the Russians about other Slavs do not think fraternally, but dishonestly and selfishly (…)These gentlemen start to say and write Slavic everywhere instead of Russian so that instead of Slavic they can also say Russian. ”(Karel Havlíček Borovský (bohemian writer, journalist and politician), circa 1848).

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Tom Daxon Iridium – what is the difference between 71% Extrait and Eau de Parfum?


The fact that fragrances are produced in various concentrations has already been described many times, for example here:

The stated concentration values ​​are rather indicative, in practice, they sometimes overlap, because different ingredients have different characteristics and sometimes behave differently in different concentrations – after all, that’s one of the reasons why some perfumes have a slightly modified composition for different concentrations.

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The Christmas Trio by Nasomatto

This year’s pandemic shook various markets, including the perfume one. People have less money and therefore spend less on luxury, and also on perfumes, as they sit at home most of the time. But like any viable industry, the perfume industry quickly found its way. On the one hand, the boom in home perfumes (did I mentioned that people sit at home?), on the other hand, a number of perfume by-products, such as body sprays, hair sprays and, among other things, a huge boom in tiny packages.

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Soul Couture

This is some mysterious brand. Out of nowhere, suddenly it’s here and we are glad it is.

But curiosity led me at least to try to find out anything about it, even though it’s not that simple. It looks like that they decided to represent themselves quite strictly with the scents themselves and not with some stories around them, which is nice, just it is not so easy to write about it. So …

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Varanasi or Waters of Ganges

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Meo Fusciuni

Meo Fusciuni (real name Giuseppe Imprezzabile) seems to be a rather spiritually-based man, a versatile artist with a love of travel.

Many of his previous creations already have referred to various travels (1# nota di viaggio – rites de passage, 2# nota di viaggio – shukran, 3#nota di viaggio – ciavuru d’amuri…).

The scent of Varanasi was supposed to be (and I hope it will be) an introduction to another travel trilogy, this time called “Timeless Trilogy”.

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