Geranium or Pelargonium?

Crane, Heron, and Stork. Three large aquatic birds with long legs, a feathery crest, and an impressive beak. The resemblance of the seed pods to the bird is what made the naturalists and biologists name the family Geraniaceae and divide them into three genera: Geraniums (geranós:  crane in Greek), Erodiums (erodiós:  heron in Greek) and Pelargoniums (pelargós: stork in Greek). These…

Enlightening Lotus

Enlightening Lotus. You are teaching us that our human transformation, from the common world to a higher state of purity and wisdom  is possible. You are deeply rooted in the mud, but your leaves and beautiful fragrant flowers emerge from the pond majestically unstained. Hinduism considers you as a holy flower and the teachings of the Buddha are summarized in…

Guest Post by Neo

Hello Guys! I am happy to share with you today a Guest post by Neo Matsimbi from South Africa. She is young and passionate for fragrances, and loves to write, this is wonderful!  Here is her post about one of her favorite fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana | THE ONE We are in romance territory here,…

Summer Discoveries

Our family summer holidays is ending up today, and we are really thankful to have spent two exceptional weeks in Italy. Besides the wonderful tourist spots which we truly enjoyed, despite the crowd and heat, we also spent enough time searching for the best perfumery shops (profumeria) in Florence, Rome and Venice. We have not been…