Sunday, November 10, 2013

Reina Maruyama's HK Perfume Event #2

I hosted ANIER's second perfume event in Hong Kong. Thanks to all of you who came!
We smelt over 40 types of raw ingredients and perfume. I surprisingly remembered from last time the smell of ambergris (whale vomit) and civet (cat gland), which on its own smell horrid but are the magic ingredients that respectively make up the famous Chanel No. 5 and Jean Patou's Joy.
On its own I really liked the smell of Neroli and Petigrain, which are the flower and stem of an orange tree. For my own perfume creation, I put a lot of Neroli too. I also loved the recreation of lily of the valley in the perfume Diorissimo, which I must go buy today.
By the way, if you are in Tokyo this month, do visit the event at Marunouchi Shinmaru Building on November 20 & 22 (reservation can be made here)! Also, check out the fragrance candles here that you can get at a special price for Christmas.   

See you next time here or in Europe/Tokyo.. or maybe Singapore/Jakarta!?

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