This past Sunday was the 3rd of Advent, Gaudete Sunday.
Each Sunday during the Advent highlights one of the 4 virtuse of Jesus Christ:
Hope – 1st of Advent
Love – 2nd of Advent
Joy – 3rd of Advent / Gaudette Sunday
Peace – Christmas Eve/Day
Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western Churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, Lutheran and other mainline Protestant Churches.
On Gaudete Sunday rose-coloured vestments may be worn instead of violet or deep blue, which are otherwise used for every day in the season of Advent.
Hence, Gaudete Sunday was also known as “Rose Sunday”.
If you would enjoy a ‘Rose’ perfume in your home during this week, we can highly recommend our perfume “Blush Rose & Amber”.
Here is the fragrance description:
“A top note of precious Iris,
leads into a sensuous, intensely feminine floral bouquet of Regal Rose in harmony with Jasmine, Lily of the Valley and Freesia,
supported by a deep and warm fond of Crystal Amber, Musk and Rich Woods.”
The Pantone Colour of the year 2019 has been revealed as “Living Coral”.
Here you can read the official announcement by Pantone.
How can it be described in words? Is it a warm pink & orange hue, a muted terracotta or a pastel desert? Or, is it all of these in one?
Is was presented as a “life-affirming” colour for consumers wishing to escape from the “onslaught” of social media and digital technology. We as consumers react to this by seeking more authentic and intimate experiences.
“Colour is an equalising lens through which we experience our natural and digital reality and this is particularly true for Living Coral,” said Leatrice Eiseman (Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute).
“With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanising and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord.”
“It represents a feeling that’s out there in the zeitgeist.”
Reading this, it seems the world is calmer and happier than it appears in the news.
On the other hand, it might be the opposite. Maybe we crave a colour that is natural, solid and warm when times are troubled.
To us, here at Pairfum, this colour promises a combination of these words:
holiday in paradise,
natural and yet sophisticated,
positive and life affirming,
soft, warm but still fresh,
safe at home but ready to escape.
Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 & 2017
Last year we had “Ultra Violet” and in 2017 Pantone had presented “Greenery”. Two colours that we translated into perfume here at Pairfum London, with these two fragrances:
How do we translate “Living Coral” into a fragrance?
We believe we already introduced a fragrance in 2018 in our collection that perfectly encapsulates the ‘zeitgeist’ of “Living Coral”:
Here is the fragrance description:
“A vibrant Pink Grapefruit fragrance with the added complexity of Mandarine, Lime and Bergamot.
Floral notes of Jasmin and Lily lend a feminine touch.
Deep sophistication comes from a Sandalwood Accord in the base note”
What do you think of this Perfume to match the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019?
Below is the olfactive triangle for this beautiful note.
When the weather is getting cold & wet, our minds are drifting off to our last vacation.
Here at Pairfum, we have a wonderful fragrance for this type of ‘olfactive’ or ‘mind’ travelling: SPA
We have all experienced how perfume can bring memories that we treasure and the fragrance ‘SPA’ can send you back (or forward) to the last time you were swimming in an infinity pool, lounged beside the pool or floated in the ocean.
Below is a description of your next ‘olfactive’ vacation with SPA by Pairfum.
Head over to our online boutique to book your next vacation.
Now, … the question of ‘How to Perfume Shoes?’ goes ‘hand in hand’ ( or should it be ‘foot in hand’… ) with ‘Smelly Shoes’ in your home.
I know, it does not sound beautiful ( and here at Pairfum we are about beautiful Artisan Perfumes ) – but sadly ‘smelly shoes’ are a reality of life, which is why we believe that a solution to this issue will be welcomed by all.
Below you can see the two solutions we have for you!
1 – The Shoe as a Floral Bouquet
The New York based artist Mr. Flower Fantastic has turned sneakers into floral bouquets.
This is the incredible artist, that turned the Serena Williams’ air max 97 into a floral masterpiece during the US open.
If you please excuse us for the pun- but this anonymous artist, has the whiff of a Banksy about him …
He has made a name for combining Floristry, Sculpture and some people’s must have sneakers, into a Shoe-Bouquet.
It is a fantastic arrangement of buds of varying colours and sizes in the form of an item so familiar to us as footwear.
He uses roses, tulips, orchids, lilies, carnations and a variety of other flowers from across the World: from the Caribbean, the Middle-East and Holland, to North and South America.
These truly amazing artistic creations, would certainly insure that you have ‘wonderfully’ Smelly Shoes – in the nicest possible way …
2 – Fabric Spray for Shoes
On the other hand, if like most of the general population, you have neither the talent, time or money to employ this Shoe Perfuming technique, …