These are photos by Andre' Schnyder, an artist and photographer and Persephenie's partner:
Me and the perfume display.
Guests at the Blunda Perfume Lounge. Everything here is comfortable and smells good, naturally.
Persephenie's perfume organ can be seen on the wall, and on the counter below there is the whole spread of the afternoon tea treats we made. From left to right:
- my 3 perfumed teas (Charisma, Immortelle l'Amour, Roses et Chocolat)
- tea sandwiches (cucumber & watercress, carrot & ginger and minted radishes) - recipes to follow
- Sakuramochi (from the Japanese market) - the special pastry for Girl's day and the Hanami aka flower viewing festival)
- White Potion & Guilt chocolate truffles that Persephenie, Maribel and I rolled the day before.
And there were even sakura branches from the nearby flowershop to decorate the table!
Getting ready for the presentation...
I'm sniffing the Hanami scent-strip fan (my demo included a breakdown of the notes for hanami, divided into accords - i.e. metallic wood accord, Sakura accord, etc. - and the perfume's structure - i.e. base, heart & top.
The Hanami banner is so big. Or maybe I'm just really tiny... It's all relative.
Some favourite shots of Persephenie & me:
And last but not least - with back-lit cherry blossom branches: