The Different Company Pure eVe

Last week, I spotted an amazing fragrance on display at my hair dresser Charles Aellen Company in Zurich. It is exactly as I am loving it, powdery, yet sugary, reminiscent of how babies would smell in my imagination.

The Different Company Pure eVe, Just Pure (the name was changed from Pure Virgin. Honestly I think that this was a smart move, who would like to say they are wearing something similar to olive oil …) is a kind of «innocent and soft» fragrance. Its beautiful dry-down of a powdery white musk with a lot of vanilla, powdered sugar and delicate candied almonds feels like a second skin, like wearing a fluffy piece of cashmere. Pure eVe was launched in 2011 as a unisex fragrance. However I personally find it very feminine. The nose behind it is Céline Ellena, the daughter of famous perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, who launched The Different Company in 2000.

Céline Ellena with her father Jean-Claude Ellena

« Je compose mes fragrances avec l’objectif de créer la meilleure senteur possible, sans aucune contrainte de coûts ou de marketing. » Céline Ellena, 2004.

Eau de Parfum Gourmand – FLORAL WOOODY MUSK
Top Note:  Aldehydes
Middle NotesMimosa, Flax and White Rose
Base Notes: Candied Almond, Musk, Sweet Notes, Dried Fruits and Cedar

Give Pure eVe a try if you like powdery scents or white musk fragrances like me. I got it delivered in one day to my hotel in Gstaad by Spitzenhaus.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, The Different Company
DISCLOSURE: This post is not sponsored. I am just loving it!

Have Yourself a London Lark


Before I left to Rio de Janeiro, Jo Malone celebrated the launch of the new Basil & Neroli collection at Zurich’s Juicery 21 at Sihlstrasse 93. Inspired by London’s playful exuberance, the fragrance combines floral neroli and a delicious wink of basil for a scent that is fresh, fun and full of adventure. Are you ready to have yourself a London lark?

Top note: Basil
Middle note: Neroli
Base note: White Musk








Jo_Malone_Basil_NeroliThe Basil & Neroli Collection will be available from September 5, 2016.
Cologne 30ml (CHF 69.00) and 100ml (CHF 130.00)
Body & Hand Wash 250ml (CHF 47.00)
Body Cream 175ml (CHF 99.00) and Home Candle 200g (CHF 82.00)

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Jo Malone

Guerlain Eau de Lingerie


I am in love with Guerlain‘s new fragrance launch, Eau de Lingerie, which is, as the name brings to mind, designed for fine underwear, delicate fabrics, as well as intimate and special occasions. The Eau de Toilette is part of the exclusive collection: Les Elixirs Charnels and available now for CHF 99.- (125ml).

“Close to the skin, in the very place where fragrance settles, our lingerie lies… and this inspired Guerlain to conceive of an innovative beauty ritual. A delicate new fragrance to spray onto lingerie, creating a special moment of sensuality in which women are invited to indulge…”


The fragrance can blend with any other scent and beautifully complements lingerie of every kind, leaving a light and subtle impression. Sensual and intimate, Eau de Lingerie is composed as a floral, powdery and musky scent. It contains notes of iris, rose, vanilla, sandalwood, white musk and ambrette.

To interpret the Elixirs Charnels collection, Guerlain entrusted Absolutely Pôm to create a limited edition of five pieces of fine lingerie. Available exclusively at the most prestigious Absolutely Pôm locations (see photos above).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Guerlain and © Sandra Bauknecht

Aura Mariage – Your Wedding Scent

Aura Mariage

Swarovski pursues its story and opens a chapter on the theme of love: Aura by Swarovski Collection Mariage. Boasting an olfactory composition inspired by moments of happiness in a marriage, it brings women good fortune and bliss.

The fragrance is composed of 3 main notes:

Sparkling and fruity, lychee blends perfectly with tea leaves to symbolise the seal of emotional commitment.
A delicate blend of peony and lotus evokes happiness, serenity and the promise of an eternal alliance.
In moments of intense love, white musk wraps women in a luminous and glittering aura.

Aura Marriage

This limited edition collection is available now.

Aura by Swarovski Collection Mariage EdT Légère CHF 73.- (50ml)
Prestige Edition EdT Légère CHF 121.- (50ml)
Makeup Jewel Crystal Gloss, Rose Scintillant CHF 73.-

LoL, Sandra


Swarovski AuraPhotos: Courtesy of Swarovski Parfums

Jo Malone Plum Blossom – Limited Edition


Embrace the warm season with Jo Malone‘ s gorgeous new limited edition fragrance:
Plum Blossom.

Bursting with optimism, the Plum Blossom scent is an uplifting addition to the Jo Malone collection, perfect both on its own or layered preferably with Nectarine Blossom & Honey.

Opening with the fruitful freshness of yellow plum, its floral heart blooms on a background of creamy sandalwood and white musk.

Plum Blossom 2

Available online and in boutiques from May 2012.
Plum Blossom Cologne, CHF 130 (100ml) and CHF 68 (30ml).
In Switzerland at Jelmoli Zurich and Globus Geneva.

This scent will surely lift your mood whatever the weather.
And as it is limited, you better buy ahead!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jo Malone