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Lost on the island of Formosa

Continuing my Asian journey, I landed in Taiwan’s capital city Taipei, an island neighbouring China. I became quite intrigued by the place up in the sky once the plane flew over the Tansui river and gave us a wonderful view of the waters snaking the city.

But then once in the city, I felt lost in this new environment. Many things reminded me of China, but in some ways, it also reminded me of Japan. This sensation of not getting clearly where I was lasted quite a few days.

I first lived in the city centre, in a bustling 24-hour area that was reminiscent of New York, the city that never sleeps. The thing that fascinated me the most there were all the old Banyan and Bodhi trees lining the streets.

Banyan trees have aerial roots that hang down, spread from the trunk, and take root in the soil. It is a venerated tree particularly in India where it is considered as a tree of immortality.

Bodhi trees are said to possess magic powers since Buddha attained enlightenment under one of these trees.

Taipei is a city that is culturally alive. During my stay, I was able to see a Chinese opera, a classical music concert and an improvisation piano concert. But my favourite discoveries were an aboriginal dance and a modern dance shows. I will write more details about these in upcoming entries.

I moved to another area after a couple of weeks in the city centre. It was still in the city, but far from the noisy streets. It was on the slope of a mountain where I could see skyscrapers from my room. I liked the view so much that I obsessively took pictures of the starry landscape every night during my stay.

I went through some personal ups and downs in Taipei. But the most positive thing that I got out of it was the chance for introspection.

I asked myself these questions: What do I want to do once my Asian trip ends? What is my message as an artist? How can I articulate a future made of a mix of photography and perfumery?

I have asked myself these questions a few times in the past months without getting satisfactory answers. As time goes by, things are becoming clearer. I am starting to envision a personal adventure that would lead me to offer products and services I believe deeply in and that makes me feel excited and happy.

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Belle découverte !

Singulières, inédites, très abouties, de très grande qualité : ces testeurs vous permettront, à votre rythme, d'essayer ces fragrances uniques. Service client excellent.

Essai testeurs

Le kit illustre bien le concept et permet une véritable découverte des parfums. Très bon produit.

Un must

Ce parfum est juste extraordinaire, parfaitement mixte, il est d'une classe sans pareil, définitivement adopté, merci pour ce bijou.

Perfect for late autumn and winter

I will start by saying that I will set this bottle aside until late autumn as to my thinking this is very much a cold weather scent. Gone are any hints of sweetness and flowers, what remains is clean and crisp, this is very much an outdoor scent. No single component rises above the other, nor is this overpowering in any sense. I can imagine wearing this outdoors in the cold with a sweater on, or indoors curled up near a fire.

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SLOW LIFE · Eau de Parfum mixte
Jay G. (United States)
Lovely scent that captures the essence of outdoors

My wife and I had your previous scents, and so I was keen to try the new ones. This is the first of the three, and I'm not disappointed at all. The opening is a very fresh green outdoor scent, and a very natural one as well, I was curious how the sesame would come into play. I can detect it but it's a very harmonious one. That gives way to jasmine, and while as a guy florals don't always work for me, I've always enjoyed jasmine. This is not an overpowering scent and certainly one I could safely wear to the office.

Original et unique

J'avais eu l'occasion d'essayer ce parfum par un échantillon (parmi 4) offert par des amis ; dès que je l'ai senti, j'ai su qu'il était fait pour moi ; j'ai complètement craqué sur le fenouil, en particulier, présent mais pas envahissant. En plus, le flacon est très élégant ; cela faisait longtemps que je n'avais pas craqué pour un parfum. Bref, je l'adore !

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SLOW LIFE · Eau de Parfum mixte
Élodie V. (France)
Sent divinement bon

J’ai rencontré Christèle au marché de Créateurs de la Grande Motte, juste en face de mon stand… Et quelle belle découverte ! Chaque parfum est unique et ne ressemble à rien de ce que je connais par ailleurs. Celui qui a volé mon cœur est Slow Life, unique en son genre. J’ai toujours été en quête du parfum qui me rappellerait l’odeur du jasmin au printemps qui embaumait le pas de ma porte enfant, chaque année. J’en ai testé plein, j’en ai parfois, exceptionnellement, trouvé des bons… et celui excelle. On s’y croirait ; un jasmin, mais avec un côté moins sucré que « d’habitude », plus vert, très fleuri à la fois, comme sur l’arbre en réel. Bravo

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UNDERWORLD · Eau de Parfum mixte
Anne-Françoise R. (France)
J'aime beaucoup

J'ai découvert ce parfum dans une galerie à Collioure il y a deux ans et je l'aime toujours autant. C'est surprenant car je n'ai jamais porté de parfum auparavant. Merci.

Offert à Noël il y a je crois deux ans j'ai été transportée par cette odeur originale, une explosion, je suis fan. Du coup, maintenant que j'ai trouvé votre site, je vais tester les autres 🙂

mon parfum

Je pense avoir trouvé ce que je cherche depuis longtemps : IMPERMANENCE. Merci