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The Lavender Culture 2015 Event was definitely one of the highlights of my Summer 2015. It took place in one of my favourite places in Town to shop for beauty, Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest.

The lovely Alexandra and her colleagues waited for us with some amazing lavender scented surprises, in a rustic Provence-inspired decor – the perfect location for one last relaxing cocktail, to mark the end of this hot Summer.

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With a glass of bubbly champagne in hand I was able to revisit the stands of my favourite brands in the store and catch up with all the new and amazing releases…

By Terry –  brand that holds a special place in my heart and it’s entirely “because of” Alexandra who kindly invited me to a By Terry event early last year. I was at the very beginnings of my blogging adventure, I was scared s**tless *pardon my “French”!?!? and utterly excited at the same time. Read all about my Madison experience with By Terry, here and here.


Aesop – one of my favourite skincare brands… That infamous Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque is beyond amazing and deserves all the hype around it! I will talk about it more in an upcoming blog post.


Byredo – ahhh, Byredo! My newest obsession in terms of perfumes and home scents! I was tempted to get me another backup for my Bibliothèque candle, but what’s the point of a backup on a backup, right?! Same story with 1996 but I can survive this Winter with just one of these candles, since I also have the perfume to “keep me warm”! But I really, really want Accord Oud now!… And Mojave Ghost for the upcoming warmer seasons!

image – here you have Alexandra and one of her lovely clients

My perfume-exploring little quest continued with Creed, Annick Goutal, Atelier Cologne, Roja, Artisan Parfumeur, Terry de Gunzburg – which is actually By Terry ( good gracious, I adore Parti Pris and I’m using a sample of that as we speak and it’s nearly gone! Have you tried By Terry perfumes yet? Which one is your favourite? Any suggestions? ).

These lavender treats were scattered all-over the place and let me tell you this: those mini-eclairs were out of this world amazing!

imageimage – image courtesy of Madison Luxury Perfumery Facebook page image – check out those colourful cigarettes! Too bad I’m not a smoker, right?!

The atmosphere was relaxed and informal… As if a group of friends agreed on a night out in one of the best locations in town, and now they have an amazing quality time together.


Same cozy atmosphere was outside the store as well…


Children were also welcomed to this event. We have to cultivate beauty from early ages, haven’t we?!

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Now this is me next to the glowing Alexandra, trying my best to hide the busy day I had at work before the event…

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… which I wasn’t very successful at because I had to leave relatively early! Sad times!

But before I left, my amazing host offered me this amazing bundle of Hampton Sun products, which I wanted to try ever since I’ve seen them online, on the net-a-porter website and this magical fresh lavender bouquet!

Thank you Alexandra for this amazing invitation! I’ve lived intensely every second of it… Just like all my experiences I had with you and Madison Perfumery Bucharest!


Until next time…

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie