Val the Cookie Queen
I am heading to Milan for the Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 international event, dedicated to artistic perfumery. (artistic perfumery – covers a lot of stuff – hahahahaha) Blondeswonder is coming with me as my professional carer, or manager, depending which way you want to look at it. We are gonna get the night train down to Milan. We are way excited for this as we both love trains, but neither of us have ever had a sleeper cabin, or whatever they are called. We leave Salzburg at 22.00 and get into Milan at 09.00. The train station is across the road from the hotel, and the hotel to the show is about a ten minute walk. What am I gonna be doing?
Esxence 2019. Heading to Milan.
Have a look at the ESXENCE LINK HERE as it is much easier for you to look at the exhibitor list yourselves. Go on, look. Open the link and look at the exhibitors. I wonder how many you have heard of?
I am planning on helping Hiram Green out on his booth for a couple of hours, hopefully on both the Friday and Saturday. I am going to be seeing Megan on the Atelier des Ors stand, and Neela Vermeire at her booth, along with her fabulous husband, who vets the people getting through to her. I will drop by on the Masque Milano crew, and at the Ormonde Jayne booth. Maybe Rania J and uhm, I am sure there might be some others. There are a shit ton of events but I might overdose on coffee, panic, and have to leave – go downtown to the Frederic Malle store, we know the manager there. Laughing here.
But before you think I am not animated about anything, of course I am. Alongside the perfume event, is the Indie Beauty Exhibition. It is the first stand alone event of its kind, showcasing indie beauty and indie cosmetic brands. It used to be a part of the Esxence, Esxkin, but I guess it has gotten a lot bigger. Edward Bess and Ellis Faas, Lord and Berry …. you can look at the exhibitors HERE. And actually I am SO enthusiastic about this I am popping, and plan to spend a chunk of my time here.
WHY AM I REALLY GOING TO MILAN AGAIN? THE TRUTH.
By invitation only, is the Vero Profumo/Vero Kern event. I have had the honour of gathering a few bits and pieces together for it, photos, thoughts, etc. It will be my fifth Esxence, but my first without Vero at my side. I am going to miss her terribly. I am however looking forward to seeing her whole crew, and having some time to reminisce with others who loved and worked with her. It is an evening event, and one of the very rare times that I might get dressed up. Which probably means black jeans instead of blue.
PERFUMES I WILL TAKE.
Anyone who knows me, will also know that I am über-careful about what I put onto my skin. I look forward to gathering a few samples together at the show, but will not wear any of them until I get home. I need to know I love what I put onto my skin. Have I ever mentioned that? I will wear Kiki Extrait to the Vero event, I have mine in a brown medicine bottle straight from her atelier. I’ll take the Chanel 1957, and Malle`s Le Parfum de Therese. (Still, I will probably end up with a few drops of something on my wrist anyway, and let you know what in my next post.)
If you find something in the exhibitors list that you want me to look at, or even try, (be kind) please put it in the comments, and I promise I will do my best. You can follow happenings on my Instagram @armadilloscookiequeen or on Hannah`s @b.londeswunder Instastories. We will post a lot!