For the love of my daughter FrederiqueRead more
Love Sweet Love – the FEI FEI candle was made out of love for my precious daughter Frederique, who was born in Shanghai in 2011. Honoring her place of birth, we gave her the Chinese name Fei Fei (菲菲), which means luxuriant and rich with fragrance. This has inspired me to create this scented candle carrying her name scented with
The creation of the BASMAT candlesRead more
Every year, THE HOUSE OF OPULENCE creates a limited edition scented candle in close cooperation with an artist that we love. This year, we are proud to feature the artwork of BASMAT. Basmat Levin is a fine artist, based out of Shanghai and New York. THE HOUSE OF OPULENCE chose not only to work with BASMAT for her beautiful colourful works,
The story behind ReminiscenceRead more
Written by Amiek Krakers, founder & owner of The House of Opulence – As a little girl I loved being around my grandmother. She definitely was one of the most elegant women I know, always very stylish and very much ahead of her time. Sitting on her bed, I would watch her dressing herself and putting on her make-up and delicate perfume.
Like Frankincense, Myrrh oil is extracted from resin that oozes from very tough bark of the small, thorny Myrrh tree which is native to some African and Middle Eastern countries . It has a sharp, strong, woody scent and has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine. Ancient Greek soldiers used to carry Myrrh oil into battle
Scent & Music part 1 | Les ViolettesRead more
Not only The House of Opulence is inspired by flowers for its fragrances, so were (and are) many famous perfumers as well as composers. A lot of classical music for example was inspired by flowers, such as the piece Le Violette by Scarlatti. This is the first post of the series “Scent & Music”, stay tuned for more…
Precious Jasmine FlowerRead more
How I love this flower. It is simple, pure and beautiful with a magic fragrance.
Pink Water LilyRead more
Red Lotus Sea, located in Udon Thani, Thailand – a unique site to see – is home to millions of lotus flowers, amongst which the rare pink water lily which essential oils are used in The House of Opulence’s Ginger Lily scented candle
Petals for Perfume | Morocco rosesRead more
Roses—one of the most beautiful and praised flowers, have been valued for centuries in many cultures, and have been cultivated worldwide.
Jean-Claude Ellena, The Hermès PerfumerRead more
He’s to perfume what Mozart is for Music – Lucia van der Post | Financial Times. Photo: Richard Schroeder
Beans Beans BeansRead more
Tonka Beans are the black, wrinkled seeds of the flowering tree named Dipteryx Odorata which is native to South America. Its aroma is similar to vanilla and gives that sensual and warm finishing touch to The House of Opulence’s Reminiscence scented candle and aroma reed diffuser.
Engraved in our hearts, a perfume is timeless, prestigious, inviting us to travel through its subtle notes.
A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting – Christian Dior
Diary of a noseRead more
The French bestseller The Diary of a Nose is the story behind the creation of a perfume, by Jean-Claude Ellena, the head perfumer at Hermès. Perfume creation is an exclusive and secretive endeavour. What is day to day life like for a perfume-maker? How does the creation of a new scent begin? How do you capture the essence of a
Abundance in its full glory!Read more
There’s an infinite supply of colors, textures, sounds, fragrances, and shapes that exist within and all around us. Abundance in its full glory! ~ Emmanuel Dagher.
Frankincense, called Queen of Oils, is the most valuable essential oilRead more
Frankincense, called Queen of Oils, is the most valuable essential oil for slowing and deepening breathing, leading to immediate relaxation. It literally smells divine, and was traditionally burned as an offering to the gods in many African and Asian countries. As a tribute to this royalty amongst the fragrances, The House of Opulence created its Frankinscense & Myrrh scented candle.
A good fragrance is a powerful cocktail of memories and emotions
Floral EssenceRead more
Floral Essence–The spring season is fully embraced in the April issue of Elle Vietnam with a beauty story featuring model Paige Reifier. The blonde beauty poses for photographer Stockton Johnson in a series of stunning images where she models floral headpieces made with the help of Florist Bess Wyrick. Looking at the beautiful pictures you can almost smell the fragrances of