Soliflore Notes | About Me

About Me


Perfume can empower our everyday lives.




Welcome to Soliflore Notes.

You may ask why Soliflore Notes, what does SOLIFLORE mean? Simply, it is a perfume that is focused on one particular flower. I created my blog, Soliflore Notes while I was simultaneously studying about perfumery. It evolved from sharing my class notes, to reviewing fragrances, and interviewing and writing about influencers in the perfume industry.

Perfume can leave an impression, stir memory and emotion, and evoke feelings based in reality and fantasy, thus creating something lasting out of something that is completely elusive. The word perfume comes from the Latin word, “Per” meaning through and “Fumus” for smoke. This image can take us backward in time to antiquity when most fragrances were released through fire, smoke and incense. Today there is a movement of fragrance entrepreneurs both niche and independent brands, and artisan perfumers who are interested in returning to earlier techniques of perfumery, by using the finest raw materials, and creating distinct fragrances that are elevating perfume as art.

My reviews, stories, and interviews take a closer look at perfume, perfumers, and highlight how fragrance relates to the world we live in, and its ability to transform our everyday life. My past experience as a dancer and choreographer uniquely informs how I experience and write about perfume. Studying fragrance composition and evaluation and writing has led me to meeting many incredible voices inside the fragrance industry, and they continue to uniquely inform and shape how I write about perfume.

Thanks for visiting, Valerie Lee Vitale
Soliflore Notes accepts samples for review. Please send requests to valerieleevitale”at”gmail”dot”com.