The San Giorgio, Mykonos

As the summer holidays are fast approaching, and I’m about to fly off to Santorini in a few days, I wanted to take you on a journey around Greece over the next few weeks to discover its perfumes. So, as an introduction to our trip in the Mediterranean, I am going to tell you about a hotel where I stayed last year and which still remains one of my favorite places; the San Giorgio in Mykonos.

I’m sure many of you have already heard about this hotel, but if you have not had the chance to stay there, you have most certainly seen countless photos of its interior around the web.

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Meet with Maria Kambourakis

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, to Greek migrant parents, Maria’s 10 year career in design and communication gave her an eye for detail that ensures every Anouk Gania creation is of the highest quality, beautiful and functional.

Working with artisanal perfumers, she has created a collection of scented candles that pay homage to her Greek heritage (her mother is from Thessaloniki and her father from Crete) and at once transport and ground you to a time and place.

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Santorini Olfactive Diary

While I was living at the other end of the world, I was sometimes (often!) dreaming of the Mediterranean. Yet familiar, she then took a taste of adventure, of escape and I liked to remind myself of its perfumes, which are evocative of a certain sweetness of life.

Santorini is one of those magical places that exists nowhere else, the white blue cliché of a dreamy and romantic Greece. Somewhat a victim of its own success, it nevertheless remains an exceptional place where you can stroll and enjoy the passing time. Like many places in the Mediterranean, the island has enchanted me with its smells and its more exquisite flavors. Since laden air from sea sprays to the scent of livani incense from the chapels, to the many fragrant flowers up to gourmet flavors escaping from the plates… The small island has kept its promises.

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