May 14, 2017

Cologne Making Workshop at the Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris

 
 
It would be difficult to find a more totally IN cultural, educational, and entertaining activity in Paris these days than a perfume making worksho […]

December 31, 2016

A Good Year For Bad Girls

 
2016 Was An Excellent Year for Bad Girls.
Watch Out 2017!
 
Here’s why.
Immediately after Bad Girls Perfume launched on April 1, 2016 at Esxe […]

August 1, 2015

Summer Reading for Perfumed Breezes

 
 
In France, vacationers divide themselves into ‘juilletistes’ and ‘aoûtiens’ depending upon whether they take summer holidays in July or A […]

July 6, 2015

Atelier Cologne ‘Sud Magnolia’ — A Summer Affair

These hot summer days I can’t seem to get enough of my Atelier Cologne ‘Sud Magnolia’. A fragrance I’d never met until three days ago.  A brand I’d n […]

June 28, 2015

Hats and Perfumes — Inhabit Another Dimension

Like Perfumes, hats have a life of their own and inhabit another dimension.
They can take us there if we are willing to play.
 
 
 
The “Jo […]

May 8, 2015

Important Fragrance Launches Followed The End of World War II

 
May 8th is a national public holiday in France celebrating the end of World War II in Europe (V-E Day).  The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of th […]

April 21, 2015

“Beyond the Water” at the Molitor Spa by Clarins

 
I recently experienced a most relaxing, and frankly unbelievable, Clarins ‘Beyond the Water’ (‘Au-Delà de L’eau’) treatment at the Molitor S […]

February 10, 2015

Guerlain’s ‘La Petite Robe Noire…’ Exhibit

 
 
Thursday evening, February 5, 2015, was the scene of an elegant vernissage for the Guerlain exhibit entitled, ‘La Petite Robe Noire Variations A […]

January 30, 2015

Jean Patou Celebrates On-Site Lab Opening With 4 Miniatures

Thomas Fontaine, Jean Patou in-house perfumer presenting Jean Patou perfume miniatures
 
 
 
Jean Patou Parfums recently celebrated the opening o […]

December 23, 2014

Clarins Celebrates 60 Years of Natural Beauty Expertise

As the celebrations for Clarins 60th Anniversary move into full swing, it’s a pleasure for me to think back on the time fifteen years ago, when I first discov […]