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 […]

September 7, 2015

Creating the Future at Aedes de Venustas

 
 
 
While visiting with Karl Bradl and Robert Gerstner at Aedes de Venustas in New York last month, I witnessed the early steps of three bold n […]

February 2, 2014

Winds of Change in Paris Niche Perfumery

 Image: Cock (symbol of France) Weathervane
 
 
The last two years have witnessed exponential expansion of the Paris niche fragrance market.
 
I […]

January 16, 2014

When A Raw Material Speaks to You, Take Note

Photo Courtesy Givaudan: Vetiver at Baie des Cayes, Haiti  
 
 
I have always loved vetiver, perhaps more than any other raw material. Something abo […]

June 12, 2013

Karl Brandl at Jovoy with Ades de Venustas Iris Nazarena

Karl Brandl, co-owner of Ades de Venustas was recently with François Hénin at Jovoy to present Iris Nazarena, the second fragrance from his ground breaking Ne […]