March 18, 2015

Esxence, The Spirit of Niche Perfume

 
Following the enthusiastic response to my February 17, 2015 ‘Pre-Esxence’ post, in which François Duquesne, CEO of Beauty Entreprise dubbed Esxence […]

September 26, 2014

Map of the Heart

One of the most gratifying aspects of going to Pitti Fragranze year after year is watching things grow. Brands, fragrances, people, ideas, and trends. Held in F […]

August 20, 2014

Arquiste for J.Crew Perfume Launch

No. 57 and No. 31  ‘Arquiste for J.Crew’ Perfumes Launch in All US and International J.Crew Stores
 
 
This past week, while vacationing in my ho […]

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 […]

December 31, 2013

Exciting News at Hermès

 
Hermès has announced that perfumer Christine Nagel will join the company in March 2014 to work with Jean-Claude Ellena, the current in-house perfumer.
I […]