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 […]

April 18, 2014

Esxence 2014 Part #2: Favorite Brands and Fragrances

 
 One of my most exciting Esxence moments was witnessing the triumphant re-birth of a fine old French perfume brand, Le Galion – Maison de Parfumerie, more […]

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 […]

March 25, 2013

Esxence: The Power of World Niche Perfumery Converges on Milan ITALY

It’s less than a two-hour flight from Paris to Milan, but what a trip! The 5th Edition of the Esxence salon started off with a bang – a ‘GOLD’ theme par […]