Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry and The Gift of Friendship

 Photos courtesy of Lisa Hoffman Beauty   Lisa Hoffman is a very good friend. And you don’t have to meet her to know this.   The qualities of friendship are written all over her brand, Lisa Hoffman Beauty, and with each of her creations you get the feeling that a thoughtful friend has listened to your needs and then […]

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 than 30 years after its creation. Originally founded in 1930 by a certain Prince Murat, Le Galion was later sold to perfumer Paul Vacher, best known as the […]

Madame Butterfly: Perfume of Innocence, Passion, and Betrayal

Photos courtesy: Takasago     Madame Butterfly: A Perfume of Innocence, Passion, and Betrayal Friday evening, April 4th was witness to a singular event in perfume and opera history.   Prior to the New York Metropolitan Opera performance of Madame Butterfly, members of the cast and guests at a pre-performance cocktail party were treated to […]

Esxence 2014 Part #1: A Reflection

“Year after year, the identity of our community gets more and more clear and defined.” Silvio Levi – Esxence Co-Founder     A week after returning to Paris from The sixth edition of Esxence – The Scent of Excellence, Artistic Perfumery’s trade fair in Milan, I’m still under the spell of what was essentially a […]