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As a free-lance journalist and The American Correspondent for

The Perfume Magazine.com and Beauty Fashion Magazine I have written articles about the French fragrance and beauty world for more than 15 years.

 

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August 2013

Beauty Fashion Magazine

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The Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Hotel Majestic Barrière in Cannes

The Spa My Blend by Clarins has recently opened its third luxury spa at the Hotel Majestic Barrière in Cannes. Two other Spa My Blend by Clarins, one at the Royal Monceau Raffles Palace Hotel in Paris, and the other at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto create a dazzling trio, while a fourth in The Maldives, is planned for opening in the last quarter of 2013….

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July 2013

Beauty Fashion Magazine

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Takasago Raw Materials from China

The art of creating fragrances that adapt eastern harmonies to western tastes, was the theme of a recent press workshop at the Takasago Paris office. Takasago’s Marketing Director Arnaud Guggenbuhl, freshly returned from a trip to the land of dragons presented an intriguing variety of Takasago base accords, all with a common theme: the olfactive raw materials which inspired them — Ginseng, ginger, Ganoderma, and Goji bay berries, for example – also possess therapeutic properties which have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries….

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March 2013

The PerfumeMagazine.com

 The Tip of the Iceberg

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February 2013

 Beauty Fashion Magazine

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Takasago and La Dame de Pic

In an unusual and creative twist on the popular ‘scent dinner’ scenario, chef Anne-Sophie Pic has teamed up with Takasago perfumer Philippe Bousseton to create perfume ‘theme’ menus for her recently opened Paris restaurant, La Dame de Pic, at 20 rue du Louvre in Paris’ 1st arrondissement….

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 December 2012

ThePerfumeMagazine.com

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 November 2012

Beauty Fashion Magazine

wouter Weils Les Rives 2012

Les Rives de la Beauté—Paris Design Week—4th Edition

During the week of September 19-23 Parisians were witness to an unusual jolt of creative energy zigzagging between the Left and Right Banks. Loosely defined as an exploration of the cultural intersection of perfumery and other artistic expressions, “Les Rives de la Beauté” (“The River Banks of Beauty”) is sometimes referred to as “Paris Design Week.” Whatever you call it, now in its 4th  Edition, “Les Rives de la Beauté” has become nothing less than an edgy, week-long happening.

Brain-child of Wouter Wiels , and so unique as to be unclassifiable, this year’s “Les Rives de la Beauté” paired perfumery in an ingenuous series of events with other artistic expressions, such as furniture design, cooking, cinematography, massage, photography and a “Cha-Zen” tea ceremony, to name but a few. Thoughtful combinations of small and large players, famous and nonfamous, creative and commercial, added yeastiness to these mixes, so by week’s end, “Les Rives” had far exceeded the sum of its parts….

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June 2012

ThePerfumeMagazine.com

 The New Niche

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June 2012

The PerfumeMagazine.com

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The French Fifis 2012 Celebrate 20 years of Creativity and Innovation

If the US Fifis in May was full of celebrities and show, the French Fifis in June had more the feeling of a large joyous family reunion.  On one of the first balmy evenings of summer, the best and the brightest of the French perfume industry gathered at the elegant Salle Wagram – just down the street from the Arc of Triumph — to catch up on each other’s news, feast on the best food and wine on the planet, and of course, award and celebrate achievement….

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March 2012

 Beauty Fashion Magazine

Photo Ministry article

On January 26 in a rare double homage to perfumers, The French Ministry of Culture and Communication inaugurated an exhibit dedicated to perfumers entitled, “The Ministry is about Perfume”, (“Le Ministère est au parfum”) and awarded the title of Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Metiers to five outstanding perfumers. The equivalent of a British knighthood, the award’s purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields….

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 February 2010

Beauty Fashion Magazine

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L’Osmothèque—Preserving The Past To Ensure The Future

L’Osmothèque, arguably THE institution which best represents the living soul of perfume today, is remarkably similar in spirit to the mythical perfumes it was created to preserve. Referred to by some as ‘the temple of French Perfumery’ and by others as ‘L’Académie of French perfume,’ L’Osmothèque’s formula was conceived out of passion, nurtured to life by a gifted artist and emanates a compelling silage which has proven to be both complex and tenacious. Today, under the careful tutelage of Patricia de Nicolaï, President since 2008, L’Osmothèque is emerging from an appropriately sheltered past to assume a wider role on the world scene.

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 April 2009

Beauty Fashion Magazine

Philip Shearer

Clarins, The Red and White French Skincare Company Weathers the Current Economic Storm

As the world faces an increasingly complicated economic climate in 2009, Clarins – a leading player in the skincare industry – is in a unique situation. Although the company is much smaller than its closest competitors, it is the premium skincare brand in Europe and remains a family business….

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August 2007

Beauty Fashion Magazine

Etienne de Swardt

Etat Libre D’Orange

Etat Libre d’Orange has just ratcheted up the stakes for provocation in luxury perfumes with its newest fragrance launch in June.  With a name like, “Don’t get me Wrong  Baby… I Don’t Swallow” one is put on alert.  And yet, Etienne de Swardt, Editor and creator of Etat Libre d’Orange (loosely translated, The Free State of Orange) is skillful at walking the fine line between outrageous provocation and creative innovation….

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June 2006

Beauty Fashion Magazine

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Nathalie Feisthauer and Marie-Aude Couture, Fine Fragrance Perfumers At Givaudan, Drafted Into Guerrilla Warfare By Comme des Garçons

Guerrilla 1 and Guerrilla 2! Is this some battle cry in urban fashion and perfume warfare?

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  September 2004

Beauty Fashion Magazine

Robert Piguet and Christian Dior

Robert Piguet: As Remembered by An Eighteen Year Old Apprentice Designer, Hubert de Givenchy

When I first contacted Hubert de Givenchy in May 2004 and asked if he could speak to me about his experience working with Robert Piguet in the 1940s, I was immediately touched by his enthusiasm for the man and his fragrances.  He said, “I’m glad to hear that Fracas and Bandit are being relaunched in Paris.  They are lovely perfumes.”….

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September 27, 2000

1France.com (Website: defunct alas!)

La Parisienne

La Parisienne — How Does She Do It?

She’s got it right and she knows it: The tilt of her head, the shrug of her shoulders, the fit of her jacket, the sway of her hip.  Don’t be fooled by her nonchalance.  You’re looking at a highly trained and disciplined practitioner of the most ancient and venerated of Parisian art forms: feminine guerilla war games….

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 October 2000

1France.com (Website: defunct alas!)

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Winter Accessories

 1France.com

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