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 new projects. Given the fact that Karl and Robert are two of the most important pathfinders and flag bearers of the artistic niche fragrance movement, I see […]

Atelier Cologne ‘Sud Magnolia’ — A Summer Affair

These hot summer days I can’t seem to get enough of my Atelier Cologne ‘Sud Magnolia’. A fragrance I’d never met until three days ago.  A brand I’d never heard of three years ago. This is definitely a ‘summer affair’. Amazing how things can happen so quickly. For la petite histoire, I discovered Atelier Cologne in […]

‘Tango’ by Masque Fragranze at Esxence the Scent of Excellence

This ‘Sarah Colton Perfume Notes’ video was shot at Esxence Milan in March 2015, and is about ‘Tango’, a fragrance for women and men created in 2014 for Masque Fragranze.   In the video, Alessandro Brun, co-founder of Masque Fragranze of Milan and perfumer Cécile Zarokian of Paris describe this hot and carnal Oriental Floral fragrance, and how […]

Prudence Paris ‘Alexis’

Prudence Paris, launched ‘Alexis’, the fifth fragrance in its Men’s fragrance line in March at Esxence Milan 2015. Created in honor of the deceased Comte Patrick de Vienne, a French adventurer who lived his passions as a pilot, horseman, hotelman, and entrepreneur on three continents, the fragrance was presented by Alexis de Vienne, son of […]

Esxence – The Sundance for Artistic Niche Fragrances

Some of the artistic niche fragrance leaders who will soon convene at Esxence in Milan.  Left to right: Silvio Lévi,  founder of Esxence, James Heeley, owner of Heeley Parfums, Nicolas Cloutier, CEO of NOSE perfume boutique in Paris, and François Duquesne, CEO of Beauty Entreprise.     Esxence, The Scent of Excellence  held in Milan each year, is arguably […]