Bad Girls Mermaid Perfumes Rule the Waves—- Part II —- “Atlante” by Sarah Baker Perfumes

Ahoy, Mates!  Yet ANOTHER Bad Girls Mermaid fragrance GIVEAWAY !  “ATLANTE” by Sarah Baker Perfumes.  Beyond the Sea, but still on the horizon!  OMG you gotta watch out for these Bad Girl Mermaid Fragrances.  Especially when they come in waves!!! (See how to qualify below) WINNERS ANNOUNCED below on September 21, 2020 As a child […]

Why did Sarah Colton come to Florence for Pitti Fragranze 2019?

    Lots of reasons…. There’s Pitti Fragranze, of course.  And then, well, there’s FLORENCE !       Video: Produced and Directed by Sarah Colton Edited by Catherine Villeminot Special thanks to Sarah Baker of Sarah Baker Perfumes for her wicked videography and pann of Florence from the roof top pool of the Hotel […]

Why did Amal Al Habsi go to PittiFragranze 2019?

    I very much appreciated the positive spirit and reassuring presence of Amal Al Habsi and her brand, Bubbles, circulating in the halls of Pitti Fragrance.   Handmade and 100% organic natural perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, and home products from Oman.       Video: Produced and Directed by Sarah Colton Edited by Catherine Villeminot […]

Why Did JoshMeyer Come to PittiFragranze 2019 ?

    Escape Literature Josh Meyer and his Imaginary Authors fragrances carry us to a fantastic world.   Beyond insane. Beyond Fake News. Fun. Outrageous.     For More Info: https://imaginaryauthors.com/     Video: Produced and Directed by Sarah Colton Edited by Catherine Villeminot Special thanks to Sarah Baker of Sarah Baker Perfumes for her […]

Why Did OlivierDurbano Cometo PittiFragranze 2019?

    Olivier Durbano, Grasse perfumer, poet, brand and boutique owner, brings fragrances of peace and beauty to Pitti Fragranze — Conjured from the heart of stones.   Founded 15 years ago, Olivier creates a new fragrance each year.   This year’s fragrance, SpeM PetraM – Eau de Parfum 2019, was created from the Hope […]

Etat Libre d’Orange: Ten Years of Frivolity and Provocation — A Vision of Daring Proportions

      While interviewing Etienne de Swardt the other day at Pitti Fragranze, I couldn’t help but be newly inspired by the singular genius, humor, and openness of his imaginative vision, as well as the energy and verve he has mustered to sustain the untamed beauty of Etat Libre d’Orange these past 10 years.   Like a Call of the […]

Pitti Fragraze Florence — Before the Beginning

Photo courtesy of Pitti Fragranze   Florence, like a fine and beloved fragrance, is above all else a sensual and emotional experience.  Something about a subtle blend of orange blossoms, hibiscus flowers, and geranium notes wafts on the gentlest of breezes from the surrounding hills, meanders along the Arno among the tiled roofs of Renaissance […]

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 Florence every September, Pitti Fragranze, an international artistic perfumery trade fair, brings together all that is fine in the artistic perfumery sector.   This year one of the most exciting […]

The Attractive Force of The Dark Side

Photo: Sarah’s take (2nd row, 3rd seat) on Mark Buxton’s visual, “An acrobat balancing over the void standing on the tightrope of life”     The Attractive Force of The Dark Side Pitti Fragranze, September 2013   Silvio Levi and his panel discussion at Pitti Fragranze, entitled “Partita A Tre” (Match With 3 Players), blew open […]