Bad Girls Perfume Book and Website Launch at Esxence, Milan

  Bad Girls Perfume  The Book and The Website Launch Party at Esxence, Milan April 1 (No Joke!) at 2:30 pm YOU are invited to: Bad Girls Perfume Workshop (Code Name for Wild and Debauched Party/Book/Website/ Launch) Where: Esxence, Milan Main Conference Room When: April 1, 2016 (No Joke!) At: 2:30 pm Be ready for a DANGEROUS combination […]

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 […]

Arquiste for J.Crew Perfume Launch

No. 57 and No. 31  ‘Arquiste for J.Crew’ Perfumes Launch in All US and International J.Crew Stores     This past week, while vacationing in my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, I had the thrilling experience discovering that one of my favorite American fashion brands, J.Crew, had been working with one of my favorite artistic […]

Exciting News at Hermès

  Hermès has announced that perfumer Christine Nagel will join the company in March 2014 to work with Jean-Claude Ellena, the current in-house perfumer. In a brief press announcement Catherine Fulconis, CEO, Hermès Parfums said: “…The arrival of Jean-Claude Ellena in 2004 marked the start of a new journey for Hermès. Ten years later, we […]

Mugler Follies

Mugler Follies   The Mugler Follies, a cabaret extravaganza of typically Mugler-esque over the top proportion, debuts this week in Paris.   Perfume lovers will be thrilled to know that the creator of ‘Angel’, ‘Alien’, ‘A*Men’, and ‘Womanity’ (Clarins Fragrance Group) has turned his creative talents in yet a new direction.   Better known as […]

Urgent News Flash: Projected Path of “Les Rives de la Beauté” 2013

“Les Rives de la Beauté”, a singular meteorological beauty and artistic perfumery phenomenon, is forecast to touch down in Paris on Wednesday, September 18, with conditions continuing through Sunday, September 22. Satellite imagery tracking the projected path of this super-charged high-pressure zone, indicate a wide and fragrant sillage, capable of seriously altering the artistic and […]

Robert Piguet at Jovoy, Paris

Robert Piguet is officially at Jovoy, Paris as of today.    I caught up with Robert Piguet’s CEO Joe Garces, who was in Jovoy this afternoon with Mathieu de Villelongue, Brand Manager France.   Fresh from a trip to Australia, Joe told me that in addition to top sellers such as Fracas and Rose Perfection, […]

OPHONE & the Virtual Coffee What next?

  OPHONE & the Virtual Coffee What next? David Edwards is ready to text (or rather ‘whaf’) you a virtual espresso – from Australia. And that’s just your wake up call. How about an Aero-Shot chocolate bar you can savour – without (gulp!) —  Hey, we don’t swallow….We inhale.  According to David Edwards the Harvard/MIT […]

Denyse Beaulieu’s Book Launch Party at Liquides

Denyse Beaulieu and Gilles Thevenin (owner Lubin Parfums) at launch party for the French edition of Denyse’s book, The Perfume Lover, (published in the US by St. Martin’s Press). In spite of unseasonably cold weather outside, the atmosphere inside the tiny Liquides bar à parfums was hot as owner David Frossard  served up Ribera del Duero, and Denyse served up spicy anecdotes about her gutsy narrative […]