November 25, 2014

Jean Patou’s Heritage Collection Perfume ‘Play’ in Three Acts

2014: In-house perfumer, Thomas Fontaine, in front of the Jean Patou Paris boutique
The first three fragrances of Jean Patou’s ‘Heritage Collection’, laun […]

March 28, 2014

Royal Detox

 
 
I can’t in good faith leave the month of March without sharing a hot tip for capping off your annual ‘Get-the-Ole-Bod-Ready-for-Spring’ prep […]

February 2, 2014

Winds of Change in Paris Niche Perfumery

 Image: Cock (symbol of France) Weathervane
 
 
The last two years have witnessed exponential expansion of the Paris niche fragrance market.
 
I […]

December 31, 2013

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.
I […]

December 20, 2013

Mugler Follies

Mugler Follies
 
The Mugler Follies, a cabaret extravaganza of typically Mugler-esque over the top proportion, debuts this week in Paris.
 
Perfume lo […]

November 3, 2013

Perfume News Update From the French-Italian-US Corridor

OMG! What happened?  If my beat truthfully included only Paris, September and October would have been delightfully but manageably crazy. In mid-September, the […]

September 24, 2013

Rives de la Beauté : Aftermath

48 HOURS after Les Rives de la Beauté  2013 reached record high-water marks at La Cour des Senteurs in Versailles and The Liquides Perfume Bar in the Paris Ma […]

September 7, 2013

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 […]

July 22, 2013

Jacques Huclier: A Perfumer’s Take on Cocktails at the Mandarin Oriental

While the days of the 2 martini lunch in New York of the ‘60s may be past, cocktail bars in Paris of the ‘10s are flourishing. Sharing mid-summer cocktails […]

July 15, 2013

Takasago Raw Materials from China

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 […]