May 8th is a national public holiday in France celebrating the end of World War II in Europe (V-E Day). The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of th […]
I recently experienced a most relaxing, and frankly unbelievable, Clarins ‘Beyond the Water’ (‘Au-Delà de L’eau’) treatment at the Molitor S […]
Thursday evening, February 5, 2015, was the scene of an elegant vernissage for the Guerlain exhibit entitled, ‘La Petite Robe Noire Variations A […]
Thomas Fontaine, Jean Patou in-house perfumer presenting Jean Patou perfume miniatures
Jean Patou Parfums recently celebrated the opening o […]
As the celebrations for Clarins 60th Anniversary move into full swing, it’s a pleasure for me to think back on the time fifteen years ago, when I first discov […]
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 […]
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 […]
Image: Cock (symbol of France) Weathervane
The last two years have witnessed exponential expansion of the Paris niche fragrance market.
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.