September 19, 2019

Bad Girls Literary Salon for Les Rives de la Beauté

 
 
I’m  hosting this year’s Rives de la Beauté literary salon to be held at:
 
La Place Concept Store
9 rue Française
75002 Paris
Le […]

July 29, 2018

Chris Collins Alchemy of Fragrance at JOVOY Parfums Rares – Paris

Chris Collins with Sarah Colton at Jovoy, Paris
Chris Collins Alchemy of Fragrance at JOVOY Parfums Rares – Paris
 
Sarah Colton and her PERFUME NOTE […]

July 2, 2018

Meet Shyamala Maisondieu — Givaudan Perfumer

“I was always looking up at the stars…”
 
Find out why Givaudan perfumer Shyamala Maisondieu came to craft both niche and selective fragrance […]

May 14, 2017

Cologne Making Workshop at the Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris

 
 
It would be difficult to find a more totally IN cultural, educational, and entertaining activity in Paris these days than a perfume making worksho […]

December 31, 2016

A Good Year For Bad Girls

 
2016 Was An Excellent Year for Bad Girls.
Watch Out 2017!
 
Here’s why.
Immediately after Bad Girls Perfume launched on April 1, 2016 at Esxe […]

August 1, 2015

Summer Reading for Perfumed Breezes

 
 
In France, vacationers divide themselves into ‘juilletistes’ and ‘aoûtiens’ depending upon whether they take summer holidays in July or A […]

July 6, 2015

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 n […]

June 28, 2015

Hats and Perfumes — Inhabit Another Dimension

Like Perfumes, hats have a life of their own and inhabit another dimension.
They can take us there if we are willing to play.
 
 
 
The “Jo […]

May 8, 2015

Important Fragrance Launches Followed The End of World War II

 
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 […]

April 21, 2015

“Beyond the Water” at the Molitor Spa by Clarins

 
I recently experienced a most relaxing, and frankly unbelievable, Clarins ‘Beyond the Water’ (‘Au-Delà de L’eau’) treatment at the Molitor S […]