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 […]

February 10, 2015

Guerlain’s ‘La Petite Robe Noire…’ Exhibit

Thursday evening, February 5, 2015, was the scene of an elegant vernissage for the Guerlain exhibit entitled, ‘La Petite Robe Noire Variations A […]

January 30, 2015

Jean Patou Celebrates On-Site Lab Opening With 4 Miniatures

Thomas Fontaine, Jean Patou in-house perfumer presenting Jean Patou perfume miniatures
Jean Patou Parfums recently celebrated the opening o […]

December 23, 2014

Clarins Celebrates 60 Years of Natural Beauty Expertise

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 […]

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 […]