Spring Fever and L’EAU DE TAÏPI by Jardins D’Écrivains

 L’EAU DE TAÏPI Exotic Water Body Splash Cologne by Jardins D’Écrivains. The perfect antidote for “Spring Fever” and the Late-Winter Blues after more than a year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fragrance Give-away. *TWO 300 ml family-size bottles of L’EAU DE TAÏPI generously offered by 1) François Hénin, founder and owner of Jovoy Paris Parfums Rares […]

Esxence, The Spirit of Niche Perfume

  Following the enthusiastic response to my February 17, 2015 ‘Pre-Esxence’ post, in which François Duquesne, CEO of Beauty Entreprise dubbed Esxence ‘The Sundance of Artistic Niche Fragrances, I thought it was only fair to let my other niche perfume friends chime in on their thoughts about Esxence. So, I contacted a bunch of people […]

Esxence 2014 Part #2: Favorite Brands and Fragrances

   One of my most exciting Esxence moments was witnessing the triumphant re-birth of a fine old French perfume brand, Le Galion – Maison de Parfumerie, more than 30 years after its creation. Originally founded in 1930 by a certain Prince Murat, Le Galion was later sold to perfumer Paul Vacher, best known as the […]

The Attractive Force of The Dark Side

Photo: Sarah’s take (2nd row, 3rd seat) on Mark Buxton’s visual, “An acrobat balancing over the void standing on the tightrope of life”     The Attractive Force of The Dark Side Pitti Fragranze, September 2013   Silvio Levi and his panel discussion at Pitti Fragranze, entitled “Partita A Tre” (Match With 3 Players), blew open […]