Pitti vs Cannes 2019 – A Clarification

Collage : See anyone you know?  Find out for sure in the Caption at the end of the article where all the names are  listed.   Earlier this autumn I had the pleasure of visiting Florence and Cannes at the time of two important niche fragrance trade-shows, Pitti Fragranze 2019, (September 13-15), and TFWA Cannes […]

‘Tango’ by Masque Fragranze at Esxence the Scent of Excellence

This ‘Sarah Colton Perfume Notes’ video was shot at Esxence Milan in March 2015, and is about ‘Tango’, a fragrance for women and men created in 2014 for Masque Fragranze.   In the video, Alessandro Brun, co-founder of Masque Fragranze of Milan and perfumer Cécile Zarokian of Paris describe this hot and carnal Oriental Floral fragrance, and how […]

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 […]

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.   In 2012, the opening of two multi-brand niche fragrance shops, Jovoy and NOSE generated an important up-tick in activity for small to medium sized artistic niche brands and opened the door to an […]

Jovoy Meet The Press Party

  François Hénin and Victoria Christian of Clive Christian Perfumes at Jovoy Meet The Press Event on April 21, 2013. In typical Jovoy fashion, champagne was flowing, and François was the perfect Ambassador for his brands. Other perfumers and brand owners at the event included Roja Dove of Roja Parfums London, Simon and Amanda Brooke, […]