Bad Girls Mermaid Perfume Winners

Photo: Picasso ‘Les Baigneuses (1918) ‘Women on the Beach’ courtesy of the Picasso Museum, Paris     Congratulations to the following Bad Girls Perfume subscribers who have won fragrances which I am sure they will use to most wicked ends.     BadCat — APSU by Ulrich Lang New York Cleopatra — Jean Patou Sample Set Deborah Lillian […]

How Bad Girl Mermaid Perfumes Turned the Tables on The Handsome Prince

Photo courtesy Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. Margaret Tarrant, illustrator. London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1910.     As you will recall from last month’s blog post, the world’s first “Bad Girl Mermaid Tail Fragrance” emerged on the shores of the French Riviera in 1927 in the form of Jean Patou’s scented […]

Summer The Bad Girl Mermaid and Her Fragrances

Image:  John William Waterhouse Resonance     Bad Girl Mermaids and Their Fragrances Part 1  Bad Girls Perfumed Suntan Oils (AKA Bad Girl Mermaid Tail Fragrances)    In honor of all you Bad Girls (and Boys) heading to the beach or the pool over the next few weeks, is dedicating the months of July and […]

“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 Spa by Clarins. A mixed body AND face ‘Signature’ treatment, ‘Beyond the Water’ is offered exclusively at the historic and beautifully restored Hotel Molitor and Club (Accor Group) home of the world-famous ‘Picine Molitor‘.   Having just concluded a busy […]

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 of its newly refurbished on-site perfume laboratory, adjacent to the Jean Patou Boutique, located at 9 rue Saint Florentin, in Paris. Both the Jean Patou boutique and laboratory now occupy generous and beautifully appointed […]

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’, launched in 2014 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the house of Jean Patou (1914-2014), comprise a beautiful and sophisticated ‘perfume play’ in three acts, in honor of women and love affairs. The […]

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 […]