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 […]

Perfume News Update From the French-Italian-US Corridor

OMG! What happened?  If my beat truthfully included only Paris, September and October would have been delightfully but manageably crazy. In mid-September, the 5th Edition of Les Rives de la Beauté touched down in Paris, wreaking holy fragrant havoc on perfume and other art forms as they collided in a series of events on the […]

Denyse Beaulieu’s Book Launch Party at Liquides

Denyse Beaulieu and Gilles Thevenin (owner Lubin Parfums) at launch party for the French edition of Denyse’s book, The Perfume Lover, (published in the US by St. Martin’s Press). In spite of unseasonably cold weather outside, the atmosphere inside the tiny Liquides bar à parfums was hot as owner David Frossard  served up Ribera del Duero, and Denyse served up spicy anecdotes about her gutsy narrative […]