Why did Sarah Colton come to Florence for Pitti Fragranze 2019?

    Lots of reasons…. There’s Pitti Fragranze, of course.  And then, well, there’s FLORENCE !       Video: Produced and Directed by Sarah Colton Edited by Catherine Villeminot Special thanks to Sarah Baker of Sarah Baker Perfumes for her wicked videography and pann of Florence from the roof top pool of the Hotel […]

Why did Amal Al Habsi go to PittiFragranze 2019?

    I very much appreciated the positive spirit and reassuring presence of Amal Al Habsi and her brand, Bubbles, circulating in the halls of Pitti Fragrance.   Handmade and 100% organic natural perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, and home products from Oman.       Video: Produced and Directed by Sarah Colton Edited by Catherine Villeminot […]

Why Did JoshMeyer Come to PittiFragranze 2019 ?

    Escape Literature Josh Meyer and his Imaginary Authors fragrances carry us to a fantastic world.   Beyond insane. Beyond Fake News. Fun. Outrageous.     For More Info: https://imaginaryauthors.com/     Video: Produced and Directed by Sarah Colton Edited by Catherine Villeminot Special thanks to Sarah Baker of Sarah Baker Perfumes for her […]

Why Did OlivierDurbano Cometo PittiFragranze 2019?

    Olivier Durbano, Grasse perfumer, poet, brand and boutique owner, brings fragrances of peace and beauty to Pitti Fragranze — Conjured from the heart of stones.   Founded 15 years ago, Olivier creates a new fragrance each year.   This year’s fragrance, SpeM PetraM – Eau de Parfum 2019, was created from the Hope […]

Why Did Spyros Drosopoulos Come to Florence For Pitti Fragranze 2019 ?

  Seems to have something to do with an extremely rare perfume raw material from Greece, and then of course – well, there’s Florence !   Spyros’ brand, BARUTI  is an Independent perfume house from Amsterdam combining novelty with wearability. Baruti Fragrances include: Indigo, Perverso, Chai, Tindrer, Dama Koupa, Berlin In Winter, Onder de Linde, […]

A Good Year For Bad Girls

  2016 Was An Excellent Year for Bad Girls. Watch Out 2017!   Here’s why. Immediately after Bad Girls Perfume launched on April 1, 2016 at Esxence in Milan, all sorts of crazy Bad things began to happen.   For one thing, and that very day, Bad Girls Perfume was seen in the company of some pretty shady […]

Etat Libre d’Orange: Ten Years of Frivolity and Provocation — A Vision of Daring Proportions

      While interviewing Etienne de Swardt the other day at Pitti Fragranze, I couldn’t help but be newly inspired by the singular genius, humor, and openness of his imaginative vision, as well as the energy and verve he has mustered to sustain the untamed beauty of Etat Libre d’Orange these past 10 years.   Like a Call of the […]

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 […]