Perfume Power in the Time of Coronavirus

Might perfumistas be the safest people on the planet these days ?       Presenting the case for Perfumed Soaps – Perfumed Hand Sanitizers – Alcohol Based Perfumes.     Video Cast of Characters   INSPIRING – “Peau d’Ambrette” by Atelier Materi Sensuous and reassuring as cashmere, crisp and invigorating as poplin, “Peau d’Ambrette” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Esxence: The Power of World Niche Perfumery Converges on Milan ITALY

It’s less than a two-hour flight from Paris to Milan, but what a trip! The 5th Edition of the Esxence salon started off with a bang – a ‘GOLD’ theme party to celebrate 5 years of success – and ended on a note of promise, with awards for excellence among young perfumers. In between, 4 […]