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 […]

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 […]

Esxence – The Sundance for Artistic Niche Fragrances

Some of the artistic niche fragrance leaders who will soon convene at Esxence in Milan.  Left to right: Silvio Lévi,  founder of Esxence, James Heeley, owner of Heeley Parfums, Nicolas Cloutier, CEO of NOSE perfume boutique in Paris, and François Duquesne, CEO of Beauty Entreprise.     Esxence, The Scent of Excellence  held in Milan each year, is arguably […]

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 […]

NOSE Celebrates Its 1st Birthday

Mark Buxton, Nicolas Cloutier, Claire Delahaye de Villiers, and Mark’s son Miles NOSE the Paris niche fragrance, cosmetics and home products concept boutique, famed for its olfactive purism, international flavor, and unique ‘diagnostic’ software, celebrated its 1st birthday on June 19 with a knock down-drag -out street party. Co-founders Silvio Levi, Nicolas Cloutier, Mark Buxton, […]