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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When A Raw Material Speaks to You, Take Note

Photo Courtesy Givaudan: Vetiver at Baie des Cayes, Haiti       I have always loved vetiver, perhaps more than any other raw material. Something about its dry-edged green earthiness has always spoken to me. It recalls the mellow brown of a cigar or beautifully tanned leather, but there’s also a brightness to it, and a saltiness […]