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 […]

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 […]

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, […]