All posts filed under: Perfume

Summer Perfumes : My Top 10 : 2016

There’s no getting away from summer in the South of France. It’s hot although thankfully it doesn’t feel quite as stifling as last year. The flowers on hedges and trees are simply beautiful, adding scent and bright pops of glorious colour to the villages in […]

Paris : 10 Perfumes Celebrating The City Of Light

The Paris attacks as you can imagine have dominated the news coverage in France this week. I’ve felt a combination of sadness and anger, and an acknowledgement that this will not be an isolated incident. Of course the ongoing situation is complex. And yes terrorism […]

Six Classic “Parfums Mythiques” According To Vogue Paris

The new Vogue Paris is out on shelves this week and it’s a bumper 95th anniversary edition and the best  in some time. It is bulging with brilliant photography, fashion and French icons. There are four covers to choose from. The selection is between Gisele Bündchen, Kendall Jenner, Christy Turlington […]

Summer Perfumes : My Top 10 : 2015

Summer has hit the South of France with a vengeance.  It’s stinking hot already and I live in a non air conditioned house so have become a dab hand with a bottle of Evian Facial Spray while standing in front of the fan.  And no we […]

Top 10 Perfumes : Chosen By French Perfumers

I kept a perfume article from Grazia France magazine that I read a while back and here is a summary of its contents. Grazia had six French perfume creators (or ‘noses’ as they’re called in the industry) each compile a list of their Top 10 perfumes, excluding […]

Top 10 Favourite Winter Warm Up Perfumes

February is my least favourite month in France.  It’s cold and quite frankly a tad dull.  But to be fair the South of France is really nowhere near as cold as other parts of the world in winter and in fact it has the odd […]

Valentines Day : My Top 10 Rose Perfume Picks

So the day of LOVE is rolling around.  An old flame disdainfully described going out to dinner on this evening as akin to the couplings on Noah’s Ark. Anyhow I’m always up for a mini celebration, whatever it may be and for many it’s a good excuse to […]