Let’s take a quick look at five new (ish) fragrances I have recently smelt but have not yet written about and may never get around to if I don’t start doing my new Speed Smelling series. I’ll write my first impressions, these won’t be worn five times or […]
2015 was an interesting year for perfume, and for me personally as I delved deeper into this fragrant world. I’ve swiftly moved through various stages of perfume obsession. Initially I wanted to buy everything I came across. I read every book I could lay my hands on and […]
Christian Louboutin, the renowned shoe designer and one of Frédéric Malle‘s closest friends, says that Editions Frédéric Malle fragrances evoke the novels of the 19th century. “Le Parfum de Thérèse, pour moi, c’est Un coeur simple de Flaubert.” From Vanity Fair France, September 2015.
Cassis is a note that I’m not overly familiar with in perfume but I was keen to smell Viktoria Minya’s interpretation in recently released Hedonist Cassis. She created Hedonist one of the most beautiful fragrances of 2013, a boozy peach of a perfume and the first in her […]
The house of Guerlain is held in high esteem by perfume lovers all over the globe, including this fan. I’ve written about my love for Shalimar, one of the best perfumes of all time and I’m rather partial to the entire family that has sprouted […]
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 […]
So Day Three at Pitti Fragranze rolled around far too quickly. There was a small earthquake in Florence that morning, although large enough to wake me around 3am. An early wake up call if you will. You can also read about my scent adventures on Day One […]
Well that was a whirlwind. I’m back home and will be able to write some updates shortly. In the meantime here are a few photos of the installations situated at the entrance. I loved the overall look of the outdoor area.
Eau De Beauté or Beauty Elixir is my Scent Of The Day. It’s a fabulous scented product from Caudalie available in French pharmacies all over the land. Caudalie is a French beauty brand founded by Mathilde Thomas that specialises in skincare utilising wine and grape extracts. Eau De Beauté is apparently […]
Today I sprayed on Chergui, another fabulous scent from Serge Lutens and his perfumer supremo, Christopher Sheldrake. I adore Lutens and his oeuvre, and have written about Tubereuse Criminelle, Douce Amère, La Religieuse and Bas de Soie on these pages, but this is only a […]