terça-feira, 17 de maio de 2016

Christian Dior in Oil Elixirs

Les Elixirs Precieux Christian Dior were launched in 2014. The in-house perfumer of Dior, François Demachy, now developed four aromatic oils – RoseAmbreMusc,Oud – following the Arabian traditions of mixing and using oil perfumes. The names speak for themselves; these ingredients you can find in almost every Arabian attar, and you can also predict the future: Sandal, Jasmin, Vetiver, Benjoin…
Customers from the Middle East, the addressees of this collection, know how to use these products, but for the less experienced perfume oil lovers there are instructions on the Dior website. Mixing several oils together is way of wearing a scent or, better, creating a new scent on your own skin, which you encounter often in the Middle East. First you apply the oil on your skin (wrist, elbow, neck, décolleté zone), you gently rub it in, and then you spray any other perfume over the oil, or apply another oil from the collection. For example, Rose and Musk, Musk and Oud, or any three or even all four of them. Dior offers 11 different combination ideas.
I do not know if with these oils Dior is convincing enough for a skillful customer from the Middle East, but I heard very positive feedback from many of my friends from the UAE, who especially liked Musc and Oud. Dior offers Les Elixirs Precieux as a foundation for the regular perfumes by Christian Dior.
François Demachy let's us know that it's "a collection that can be combined with the fragrances of La Collection Privée Christian Dior to brighten them, bring contrast, offer a whole new experience." Do we really need to enrich the already quite complex fragrances from La Collection Privée? Let's give them a try.
I had a chance to put my hands on the Musc oil and played a little with it mixing it with other Dior fragrances. It is a small bottle with a glass applicator inside. This process of perfuming yourself reminds me of some kind of cosmetic procedure. The oil quite quickly gets absorbed by the skin. The fragrance itself is a combination of white musks: fatty and waxy, a creamy cosmetic feeling with sour, sweetish nuances which get drier and more powdery later. Is it feminine? No, I would not say so, its cleanness would serve as a good base for fougeres accords, like moss, coumarine and tonka bean. Musc also smells positively old-fashioned in a good way, like the snow white, starched, lacy napkins of my grandmother.
Musc is the type of fragrance you get quickly satisfied with, it would be even annoying, at least for yourself, if it wouldn't quickly retreat and stay close to your skin. Oil gives much less of a trail than alcohol, so in order to enjoy it you have to stick your nose to it. After a while you will not smell it at all, being totally accustomed to its aura, but what is important, people around you will be able to smell it – the soft pungency and sweetness of vanilla and tonka. The smell of the elixir will come and go all day long, depending on the temperature of your skin and humidity of the air.
Although soft and round, Musc is very penetrating. It smoothes any perfume and makes it last longer. Keep in mind that generously applied, Musc will compete for the attention with the fragrance you choose to pair it with.
I tried to blend the new La Colle Noire from La Collection Privée Christian Dior with theMusc elixir. There were three spots on my skin to compare: La Colle Noire only, Musc only and La Colle over Musc. I thought that Musc would add a vintage feeling to the young, pink La Colle, but it did not happen.
Musc simply ate La Colle Noire without a trace (I sprayed it once over the oil), it took only 5 minutes. However, my control spot with only La Colle Noir lasted long and I couldn't say that it was a weak perfume. I sprayed the oil spot with La Colle again, it helped a little. I needed three generous applications of La Colle to preserve its pink radiance over the oil for a longer time. Its fine rosy silkiness yielded to the woody drydown, though.
So I learned from this experience, and I am sure that customers from the Middle East are already very aware of this, that you have to find the right proportion of the fragrances you blend on the skin. It is not a big deal, but you need some time to find the golden ratio to enjoy your new fragrance.
I tried one more combination. François Demachy suggested blending Musc withGranville. I started with two sprays over the oil and compared it with the pure Granvillefragrance on the other arm, which is a green woody scent with an herbal touch on a dry transparent rosemary/thyme background. The oil transformed Granville into an oriental fougere which was still very green and foresty. This was indeed a winning combination without any unfair rivalry: they behaved and yielded to each otheralternately.
So let's follow the maestro's advice and try the following combinations: Rose and Bois D'ArgentAmbre and New Look 1947Oud with Gris Montaigne and Grand Bal. But I do not want to discourage you, I am sure you could find your own perfect blends.
Les Elixirs Precieux are not cheap at all, but they are very longlasting and you need just a drop for one application. Have fun!

Vera Wang Princess Revolution

by: Sanja Pekic

Princess Revolution is the tenth "princess" in a row; this new limited edition from fashion designer Vera Wang belongs to the Princess collection, spanning from the first edition of 2006 till the last Hippie Princess that came out in 2015. Princess Revolution will be launched in the spring of 2016 as "the perfect balance of rock and romance."

The fragrance is designed for girls who are rebellious, edgy and confident: “She likes punk music and she's a bit avant-garde. Her only rule is to never follow any rules." (via) The composition begins with a bright and juicy blend of fruity notes: black cherry, blood orange and watermelon sorbet. The floral heart blooms with lily of the valley, jasmine and red apple blossom. The base captures the woody tones of Atlas cedar wood and amber wood.
Top notes: black cherry, blood orange, watermelon sorbet
Heart: jasmine, lily of the valley, red apple blossom
Base: cedar, amber wood
The heart-shaped bottle is painted in crimson red and decorated with prints of pencil - graffiti. The fragrance is available as a 30 and 50 ml Eau de Toilette.

Five Gems From Ajmal

by: Miguel Matos

After my first article where I explained how AJMAL got me into oud, I decided to further explore this Arabian brand. So, when I was preparing my visit to Esxence, I asked the brand to send me samples of another group of fragrances that I found interesting to explore after looking at their official website. I already knew that they make gorgeous and luxurious scents and bottles, but I was in for a surprise this time. I have found love in five other creations by Ajmal.

I seem to be mesmerized especially by their oils, attars, mukhallats and dahn al ouds. Their eau de parfums in western style are not my cup of tea. So, lovers of intense, unusual perfumes with a taste of the orient, please do not overlook these offerings. They are mindblowing, but a word of caution: they can also change your perception of scent in a way that you can never go back.

“Al Nuwayra, a delicate blend of pure Indian and Cambodi Oudh, shines bright amongst young individuals that adore oriental creations. Crafted for a slightly younger audience, the fragrance embodies the rich heritage of the region through its pure and dignified notes.” - AJMAL
This is one of the less expensive Dahn al Oudhs in the Ajmal line but it doesn't smell cheap at all. It is a blend of different oud oils. It's rich and enveloping with a beastly sensuality that you can only appreciate if you love animalics and if it is not the first time that you smell a real oud made in the United Arab Emirates. This is the real stuff, not the European fantasy of oud that niche brands are trying to smolder us in. Leathery and spicy, this thick dark oil comes in a small crystal bottle that will last you for years. You only need half a drop to be perfumed with a cloud of exotic scent. It is smoky, very balsamic, woody and it has a touch of spice to boost it up and expand the sillage. It is not the most challenging oud, but you will find it strange if you have just arrived to the original Middle Eastern brands.

“A fragrance designed to reflect Oudhy notes, Bakhoor Khas is an oriental concentrate that reflects traditional notes that appeal to individuals looking for deep woody and naturally aromatic essences. This product is specifically crafted for individuals who are regular users of Dahn Al Oudh.” - AJMAL
A deep, thick, funky oud like it should be, Bakhoor Khas is not for the faint of heart. It has the infamous roquefort cheese bite that some ouds can have at first sniff. Then it turns softer in some minutes. It becomes more and more balsamic and yes, a bit medicinal. Whereas Dahn Al Oudh Al Nuwayra was about the horse's warm skin, this is more about the barn where the horse is kept. So, animalic to the bone and dense as oud can be. Along with the development of the fragrance, wonderful old wood accords come out and a touch of sweetness and cream comes along, reminding me of sandalwood and varnish. For a fraction of the price that you can pay for a synthetic oud, this is the real thing with all of the challenging notes but also with the incredible punch in the gut that oud can give you. And I write this in the best of ways. But I understand that for a European or American nose that is not accostumed to smelling an oud attar, this may be almost unbearable. Well I can only tell you that oud is an acquired taste and after you educate yourself in it you may become hooked forever. So, my advice is: try this only if you are already initiated in oud.

“Mukhallat Dahn Al Oudh Moattaq is presented as one of the most exclusive perfumes among oriental creations. It is a concoction created around a body of Dahn Al Oudh. The top note carries rich Woody notes in harmony with pure Turkish Rose oil and a blend of exotic Indian Herbs. The heart exudes Ambery and Woody feel with the base culminating in Musky-Powdery, soft-animalic and Rosy notes. Presented in a hand-cut crystal bottle Mukhallat Moattaq is truly a connoisseurs’ collection.” - AJMAL
It is absolutely impossible to talk about this fragrance without mentioning the extremely exquisite package it comes in. I mean, Ajmal is an expert in producing amazing bottles and boxes, but in this case the brand exceeded itself. It's just a parade of opulence. There is a nice brown cardboard box, and inside it there is a brown plastic case that seems like a vault for an expensive jewel. When you open it, you have one of the richest crystal bottles that I have seen. Inside this heavy and extravagant flacon, we have a composition of oriental notes that is enchanting and elegant. This is not one of the heaviest scents in the oils collection of Ajmal. In fact it is floral, spicy and woody and all of these accords gravitate around an anchor of oud.
A fruity, jammy rose is the star as you smear the oil on your skin. It comes with the backup of jasmine and sandalwood. It's sweet, tender, velvety and cheerful. Amber drenches the petals in further caramelised joy. There is a feeling of lush honey dripping on fruits and flowers as they melt into the oud accord of soft nature. This is a very rich and complex concoction that leaves me dreaming and wandering about all the materials Ajmal has put inside it. A warm embrace of dark musk rounds the composition as it unrolls. Then the rose comes again from the fruity background and shines brightly, always in the company of gentle woods and caressing resins. It's a jewel, indeed. And it's a more delicate scent that will not overwhelm you if you apply it wisely. It is calmer than most of the other Mukhallats and Attars. In the end what I smell is an exotic woody base with a carnal touch of purring animalics.

“Uniting deep-rooted traditions with modern times, Alf Lail O Lail Eau de Parfum, comprises Spicy and Smoky notes which evolve into a menagerie of Floral elements, complemented by the lingering effect of Musky and Woody notes. Equally as enchanting as the fragrance and in continuation of the ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ theme, this concentrated perfume oil is encased in an exquisitely crafted bottle resembling a magic lamp. The matt-gold finish of the casing and the silver cap add to the charm of the authentic-look Arabian bottle containing 30 ml of the entrancing scent, capturing the magic and mystery of the orient.” - AJMAL
In my opinion this is the most youthful edition from the oils line of Ajmal. Maybe suitable for users who are not so much into typical hardcore Arabian scents, Alf Lail O Lail (1001 Nights) is still a Middle Eastern fragrance of oriental character, but it is not centered in oud or the combination of oud and rose. It is a very powerful scent with massive projection, perfect for when you want to leave a trail of sensuality. Unisex by nature, Alf Lail O Lail is a full-bodied composition. It fills my nostrils and invades my brain with narcotic sensations. Flowers, leather, spices, woods, a lot of smoke and tobacco... It is really rich and sweet and it evolves in a very interesting way through the long hours of its sillage. Be prepared for a long journey for this lasts forever and it will surprise you at the corner with a new facet every now and then. When you jump on this roadtrip you will start by smelling an orange blossom accord that sparkles with citrus and then the already evident rose theme starts echoing. Then, a huge amount of spices like saffron and pepper brings energy. What follows is an enveloping mixture of oud with fruity, sweet elements that come wrapped in a smoky vibe as a potent leather comes to light in a sexy musky base. The smoke and the leather lead the way into a grand ambery finale that smells like gold and glory.

“Zahee is a floral and spicy fragrance that is a reflection of traditional tastes and designed for those who are deep rooted and enjoy the essence of Middle Eastern notes. It is a Spicy rendition revolving around Floral and Woody notes induced by the use of Saffron Rose and Agarwood. The fragrance is reinforced with Amber and Musk to provide an air of mystique to the accord.” - AJMAL
Zahee is a more traditional rose/oud fragrance which doesn't bring a big challenge to an oriental perfumista. It is elegant and refined and it feels like a cloud of roses. Different roses with facets that go from sweet to jammy, to fruity, to powdery. It comes with a strong woody accord of a comfortable sandalwood. The heart of oud is not very animalic and it unites in deep love with the flowers and the woods. I think it brings to mind a rich rose and red fruit jam sometimes. The drydown turns into a more ambery fragrance with some smoke and the slight touch of Nag Champa incense. Strong but delicate.
My addiction to Ajmal oils is now official. Not only are the scents like a drug to me, but the packaging is stunning. If this isn't luxury, I don't know what is...

The Pink Shock of Elsa Schiaparelli

There are perfumes and brands that live long and happy lives, pleasing both buyers and sellers. You know the names of these perfume world Methuselahs – Chanel №5Mitsouko Guerlain, Joy Jean Patou, Kolnisch Wasser... In contrast, there are brands and perfumes resembling meteors or comets that beamed brightly and became highlights of their time only be forgotten too soon. One of those meteors, Shocking de Schiaparelli, I want to review today.
Elsa Schiaparelli
I have long searched for it – though not very vigorously – because of its legendary author, Jean Carles, the perfumer who though he lost his sense of smell, never stopped creating fragrances. He is the perfumer who became the head of the first perfumery school in the world (Roure, 1946) and created an open-sourced methodology for the studying and the creation of fragrances. He is the perfumer who created legendary fragrances of 20th century: Tabu Dana, Canoe Dana, Miss DiorMa Griffe Carven, and many Lucien Lelong perfumes. Finally, Jean Carles was the first perfumer who created the first “take-away perfume”, Shocking de Schiaparelli: after that success Roure Corporation began work on the creation of fragrances for many fashion designers.
Sketches for hats inspired by shoes, Schiaparelli 1937
Then my interest in this perfume was warmed by Elsa Schiaparelli as a controversial figure who at one time successfully competed with Coco Chanel and other contemporary designers. Her resounding success was backed by artists such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Leonor Fini, Alberto Giacometti. Elsa’s success was largely fed by extravagant outfits such as her Lobster dress, Shoe hat, Skeleton dress, gloves with a manicure, Tears dress, Beetle buttons, etc... In the 30s, Time magazine named Elsa one of the fashion leaders, a mad genius, while Coco was only in the second row.
Schiaparelli's Skeleton Dress, 1938
But surrealism and shock were not the only reason for the public interest. She invented the wrap-dress 40 years before Diane von Furstenberg, the artful speakeasy dress with a secret pocket for a flask, the bathing suit with hidden bra, and tennis skirt-shorts for the ladies. All them were invented by Elsa. And she brought bright pink color, Shocking Pink, to fashion as her own feature.
The final compelling reason I needed to experience Shocking was the description by Fragrantica readers: civet, honey and musk are the main notes according to the opinion of most readers. So, it`s an animalic perfume! I have to try it! However, I did not dare to invest in an expensive bottle immediately; one should try first to avoid any regrets.
My ¼ ounce Shocking Elsa Schiaparelli mini-bottle came from the United States, it has a gold inscription «Made in USA» on its pink label with a big S, while on the bottle is written «Bottle Made in Italy». Its form resembles the legendary bottle with feminine figure (Elsa had created costumes for the actress Mae West in the film Every Day's a Holiday in 1937), using a mannequin with the figure of the actress. This personal mannequin inspired artist Leonore Fini to design the Shocking Elsa Schiaparelli bottle; just add a floral wreath in the Dali-esque spirit – and the design is ready! The main thing is that my bottle was born between 1997 and 1979, the years when the fragrance was subjected to reformulation. It can be seen immediately.
Mae West in a dress by Elsa Schiaparelli
And it is immediately to be smelled, as the perfume touches the skin. Obviously, the start is far from its best form; the citrus-ylang-aldehyde part of it smells bitter and recalls nail polish remover. Shocking is still shocking, even though it has aged.
And next, as if to compensate for this rough start, is a floral bouquet: barnyard dirty and green narcissus, pungent jasmine, bitter honey and warm rose, all rubbed by civet paste. The rough chypre heart, infinitely familiar, flowery and animalic, radiates warm soul vibes and strict disciplined orders at the same time. It reminds me of the director of a school, with a sharp voice and massive torso, covered with a green jacket, and an intricate hair bun on her head. It's like a woman of large stature in a fur coat and perfume that both fill an elevator.... In general, I can say that there’s a time machine in Shocking perfume, and it works fine – but only until the reformulation time, about 1970-1980.
It seems to me that this Shocking honey-warming and edgy floral-chypre heart can be found in Jean Carles' earlier perfumes (not to mention the fact that these flowers were at the heart of the first Chypre Coty). In his legendary Tabu Dana, the heart of jasmine, narcissus, ylang-ylang, rose and civet formed “the heart of a whore" (Tabu was created as “un parfum de puta”) against the background of sharp spices, magnetically warm amber and woody patchouli. Interestingly, both fragrances' concepts were similar – the perfumes were to shock the audience, and to attract the attention of others.
The further development of Shocking, from the familiar floral heart to the woody-musky base, follows the same chypre path with civet and powdery spices. A small cloud of powder with a touch of animalics lingers – like a durbar at the French royal court in the 17th century: it looks fine, but the animal spicy stench is smelled clearly, despite the hiding efforts of powder, musk, sandalwood and orris. The dry and edgy wood-musk base accord (moss, cedar, vetiver, sandalwood, honey and civet) completes a shocking perfume fairly quietly, with warm feelings.
Shocking by Elsa Schiaparelli has two poles. The attracting pole has something of a Guerlainesque warmth and tenderness, from its flowery powder and references toChamade and Mitsouko. The repellent pole is the severity, bitterness and sharpness of the chypre, to keep people at a distance. Shock must attract people's attention but not create an effect such as the depictions in the final stages of the novel/filmPerfume.
I would love to try an original pre-war Shocking Elsa Schiaparelli perfume. Would I be shocked by it? Perhaps its shocking name exaggerates the effect? Shocking was the fragrance for perfuming lipsticks and pressed powders, compact sponges for bathing, hair clips, buttons, brooches, etc. It should be nice then. Most likely, the shocking feature of Shocking will become clearer after this quote from Elsa Schiaparelli:
"Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to annoy other women."
The beautiful perfume to annoy others – that makes sense.
Shocking Elsa Schiaparelli

Top notes: aldehydes, tarragon,bergamot;

Heart notes: honey, narcissus, ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine;

Base notes: carnation, civet,patchouli, musk, amber, sandalwood,vetiver.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum

by: Sanja Pekic

Givenchy launches the third addition to the Dahlia Divin collection in June 2016, an intensive version named Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum. Le Nectar follows the original Eau de Parfum from 2014 and the lighter Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette from 2015. The collection follows the theme of Dahlia Noir launched in 2011.

„“She’s a goddess of our time – an icon.
An apparition so luminous, so fascinating and charismatic that her presence feels like radiant sunshine – her absence, an eclipse.
She is the woman with the dazzling aura, celebrated by Dahlia Divin since its creation.
More precious, more legendary than ever…”
Nectar de Parfum represents the luxurious, haute couture version of the fragrance, a symbol of gold and femininity, announced as "the elixir of divine potency." The composition is developed by François Demachy who focused on golden flowers of mimosa which brings their unique signature to the scent. Sambac jasmine, present in all the Dahlia Divin creations, is complemented by sensual and elegant rose. The floral heart is supported by the woody base of almost creamy vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean and lavish vanilla musk.
“Endless golden dunes, a sensation of gentle warmth on the skin, the whisper of a lightly scented breeze...The rich, sparkling notes that linger in its wake irresistibly conjure up an image of precious gold leaf.”
Top notes: mimosa
Heart: jasmine, rose
Base: vetiver, sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla, musk
The bottle is made of lacquered glass in shades of gold, adorned with gold thread around its neck and with an engraved gold plate that bears the name of the perfume. The transparent bottle holds fragments of gold leaves.

Model Candice Swanepoel replaces singer Alicia Keys as the embodiment of a Dahlia Divin woman in the new campaign. The promotional video is directed by Gordon von Steiner, with the visual campaign shot by Peter Lindbergh.

The fragrance is available as a 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum Intense.

Truly International

by: Elena Knezhevich

This week we shared some big news which will certainly pique your curiosity! For example, the new version of Chanel N°5, L'Eau, was announced. Created by Olivier Polge, Chanel N°5 L'Eau is going to greet you in the fall of 2016. The fragrance is a light and fresh interpretation of the sophisticated original, but the famed rose de Mai is still there.
While we all waiting for the new Chanel, I will inform you of some new launches which are already available in stores:
Armand Basi In Red Eau FraîcheLR Karolina by Karolina Kurkova Summer Edition
Armand Basi In Red Eau Fraîche, – Armand Basi In Red is now in soft coral pink for the summer.LR Karolina by Karolina Kurkova Summer Edition, – the 3rd perfume from the Czech supermodel.
Now we have to add 'for men' to the world famous perfume Aventus (2010) because Creed has introduced the feminine version of it, Aventus For Her. The masculine fruity fougere has gotten a modern fruity patchouli girlfriend.
Grossmith London introduced Paris Rose and Paris Leather in the Paris Gallery store in Doha, Qatar. They will be exclusively sold in Paris Gallery.
For everyone who feels nostalgic about the mega hit Giorgio Beverly Hills, check out the new Giorgio Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Collector's Edition.
I selected some more new perfume launches we haven't announced in the news:
Avon revisited their best-seller from 2008 and launched the new perfume Today Tomorrow Always In Love (2016). Another new perfume from the brand is Little Lace Dress.
Celebrity floral designer from Los Angeles, Eric Buterbaugh, has added Thorns Rose to his line. More about the designer and floral fragrances here.
Armani Eau de Nuit Oud for EAU POUR HOMME COLLECTION by Armani. A flanker after Armani Eau de Nuit (2013).
Laura Mercier added Tea Menthe Citron along with body products of the same fragrance to her body & bath line.
Sada Yakko and Soir Antique, new versions of old perfumes launched by the revived house of Rallet this month.
Monbloom is a new white floral/oud (jasmine, tuberose) perfume by Ramon Monegal
Luna Rossa Eau Sport is a fresher version of Luna Rossa Sport (2015), without vanilla and with citruses.
Last week we were busy adding new and old perfumes to our encyclopedia. In total we added 61 new perfumes and 113 perfumes which I do not want to name "old", but created some time before. Here are some of them I'd like to mention:

O Boticario – Men Only (2016), Spirit of Flowers (1993), Ops! green, Ops!blue & Ops! (1996), Acqua Vanilla (2011), Be a Flower (1998), Floratta in Silver (2000), My Love (1983), Quasar Fire for women (2005).
L`Occitane en Provence – Blossom Dew Rosée de Fleurs (2007).
Several perfumes for Brazilian brands Jequiti and Natura, French Giorgio Valenti, Spanish Pacha Ibiza, American Victoria's Secret and GermanEssence of Chi.

We had many interviews this week, and very often it is the best way to get familiar with the brand.
Chabaud: Eau de Source & Nectar de Fleurs – house of clean fragrances, review.
Interview with Pierre Aulas – the person behind great Thierry Mugler perfumes is also the owner of the EGOFACTO niche brand.
Mad Hearts – wild perfumes made by mistake.
Interview with Jean-Philippe Clermont of Atelier des Ors – why do you need that much gold?
This Week in Fragrance: Cooperativity, BBW Reboots & Hotel Smells – different smells for every room and international scent swapping, what happened last week in the world of perfume.
Gender Bender: Sweet Tobacco Spirits by 18.21 Man made (2015) – an homage to the 18th and 21st amendments which began and ended American prohibition.
Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero – the third perfume of Mankind.
Essence of Chi: Chinese Horoscope and Feng Shui Now Bottled, – overview of the new German brand.
How I Discovered Tosca, – comparison of old classic in EDT, EDP and Eau de Cologne.
Robert Piguet Gives Us Oud Intoxication, – new oud flankers of Piguet Oud (2012).
From the Land of Eternal Spring: The Perfumes of Yeye, – interview, review of perfumes and overview of the brand from Santa Barbara, California.
Out of the Bottle: Perfumer Alessandro Gualtieri, – meeting Alessandro Gualtieri at his studio in Amsterdam.
Scuderia Ferrari Fragrance Case, – cases for the iPhone 6 and 6s specially designed to carry 25 ml of fragrance inside.
Sergio Tacchini Club Edition Monte-Carlo, – celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sergio Tacchini brand and the prestigious tennis tournament.
Police Icon Gold, – the third Icon perfume in the eagle bottle.
Jo Malone Summer Afternoon Limited Edition Products, – a new collection for you and your home inspired by the English summer afternoon.
New Fragrances by La Manufacture Parfums, – the best eax de cologne, blooming garden and cashmere.
Nicolas Chabot of ÆTHER - An Interview, – a very detailed explanation of the idea and perfumes of the new brand.
Interview with Diletta Tonatto of Tonatto profumi, – news and history of the brand from Turin.
Bissoumine Matin D'Azur, – "a resolutely optimistic olfactory message, a feeling of well-being, carefree, in the mood for embracing life".
Curious Southwest: The Scents of La Curie – a review of 2016 Art and Olfaction Award-winner Incendo and the other scents of the brand
Gold Collection WIDIAN, – two fragrances in Gold to be launched soon. Golden collection will countain oud and amber based fragrances.
Do we need to wear a perfume to the office? Yes, of course, we spend most of our time at work. Our authors suggest their best choices of masculine fragrances which wouldn't bother your co-workers.