Weil Is Not Dead!

  Many perfume fans remember the mythic house of Weil, originally devoted to furs, but more known to us for fragrances like Antilope or Zibeline, intended to be used on fur coats. Since 2014, when we published an article on the history of this brand written by Elena Vosnaki, little or nothing has been said about Weil and personally, I thought that this house had vanished. But in fact, it has...
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Pasha de Cartier: Now Vintage

  Pasha de Cartier was launched in 1992, as if a farewell gesture to the masculine fougeres of the 80s; at that time the perfume industry turned towards aquatic and ozone trends (New West Aramis and Kenzo Homme were launched already, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake and Escape for men CK were not yet available). Perfumer Jacques Cavallier developed Pasha de Cartier and L`Eau d`Issey at...
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Nina Ricci: Les Monstres de Nina Ricci

  The house of Nina Ricci, under the license held by Puig, represents two new limited editions of their Les Belles de Nina fragrances in early 2018  (Nina from 2006 and Luna from 2016), called Les Monstres de Nina Ricci, in bottles designed by Brazilian artists Ana Strumpf and Guto Requena. Les Monstres de Nina Ricci Nina is a sweet floral-fruity fragrance that combines notes of pear, bl...
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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, mid-December 2017

Our same old open thread poll for a lazy winter weekend. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, the fragrance you bought when you’d gone shopping for something else, whatever.

Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

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What’s in a name

Shumate and Luby [of Pinrose] noticed that although the fragrance Sugar Bandit was neither their worst- nor best-seller, it had the highest re-purchase rate. Clearly, customers liked the scent, but something about the marketing was off.

“We realized that the name might be holding it back a little bit,” says Luby. After renaming it Secret Genius (described as “perfect for hatching plans and sneaking kisses”), sales took off, and it’s now their No. 1 best-seller.

— Read more at Here's Why Perfume Descriptions Are Never About Smell at Racked.

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How to become a perfumer

Perfumer Quentin Bisch talks about studying perfumery at Givaudan.

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The daily lemming

Fantastic apothecary-style packaging on Atelier Cologne's new series of candles, although you'll need to have long matches on hand (and good luck if your wick goes off center). Bois Montmartre, Oud Jumeirah, Rose London, Orange Positano, Cédrat Venice, Tobacco Texas, The Séoul, Bergamote Shanghai and Vanille Nolita are $75 each for 210g at Neiman Marcus.

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Fragrant Milestones of the 1990s

  In Barbara Herman's Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, the last decade of the 20th century was entitled "Water, water, everywhere", with CK One as a showrunner — see-through, frigid water, bottled pure and simple, the High Priest of unisex fragrances. The laconic brevity of the 90's was a natural response to the baroque drama of overdressed Givenchy Ysatis, ...
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Xerjoff Cavour I

  Italian niche house Xerjoff recently opened their 'flagship store' in Turin, Italy, dedicating a special edition presented in December 2017. The fragrance gets its name on the street where Xerjoff's boutique is located, Via Cavour 1, provoking us with a oriental-gourmand composition accentuated with delicate fruity notes.   Mr. Sergio Momo at the opening of Xerjoff boutique in Torino...
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Juliette Has A Gun Moscow Mule

  Juliette Has A Gun launches Moscow Mule, the new fragrance dedicated to the city of Moscow. It is inspired by and made of notes that recreate the legendary Moscow Mule cocktail of Russian vodka, ginger ale and lime juice. Described with epithets like intoxicating, dangerous and unforgettable, Moscow Mule fragrance is to depict the fragrant character of Russian Juliet. The composition is...
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