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Mille Facettes

The installation, called Mille Facettes—A Thousand Facets of Olfactory Lights, was presented as an artistic interpretation of the new fragrance, purporting to take the visitor for some 90 seconds inside a diamond, or more accurately inside a Plexiglas box in which a white light was diffused into a million facets of colors, plunging the visitor […] Continue reading

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The outdoor lifestyle

And with these sentiments in mind, Gorham set out to imbue Byredo’s aesthetic and enthusiasm for the senses into the outdoor lifestyle, from Eleventh Hour’s evocative aromatic elements to handpicking products symbolic of camping culture (Stanley thermos bottles! Vargo pots! JJJJound cutting boards!) to collaborating with renowned French chef Jean Imbert on an evolving menu […] Continue reading

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Candy Crush: LES EAUX DE CHANEL Toiletries by CHANEL

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I […] Continue reading

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Perfume Review: LES EAUX DE CHANEL by CHANEL

Pack your bags because CHANEL is taking us on holiday. They’ve booked the most luxurious mode of transport […] Continue reading

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Leonard Foujita : The Japanese Star of 1920s Paris

The Japanese artist who was the toast of the 1920s Paris

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An original and sensorial discovery

Bringing together close to 110 art and archaeology objects together for the first time, it will take you on a journey through Chinese civilisation. A selection of ceramics, drawings, bronzes, and paintings from the collections of the Shanghai Museum is presented for the first time in Europe alongside some twenty pieces from the Musée Cernuschi […] Continue reading

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On Escentual: Alaïa Paris Nude

Alaïa Paris Nude – the new scent from Azzedine Alaïa. Reviewed on Escentual. Click here to read. Disclaimer […] Continue reading

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Speed Sniff: Paris-Izmir & Paris-Bangalore by Carven

Speed Sniffs is a way to bring you ‘to-the-point’ fragrance reviews that are quick and easy to digest. […] Continue reading

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Unidentified Scented Object

The vision of Cartier’s in-house fragrance nose Mathilde Laurent, Le Nuage Parfumé – aka the Unidentified Scented Object – is located at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The scented object is in fact a cloud, a puff of perfume if you will. Inside a glass cube sits a suspended spiral staircase with a floating […] Continue reading

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Piver Reve d’Or ~ fragrance review

Piver Rêve d’Or vintage advert

In August, I met up with a friend at Sous le Parasol, a tiny perfume boutique in a a decidedly non-chi-chi Parisian neighborhood. The boutique looks like it hasn’t had a branding update since 1966, and its logo and throwback storefront needs only Jeanne Moreau in a trench coat to shine in a nouvelle vague movie.

Naturally, my pulse leapt at Sous le Parasol’s glorious retro-chic décor. But what really got my heart racing were its shelves of cheap thrills. David Hasson, a Spanish perfumer, founded Sous le Parasol in 1936. He stocked his shop with his own colognes and blended them at his laboratory in Burgundy from materials from Grasse. The founder’s son still makes the boutique’s fragrances, and the granddaughter runs it…

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