Fragrance

Versace pour femme’s Dylan Blue. A Modernist Mix of Old & New

January 16, 2018

Versace has long been a byword for glitzy, bold, baroque, fringed and studded glamour. It seems fitting that following the Spring’18 show at Milan’s Triennale museum as a tribute to her deceased brother Gianni’s iconic inspirations and creations (shown above), that Donatella should mark a Spring’18 perfume launch that’s equally as retro derivative with a […]

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LM Parfums Veleno Doré

November 30, 2017

Laurent Mazzone’s talent is undeniable. Expert in luxuriously relaying the sensory qualities of sensation, colour and pattern into his premium perfumes, Mazzone’s creations are resultantly addictive and sumptuous as any true indicator of luxury should be. These vials convey premium at a price, rich in expensive and rare ingredients with the perfumer’s artistry foremost relaying […]

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Tom Ford first stand-alone Beauty Store Launches in Covent Garden

November 29, 2017

A must visit on my next trip to my former home town is the new 130sq feet stand-alone Tom Ford Store in London’s Covent Garden. A beauty vision of the visionary that is Ford, encapsulating all that’s sublimely chic. Launched only a week ago, the first TOM FORD beauty standalone store is a pivotal moment […]

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Zarko Perfume Cloud Collection

November 29, 2017

Zarko is a new name for me. It seems that more and more niche perfume houses are developing ground-breaking fragrances and combinations to take on the big players. Smaller quantities produced, exclusivity to certain retailers and price (an all important niche factor) ensures that the general populace may not ever come into contact with these […]

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Chanel launches Gabrielle. The Gen Y’ers finally have an ‘it’ perfume.

September 18, 2017

It’s a HUGE thing when Chanel launch a newbie to the Chanel perfume fold, with billions banking on its success. Years in development (five) for the bottle ALONE and you get the picture. Created by Olivier Polge, Chanel’s in-house perfumer and son of blockbuster ‘Chance’ creator, Jacques Polge, the creation of ‘Gabrielle’ is meant to […]

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Mugler’s Hot Cologne – Striking and Off-kilter

February 5, 2017

Mugler’s Les Exceptions range had completely bypassed my radar until I caught sight of an artfully minimalist  yet chunky bottle on social media a few weeks ago and tracked them down. These, I have to try, so I’m kicking off in reverse order with the 8th member of the range, Hot Cologne. A smooth, fresh […]

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Jo Malone’s Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense – Grown-Up Hedonistic Delight

January 12, 2017

Perfume floozies all know that Jo Malone is synonymous with quintessential fresh English fragrances that encapsulate the best of British lifestyle. Whether it be urban living (as in the recent Bloomsbury Set limited release) or country, with its prolific use of garden flowers and herbs in its make-up – Step forward Lime, Basil & Mandarin, […]

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Carven’s L’Absolu and L’Eau Intense

January 9, 2017

One of the rubbish things about no longer being in the epicentre of the world (ie London) and moving to the cold hard North is that one tends to drop from press lists like an X Factor contestant dropping their inhibitions and their conscience. Throw in the constant turnaround in agency PR staff and your […]

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How L’Eau Can You Go? Chanel Releases No.5 L’Eau

November 9, 2016

It’s November and they’ve started. The Christmas TV ads. The ones you either secretly enjoy or love to hate. Either way, come 24th December and by their several hundredth run, you’re crying out for the flip to Summer holiday ads. It’s also the time for huge departments stores and perfume brands to get behind their […]

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Juliette Has A Gun’s Into The Void. To Infinity & Beyond

August 31, 2016

Juliette Has A Gun’s Romano Ricci isn’t averse to playing with ideas nor ingredients. With his latest limited edition release*, Ricci has played with the enigma of space and time, querying what it’s like to be ‘out there’ in deepest darkest space, toying with a trip into an all encompassing darkness, the lure of the […]

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