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The Enduring Influence of Oud

by Elizabeth Harris, 15th April, 2020

After more than two centuries of continued use, authorities in the UAE have announced that ouds and traditional concentrated oils will no longer be sold using the historic ‘tula’ system of measurement and instead move to ‘gram/millilitre’ measurement. This move, which came into force at the end of last month, marks…

Miller Harris gets soap moving

24th March, 2020

Fragrance houses large and small are, quite rightly, turning their attention to producing items such as hand sanitiser rather than their usual fine fragrance, in order to help with the current health crisis. Miller Harris is partnering with Age UK in a ‘Let’s get soap moving!’ campaign, whilst urging other businesses…

LVMH to make hand sanitiser for French hospitals at Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy factories

16th March, 2020

To help combat Coronavirus, luxury goods company, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, are switching production of perfume, to hand sanitiser at three of their factories which normally produce perfume products. As well as Givenchy, Dior and Guerlain - LVMH owns brands and licenses for many high-end perfumes including Kenzo, Acqua di Parma…

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Chanel announce new No.5 face, and additional products in Chance line

06th March, 2020

Earlier this year Chanel introduced two new limited edition, travel-friendly ways to wear their fragrance Chance. Chance Perfume Pencils and Chance Eau Tendre Hair Oil hit shelves on January 10th 2020. Including three flanker fragrances alongside the original, the pencils are available in Chance, Chance Eau Fraiche, Chance Eau Tend…

Now you can smell of Tom Ford's Rose Prick

by Danielle Cooper, 05th March, 2020

Tom Ford have announced their latest offering with a sharp title and a soft heart by launching Rose Prick. The designer himself declares: “The prick of a rose. The slight pain that yields such sensual pleasure. Inspired by my own rose garden, Rose Prick is a wild bouquet of intoxicating and rare hybrids. A trilogy of Rose de Mai, Tu…

Carner open flagship store in Barcelona

05th March, 2020

Carner Barcelona are offering a "beautiful surprise" with any customer's first purchase in store, for all of March.   …

Acqua di Parma launch hair collection for men

by Danielle Cooper, 25th February, 2020

Acqua di Parma have announced their latest launch - a new Haircare & Styling collection.  The range consists of three new shampoos; Mild, Thickening & Illuminating and three new styling products; Defining Cream, Modelling Clay & Fixing Wax. The new haircare products are infused with the scent of Colonia and the bra…

Eight & Bob launches travel editions of its scents

24th February, 2020

Grooming and Fragrance brand Eight & Bob have announced the launch of a travel offering of their best selling scents. The 30ml travel size collection presented alongside an optional hand-crafted leather case will be available in 10 different colours. The house's Iconic and Annicke collections are both housed in this new siz…

Cacharel adds to its Yes I Am collection

17th February, 2020

Cacharel have added Yes I Am Fabulous – a new feminine fragrance, part of its Yes I Am collection. Previous fragrances in the collection include Yes I Am, and Yes I Am Pink First. The face for the campaign is actress Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars, You, Dollface). The company say: A collection of 3 fragrance…

Geza Schön: Rebel With An Olfactory Cause

by Carla Seipp, 13th February, 2020

​Who says perfume can’t be political? In some cases it may just be a pretty glass bottle with a generically pleasant-smelling liquid inside, but amongst the ever-expanding sea of new releases, something that is more than just a pretty proverbial face feels downright refreshing. One longtime crusader for this cause is Geza Schoen.

New Perfume Trio from Lalique

by Danielle Cooper, 13th February, 2020

Luxury fragrance house Lalique have announced the launch of "three modern olfactory stories" with their latest offerings Blue Rise, Velvet Plum and Infinite Shine. The collection, entitled Les Compositions Parfumées, is quoted as being "inspired by the alchemy of perfumery, jewellery and crystal-making. Fresh. Luxuri…

Frederic Malle launches collection of their classic Rose scents

06th February, 2020

Available now from Fréderic Malle is Roses : A Collection – a coffret featuring five of the brand's interpretations of the popular floral note. The company say: "Rose is to perfumery what the nude is to drawing.” Whether pure, futuristic, sophisticated, synthetic - or created from an orgy of natural ing…