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Introducing the Annicke Collection - Eight & Bobís first collection of feminine fragrances

by Judith Brockless, 17th October, 2018

Rescued from the archive collection of Albert Fouquet, creator of Eight & Bob, the three fragrances originally date from the 1930's. The trio was inspired by a woman, Annicke, ‘who dazzled its creator’ after meeting for the first time at a dinner party in 1936. From that moment on, whenever Albert visited his …

Book Review : Homemade Perfume by Anya McCoy

by Slate Powell, 08th October, 2018

​I think itís fair to describe me as a crafter. Iíve tried pretty much everything, from knitting and whittling to needle felting with cat hair. Iíll gleefully give anything a try, and enjoy the process even if the end result leaves something to be desired. So when I was asked to review Homemade Perfume by Anya McCoy, my crafterís heart did a somersault Ė perfumery! One of the two crafts Iíve always wanted to try but havenít quite found the opportunity! (The other is taxidermy, which would be an altogether very different review).

Ormonde Jayne creates Cuir Imperial for Harrods and adds to home fragrance collection

08th October, 2018

The new room diffuser line is called Parfum d'Ambiance and is available in the following scents. CASABLANCA LILY - a great performer and best-selling candle with bergamot, lime and lily FRANGIPANI - A creamy rich floral, particularly attractive formulation with magnolia flower, lime peel, white frangipani, jasmine and plum. …

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Chanel add toiletries to Eaux de Chanel range

by Judith Brockless, 08th October, 2018

Chanel have followed up their new Eaux de Chanel, with a set of foaming shower gels and body lotions, which can be layered with the eaux de toilette for a more intense scent. Paris-Deauville ‘A vivacious and elegant fragrance with all the energy of orange peel and aromatic basil leaf.’ Paris-Biarritz &lsquo…

Antonio Gardoni resurrects the T-Rex for Zoologist Perfumes

by Judith Brockless, 21st September, 2018

If all that wasn’t exciting enough for you, the new fragrance is being launched with a limited edition of 450 Special Edition bottles in a red faux-leather box, and our T Rex character is seen sporting pair of cool shades.  Say Zoologist: ‘First come first serve, don't wait till they are all gone like the dinosaur…

Santal Nabataea added to Mona di Orio Monogram collection

20th September, 2018

Notes include black pepper, blackcurrant leaf, dried apricot, oleander, opoponax, sandstone, australian sandalwood, indian sandalwood and coffee Creative Director, Jeroen Oude Sogtoen says "Santal Nabataea translates our view on the ever-changing “Niche” market. By using our uncompromising quality as a tool, we were ab…

Campomarzio70 celebrate new store in Florence

20th September, 2018

The store, which opened in July, is walking distance from Piazza della Signoria and carries lines such as Cire Trudon, Heeley, Xerjoff, Kilian, Lorenzo Villoresi, Memo and Mona di Orio. Campomarzio70 Firenze is at Via della Condotta 61-67/R. …

Sedona Sweet Grass launched by Providence Perfume Co: Inspired by the red rocks of Sedona

20th September, 2018

Sedona Sweet Grass is the latest fragrance by Providence Perfume Co., and was inspired by the red rocks of Sedona. The perfumer is Charna Ethier. Notes include piñon pine, vetiver, sweet grass, sage, incense, grass, mezcal, campfire and dry wood.   The company say: Our perfumer, Charna has been working …

Byredo open London flagship store

17th September, 2018

Byredo has opened its second store, and its first store in Europe at 42 Lexington Street, London . The 200 square metres retail store is spread over two floors and will showcase Byredo’s range of products, which as well as fragrance and beauty, also features leather goods and eyewear. The historic post-Georgian building er…

BSX joins Optico line

17th September, 2018

Optico launched in 2016 with a range of four perfumes inspired by different parts of the world: Optico.it (Italy) was scented with citrus fruits; Optico.cr (Costa Rica) was scented with coffee; Optico.re (Reunion Islands) was scented with Vanilla and Optico.lk (Sri Lanka) was scented with tea. Monom - the parent company of Opti…

Bravanariz: new natural perfume line from Spain (news from Pitti)

17th September, 2018

Bravanariz (which translates as Brave Nose) were showing their natural perfume collection in Pitti. Each fragrance is inspired by the different landscapes in the Empordà region of Catalonia, and the raw materials from the scents are all sustainably sourced from the same area. Bosc Bosc is Catalonian for 'forest', and …

Waters + Wild is an organic perfumery from Ireland (news from Pitti 2018)

16th September, 2018

The company also showed new bags for the fragrance packaging made from Donegal Tweed. More about Waters + Wild can be found at their website …