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Perfumer Maria Candida Gentile creates ‘olfactory sculpture’

by Judith Brockless, 05th July, 2013

Perfumer Maria Candida Gentile has created an ‘olfactory sculpture’ to feature at the famous ‘Biennale di Venezia’, after a suggestion by Italian artist Luca Vitone. The work is part of the ‘Vice Versa’ exhibition, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi for the Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale art exhibition. Artist Luca Vitone w…

A Survey of Italian Colognes

by Marika Vecchiattini, 18th June, 2012

The general idea of Italian perfumery involves refreshing scents reminiscent of sultry holidays, plus a casual, relaxed style, worn in an irresistibly hedonistic way – something you wear for your own pleasure, rather than to impress others. Italians themselves do show a preference towards Colognes and refreshing, zesty kind of scents, bot…

Eight & Bob - a fragrance for JFK and his friends | Esxence News

by Grant Osborne, 01st April, 2012

Eight & Bob is a fragrance that tells a story of Albert Fouquet, the son of a Parisian aristocrat and perfume connoisseur. He created a fragrance for his personal use in collaboration with his butler, Philippe. According to the company, he was asked by many in his social circle to market the fragrance, but he declined. And then, on vacati…

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Campomarzio70 Via Vittoria celebrates 1st Birthday with Happy Noseday this Sunday [Rome]

by Grant Osborne, 09th March, 2012

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Rome's Campomarzio70 Via Vittoria niche perfumery the company are opening its doors to the public for a double event, featuring some of the stars of niche perfumery including Olivier Durbano, Andy Tauer, Vero Kern and Yosh Han. From 7.30 p.m, On Sunday March 11 the cocktail party "Happy Noseday…

Lorenzo Villoresi launches Iperborea

by Grant Osborne, 23rd November, 2010

Italian independent perfumer, Lorenzo Villoresi has launched his latest fragrance, Iperborea. The fragrance contains top notes of blossoming petals, lily of the valley, cyclamen, green notes, orange, mandarin, peach; heart notes of white spring flowers, magnolia, mimosa and lily of the valley and base notes of white flowers, jasmine, oran…

Andy Tauer launches two new scents at Pitti

by Grant Osborne, 28th September, 2010

Andy Tauer showcased two new fragrances at the fragrance fair Pitti Florence earlier this month. The two scents are Eau d'Épices and Une Rose Vermeille.Eau d'Épices is an eau de parfum with top notes of cinnamon, cardamom, clove and coriander with red mandarines; a heart of orange blossom, jasmine, orris root and incense. Finally the frag…