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The Right Combination: Interview with Nina Friede and Elisabeth Modin from Friedemodin

by Pia Long, 18th December, 2013

I meet Nina and Elisabeth at an exclusive private club in London. You'd never know there were marble staircases, luxury lounges and several bars hiding behind the ordinary façade. Nina and Elisabeth have been busy juggling all the jobs that come with being a perfume start-up and have been using the club lounge as an impromptu o…

Vistors to Frankfurt airport get to try Boss Bottled Unlimited first

16th December, 2013

Hugo Boss are to launch Boss Bottled Unlimited next year, but visitors to Heinemann Duty Free in Frankfurt airport can buy the fragrance now. The scent is said to "reinvent the classic masculine fougere with a unique combination of invigorating green notes." Notes include mint, cistus and "aromatic masculine woods". …

Yohji fragrance return leads to sell out

22nd August, 2013

The original fragrances by Yohji Yamamoto, Yohji and Yohji Homme were relaunched earlier this month and sold out in their first week of sale in Selfridges London and online. The fragrances were originally launched in partnership with Jean Patou in the mid-nineties, but after Patou's acquisition by Procter & Gamble, the license was left to…

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Tommy Hilfiger launch Pear Blossom

by Grant Osborne, 12th March, 2012

Available next month is Hilfiger Woman Pear Blossom, a limited edition fragrance that will be available exclusively in Tommy Hilfiger Stores, Douglas stores and the website.The fragrance contains notes of Pear blossom, neroli, and raspberry in the top; the heart features Davana, cinnamon and whipped cream; while the dry down of…

4711 continues to greet visitors to Cologne

by Grant Osborne, 30th September, 2010

Visitors to Cologne, traveling by rail, have been greeted by a large lighted installation of infamous brand 4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser for decades. Work has been done to renovate the installation and has now been completed (see below)The 4711 cologne was created in 1792, and the brand was acquired in late 2006 by Stolberg-based, Maurer & W…