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Bottega Veneta to launch new feminine fragrance, Knot in August.

23rd July, 2014

Daniela Andrier of Givaudan is the perfumer behind Bottega Veneta's latest fragrance, Knot. The fragrance is named after a line of clutch bags by the company, and the fragrance is due in August.Knot contains notes of mandarin, limette, neroli and orange blossom in the top; heart notes include white rose, peony and lavender; and musk and…

Greatest Hits : Christine Nagel

by Nick Gilbert, 16th July, 2014

Originally a research chemist, Christine Nagel has worked at Firmenich, Creations Aromatiques, Quest, Fragrance Resources and Givaudan. She has spent the past 4 years at Mane, where she has been responsible for most of Jo Malone London’s output in that time. At the end of last year, an announcement from Hermès had many of …

Givaudan creates charitable foundation

17th June, 2014

Givaudan has announced the creation of a foundation aimed at reinforcing its commitment to charitable causes and its involvement in the communities in which it operates. The Givaudan Foundation has been founded in Geneva as an independent non-profit organisation. The Foundation will focus on three main areas in which Givaudan is already e…

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Givaudan partner with Agri-Supply, to strengthen the supply channels for vetiver from Haiti

12th December, 2013

One hundred and sixty vetiver growers have formed a cooperative to produce an exclusive vetiver oil quality for Givaudan perfumers. Haitian growers in three villages, Massey, Faucault and Bazelais, form the Givaudan / Agri-Supply cooperative. They benefit from a guaranteed minimum price and regular technical support from Givaudan teams th…

Harrods' "Fragrance Explosion" to start later this week

19th August, 2013

Harrods has announced a late summer programme of olfactory events entitled "Meet the Perfumers". The in-store talks, masterclasses and one to one consultations will take place from Thursday 22nd August to Thursday 19th September. The series includes highlights such as "The Art of British Perfumery", a masterclass with Floris perfumer Sh…

New from Calvin Klein : Down Town

19th August, 2013

Reaching the US on September 1st is Calvin Klein's latest feminine fragrance, Down Town. The fragrance is being launched by a promotional video directed by David Fincher and print campaign by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Both star actress, Rooney Mara. The fragrance, created by Givaudan perfumer Caroline Sabas, is described as a soft, floral sc…

Katy Perry launches second scent, Meow!

by Lila Das Gupta, 02nd December, 2011

Singer Katy Perry has launched her second fragrance: “Meow! by Katy Perry,” in partnership with Gigantic Parfums. Ms Perry said "Meow! is my second baby in the fragrance world. I created it during my California Dreams Tour, and I can't wait for people to be able to experience my intriguing, amusing, candy-land like fantasy whenever they…

The Science of Scent at Harrods Perfume Diaries

by Nick Gilbert, 12th October, 2010

From cinnamon we moved to rose, and were given 2 different roses to smell. When asked which we preferred, the majority of the audience chose the second rose, which was a rose note constructed in a lab – with more citrus and fruity aspects, as well as a slightly boozy feel too it. The first rose was a Bulgarian rose absolute, which had a m…