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Neela Vermeire previews Ashoka at Esxence 2013

24th March, 2013

Paris-based, Calcutta born, Neela Vermeire previewed the latest perfume in her collection, named after the Indian emperor Ashoka.Ashoka was known as a tyrant who reformed his ways after converting to Buddhism, and in later life came to be seen as a benevolent figure. Neela said it was a challenge to produce a perfume to honour everythi…

Rosine to launch Lotus Rose | Esxence News

02nd April, 2012

Lotus Rose is the latest perfume from Les Parfums de Rosine. The fragrance was created in collaboration with perfumer François Robert and was inspired by the Isola Madre garden.The fragrance contains notes of bergamot, mandarin, coriander and neroli in the top; the heart features lotus, jasmine, rose and iris; while the base features ambe…

Popup Paris : A diamond is hidden in every fifty candles | Esxence News

01st April, 2012

Popup Paris are a candle maker with a difference - inside one in every fifty candles is a diamond. 0.15ct in their smaller candles 0.25 ct in the larger ones. As the candle is melted to the bottom, the diamond will be revealed. The diamonds are inserted by hand by Victor Van de Rosieren, the founder of the company. During this process a b…

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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…

Natural perfumers at Esxence

by Lila Das Gupta, 01st April, 2012

‘Natural Perfumers’ come in all shapes and sizes. At the Exsense fair they consisted of a former model with an aromatherapy background and an old Italian family, some of whose ‘natural’ products turn out to contain a dash of aldehydes.... and somewhat controversially real musk. The House, which was launched just over a year ago, is owned…

Nothing from Nasomatto - but they'll be back! | Esxence News

by Grant Osborne, 31st March, 2012

Alessandro Gualtieri's Nasomatto were at Esxence, but unlike all the other stands, had no product on show, no staff to answer questions, and no samples to give away. They just had a golden pig-dog thing on a stand with a sign that said "I'll be Back!", surrounded by dead flowers. Pictures follow... …

Blood Concept launch +MA at Esxence

31st March, 2012

The company say that "+MA is a white unisex fragrance,... extremely original but easy to wear. Childhood souvenirs and tidy laundry notes linger through itsspreading time. A delicate explosion of white notes, known andunknown. "+MA is available from April as 30 mini drip spray, 40ml perfume oil dropper and 60ml drip spray. …

New from Xerjoff : Oud Stars | Esxence News

30th March, 2012

Italian perfumers Xerjoff have launched a new line at Esxense called ‘Oud Stars.’ The six perfumes are inspired by the famous book ‘The Travels of Ibn Battuta’ written by the 14th century Arab traveller who documented his impressions of the Islamic World, both east and west and is credited with being an equal to Marco Polo. The selecti…

Floris Victorious | Esxence News

30th March, 2012

Floris has unveiled its latest fragrance, called Victorious at Esxence. The company says it is launching the perfume in the year London hosts the Olympics to ‘celebrate the spirit of Great Britain.’The perfume is described as ‘bringing together five fragrance families in a complex harmony to symbolise victory through endeavour. Marine, …

Meaning Making in Artistic Perfumery - Lecture by Dr Claus Noppeney at Esxence 2012

by Lila Das Gupta, 30th March, 2012

The perfume followed by Dr Noppeney was Blask by Humiecki & Graef, recording conversations between the perfumer and those who had written the initial brief. The concept behind the perfume he told us was the sense of trust, in particular inter-generational trust. He tracked the process from brief, to photography campaign to blogger rea…

Fantastic Mister Fox! : Mark Buxton creates À Rebours - new fragrance from 'Friendly Fur' | Esxence News

by Lila Das Gupta, 30th March, 2012

Gleber studied Arts and Marketing at University. “I called the perfume À Rebours, because in French it means going against the grain - even if it’s tough and the harder way and hurts a little, sometimes art has to hurt a little. À Rebours is also the name of a very beautiful novel written by Joris-Karl Huysmans about an artist in 1884,…