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Cire Trudon Christmas Collection 2014

by Judith Brockless, 03rd November, 2014

Cire Trudon have presented three fragrances for their Christmas 2014 collection: Bethléem, Gabriel and Nazareth.In a warm, amber manger, his eyes open wide to take in the silver night. He takes his first breath, inhaling exotic spices - gifts from distant travellers who have come to celebrate his arrival.Bethléem has opening notes of pep…

Jo Malone 'Frosted Fantasy' collections for Christmas 2014

by Judith Brockless, 25th September, 2014

Always ready to put on a spectacular show, the folk at Jo Malone really outdid themselves and the townhouse was transformed into a (very welcome) Winter Wonderland, complete with snowdrifts and a functioning ice rink in one of the upstairs rooms. A turkey dinner, lobster and roast ham were all on the menu - although the heat meant …

Roja Dove launches Fortnum & Mason exclusive, and relaunches book

10th September, 2014

Dove's The Essence of Perfume book has been relaunched. (our review of the 2008 version is here) He says:Writing this book has been one of the most intense experiences of my life – it is an account of my personal outlook and experience of the fragrance industry, and the knowledge of perfumery that I have gained over my career.The new vers…

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L'Artisan adds reed diffusers to its Grasse Collection next month

16th July, 2014

In August, L’Artisan Parfumeur expands its home fragrance range with reed diffusers. These join the brand’s Grasse Collection, launched in 2012, which "celebrates the spiritual home of perfumery, in the South of France."Inspired by the four seasons in the fragrant landscapes around Grasse, Provence, the Home Fragrance Diffusers will be av…

Wood Sage & Sea Salt is last Christine Nagel fragrance for Jo Malone

27th May, 2014

Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt – inspired by the English coast – is the last Christine Nagel fragrance for the brand. Nagel has been a regular perfumer for Jo Malone since 2010, but is now in-house perfumer at Hermès alongside Jean-Claude Ellena.The fragrance is suitable for men and women, and is the first Jo Malone fragrance to feature…

New Countryside Candle Collection from Penhaligon’s

15th May, 2014

Penhaligon's have announced the Countryside Candle Collection, which is due at the end of May. The candles are housed in hat boxes, and the collection consists of four triple wicked candles, designed to transport you to the "fragrant heart of Britain." Each candle is inspired by a traditional country pastime; An Amble in the…

Latest from Atelier Cologne is Cédrat Enivrant. Plus new Metal Collection fragrance due soon

17th April, 2014

The new Metal Collection scent will join Gold Leather and Silver Iris which were launched last year. …

Marie Salamagne creates Limited edition Silk Blossom for Jo Malone. Candle to raise money for charity gardens

17th April, 2014

Firmenich perfumer, Marie Salamagne has created a limited edition scent for Jo Malone: Silk Blossom. The fragrance will be available as cologne and candle. All proceeds from the candle will go to supporting charity gardens.The fragrance contains notes of White pepper, Silk tree blossom and Moss.Jo Malone say about their charity gardens:If…

Eau d'Italie present Graine de Joie

21st March, 2014

Eau d'Italie are also presenting a range of reed diffusers and liquid soaps, all with different fragrances to the personal fragrance line.The newest in the line is Frankincense and Myrrh. The company are one of the first to use a new breakthrough alcohol-free formulation of the Room Scent Diffuser developed by Firmenich. Co-founder Sebast…

Byredo launch limited edition candles

12th February, 2014

Byredo have launched a collection of three limited edition candles (Bibliothèque, Cotton Poplin and Fleur Fantôme), plus new candle Burning Rose, in limited edition collector's packaging. ‘Burning Rose’ (right) is available in custom hand painted glass and a collector’s edition ‘XO’-packaging. Notes include Rose Petals, Rose Absolute, Vi…

Ropion creates Frederic Malle's Joyeux Noel candle

19th December, 2013

Available now is Frederic Malle's Joyeux Noel candle, which Malle developed with perfumer Dominique Ropion. The candle contains notes of cinnamon, pine, amber and cotton candy. Malle says:A few years ago, Dominique Ropion had made a sketch of this unique December scent. We decided to polish it, and make it even more comfortable, diffusive…

Living Outside The Store - Aedes De Venustas Launches Home Fragrances In The UK

by Persolaise, 17th December, 2013

When the words ‘mood board’ are uttered, there’s a moment of tension. It’s barely perceptible, but the writers in the room pick up on it straight away and give each other a worried glance. Karl Bradl, founder of New York’s much-revered niche store, Aedes De Venustas, has just used the term to explain his preferred method of communicating …