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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…

Marc Jacob's Daisy Tweet Shop comes to London

15th August, 2014

Last February as part of New York Fashion week, Marc Jacobs opened a pop-up shop with a difference. Instead of paying for items with cash, you pay with social media using the hashtag #MJDaisyChain. Now the company has opened a London version of the store, which opens todayDaisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop is at 4 East Piazza*, Covent Garden WC…

Cale and Esxence's Silvio Levi event at Roullier White

03rd July, 2014

South London's Roullier White are playing host to Silvio Levi; founder of Calé and the fragrance event, Esxence; on July 10th. Attendees can arrive between 6pm and 7pm for drinks and chat, before the talk starts at 7pm.At 7pm Mr Levi will talk about his history in perfume and guide us through his Calé Fragranze d’Autore collection, follow…

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Czech & Speake's Jermyn Street store to close at end of month

19th June, 2014

Czech & Speake are to close their historic Jermyn Street store after 30 years. The company opened their store at No. 39 in 1978 and had a studio across the road at No. 88, where their classic fragrance gets its name.The interior design company was founded by Frank Sawkins in 1978, and branched out into fragrances in 1981.Products from the…

Fifi Awards UK – Winners announced

by Grant Osborne, 15th May, 2014

The UK Fragrance Foundation held its annual Fifi Awards this evening. The event was hosted by news reader Natasha Kaplinsky, while pop star Alesha Dixon performed for the guests in attendance. The event was held at The Brewery, which has played host to the awards since 2012. Ultimate Launch Winner: Our Moment – One …

Event : Persolaise in conversation with Alyssa Harad [20th May, London]

10th May, 2014

In London on Tuesday 20th May, author Alyssa Harad will be reading extracts from her book, Coming To My Senses: A Story Of Perfume, Pleasure And An Unlikely Bride, and will be interviewed by Persolaise, from persolaise.com.The event will take place at Dirty Dicks pub at 202 Bishopsgate (Near Liverpool Street Station). Tickets are free but…

"Design With Scents" returns at Kingston University in July

06th May, 2014

Course Tutors: L-R – Joanna Norman, John Ayers and Nicola PozzaniThe course leader is Nicola Pozzani lecturer on Fragrance at Kingston and University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland. Trained by Master Perfumers, he also consults with cross-sector organisations on scent-related projects, globally. He has been a Guest Speaker, amongst others,…

Shay & Blue to launch new fragrance, Blacks Club Leather

25th April, 2014

London-based Shay & Blue have announced their latest fragrance, Blacks Club Leather. The fragrance has been inspired by the Soho member's club, Blacks and is set to launch in June.The fragrance has been created by brand perfumer Julie Massé in collaboration with founder, Dom De Vetta and is available as fragrance and candle. It is describ…

London's Serpentine Gallery launch scent in collaboration with Comme des Garçons and Tracy Emin

17th April, 2014

Christian Astuguevieille said: “The Serpentine asked me to create a perfume that would be rooted in their geographical location in the middle of one of biggest parks in the middle of one of the biggest cities of the world. We worked on the concept of ‘Green and City’, but not any green space in any city. The perfume we made is London spec…

Smell Bent arrives in the UK

12th February, 2014

South London's Roullier White will be stocking L.A. Perfume House ‘Smell Bent’ this summer. “I have been a huge fan of this edgy, fun and stylish brand since they exploded onto the fragrance scene . It is a reminder of the pure joy that fragrance can impart and a collection that makes you think and smile is a breathe of fresh air – althou…

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…

Miller Harris and Burberry Beauty open in Covent Garden

17th December, 2013

London's Covent Garden Market is fast becoming a destination for lovers of fragrance and beauty. Last year Chanel opened a dedicated beauty store, earlier this year Dior opened a beauty boutique, and Penhaligon's moved in to replace sister-brand L'Artisan Parfumeur. Now Miller Harris and Burberry have opened boutiques in the popular shopp…