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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…

Guerlain's EDT version of La Petite Robe Noire comes to UK

by Judith Brockless, 18th February, 2013

Guerlain have released an eau de toilette version of La Petite Robe Noire, designed to be a playful spin on last year’s successful eau de parfum. According to La Petite Robe Noire herself, this time around, to celebrate their first anniversary, Thierry Wasser ‘has invited me to go dancing, so that I can reveal a more mischievous, carefr…

Tea with Thierry

by Judith Brockless, 05th January, 2013

First of all: a disclaimer. This is not an entirely serious piece; unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) circumstances precluded that. For a sensible and intelligent article, packed with accurate information, see Marian Bendeth’s award-winning interview with Thierry, here. It all began with an e-mail, from Helen McTiffen at Guer…

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Guerlain UK launch of La Petite Robe Noire

by Judith Brockless, 20th June, 2012

And so to London on a very hot day, and a stylish launch, including afternoon tea, which featured some of the ingredients of the new fragrance. Sadly, Thierry Wasser (described in the press release as ‘an immense “nose alchemist” ’, which just made me want to meet him even more) couldn’t make it, apparently off on his travels sourcing R…

The Shoe Fits - an interview with Thierry Wasser

by Marian Bendeth, 09th November, 2011

Walking in gilded shoes can be a rich and prized role but can also weigh heavily on the wearer. Three years ago, Basenotes interviewed the then newly appointed perfumer, Thierry Wasser, who was plucked and handpicked from the rich gene pool of perfumers to head up the prestigious House of Guerlain. He has had three years to adapt and cre…

Thierry Wasser on Mitsouko reformulation and IFRA regulations

by Grant Osborne, 04th November, 2011

Guerlain perfumer reveals all to award-winning writer Marian Bendeth, in an exclusive interview to be published next week. Wasser talks about his first few years as Guerlain; Sourcing ingredients in sustainable, ecologically correct ways; Shalimar Parfum Initial; his relationship with Jean-Paul Guerlain; Berluti shoes; Bloggers; the futur…