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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 …

Scents for Swedes – celebrating Sweden's National Day

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 06th June, 2014

Today is Sweden's National Day, so we're celebrating by choosing fragrances for some of Sweden's most popular exports. Ah, Miss Garbo; a reluctant star, but a brilliant one nonetheless. I would have liked to have scented Miss G with something brilliant – full of personality and life – however, I have it on good …

Who Smells So Great? - Perfume And Fifty Years Of Doctor Who

by Persolaise, 20th November, 2013

Unless you've spent the last few months held hostage in E-Space by a horde of Marshmen, you'll be well aware that a British television institution is about to celebrate an important milestone. Doctor Who, the time-travelling sci-fi series which embarked on its first voyage on the 23rd of November 1963 has reached the half-cent…

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Choose the right fragrance for your Halloween costume!

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 31st October, 2013

So, Halloween is here! A sacred day, on the eve of All Hallows, when Christians remember saints, martyrs, and others who have passed away. It’s also about sweets, horror films and dressing up in public and it being absolutely OK, which are some of my favourite things. But when you’re debating which costume to don this year will you consid…

Guerlain release limited edition Mon Eau de Lingerie

by Judith Brockless, 19th September, 2013

Following on from the success of this year’s Eau de Lingerie, Guerlain are briefly adding to their range of La Petite Robe Noire products with Mon Eau de Lingerie, designed to ‘create a scented mist to perfume lingerie and little black dresses’.Mon Eau de Lingerie contains notes of black cherry, bergamot, Bulgarian rose and Turkish rose a…

Guerlain ‘Les Parisiennes’ launching in the UK

by Judith Brockless, 11th June, 2013

Guerlain is bringing its ‘Les Parisiennes’ collection to the UK in a staggered release over the course of this year. The partner collection to ‘Les Parisiens’, ‘Les Parisiennes’ consists of four fragrances (Mon Précieux Nectar, Nuit d’Amour, L’Heure de Nuit and Liu), one of which will be launching every two months, exclusively at Harrods…

UK FiFi Award winners 2013

17th May, 2013

The UK FiFi Awards were held last night in London. The event was held at The Brewery and was hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky. The winners were as follows: Best New Female Print Advertisement Jaipur Bracelet - BoucheronBest New Male Print Advertisement Kokorico – Jean Paul GaultierBest New Female Fragrance Commercial La Petite Robe Noire - Gue…

Guerlain ‘Les Parisiens’ now available in Harrods

by Judith Brockless, 11th May, 2013

On 4th May the long-awaited Guerlain ‘Les Parisiens’ collection arrived in Britain, with an exclusive launch at Harrods. Until now, the men's collection was only available from Maison Guerlain, at 68 Champs-Élysées in Paris. Now repackaged in elegant, monolithic bottles, the collection comprises five Guerlain favourites, originally create…

Guerlain Muguet 2013: ‘One day, one bottle, one fragrance’

by Judith Brockless, 19th April, 2013

Guerlain’s 2013 limited edition Muguet will be available on 1st May* this year. Officially ‘La Fête du Travail’ (National Labour Day), 1st May is also known in France as ‘La Fête du Muguet’ (Lily of the Valley Day). Supposedly originating on 1st May 1561, when King Charles IX of France was presented with a bouquet, the French tradition o…

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…

Thierry Wasser personal appearance at Selfridges, London (29th Nov)

21st November, 2012

Guerlain perfumer, Thierry Wasser, will be making a personal appearance at London's Selfridges on 29th November. Spaces are limited and there is a booking fee of £25, which is redeemable against purchase. Attendees will have have the opportunity to hear more about our Wasser's creations and passions as well as speak to the man himself.The…