View RSS Feed


Female Noses and Perfumers - Part 13

Rate this Entry
Yosh Perfumer of San Francisco, The Chinese character for Yosh means "fragrant." Yosh Han began her perfuming career in 1994, when she walked into a boutique in Aspen, Colorado. Launched Stargazer 7.71'
Perfumer with Drom International, created 'Cumbia Colors for Men'

An Interview with San Francisco-based perfumer, Ineke Ruhland


Agatha Established by fashion designer Agatha Brown, based in Aruba; launched fragrances in c1998

An interview with Ayala Sender

Ayala Moriel


An interview with Bond No.9 Founder, Laurice Rahme

An interview with Alexandra Balahoutis, founder of Strange Invisible Perfumes

Interview with Marian Bendeth

Three of her articles published on here Basenotes have been nominated for a Best Media Editorial Award at the Canadian Fragrance Awards in April, 2008:

Les Christoph's, The Smell of Flesh, Life and Death, Perfume, The Coffret
The Man Behind the Hat
Interview with Laurent Assoulen

She has also been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Agazury-Partridge, Solange Jewellery designer, launched exclusive fragrance in 2007

Nicole Altair, Of Paris; launched a range of fragrances in c1948
L'Hiver Nicole Altair 1948
L'Automne Nicole Altair 1948
L'Été Nicole Altair 1948
Printemps Nicole Altair 1948 (Spring)

Elizabeth Arden

Florence Nightingale Graham born in 1878 in Canada of English parents; she started training as nurse but, horrified by the sight of blood, worked in a laboratory instead.
Opened first beauty salon on Fifth Avenue in 1910 and first cosmetic line in 1915. Expanded into toiletries as well as perfumes and cosmetics. Changed name in 1915. Died 21.10.66. Company acquired by Eli Lilly & Co in 1971; bought by Faberge in 1987, merged into Unilever in 1989. Company split into two smaller companies: Elizabeth Arden and Parfums International. The Elizabeth Arden side, looked after all of the Arden cosmetics and fragrances, while Parfums International created fragrances for Nino Cerruti, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld and Chloe.
On 31st October 2000, Unilever sold it's Arden business, to US company, FFI Fragrances for $225 million, as part of Unilever's program to shed operations that don't meet the company's strategic needs.
FFI is based in Miami Lakes, produce fragrances by Bogart and Halston.
On completion of sale, FFI decided to trade under the Arden name., in cluded in the sale was the Elizabeth Taylor brands of Passion and White Diamonds. Unilever kept control of the Parfums International brands (Cerruti, Valentino, Lagerfeld and Chloe) In 2003, Elizabeth Arden acquired the license for Gant USA fragrances from Romella.

Also see:

Alyssa Ashley, Fashion designer; launched a range of fragrances in association with Dana Parfums
Naked Esscents - Green Apple Alyssa Ashley 1970
Naked Esscents - Jasmine Alyssa Ashley 1970
Naked Esscents - Morning Dew Alyssa Ashley 1970
Naked Esscents - Oak Moss Alyssa Ashley 1970
Naked Esscents - Tea Rose Alyssa Ashley 1970
Original French Oils of Perfume Alyssa Ashley 1970
Musk Alyssa Ashley 1972
Les Fleurs Alyssa Ashley 1982 A floral fragrance
Alyssa Ashley Musk Alyssa Ashley 1992 In association with Dana Parfums; a soft rich floral fragrance
Alyssa Ashley Vanilla Alyssa Ashley 1996 In association with Dana Parfums; a fresh fruity woody oriental fragrance
Musk Oil Alyssa Ashley 1998
White Musk Alyssa Ashley
Alyssa Ashley Green Alyssa Ashley In association with Dana Parfums
Alyssa Ashley White Alyssa Ashley In association with Dana Parfums
Ambergris Oil Alyssa Ashley
En Fleur Alyssa Ashley
Illegale Alyssa Ashley
Vanilla Alyssa Ashley
Vanilla Evolution Alyssa Ashley
Vanilla Light Alyssa Ashley

Harriet Hubbard Ayer, USA Established by Harriet Hubbard at East 34th Street, New York in 1886; born in 1850 in Chicago; renowned for her HHA label which she created in 1886, launched her first perfume in 1922; also produced toiletries and cosmetics. She also sold perfumes under the pseudonym of Lillian Dodge in 1922

Judith Barbier, Parisian fashion designer, launched a range of fragrances in 1927

Barbier des Isles Judith Barbier
Feuille Noir Judith Barbier 1927
Jasmin Judith Barbier 1927
Solweig No 42 Judith Barbier 1927
Gardenia Judith Barbier 1927
Pour La Fourrure Judith Barbier 1927

Paloma Picasso
Established in 1984 in Paris by Paloma Picasso, daughter of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot; born on 19th April 1949; her mother was the daughter of the ‘nose’ and perfumer Emile Gilot. Shows her first jewellery collection in 1971

Parfums Paloma Picasso 1984 In association with L’Oreal, created by Francis Bocris of Creations Aromatiques; a floral aldehyde chypre parfum with top notes of bergamot, neroli, and lemon, heart notes of jasmine, rose de mai, hyacinth, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, orris, coriander and clove, on base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, oak moss, amber, vetiver and musk, classified D3f. Presented on a flacon in the shape of a glass ring designed jointly by Paloma Picasso and Bernard Kotyuk and made by Verrières Brosse. The launch advertisement featured a portrait of Paloma taken by Richard Avedon
Minotaure Paloma Picasso Parfums 1992 Created by Creations Aromatiques; a crisp woody oriental masculine edt with top notes of citrus, bergamot and tarragon, heart notes of geranium, jasmine and oceanic scents on base notes of vetiver, vanilla, amber, musk and sandalwood. Presented in a sandy ‘pebble’ rounded bottle with a neat round black stopper designed by Paloma Picasso. Named after the Minotaur- the Cretan half-bull, half-man, which had been a recurring motif in her father’s paintings.
Tentations Paloma Picasso Parfums 1996 Created by IFF, a floral-woody-spicy edp with top notes of vine leaves, heart notes of jasmine, rose, peppercorns, fennel seed, cinnamon, clove, star anise and fazara on base notes of agar wood, cedar, frankincense and myrrh. Presented in a graceful tapering column crowned by a gilt stopper and having a black metal filigree collar designed by Paloma Picasso.
Aure Paloma Picasso Parfums
La Verions Paloma Picasso Parfums A parfum
Tentations d'Or Paloma Picasso Parfums
Paloma Picasso Parfums Paloma Picasso An edp
Paloma Picasso Parfums Paloma Picasso An edt
Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum Parfums Paloma Picasso

Isabela Capeto

Updated 8th March 2008 at 11:21 AM by DeeOlive (adding data)




Total Trackbacks 0
Trackback URL:

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000