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      Interviewing Mark Buxton (The Fun Edition)

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    • Caron

      Features
      by Published on 20th November 2013 04:10 PM


      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-century mark. Fifty years ago, schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright forced their way into the Doctor's TARDIS, unaware that their actions would result in a trip not just to Palaeolithic earth but also into the minds and hearts of millions of viewers across the world. And since then, the battered old Police Box has travelled across the Universe, featuring characters which have become permanent fixtures of British culture.

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      Perfume News
      by Published on 25th May 2011 12:00 PM

      Caron have launched two new fragrances. For women : Délir de Roses, and for men : Yuzu Man. Both fragrances were created by Caron's in-house perfumer, Richard Fraysse.
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      Comment
      by Published on 26th November 2010 03:16 PM

      Last September, Harrods hosted the ‘Perfume Diaries’ exhibition. There, perfume junkies like me could ogle exquisite bottles (some of which were a hundred and fifty years old) and sniff decades-old perfumes to their heart’s (and nose’s) content.

      It really was a glorious and fascinating exhibition and, to my mind, the most interesting sections by far were those focusing on the 1920s and 1930s - quite simply, because of the huge contrast with modern perfumes, in both the scents themselves and in the style of packaging ...