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    • Shelagh Foyle

      Perfume News
      Published on 19th August 2013 08:42 AM

      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 ...
      Perfume News
      by Published on 30th June 2011 12:00 AM

      The Spanish Island of Minorca (or Menorca, if you'd rather) is famous for several things: Cheese, Gin, Shoes, being the apparent birthplace of Mayonnaise, and also having the second deepest natural harbour in the world. It is also the birthplace of Juan Farmenias Floris (pictured), founder of the house that bears his name (The house was founded in 1730, and today is still family owned and run by descendents of J.F Floris). To celebrate their heritage Floris are launching two Minorca inspired scents, created by in-house perfumer Shelagh Foyle.
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      Features
      by Published on 27th September 2010 01:11 PM

      Last week as part of their excellent Perfume Diaries exhibition Harrods hosted an evening of British Perfumery, presented by Roja Dove. Dove began by calling The Perfume Diaries the most important exhibition about perfume in the world. He explained that in his opinion British perfumery had as long and as important a history as French perfumery and that the evening was a celebration of that heritage and a chance to find out what the next innovations from the houses represented would be.
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