The Future of Valentino Uomo

In the first quarter of 2014 Valentino released Valentino Uomo.  It is not the company’s first venture into men’s fragrances but it may as well be as the company stayed out of the market for over 20 years after the release of Valentino Vendetta Uomo in 1991. Many fragrance experts consider Valentino Uomo to be Olivier Polge‘s fresh revisit of the iconic Dior Homme.  Some … Continue reading The Future of Valentino Uomo

Make Perfume Not War

Originally posted on The Fragrant Man:
Pashtun People, Afghanistan 2007, Oil on canvas.Artist: Durar Bacri, Palestine. Make Perfume not War The Story of The Noble Rose Fields of rose bushes have replaced some opium growing areas in Afghanistan. The petals are handpicked and distilled into rose oils and absolutes for the world markets. Jalalabad, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Photo: Sandra Calligaro There is one fragrance company that… Continue reading Make Perfume Not War

Bloggers’ Thumbs-Up: A Poor Predictor of Fragrance Success

This post is written in a half-serious way. It does not intend to offend anyone and those with faint hearts and sensitive souls should not proceed any further. All the brave ones, please enjoy and comment. Conventional logic would make us believe that if experts and aficionados praise the qualities of a product, it undoubtedly i going to be a market success. This is rarely … Continue reading Bloggers’ Thumbs-Up: A Poor Predictor of Fragrance Success

Frederic Malle

An Evening with Frederic Malle: A Lila Das Gupta Interview

Originally posted on Olfactoria's Travels:
By Tara When you read about Frédéric Malle’s background, it does seem as if he was born with perfume in his DNA. His grandfather founded Christian Dior Parfums and his mother became their Art Director and collaborated on Eau Sauvage. Frédéric himself worked as a consultant in the perfume industry for many years before starting his own perfume house… Continue reading An Evening with Frederic Malle: A Lila Das Gupta Interview

Scented Niche Christmas Gifts to Impress

Originally posted on AustralianPerfumeJunkies:
. Guest Post by Madeleine . Ten Niche Scented Gifts for Christmas Hello APJ friends! Hope you are all well and looking forward to the festive season. When Portia suggested I compile a list of niche perfume Christmas picks, I was filled with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excited because I could get really creative and think outside the square… Continue reading Scented Niche Christmas Gifts to Impress