At Villa Saint-Hilaire, the rose has taken place in the form of an exhibition, between the first edition of the Côte d’Azur Festival and Expo Rose. The rose celebrates the symbolic flower of Grasse, in particular the Centifolia Rose. From April 11th till May 20th 2017, The Name of the Rose offers the opportunity to discover the rose in all its aspects ! It is an exhibition not to be missed, at this dynamic and exciting place that is Villa Saint-Hilaire, the Center of Ressources House, Gardens & Scenery.
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Color and perfume, shape and perfume, art and perfume… Abstract art, figurative art, Imressionsit art and perfume…Numerous similarities are often evoked. More precisely, do you think that there is a link between Bella au col blanc from Marc Chagall and Botttega Veneta, or more la Femme aux pigeons from Pablo Picasso and Clair de musc from Serge Lutens ? So, then, follow me, I will tell you about my original visit with Essences et art.
Angel by Mugler is the one perfume from the nineties which triggered the buzz to the greedy family in the fragrances. Although present in the perfumes for a long time, Angel gave to the greedy family a boost, by introducing different notes. Consequently, after their 25th anniversary, the Mugler house has agreed to a partnership with the Maison du Chocolat.
My collection of portraits continues… It is about Pierre Dinand this week : a man who has dedicated his life to the design of perfume flacons. His name is unknown to the general public, but we all know Opium from YSL, Femme from Rochas, Amarige from Givenchy, Eternity from Calvin Klein, Armani from Armani, Eau Dynamisante from Clarins… just to mention a few. Even after fifty years of his career, he still draws and dreams about new flacons with just as much passion. For him, to design a flacon can be compared to drawing a house… It is the house of the perfume ! So, let’s now meet this lively man.
Today, I have decided to cross the Atlantic to meet Ken Leach, one the top collectors of perfume bottles, in the world. After owning an antique shop in Hollywood, Ken Leach has established himself, in Manhattan, at the Galery 47. Before this fabulous auction sale of May 5th 2017, I wanted to know more about this passionate man.
During the full period of the Festival of the Gardens of the Côte d’Azur, Jessica Buchanan, the independant perfumer and creator of her own brand, 1000Flowers, will conduct a perfume promenade at the Mouissone estate, on April 19th and 22nd 2017. This will be an excellent opportunity to discover Lady Lockett’s private garden, situated in the smart borough of St Christophe, from of a perfume and flavor angle.