As promised with Michel Gutsatz’s portrait, from the Le Jardin Retrouvé, I suggest you follow me and meet Clara Feder, his wife, the creative director of the brand. So let’s discover who is Clara Feder, a pluridisplinary artist, inhabited with her imaginary world and always fueled with art and litterature.
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While in 2016, The Artisan Parfumeur introduced us with Natura Fabularis, the brand, today opens a new chapter with the olfactive impressionism. For the occasion, Fabrice Pellegrin, the perfumer has worked up two fragrances, Sur l’Herbe and Au bord de l’eau. Two names after the famous impressionists, such as Manet and Monet. I love Sur l’Herbe at first sight… Sur l’Herbe from the Artisan Parfumeur, of course !
The owner of the Jovoy boutique in Paris, François Hénin will launch his first boutique in London, next week, at the heart of Mayfair, onto the smart Conduit street. Let’s pay a visit to this virtual new boutique, with the owner.
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.
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.
From March 23rd 2017 to April 2nd 2017, the London department store moves with the time, with rare perfume brands. This festival happens on the fourth floorn of the store. In view of this event, a pop-up exhibition and a serie of conferences have been planned fo the occasion. This happening takes place just after the national day of the perfume in London.
During the perfume Festival at Liberty in London (March 23rd till April 2nd ), Pierre Dinand shows his iconic flacons (from Mach 30th till April 2nd 2017) and wiil give a conference on Saturday April 1st 2017 in the company of Jan Ahkgren, the creator of the Wilhelm Perfumery brand.
1978-2007 ! It’s already thirty years ago, that Jacques Courtin-Clarins, launched Eau Dynamisante. This beautiful red flacon, in a round shape has still not taken a ride : nor it’s fragrance which is timeless and joyful. In order to celebrate it’s 30 summers, Eau Dynamisante comes out in an limited edition flacon. Let’s look back onto this lovely story and from now on, a Clarins cult fragrance.