Archives Mensuelles: mars 2015

Vacances, Colony, L’Heure Attendue : quand Jean Patou raconte l’air de son temps

Peut-être qu’il nous paraitrait étrange, aujourd’hui, que des maisons de parfum s’inspirent de l’actualité pour concevoir leurs jus. Pourtant, à son époque, Jean Patou ne s’en est pas privé. Déjà, en pleine crise de 1929, le couturier faisait appel à son parfumeur Henri Alméras pour composer Joy, « le parfum le plus cher du monde », conçu comme un cadeau […]

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Cologne Indélébile, Editions Frédéric Malle (english)

Just this once, I feel like writing about a perfume’s name first. That of Cologne Indélébile, the latest fragrance by Editions Frédéric Malle, is particularly clever. First because a Cologne is not, by definition, indelible. It’s even precisely the opposite, meaning extremely volatile, since its concentration is weak and its main ingredients, citruses, are light […]

The Different Company: 15 years already!

It’s not that 15 candles make for an event in itself. But rather that this anniversary is an ideal occasion to go discover – or rediscover – the perfumes created over 15 years by this pioneer, innovative, unlike-any-other house. Alright, I’ll write it: different. Because back in 2000 already, when Jean-Claude Ellena and his designer […]