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Eric Buterbaugh: Hollywood’s favorite florist takes up fragrances

On Europe’s side of the Atlantic, his name rings no bell. Yet, in Los Angeles, florist Eric Buterbaugh is a star, almost as famous as the stars (the real ones) he provides for. With over 15 years in the business, Eric Buterbaugh is – just so you get the picture – the man who covered […]

Pour Toujours, the inspired fragrances of Martine Denisot

The six first Pour Toujours fragrances smell like a personal success. Success of giving life to an idea that had been maturing for a long time in the head of Martine Denisot (in case that name sounds familiar, yes, she is the wife of Michel Denisot, a famous journalist and TV host down here). Actually, […]

Speed Smelling: when IFF perfumers are given carte blanche

If they care a little about perfume, the public is familiar with names such as Jean-Claude Ellena, Olivier Polge or François Demachy. Those of Loc Donc, Domitille Bertier or Nicolas Beaulieu, not so much. Yet, all these people are contemporary perfumers and the creators of fragrances sold and worn today. But the big difference is […]

Florabellio, Diptyque

La nouvelle eau de toilette de Diptyque nous transporte à Barfleur, en Normandie, dans les souvenirs d’enfance de Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, co-fondatrice de la maison parisienne née en 1961. Composée comme un exercice de style par Fabrice Pellegrin (Firmenich), cette fragrance se propose d’esquisser un paysage olfactif : au premier plan, le bord de mer et ses embruns iodés […]

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 […]

Cologne Indélébile, Editions Frédéric Malle

Une fois n’est pas coutume, j’ai envie d’aborder un parfum par son nom. Celui de Cologne Indélébile, le dernier-né des Éditions Frédéric Malle, est particulièrement bien trouvé. Déjà parce qu’une eau de Cologne, par définition, n’est pas indélébile. Elle est même tout l’inverse, c’est-à-dire extrêmement volatile, puisque sa concentration est faible et que ses ingrédients principaux, les […]