Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 21 May, 2018 Sometime in the mid-2000’s I stumbled across Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower and started my rapid descent down the rabbit hole of niche perfumes. From that first swoon-worthy sniff I have been partial to the Malle range ever since. I can’t even count the number of … Continue reading Frederic Malle: Sale Gosse By Fanny Bal (Fanny Bal) 2017
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 18 May, 2018 To say that Swiss Horologist Franck Muller makes expensive watches is akin to saying that Seabiscuit was merely a racehorse. Franck Muller watches are wearable extraordinary art pieces; colorful, bejeweled, and unlike anything else on the market both technically and aesthetically. When it came … Continue reading Franck Muller Perfumes Double Mystery (Beverly Bayne) 2017: New Perfume Review
Mom and me; Mallorca 1956 Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 12 May, 2018 from a rough draft essay written in 2014. 2018 marks the 23rd Mother’s Day, I’ve been without my Mom, (nee Golda but everyone called her Birdie) but then I don’t denote the day as anything out of the ordinary. I remember and celebrate … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2018: Memories Of My Mom And The Perfumes She Wore.
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com MAY 8, 2018 Amber Jobin of Aether Art Perfume Award-winning perfumer Amber Jobin of Aether Arts Perfume has a happy new iris extrait for spring called Iris Laughs, and its release is an example of perfect timing! Spring is the Pacific Northwest is flat-out schizophrenic; days (like today) can … Continue reading Aether Arts Perfume: Iris Laughs Extrait (Amber Jobin) 2018
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 4 May, 2018 A fragrance that sings a hymn to the springtime, L’Artisan Parfumeur Champ De Fleurs Cologne is a lovely and bright scent that combines fresh fruits with dewy lily of the valley and jasmine. The result is a silk charmeuse scarf of a fragrance that makes me want … Continue reading L’Artisan Parfumeur Champs de Fleurs (Anne Flipo) 2018
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 1 May, 2018 Gian Luc Perris of Perris Montecarlo and perfumer Luca Maffei 2016 Art and Olfaction Finalists for Rose de Taif (photo via Brandusa Paulesca of Atelier Fragranze Milano) Gian Luc Perris, perfumer and Founder of Perris Montecarlo and Luca Maffei (alone, together and separately) have joined forces to … Continue reading Perris Monte Carlo: Three new Amazing Citrus Colognes + A Worldwide Draw…
Sultan Pasha and Sr. Editor Robert Herrmann (Photo by Robert©) Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 27 April, 2018 During an over-the-top week spent at Esxence in Milan, I was fortunate enough to grab a quiet hour in our hotel lobby with Sultan Pasha, perfumer extraordinaire and online e-tailer of some of the finest attars and oils … Continue reading A Conversation With Perfumer Sultan Pasha: The Man Behind The Bottle.
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 24 April, 2018 To commemorate the recent 8th anniversary of the Çafleurebon website, Editor-In-Chief Michelyn Camen and British perfumer Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays decided to collaborate on a perfume that not only included an amalgam of some of their favorite notes, but was representative of strength and fortitude, all done with … Continue reading 4160Tuesdays White Queen (Sarah McCartney) 2018
Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 21 April, 2018 Learning of a new fragrance release from Hermes makes me jump for joy, and the past month or so has seen a veritable blitzkrieg of new perfumes from the house; the very latest being Eau De Citron Noir. In its deep sapphire blue bottle, Citron Noir … Continue reading Hermes Citron Noir: (Christine Nagel) 2018
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 26 March, 2018 "Attempting to learn the art of perfumery is not for the faint of heart.” -Diane St. Clair From producing farm-fresh comestibles for world class eateries to high perfumery is not that big of a stretch when you think about it; both require extraordinary natural ingredients, passion and … Continue reading St. Clair Scents: Gardener’s Glove (2017)