Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 10 February 2019 “…But along came Bill, Who's not the type at all, You'd meet him on the street, And never notice him. …And I can't explain,It's surely not his brain That makes me thrill -I love him because he's wonderful, Because he's just my Bill.” -From “Show Boat” by Jerome Kern … Continue reading Carner Barcelona Sweet William edp ~ Swooning For Love!
San Francisco Chinatown New Years parade 1950’s. Photo via San Francisco public library archives. Originally published at http://www.cafleurebon.com 5 February, 2019 Growing up in San Francisco in the 1950’s, Chinese New Year was a big deal. A VERY big deal. Living in a culturally diverse neighborhood meant having next-door Aunties and Uncles of almost … Continue reading Gong Hay Fat Choi!! Three Perfumes For Chinese New Year 2019.
Olivia Giacobetti 2010 Iunx (pronounced “Yonks”) Perfumes of Paris are the brainchild and passion of Olivia Giacobetti, perfumer and nose for some of the most iconic scents of the last 30 years. Among her many accomplishments are Ofresia and Philosykos for Diptyque, Hiris for Hermes, En Passant for Frederic Malle, Lubin’s Idole, and numerous perfumes … Continue reading Iunx Talc~(Olivia Giacobetti) New Perfume Review
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 8 January, 2019 Amber Jobin, Art and Olfaction award-winning perfumer and owner of Aether Arts Perfume in Boulder Colorado, has released a new trio of perfume oils collectively called “Burner Perfumes 9A, 9B, 9C: The A.I. Series.” Created to coincide with 2018’s Annual Burning Man Festival whose theme was … Continue reading Aether Arts Perfume A.I. Series ~ New Perfume(s) Review
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com Robert H’s 10 Best of 2018 As I look back at the fragrances released in 2018, there is clearly a common thread with many of the perfumes I loved. I call it “Contemporary Vintage”; scents which take a page from history and add modern riffs for the 21st century. Out … Continue reading My Top 10 Perfumes Of 2018…..
To all who follow my blog a very Happy New Year. May 2019 be prosperous, joyous, and peaceful... here’s my last column of 2018 for http://www.cafleurebon.com Donna Reed Publicity Photo Of all the holidays throughout the year, New Years Eve and New Year’s Day are the ones that resonate with me the most. Although … Continue reading New Years Eve 2018…..
Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 11 December, 2018 via Ermano from Pitti 2018 At this past September’s Pitti Fragrance Fair in Florence Italy, Editor Ermano Picco, was overjoyed to introduce the new Desert Suave; the third and final entry by Liquides Imaginaires in their “Les Eau Imaginaire” series. Since 2012, Liquides Imaginaires co-founders David Frossard and Phillipe … Continue reading Liquides Imaginaires Desert Suave ~ New Perfume Review
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 7 December, 2018 via american-perfumer.com A new perfume extrait by Aroma M’s Maria McElroy as a commission for American Perfumer in Louisville, Kentucky, recently launched December 4th 2018. It’s named Desert Flower, and wearing it makes my heart and soul blossom with joy. Maria McElroy of Aroma M via Aroma M … Continue reading Aroma M Perfume: Desert Flower for American Perfumer ~ New Perfume Review
Originally Plublished On http://www.cafleurebon.com 28 November, 2018 Just in time for the gift-giving season comes the much-anticipated re-re-release of Houbigant Essence Rare. When word reached me of the release of Houbigant’s new interpretation of their iconic and much-missed Essence Rare, I was thrilled to hear that this one-of-a-kind floral beauty would be making a … Continue reading Houbigant Essence Rare 2018 ~ New Perfume Review
Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 10 November, 2018 Robert H. Chanel No. 5 The Body Oil (l'huile corps) With Halloween firmly behind us, we are careening headlong into the final stretch before the winter holidays. Even before the pumpkin carving started, the retail holiday specials were flooding my inbox full of new releases, but only one … Continue reading Chanel 5 Dry Body Oil~2018 Holiday Exclusive!