Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 30 September, 2017 Commissioned by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno Nevada, Bruno Fazzolari’s new perfume “Unsettled” is a challenging, rewarding, and ultimately moving tribute to a period in American History that was unsettling in many ways (The multi-sensorial creation for the Exhibition consists of a perfume, a … Continue reading Bruno Fazzolari: Unsettled (2017)
Our ÇaFleureBon Top 10 Fall Fragrance post is late this year, mostly because all of us are still wearing tee shirts, shorts and complaining about the heat. But the leaves are turning glorious shades of bronze, red and gold and we know it is just a matter of a days until the … Continue reading Cafleurebon Top 10 Fragrances For Fall+Full Bottle(s) Draw
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 24 September, 2017 Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense (Thierry Wasser) 2017 New Perfume Review As an early adapter of the original Shalimar Souffle in 2014, and as a confirmed hardcore “Guerlainiac”, I have been vibrating at a higher frequency awaiting the new Shalimar Souffle Intense edp 2917 release. My wait is … Continue reading Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense Thierry Wasser (2017)
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 21 September, 2017 Twilly d’ Hermès is the latest offering from Maison Hermés, a longtime favorite house of mine and many others. For me, there is something about Hermés products that feel so luxe and always connote quality. From the very first time I experienced Eau D’Orange Verte as a … Continue reading Hermés Twilly edp (2017)
Originally published on www. Cafleurebon.com 16 September, 2017 Aaah September! Officially autumn and all the stores and magazines are touting heavier coats, long-sleeve shirts, boots, scarves, and (gasp) down outerwear for the encroaching cooler weather. The only problem is it's 75° here in the Pacific Northwest, we are all schivtzing (Yiddish for sweating), and … Continue reading Phoenix Botanicals: Apple Iris Root edp (2017)
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 12 September, 2017 “Dubai is a city that is modern with a traditional core. There is a sense of refinement there, a soul there…”-Maurice Roucel, Master Perfumer. When the stars and planets align, and synchronicity and collaboration create a perfect fit, extraordinary and miraculous events can happen. And that’s exactly … Continue reading Shalini Jardin Nocturne (Maurice Roucel) 2017
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 11 September, 2017 “An olfactive escape to a place of freedom and oblivion where nature overpowers all senses.”-Beach Hut Man The mark of an extraordinary perfume company creative director is one who knows exactly what is needed, and when people need it. Amouage creative director Christopher Chong has done exactly that … Continue reading Amouage Beach Hut Man, (Christopher Chong & Elise Benat) 2017
Utter the phrase “take a powder” to a fragrance lover. Rather than an invitation to vacate the premises, you will likely bring to mind the multitude of powder-based perfumes, a subject rife with imaginary conflict and drama. Photo of Ricky Martin by Emilie Mori© The word “powder” to a Perfumista elicits a varying response. More often … Continue reading Powder Power…..