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…