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
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 Powder Power: Guerlain Shalimar Cologne (Thierry Wasser), Terry de Gunzberg Ombre Mercure (Arthur Le Tourneur d’Ison) and Lorenzo Villoresi Teint De Neige (Lorenzo Villoresi) Perfume Reviews "The phrase "take a powder" (scram, vanish) is from 1920; it was a common phrase as a doctor's instruction, so … Continue reading Powder Power…..
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 18 August, 2017 “Its clothes were black…the figure stood motionless, staring, staring out to sea.” (The French Lieutenant's Woman) –John Fowles, 1969 Like the moody enigmatic wind-tossed seas in “The French Lieutenants Woman”, Perfumer Angela St. John’s newest creation for Solstice Scents, "Sea of Gray” is a stormy and … Continue reading Solstice Sents: Sea Of Gray (2017)
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 13 August, 2017 Perfumer John Pegg has a wildly devoted following for his House Of Kerosene perfumes, and rightly so as his new product releases, which are often quiet, unobtrusive and without much fanfare, are more often than not fantastic scents and highly covetable. His latest release is a … Continue reading House Of Kerosene, Summer Of ’84 (John Pegg) 2017 + sample draw…
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 12 August, 2017 If I’m not sniffing, choosing, wearing, talking, or THINKING about perfume, chances are I’m READING about perfume. Blogs, journals, books of any kind, I am obsessed with perfume. Many perfumista friends share the same frantic attraction with reading and books in general; we are constantly chatting about … Continue reading “Nez” The Perfume Magazine Review + Draw for a copy.
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 7 August, 2017 House Of Matriarch Toukka Ta Tao (Christi Meshell) 2017~ New Perfume Review + Fantasy Island Draw It may be too early to start dreaming of a winter getaway, but you can start planning your traveling perfume wardrobe to accompany you. House Of Matriarch’s new limited edition perfume … Continue reading House Of Matriarch: Toukka Ta Tao edp.
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 2 August, 2017 When I start pondering historical perfume Houses from decades and centuries past, my thoughts automatically travel to France and the usual suspects; Guerlain, Dorin, Racine and the like. So I was thrilled to discover a GERMAN house from the 1800’s that has reemerged and been reborn … Continue reading J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin’s Award-Winning Altruist edt, 2016
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 30 July, 2017 If it feels like you're drowning in Tuberose perfumes, and there's nothing new under the sun, you might just be surprised and delighted with Guerlain’s 2017 addition to the L’Arte Et La Matiere range, Joyeuse Tubéreuse. Perhaps you’ve avoided tuberose as a note in the past … Continue reading Guerlain Joyeuse Tubéreuse 2017
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 28 July, 2017 “She was so delicate that, while we sat beneath the linden branches, a leaf would fall and drift down and touch her skin, and it would leave a bruise. So as we sat in the afternoon hour, beneath that fragrant linden bower, I … Continue reading Phoenix Botanicals Linden Moon, Irina Adam (2014) + perfume draw