Shalini Jardin Nocturne (Maurice Roucel) 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

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Amouage Beach Hut Man, (Christopher Chong & Elise Benat) 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

Solstice Sents: Sea Of Gray (2017)

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)

House Of Kerosene, Summer Of ’84 (John Pegg) 2017 + sample draw…

  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…

“Nez” The Perfume Magazine Review + Draw for a copy.

  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.

J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin’s Award-Winning Altruist edt, 2016

  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