Best in Show: The Fragrances of Christine Nagel (2017)Best in Show: The Fragrances of Christine Nagel (2017)

Best in Show 01/22/17 11:35 (14 comments)

A student of organic chemistry, Geneva-born Christine Nagel joined Firmenich early in her career and it was there she learned to analyze and synthesize fragrant raw materials. Her bio in Wikipedia suggests that it was a meeting with the talented nose Alberto Morillas (see our Best in Show: The Fragrances of Alberto Morillas) that encouraged her to become a perfumer. After Firmenich, she next worked at Aromatic Creations (now Symrise) as director of chromatography. While there, she stud... (more)

From Dior to Hermes, Nagel has created some of our most memorable modern fragrances. Which are your favorites?

Bois de Santal: A New Aromatic Candle from Editions de Parfums Frédéric MalleBois de Santal: A New Aromatic Candle from Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

Home Scents 01/22/17 09:15 (One comment)

I think that many would agree with me if I said that Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle shouldn't be adored just for their beautiful eaux. Their home scents deserve the highest praise. Malle's fragrant candles - each with its own story - are rich, diffusive, and original... they make us keep a close eye on not only the body fragrances but all of the products from the brand.  With the new aromatic candle Bois de Santal, Carlos Benaïm has become the most prolific nose of the brand's home sce... (more)

"Frédéric Malle remembers a day when he was transported by the smell of a giant statue of Buddha in Indian sandalwood that reigned over the entrance of a Parisian apartment."

Kenzo Jeu d'Amour Félin

Kenzo Jeu d'Amour FélinNew Fragrances 01/22/17 09:09 (5 comments)

The new, "feline" limited edition of Kenzo Jeu d'Amour fragrance

Minimalistic Animalic: L'Animal Sauvage by Marlou

Minimalistic Animalic: L'Animal Sauvage by MarlouFragrance Reviews 01/21/17 09:11 (3 comments)

"It smells animalistic but also a bit abstract and cool. Not roaring, just purring."

Baldessarini Cool Force

Baldessarini Cool ForceNew Fragrances 01/21/17 09:08 (4 comments)

The new fragrance from the Baldessarini collection puts aquatic and aromatic notes in the top this time making the aroma ice cold and refreshing

Jil Sander Sun Men Sport

Jil Sander Sun Men SportNew Fragrances 01/21/17 09:05 (One comment)

The new men's fragrance from Jil Sander exudes freedom, a positive attitude and a fine dose of elegance

From the Forums: Creamy Night Jasmine

From the Forums: Creamy Night JasmineFrom the Forums 01/20/17 08:48 (12 comments)

This installment of From the Forums explores perfume boxes, night jasmine, and sophisticated creamy gourmands.

New from Kyse Perfumes: Crema di Lime e Cognac and Bois de Santal et Terre

New from Kyse Perfumes: Crema di Lime e Cognac and Bois de Santal et TerreNew Fragrances 01/20/17 08:44 (2 comments)

Two new releases at the very end of 2016 mark new directions for Kyse

Kenzo Flower by Kenzo Lumière

Kenzo Flower by Kenzo LumièreNew Fragrances 01/20/17 08:43 (2 comments)

The new edition of the collection Kenzo Flower by Kenzo

News from the British Brand Thameen London

News from the British Brand Thameen LondonFragrance News 01/19/17 13:23 (2 comments)

Thameen London has been expanding with new editions and collections.

Rochas Mademoiselle Rochas

Rochas Mademoiselle RochasNew Fragrances 01/19/17 05:39 (13 comments)

The new feminine fragrance from Rochas

Iris Hand Cream: An Indulgent New Ritual from Frederic Malle and Olivia Giacobetti

Iris Hand Cream: An Indulgent New Ritual from Frederic Malle and Olivia GiacobettiBath & Body 01/18/17 08:52 (13 comments)

When the material that has been used to scent gloves since Renaissance is highlighted in a special hand cream, we know F. Malle is onto something.

Atelier PMP Anti Anti

Atelier PMP Anti AntiNew Fragrances 01/18/17 08:31 (One comment)

The third fragrance from the German niche house of Atelier PMP (Perfumes Mayr Plettenberg.

This Week in Fragrance: Scent Like Smoke, Aromatic Beards & New Roses

This Week in Fragrance: Scent Like Smoke, Aromatic Beards & New Roses Fragrance News 01/18/17 08:25 (14 comments)

This week's top stories: Scent compared to second hand smoke, fragranced beard oils, Atlanta's candles, a new home scent system, and new roses for 2017.

Chestnuts In the Air: Castagna by Tuttotondo

Chestnuts In the Air: Castagna by TuttotondoFragrance Reviews 01/17/17 11:59 (6 comments)

Have you ever imagined a perfume that smelled like roasted chestnuts?

Pictorial Colognes from L'Artisan Parfumeur

Pictorial Colognes from L'Artisan Parfumeur Fragrance News 01/17/17 11:04 (6 comments)

L'Artisan Parfumeur launches in spring a new collection around the theme of colognes.

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