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Luxury News Up to the Minute

Luxury News Up to the Minute

The world of luxury news is a fast moving and ever-changing place. Those who live in it struggle to keep up with the day by day changes that make it so popular. Your typical lifestyle magazine gets released on a monthly basis, which is plenty of time for the trends listed within it to have already become stale. It is also easy to find yourself out of the loop when it comes to sporting a look that is at its…

Fragrances: do not wear them… eat them!

Fragrances: do not wear them… eat them!

Did you know that some fragrances can be eaten? Well, this is not so new as already in the Ancient Egypt, some fragranced preparations could be used externally (on skin and hair) but also drunk (like a plant and spicy infusion). In Europe, in the 18th century and even before, the Vinaigre de Toilette, was also used in both ways. In a more contenporary context the Fragrance industry has been using Diéthylphtalate  in order to denaturate the alcohol so that people…

Marie-Antoinette’s Herbarium by Elisabeth de
Feydeau

Marie-Antoinette’s Herbarium by Elisabeth de Feydeau

Fragrances Marie-Antoinette was probably one of the most controversial queen in history. Some people loved her, others hated her. But above all, she was a passionate woman, exploring all the wonders of the “Century of the lights”, Les Lumières. Elisabeth de Feydeau, Ph D. in history and Perfumes / scents expert, published L’Herbier de Marie-Antoinette (The Herbarium of Marie-Antoinette).   What can we say about this book? Well, it describes an interesting facet of the French-Austrian Queen: her passion for…

Fragrance words, episode 5: Luc Berriet

Fragrance words, episode 5: Luc Berriet

Episode number 5 of our exclusive web-serie “Fragrance words” is featuring Luc Berriet. As always, the french version is down below. EPISODE 5: LUC BERRIET (EN) Luc Berriet is one of the most passionate people I know in this industry. He works everyday with his heart and the bravery of his convictions. Luc Berriet works for the past 10 years for Firmenich, one of the leading worldwide Fragrance houses. As Fine Fragrance Development Director his role, as he describes it himself,…