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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 peak when you’re wearing it. A good fashion website can be exactly the thing to keep you in the loop on everything that is breaking in luxury news. Even if your favorite lifestyle magazine is doing its best to keep up with what is popular at the time, they’re always going to fall behind a fashion website that can update within minutes or just about every minute. With all the…

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 would not drink it. But since the 90’s 2 keywords were used and that generated new Fragrance trends: Well-being and Food-supplements. Both together created a new generation of food but also a new generation of fragrances… From the moisturizing anti-radicals yoghourt towards the Fragrance and the Deodorant you eat, a full range of new products started being launched. We call it alicaments, or alismetics, they are basic food, like water,…

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 her royal gardens. This book represents an imaginary herbarium that the Queen herself could have made. It is based in several historical documents from National archives and the plans of the architect Richard Mique.   This narration reveals the importance of naturalism during the 18th Century but also the personality of one of the most amazing Queens in history: Marie-Antoinette. The 18th century, the enlightenment, saw incredible advance in philosophy…

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, is a sort of a “olfactory coach” with the Perfumers. At the beginning, he has all the Perfumer’s team to manage and, if everything goes well, one champion remains at the end of the project with whom the project is finalized. As a coach, Luc Berriet is present to stimulate, advice, guide and protect the Perfumers. It is a close collaboration and trust with them. He is also an interface between…