Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 20 March, 2015 0 comments

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Fragrance Reviews & News

                                  BYREDO PERFUME
                                          The Art of Hair Perfume



   Perfume is not just for the decollete (the neckline), inside of the wrists and ankles anymore. It is now being designed strictly for the hair. I have noticed more and more companies bringing hair into the Art of Perfumery, but this has been done many centuries ago with the start of the Ancient Egyptians females who used scented cones in their hair.

  I like the idea of having a perfume created for just the hair. I remember when I was younger and experimenting with fragrances that I would spring a light and airy floral scent on my hair.

 It would last for hours and I love the compliments I received from it. I had an oily scalp so the scent would immerse with the oil giving it more of what is widely used in fragrances today as Oudh (woody scent). During that time as a young girl, I didn't have any idea of Oudh but I know I loved the scent and I would spray perfume in my hair many times, especially after getting it done at the beauty salon. 

Today, I can experiment with hair perfume and get ingredients that are not only scented beautifully but also good for the hair too.

One of my favorite perfumeries have launched a NEW hair perfume collection this year and it is winning the hearts of its cult followers to new aficionados to the brand.

Byredo was conceived in 2006 by Ben Gorham who grew up in Toronto, New York and Stockholm. He is of native Sweden to an Indian mother and a Canadian father.

Byredo is a modern and beautiful composition of scents from around the world where Mr. Gorham as lived and traveled.

If you are seeking a collection that will provide you  with a wealth of information through scents worldwide, I promise the house of Byredo will deliver every time.

We are introduced to three hair perfumes each different but very complimentary to each other. I am very experimental when it comes to perfumes, so I plan to layer them on at the same time. I trust the magic of Byredo!

Bal d' Afrique Hair Perfume
 This scent is inspired by Paris in the late 1920's and its infatuation with African culture, music and dance.

Notes: Bergamot, lemon, neroli, African Marigold, Bucchu, Violet, Jasmin Petals, Cyclamen, Black Amber, Musk, Vetiver and Moroccan Cedarwood

Blanche Hair Perfume
  This scent is based around the color of white as Mr. Gorham says, it is "pure and simple". Think of transparent without a blemish.

Notes: White Rose, Pink Pepper, Aldehyde, Violet, Neroli, Peony, Blonde Woods, Sandalwood and Musk

 Gypsy Water Hair Perfume
  This scent is inspired by the scent of fresh soil, deep forests and campfires. Keeping it close to nature as possible. 

 Notes: Bergamot, lemon, pepper, juniper berries, incense, pine needles, orris, amber, vanilla and sandalwood

 Byredo Hair Perfume includes the signature scent with a unique silicone and polymer formula to leave the hair nourished and not sticky or heavy in texture.

 This collection is available at through www.luckyscent.com and www.byredo.com for $62.00 USD 75ml/2.5 fluid ounce



 Photo: The photo of Byredo Hair Perfume is courtesy of www.hintmag.com




 FMH


Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 March, 2015 0 comments

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Fragrance Events & News

ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence
THE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC PERFUME EXHIBITION



 Welcome to the 7th Edition of ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence. This year will yet again be a wealth of artistic perfumeries ready to show you the 'best in show' from around the world.

 You will feast your eyes upon perfumeries who have showcased their luxurious fragrant collection from the start in 2009 and you will meet newcomers who are ready to share their collections and hopefully become your best and favorite perfumery before the exhibit is over.

It gives me great pleasure to be a Web Friend of Esxence-The Scent of Excellence for 2015. Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine is truly honored to be with such an beautiful fragrance exhibition of niche, artisan, natural and indie fragrance companies and to be held in such high regard from the staff at ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence.

In conjunction with the exhibition, ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence will feature a full length film for its ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence, Mark Buxton, Master Perfumer and Folie & Plusieurs are featuring the movie, DAISIES (SEDMIKRASKY in Czech).
Le Cinena Olfactif presentation. For the first time,

It is a perfumed cinematographic screening in honor of the exhibition, ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence.

DAISIES, is a Czech movie  released December 30, 1966 is directed by Vera Chytilova. This is an experience to combine cinema and perfumery.

DAISIES will be shown in its original language with subtitles in English on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Cinema Apollo in Milan, Italy.

DAISIES is about two girls who try to understand the meaning of the world.

Oh, there is more perfumery to go around and this time its involves your taste buds!

There will be 'The Perfumed Happy Hour' with Bergamotto e Bebzoino. It is organized by ESXENCE- The Scent for Excellence and the Marika Vecchiattini's blog.


The public is invited and it will take place on Thursday, March 26th at 5:30pm. Come and relax with original tasting of cocktails with the senses of smell and taste at your beck and call.

The cocktails are to inspire and transform you with the fragrances and essences with music, notes and accords.

SEATING IS LIMITED. To attend please email your intentions to esxence@equipemilano.com

Lastly, I don't think I have to remind you but I will go ahead anyway. ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence will debut on Thursday, March 26th through March 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy. The first two days of the exhibition will be for operators (those involved in the fragrance industry) and then the last two days on March 28th and March 29th will be open to the public. ESXENCE- The Scent of Excellence is the International promotion of Artistic Perfumery and many, many involved from authors like, Michael Edwards famous for perfume books, "Fragrances of the World" to Laurent Assoulen, Perfume Expert and Pianist Composer.

To find out what perfumeries will be in attendance, please go to www.esxence.com

Photos and Information: The ESXENCE logo courtesy of www.esxence.com, the photo of girl is courtesy of www.giphy.com, the information about the movie DAISIES (SEDMIKRASKY) is from www.imdb.com, the photo of cocktails and perfume bottles courtesy of www.bestpopupstores.com





FMH



Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 10 March, 2015 0 comments

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Fragrance News & Events



                                                                 THE FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION

                                                    The Highlight of the Fragrance Industry


  If you did not get an invitation to attend the 87th Academy Awards, don't be upset...I did not get an invitation. Did you know that the fragrance industry have their own version of the OSCARS but it is called the FiFi Awards. Every year The Fragrance Foundation celebrate the global fragrance industry with outstanding creative achievements in the world of perfumery. Doesn't this sound just like the Academy Awards? The crowning achievement is celebrated with a lavish setting at a posh location, usually The Lincoln Center in New York. It is surrounded by the Who's Who of the perfume industry and by this I mean companies such as Coty, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Ralph Lauren and Bloomingdale's just to name a few. The Who's Who of the perfume industry are surrounded by celebrities such as Halle Berry, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Ben Affleck and so many more.

 This is the day to shine but for the perfume industry that is more than 36.6 billion dollars by 2018. Globally its is worth 28.6 billion dollars. That is a lot of fragrance wafting around. If you are into celebrity scents, that is worth a whopping 30 billion dollars. 

So, that is why The Fragrance Foundation is such a big deal in the perfume industry. The Fragrance Foundation was established in 1949 and during the the 1940's only three fragrances were launched.  One fragrance for women and two fragrances for men.  Did you know in 2014 there were 1,600 fragrances launched!

No wonder I stay so busy trying to review new launches!                          
 
The similarities to The Academy Awards in terms of categories for The Fragrance Foundation Awards are quite prestigious. Here are the categories for nominations in a fragrance category. 

FiFi Award Trophy

Fragrance of the Year
Fragrance Hall of Fame
Packaging of the Year
Media Campaign of the Year
Interior Scents Collection of the Year
Bath & Body Line of the Year
Hall of Fame
Fragrance Celebrity of the Year
Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer
Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage *
Indie Award
Perfume Extraordinaire

In 2011, the Indie category was just established for niche, artisan and natural perfumers. The indie category of perfumers finally got noticed for their achievements in perfumery and the first perfumer to be recognized and nominated was Mandy Aftel, perfumer and owner of Aftelier Perfumes with three historic nominations (Candide, Honey Blossom and Lumiere). Although Mandy Aftel did not take home the crowning FiFi Award it was a tremendous landmark for indie category.  Six Scents Series Three was the winner. 

If you look at the list of categories there is an asterisk next to Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage. That category is for people like myself and editors of magazines online as well as articles published in a magazine such as Vogue, Elle, W Magazine, Cosmopolitan and the like.

This is a very competitive and tight race for the best. It basically shows the amount of passion written by the writer and this is what needs to be continued in the ever-changing fragrance industry. 

This would be a dream come true to win a FiFi Award in this category. I am keeping my fingers crossed with lots of prayer!

Guess what? You can attend The Fragrance Foundation Awards! You do not have to wait to receive an invitation in the mail. You can simply go to www.fragrance.org.

If you have any questions go to info@fragrance.org to get better acquainted with this organization.

The Fragrance Foundation is dedicated to serving its member companies as a resource for industry expertise, innovation and education. It is a not-for-profit organization that includes more than 82 of the world's most important corporations in the world of fragrance. 

To join The Fragrance Foundation you will have to wait for the envelope because it is ONLY by invitation. 

Information: Christine Baranski, actress 'The Good Wife' will host for the third year in a row the Fragrance Foundation Awards 'Finalist Breakfast' on April 10, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. 
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On June 17, 2015 The Fragrance Foundation Awards will be given out and the host of this celebration will be actor, Alec Baldwin. It will take place at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center New York. 


Note: Information on what the fragrance industry is work comes from www.kafkaequeblog.com (February 20, 2014) and information on 1600 perfumes launched in 2014 comes from www.fragrantica.com and The Fragrance Bible 2015 by Michael Edwards. Picture of the FiFi Award trophies courtesy of www.fragrantica.com




FMH







All Things Chocolate

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 February, 2015 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication

Valentine's Day Weekend
           Part Two


                                       A Trio of Chocolates
                        The Exquisite Scents of Souvenir de Chocolate


  I had a wonderful Valentine's Day with cut-out hearts on the walls in the dining room, there was breakfast on the table for me and I got a bottle of rose' champagne but no chocolates.

 That was actually fine with me as I am starting a new diet but to have no chocolates, well not in the conventional way. I did have chocolates in the form of perfume and I had not only one or two but three!

 I wore Souvenir de Chocolate Trio by EnVoyage Perfumes. This glorious trio of chocolates all swirled together with mocha café, amber and vanilla. It quenched my taste with the aroma of dark chocolate and milk chocolate.

Shelley Waddington is the owner and perfumer of EnVoyage Perfumes and she did a favor for my waist line.

Souvenir de Chocolate Trio is the best in fragrant launches in 2014. I wish I had an award to give but this trio by far is the most captivating with the use of notes that gives a gourmand, woody and floral essence that a box of chocolates could not compare.

 Café Cacao is a breathtaking scent of a luscious cup of chocolate mocha! Its a creamy sensation steeped in a vapor that oozes with the aroma of a smooth and velvet taste. The inspiration for Café Cacao is the love of musk by Josephine Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette's fascination with the scents of cocoa and amber. Café' Cacao is a royal treat that any master pastry chef would love!

 Fragrance Notes: Set in an amber base with top notes of vanilla rose, sugar, cardamom and bergamot.
           Middle Notes: coffee, milk, dark chocolate and whipped cream
           Base Notes: amber, musk and ambergris.

Captured in Amber is a deep and I found to be a mystery because the notes in this fragrance all have there time and place to emerge. Captured in Amber is the deepest scent in this collection. If you prefer a woody note in a fragrance, then Captured in Amber is for you. I love how the notes move in motion from moment to moment-day to day. When I wore it I smelled a floral scent wrapped in amber and then moments later here comes the spices with the aroma of chocolate billowing into  the sweet scent of vanilla  to mellow things out.

This fragrance is a true masterpiece and to me I would think it is a difficult scent to compose, but Shelley Waddington does it brilliantly. It is truly the scent for women and men to enjoy!

Fragrance Notes: ambergris, labdanum, vanilla, tonka bean, floral notes, spices, woody notes, olibanum, resin, peru balsam, tolu, balsam, benzoin, patchouli, myrrh, dark chocolate.

Indigo Vanilla is the scent that captured my heart because vanilla is my most favorite spice. Usually when I love a fragrance it has vanilla in it and Indigo Vanilla is my favorite. This scent reminds me of a vanilla latte at Starbucks! I love the warmth and creamy aroma is provides that filled my nostrils with a sweet foam of milk.

Indigo Vanilla is inspired by the sultry jazz of the 1920's in the city called the "Big Easy". What intrigued me most about Indigo Vanilla is the violet sucree. This fragrance is not only soft and creamy but it is layered with violet sucree which means, "violet sugar" perched on the top.

I really had a lot of fun wearing Indigo Vanilla and I love the compliments I received. There were people who said I smell chocolate, others said flowers but most people said they loved the sweet smell.

Fragrance Notes: white chocolate, milk, whipped cream, sugar, amber, musk and violet sucree.

Souvenir de Chocolate Trio is for both women and men and it can be purchased at EnVoyage Perfumes, a multi-award winning perfumery in the state of California.

                                              www.envoyageperfumes.com

Photo courtesy of www.prlog.org










FMH





   

       

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 07 February, 2015 0 comments

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Fragrance Review-NEW Launch

                             
                                                                A la Rose
                                       The Queen of 400 Roses


   Parisian Master Perfumer, Monsieur Francis Kurkdjian composed a new a ultra feminine eau de parfum just in time for Valentine's Day!

   A la Rose Eau de Parfum Natural Spray contains 400 roses in this woody-floral creation. In every bottle contains 250 Centifolia (May) roses from Grasse and 160 Damacena roses from Bulgaria. 

   This dreamy scent opens with Calabrian bergamot and Californian ripe orange, pear and lychee with layers of rose garlands, violet and magnolia blossoms. It ends with drips of sweetness with cedarwood and centifolia roses. 

  So far, in 2015, this has been one of the most engaging and ultra luxurious scents that romances every mood of Valentine's Day. 

  I love the history of Queen Marie Antoinette and I would have to say if she were still alive, this would be her signature scent. No doubt about it! 

 Francis Kurkdijian would be her personal perfumer of the twenty first century. No doubt about it!



 When I think of A la Rose, "The Rose" I think of a beautifully landscape garden in the south of France laced with pastry colored roses all adorned with the heavenly scent in which it was created to be, 'The Queen Rose'.

Currently, A la Rose Eau de Parfum  Natural Spray is launched at Liberty London www.liberty.co.uk and Les Senteurs London www.lessenteurs.com plus Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris (online) www.franciskurkdjian.com.

 In the United States Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Bigelow Apothecary (NYC) and Osswald NYC. 

Price: 145.00 Euros  (2.4 fl oz) converted to US currency is approximately $164.50 USD

Biography:

Francis Kurkdjian, master perfumer was born in Paris in 1969 to a family of Armenian heritage. 

He was trained at ISIPCA and Quest. In 2001, Kurkdjian was the winner of the Prix Francois Coty award and named Chevalier des Artes et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

In 2009, Kurkdjian launched his own line, Maison Francis Kurkdjian. 

Note: The biography information was recorded from Now Smell This perfume blog at www.nstperfume.com.





 FMH



  
                                                                                   

Let's Party!

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 04 February, 2015 0 comments

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Fragrance Event Announcement


                   Valentine's Day Party with a Meet & Greet



 Your are cordially invited to a Scent Event at the Scent Bar on Valentine's Day! Come explore the sweet scents of the day and meet international author, Tessa Williams of the very successful book, CULT PERFUMES: The World's Most Exclusive Perfumeries.

   There will be fragrances to entice and seduce you with the romance of the day and you can meet Tessa Williams who has come all the way from the United Kingdom!
  
Tessa Williams


   Where: The Scent Bar
                7405 Beverly Blvd (at Martel)
                Los Angeles, California 90036
                (323) 782-8300

   When: Saturday, February 14, 2015

   Time:   4:00pm-6:00pm




   
 If you are not familiar with Tessa Williams please see my EXCLUSIVE interview in Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine edition dated (May 24, 2014). Get insight and find out why she wrote the book, CULT PERFUMES that is receiving a cult following!
www.fragrancebelleslettres.blogspot.com

                                                             www.tessawilliams.co.uk
                                                             www.luckyscent.com

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2015

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 01 February, 2015 0 comments

 Noblesse Luxe Publication

 Fragrance Reviews

 VALENTINE'S DAY REVEIW- PART ONE



                               The Modern Rose
                          A Dozen Valentine's Day Fragrances




No two roses are alike. This couldn't be more the truth since the revolution of the rose scent in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

A rose scented perfume from the times of Ancient Egypt where the first perfumers were created to recent history in perfumery, only came in a singular note (the traditional rose). But now the fascination with the scent of rose is modern, bold, innovative and complex.

The traditional rose scent has taken on a modern fragrance with the blending of several rose scents and woody notes and lively citrus compositions to a gourmand-sweet and sensual.

I love the new version. I always felt the traditional rose, although it is the Queen of the floral but yet boring and predictable.



The modern rose scents are now for both women and men! This was unheard of centuries ago but not anymore, Fragrances can be shared by both men and women and the fragrance industry is reaping the benefits at the cash register because fragrances are now allowed to be expressive without inhibitions.

In honor of Valentine's Day on February 14th, I have curated 12 of the most unique, vivid and adventurous rose fragrances that I feel represent the modern age of Queen Rose.

There are thousands of rose scented fragrances that are produced each year. However I cannot nor do I have the time to review each of them but this will give you a start into the adventurous world of rose perfumes that represent this day and age.


 
Whips and Roses by Kerosene- The ultra-modern version of the rose is composed by Midwestern perfumer, John Pegg. It is a floral woody musk fragrance featuring bergamot, blood orange, rose, jasmine, gardenia, iris sandalwood, musk and leather. It is composed for women and men.

Rubis Rose' by DSH Perfumes-The ultra high glamour fragrance was inspired by the natural beauty of actress, Elizabeth Taylor and the fabulous Ruby Suite necklace by Cartier given to Taylor by her third husband, Michael Todd. It provides a luscious red raspberry note, pink pepper with frankincense, myrrh, guaicwood and a touch of oak moss. Rubis Rose' is composed by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.

Rose Noir by Byredo-This is a lovely compliment to the red rose, a symbol of love. Rose Noir gives provides a dark and intense moment with a citrus moment. It is wild and gives an animalist quality. Composed with grapefruit, freesia, Rose Damascena, cistus, moss and musk. Ben Gorham was a professional basketball player to the creative genius of the perfume brand Byredo.

Tobacco Rose by Papillon Artisan- This fragrance is floral but it is for both women and men! It combines earthy notes of oak moss, ambergris and peru balsam with a Bulgarian rose and the Rose de mai with an enhancement of beeswax. Tobacco Rose is composed by Liz Moores who is located in London, England.

Kashan Rose by The Different Company- This fragrance is surrounded around the Persian Rose that is celebrated at the festival of the rose in the city of Kashan. its a fragrance that is laced with roses that is surrounded with a spicy blend of sage, litchi, pink pepper and cardamom. The floral continues with blends of hawthorn and peony and lastly its base deepens with ambrette, sandalwood and musk. Kashan Rose is composed by Emilie Coppermann.

Wild Roses by Aftelier Perfumes- If you love sprawling gardens with neatly manicured landscapes, then Wild Roses is for you! It evokes the imagination and memories with the newest modern version of the rose that combines the crème de la crème of ingredients such as rose Co2, helitotrope, bergamot, geranium, damask rose, apricot, pimento, taif rose, tarragon, vanilla and patchouli. This is an all natural fragrance created by multi-award winning perfumer, Mandy Aftel who was nominated for the prestigious FiFi Award by the Fragrance Foundation.

Imogene Rose by Lush-This scent is love struck using the true and original rose in the most natural way. Lush is a British company that provide the most innovative products. Imogene Rose is a delicate fragrance with a baby powder aroma. Crushed petals were used in the most delicate way while rose oil, rose absolute, basil, bergamot, vetivert, ambrette seed, tonka and orris to provide a down to earth ending for women and men. The perfumer is Simon Constantine, who is the son of the CEO of Lush, Mark Constantine.

Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue by Atelier Cologne- This fragrance is centered around the Turkish rose that resonates with sparkling notes of the rose and spicy and tantalizing smoky scents that is seductive. Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue is created with the finest ingredients made in France. This composition has a combination of bergamot from Calabria, ginger from China, Turkish rose essence, Turkish rose absolue, incense from Somalia, velvet oud accord, patchouli from Indonesia, papyrus from India and benzoin from Laos. Its composed by Jerome Epinette.

Flowerbomb en Rose by Viktor & Rolf-This is the "happy" scent! Its created to be the lighter version of the original Flowerbomb. Flowerbomb en Rose opens with nectar and citrus. This fragrance is for women only and the perfumer is unknown.

Rouge Nocturne by Terry de Gunzburg- This is a scent centered around a dark rose aroma which puts it in the Chypre floral category. The story behind this fragrance is sensual and mystery that features the damask rose, turkey red rose and patchouli. Rouge Nocturne is for women only and the perfumer is Michel Almairac.

Rose Nobile by Acqua di Parma-This is an Italian scented rose scent. Why? Because the company Acqua di Parma is located in Italy. Rose Nobile is refreshing and centered around the Centifolia rose with a signature style of citrus and dark combinations. Its composition is created with bergamot, mandarin, black pepper, citruses, lily of the valley, violet, peony, cedar, ambergris and musk. This is made for women only and the perfumer is Francois Demachy.

Rose de Nuit by Serge Lutens- This is an exclusive fragrance that is found in the Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido. It is dark and intense with animalistic rose inspired ingredients. A fragrance for both women and men. A scent to enjoy for a late night rendezvous. Rose de Nuit is composed by Gilles Romey.




 Special Feature
 New Fragrance Launch

                                                          Misia
                                               A Rose for a Friend
   
Misia Sert

   The world famous fashion house, Chanel introduces a new fragrance and it is called, Misia.

Misia is created in honor of CoCo Chanel good friend, Misia Sert. 

 Misia is the latest fragrance to be included in the Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection. It represents the modern woman who is free and confident. 

 This feminine fragrances is composed by Olivier Polge, the son of the world famous master perfumer Jacques Polge. 

 Mr. Polge has been the in-house perfumer for the house of Chanel since 1978.

 Misia is a powdery floral scent with a woody balsamic rose aroma. 

 The luscious ingredients are violet, iris orris root, Turkish rose, benzoin from Laos
and tonka bean, rose from Grasse and sandalwood.

 Unfortunately, Misia will NOT be available in time for Valentine's Day! It is set to launch in March 2015. 

 Misia will become available in two sizes, 75 ml and 200 ml eau de toilette. 

 If you are curious about CoCo Chanel's friend, Misia Sert, I will give you reference of two books that are written about the life of CoCo Chanel. 

 "Chanel: An intimate life" (biography) by Lisa Chaney and "Chanel: SaVie" by Justine Picardie's (French edition). Both books can be found on www.amazon.com.






                                                  Let's Celebrate the Rose
Special Feature
                                                      New Fragrance Launch
  


  It's coming up roses with the celebrate of the Rose de Mai (May Rose) in the month of May 2015 by L'Artisan Parfumeur.

 L'Artisan Parfumeur will launch Rose Privee, a new floral fragrances developed by master perfumer, Berrand Duchaufour and his apprentice, Stephane Bakouche

 The celebration will not start until the month of May, so sorry for the non-availability for Valentine's Day but don't worry there will be enough roses to go around.

Rose Privee features rose, carnation, magnolia, lilac, basil, violet, patchouli and hay.

It will be available in sizes 50 and 100 ml eau de parfum



VALENTINE'S DAY 
FRAGRANCE REVIEW-PART TWO

"All Things Chocolate" A Souvenir de Chocolate Trio Collection by En Voyage Perfumes-A Shelley Waddington Exclusive. A review Coming Soon!


Photo Credits: Rose de Nuit by www.sergelutens.us; Kashan Rose and Tobacco Rose courtesy of www.luckyscent.com; Wild Roses courtesy of www.aftelier.com; photo of Misia Sert courtesy of apophtegme.com; photo of Misia Perfume courtesy of www.fragrantica.com; photo of Rose Privee courtesy of www.fragrantica.com






FMH





 

 

 

 
 
 


 


 

ESXENCE

ESXENCE
The Scent of Excellence 2015

Artisan Fragrance Salon Event

Artisan Fragrance Salon Event
March 15, 2015 in San Francisco,California

Misia

Misia
by Chanel (Exclusive Collection)

A la Rose Eau de Parfum Natural Spray

A la Rose Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

Fragrance Belles-Lettres Est 2009 CHICAGO

The word "belles lettres" is a French phrase meaning "beautiful or "fine writing. Since this is a term to describe a category of writing, this will pertain to my passion about fragrances. I will review niche and natural perfumes from all over the world. I write with passion but will use my journalistic skills that I obtained in college. Not only will I feature fragrances but I will feature new books on fragrances/perfumes, fragrance events and interview authors and perfumers.


I hope you take this journey with me and begin your own passion for the ART OF PERFUMERY!


Felicia M. Hazzard
Founder & Editor-in-Chief









Souvenir de Chocolate Trio Collection

Souvenir de  Chocolate Trio Collection
by: En Voyage Perfumes

ANU ESSENTIALS

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CULT PERFUMES: The World's Most Exclusive Perfumes

CULT PERFUMES: The World's Most Exclusive Perfumes
Author: Tessa Williams

ELEMENTS SHOWCASE

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February 4-6, 2014

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A Publishing Company for the Arts in Perfumery

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Rose de Nuit

Rose de Nuit
By Serge Lutens

CiocoRosissimo Eau de Parfum

CiocoRosissimo Eau de Parfum
By Hilde Soliani

CiocoSpesizissimo Eau de Parfum

CiocoSpesizissimo Eau de Parfum
By Hilde Soliani

Lumiere Eau de Parfum

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Lychee Mousse, Pistachio Ganache, Bergamot Truffle Perfumes

Lychee Mousse, Pistachio Ganache, Bergamot Truffle Perfumes
By Francois Payard

LE CHEVALIER

LE CHEVALIER
EAU DE TOILETTE

Wild Roses

Wild Roses
By: Aftelier Perfumes

ETIQUETTE BLEUE

ETIQUETTE BLEUE
EAU DE TOILETTE

Josephine and Le Vainquer Eau de Parfum

Josephine and Le Vainquer Eau de Parfum
By Francois Rance'

FEMME DE DANDY

FEMME DE DANDY
EAU DE PARFUM

Francois Rance'

Francois Rance'
Founder and Perfumer

LE DANDY

LE DANDY
POUR HOMME

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily
in Ancient Egypt

L'EAU DE BOUQUET PARFUM

L'EAU DE BOUQUET PARFUM
THE FRAGRANCE THAT STARTED IT ALL.

L de Lubin

L de Lubin
Perfume

BEAU BRUMMEL

BEAU BRUMMEL
DANDY & SOCIALITE

COUNTESS MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON

COUNTESS MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON
LOVER AND INSPIRATON TO COUNT D'ORSAY

House of Lubin

House of Lubin
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My passion for writing started as a child. Later, my passion for perfumery started as an older child. Now as an adult I write about both. As Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine I have the best of both worlds.

Writing and fragrances which gives me a beautiful writing combinations!

 Shortly, I will be introduces my first published book as an author.

William H. Penhaligon

William H. Penhaligon
Founder & Perfumer

Endymion Cologne

Endymion Cologne
A Penhaligon Collection

Hamman Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray

Hamman Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray
Created by Wm Penhaligon in 1872

Extract of Limes

Extract of Limes
The Anthology Series

Fragrance Belles-Lettres

Douro Eau de Portugal Cologne

Douro Eau de Portugal Cologne
A Penhaligon Collection

Gardenia

Gardenia
The Anthology Series

Eau de Verveine

Eau de Verveine
The Anthology Series

Piment Brulant Eau de Toilette

Piment Brulant Eau de Toilette
By L' Artisan Parfumeur

RANCE' PERFUME

RANCE' PERFUME
LAETITIA MILLISIME

Eau de Charlotte Parfum

Eau de Charlotte Parfum
by Annick Goutal

Cybele

Cybele
An Oriental Fragrance by Galimard

Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness
Signature & Client

LAETITIA BONAPARTE

LAETITIA BONAPARTE
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE'S MOTHER

JEAN DE GALIMARD, FOUNDER & PERFUMER

JEAN DE GALIMARD, FOUNDER & PERFUMER

Night Scented Stock

Night Scented Stock
The Anthology Series

Shantoung

Shantoung
An Oriental Fragrance by Galimard

Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
Signature & Client

CREED Boutique in New York

CREED Boutique in New York
A sneak preview of the boutique

Queen/Pharoah Hatsheput

Queen/Pharoah Hatsheput
Adorning herself with perfume of a flower

Founder, House of Creed

Founder, House of Creed
James Henry Creed (1710-1798)

Parfum d'Orsay

Parfum d'Orsay
Count Alfred G. d'Orsay

L'Intrigante Eau de Parfum

L'Intrigante Eau de Parfum
by: Parfum d'Orsay

J. H. Tindel

J. H. Tindel
Owner, Chemist & Perfumer

August Doussan

August Doussan
Owner and Perfumer

Bourbon French Parfums

Bourbon French Parfums
164 Years of Success

HOUSE OFBOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS

HOUSE OFBOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS
BOURBON FRENCH COLLECTION

Dress Coat White Marcella Waistcoat

Dress Coat White Marcella Waistcoat
Anderson & Sheppard Exclusive

The House of Anderson & Sheppard

The House of Anderson & Sheppard
A Place Of Elegance

Double-Breasted Navy Herringbone Overcoat

Double-Breasted Navy Herringbone Overcoat
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Jacket Glen

Jacket Glen
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Marguerite Acker

Marguerite Acker
Owner & Perfumer

Alessandra Crain

Alessandra Crain
Owner & Perfumer

Mary Eleftorea Behlar

Mary Eleftorea Behlar
Owner & Perfumer
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House Of Grossmith

House Of Grossmith
Three Exquisite Fragrances in Baccarat crystal perfume bottles

Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau
Voodoo Priestess

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