SPECIAL ST. VALENTINE'S DAY ISSUE IN FEBRUARY!

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 27 January, 2010 0 comments

The February issue of Fragrance Belles-Lettres will be full of historical content from the HOUSE OF RANCE' This vivid and scentsational perfume company has over 400 years on continuous dedication to perfumery and the House of Rance' created perfumes that were commissioned for the great military leader of France, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and for his wife the lovely, Josephine. A factural and historical feature that should not be missed!
Also in February is my favorite holiday, St. Valentine's Day and what comes to mind, for me it is chocolate.
So, to honor this occasion, I will present to you some of the finest perfumers in this century that are dedicated to the art of perfumery and in the world of desserts/pasteries. The one thing that all of these fine masters of their art have in common and that is CHOCOLATE in their special recipes.
Here are the masters of fine creations that will be featured here in February just in time to send love to someone very special...

Annick Goutal
L'Artisan Parfumeur
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
Hilde Soliani
Vosges Haut- Chocolat
Payard

Please come back in February for an issue of intense love for history, romance, perfumers, perfume and of course, chocolate!

INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS COMING SOON!

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 January, 2010 0 comments

It gives me great pleasure to present to you an upcoming category to this newsletter. I will be interviewing perfumers and/or those who have created a company in the perfume industry that is dedicated to the creation of perfumers and/or their perfume shops/houses from the 16th century through the 19th century.
These accomplished individuals will chat with me about their dreams and how they have started a company or created amazing fragrances from inspirations of earlier centuries and how it relates to the perfume industry in todays billion dollar market.
I hope you will welcome these prominent and accomplished industry leaders into your hearts as they reveal to us the true meaning of the 'art of perfumery'.

THE PERFUME REVIEW

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The two fragrances discussed and described are my personal favorites. Galimard has a huge selection of finely crafted scents that meets the demands and characteristics in all of us.
However, the two fragrances featured are Cybele and Shantoung both fragrances are for women.

Editor's Pick

1. Cybele is an oriental fragrances that consist of...

Top Notes
Lily of the Valley and Tangerine

Heart Notes
Blackberry, Blackcurrant and Rose

Base Notes
Cedar-wood, Sandalwood and Vanilla

This tasty aroma is a mixture of condensed spice and sweetness into one world of sensation. The moment of the first whiff will capture you into a midwinter forest filled with super tall thin trees all cluster together and brillantly shining with glistening snow.
This is an elegant evening scent to wear to a highly qualified after hours meeting at a very posh hotel meeting room. It has power and sophistication to last for hours.

3.3 fl oz Parfum for $120.00 3.3 fl oz Eau de Parfum for $85.00




2. Shantoung is an oriental fragrance that consist of....

Tuberose, Egyptian Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Sweet Orange, Violet, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Vanilla

This fragrance is filled with sensuality and romance wrapped up all in one. The air will linger with the Shantoung fragrance when you walk by room after room after room.
It starts off with a blast of sweet smelling Tuberose flowers and continues to add sweetness with Jasmine. It continues to widen out with all other flavors to add a surround prescence of being in a gigantic open landscaped garden filled with flowers and stone angel statues guarding the palace doorsteps.
The door to romance is always open when Shantoung is around to fulfill its destiny.

3.4fl oz Eau de Parfum

Shantoung launched in 2007

These and all other fragrances can be purchased at galimard.com

JEAN DE GALIMARD, PERFUMER

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Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon, related to the Count of Thorenc and great friend of Goethe lived in Grasse where in 1747 he founded PARFUMERIE GALIMARD. Jean supplied the court of Louis XV, the King of France with olive oil, pomades and perfumes. Founder of the Corporation of "Glove Makers and Perfumers"(more on the Glove Makers and Perfumers), Jean offered unique formulas that were inspired by the nature of Grasse such as the pure essence of jasmine, rose, lavender, orange flower and tuberose.
Today, the House of Galimard still offers the same high quality and unique ingredients as did Jean over 250 years ago.

GLOVE MAKERS AND PERFUMERS
According to legend, in 1656 Louis XIV (1638-1715) created the Corporation of Master Glovemakers and Perfumers. He granted them monopoly of the perfume distribution from the apothecaries and druggist who monopolized this market.
In 1724, the perfume-glove manufactures of Grasse were officially recognized as guilds and turned their businesses into the exclusive business of perfume making.

Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon...What is Seranon?
Seranon is a commune. It is found in the region Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur in the Alpes-Martimes department in the south of France.

HOUSE OF GALIMARD

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Grasse (in France) is known around the world as the birthplace of traditional perfumery and aromatic scents.
Parfum Garlimard is the oldest perfumery in Grasse. It was founded in 1747 by Jean de Galimard. The House of Galimard has over 250 years of rich heritage to the perfume industry and it still continues today to provide clientele all over the world with the finest in luxury fragrances for men and women. The House of Galimard conducts a fragrance workshop called Le Studio des Fragrances (The Studio of Fragrances). Visitors can create their very own custom perfume with the help of a Nose/Perfumer. He will help you evaluate the different components of a scent which is the Top Note, Middle/Heart Note and the Base Note. After the completion, the visitor will be allowed to take home in a bottle personalized with your name or the name you give your fragrance, and it will be classified and reserved for re-ordering.
This practice has been closed for many, many years to the public but the House of Galimard has opened its doors for the public to view the work of art that has been a household name in the niche market to so many people who appreciate fine fragrances.

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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,natural, artisan and designer 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!

Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine is a division of Noblesse Luxe Publication.


Felicia M. Hazzard
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief









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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.

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