House of CREED "Royal Service" LIMITED EDITION

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 December, 2011 1 comments

 NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLISHING
 "Redefining The High Life                                               

                                        HOUSE OF CREED
Continues to Serve Clients From The Past To The Present


  The House of CREED shows their appreciation to clients of not only historical figures by families of regals and royals with a NEW and  LIMITED EDITION fragrance.

 
  ROYAL SERVICE is masterfully crafted showing homage to their clients being kings and queens and other nobilities by using only the finest fruits, spices from existing CREED scents worn by royals and famous women since CREED was established in  1760.

Queen Victoria
  
  This exceptionally fragrance combines CREED fragrances named for their royal clients such as "Fleurissimo", "Love in White", "Fantasia de Fleurs", Fleur de Bulgarie" and "Ambre Cannelle".
 
  Master Perfumer Olivier CREED gives an glorious flair to the top notes using Mediterranean grapefruit, middle notes of neroli and daffodil and an engaging neroli sauvage for the base note.


  ROYAL SERVICE presentation comes in a never-before seen hand blown 6.8 ounce glass decanter with a numbered leather collar. Plus, each decanter is signed by Master Perfumer Olivier CREED.
Olivier CREED
   
 This is truly a special fragrance because it features 5 fragrances that already exist blending masterfully together. To me, true quality because each scent that is created is not only a masterpiece as a single fragrance but it can be layered and blended with other CREED scents.

  Master Olivier CREED not only composed heavenly scents but he is forward thinking with possibilities on how CREED fragrances can work together harmoniously so that the possibilities become endless.

  ROYAL SERVICE is a LIMITED EDITION and only 300 bottles are offered to the USA since the launch.  So, this would not only make a beautiful scented gift but it is numbered and signed by Master Olivier CREED. If you have completed your holiday shopping, don't worry, it can be a fabulous New Years gift. Wow, what a fabulous way to ring in 2012!

  Olivier CREED is the sixth generation master perfumer and CEO OF CREED. He became master perfumer in 1975.

  ROYAL SERVICE cost $1,750.00 USD  tax excluded www.creedboutique.com

Photo Credits: All photos of CREED fragrances are courtesy of www.creedboutique.com; photo of Queen Victoria courtesy of  www.paintinghere.com; photo of crown and jewelry courtesy by www.orderofsplendor.blogspot.com

Note: The picture of crown and jewelry is a wedding gift to Princess Mary.




F.H.




 

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLISHING
"Redefining the High Life"


               The Fragrance Gift of Literature

   
   Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine GIFT GUIDE 2011 having a perfume book(s) is essential for any fragrance lover seeking knowledge about perfumes and learning more about the perfumer.


   Here is a list of wonderful books from an award-winning blogger to Master Perfumers. Take your love of fragrance with you anywhere by reading a book.


  PERFUME: THE ALCHEMY OF SCENT by Jean-Claude Ellena 
  Arcade Publishing (November 15, 2011); English; 176 pages; ISBN-10:1611453305; List Price: $22.95


  THE LITTLE BOOK OF PERFUMES: THE HUNDRED CLASSICS by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez  Viking Adult (October 27, 2011);English; 128 pages; ISBN-10: 0670023108; List Price $18.00


  THE PERFUMER LOVER: A PERSONAL STORY OF SCENT by Denyse Beaulieu HarperCollins UK; English;(March 15, 2012);320 pages; ISBN: 978-0-00-741182-5


  *Note: Denise Beaulieu is the Author & Editor of the GRAIN DE MUSC blog. To pre-order the book go to Amazon UK.


  ON PERFUME MAKING by Frederic  Malle  Angelika Books (Release Date: Spring 2012);112 pages;ISBN: 978-3-943287-01-1 (English version).


  *Note: This book will be available in English, French and German editions and it can be pre-order for $150.00USD, elsewhere 98 Euros at http://www.angelikapublishers.com/ 


  GLAMOUR ICONS: PERFUME BOTTLE DESIGN by Marc Rosen  Antique Collector's Club Dist (October 1, 2011);Hardcover;English; 204 pages; ISBN-10 1851496602


  *Marc Rosen is a 7-time FIFI Award winner and packaging designer.


  KYOTEAU-BOTTLED MEMORIES by Della Chuang Garden City Publishers (January 6, 2009);English;pages 384 (paperback); ISBN-10: 9867009568


  *Note: Della Chuang, designer and writer is a former art director at Ralph Lauren fragrances and freelance design consultant at Tom Ford Beauty New York City.


  This book includes a perfume sample KyotEau (Eau de Kyoto) with collaboration from Master Perfumer, Christophe Laudamiel.

  LADUREE: THE SAVORY RECIPES by Michael Lerouet  Hachette Livre Publication (November 16, 2011);392 pages; ISBN-10: 281230443X


  *LADUREE is a luxury cakes and pastries brand in Paris, France. They also offer candle collections, home fragrances and beauty products.


    Founded in 1862, LADUREE is world famous for its colorful and flavorful macarons that come in a vast array of colors.


   Give the book of knowledge and add to your fascination with fragrances!

              A GIFT WITHIN ITSELF


    One of my favorite unique and well-respected natural perfumeries in the US is Providence Perfume Company. This perfumery is owned and operated by Charna Ethier who is bringing excitement and hand-crafted perfumeries using the finest ingredients to humankind.

   Charna created a deep rosy fragrance that is rich in aged patchouli and sensual notes of ancient agarwood and one using the most expensive spice in the world and that is saffron.

  This magnificient creation is ROSE BOHEME. It is my TOP gift for this season for anyone you know into natural perfumes. It is a beautiful introduction to Providence Perfume Company.
 
  ROSE BOHEME Eau de Parfum offers a warm presence with a fascinating twist to the rose scent. This scent is truly an original and I love wearing it in cold weather.  The sillage follows you as if you can see it wafting in the air.

  I wore it to mass the other day and it smelled heavenly with the incense in the cathedral. This is a rarity to wear a natural scent  or any scent that you can actually enjoy and feel it working. Simply amazing!!

 Notes: aged Patchouli, fir, red tea, rare white rose essential, agarwood, saffron, turkish rose, artisan rose petal infusion.

   $115.00 USD 1 ounce Atomizer   $26.00 USD 6ML Travel Atomizer   $11.00 USD Sample

  Charna's gift of the scent continues to spread with the creation of INDOLICE.
 
  INDOLICE Eau de Parfum sparkles with some of my favorite notes. It is a wonderful addition to your holiday list of fragrances. It is another original scent that Charna masterfully arranges with rich notes of heady jasmine and an oasis of "indolic mushrooms". This chrypre fragrance has a blend oak moss, cilantro and basil to perfect this fragrance.

  I can see myself wearing this on New Years Eve. It has the exact quality and elegance to bring in the New Year with glamour. Charna describes it as "a bit dirty, a bit vintage and highly original". Charna is absolutely correct and this is why INDOLICE is so attractive because it is "highly original". That is what I love about niche and natural fragrances.

 PROVIDENCE PERFUME COMPANY will open up your world of exploring new and unique fragrances that are allow to work with you and enrich your awareness and enhance the endless possibilities of perfumery.

 Notes: Top: cepes, mimosa and coriander
           Heart: Sambac jasmine, basil and Rose otto
           Base: oak moss, frankincense and spikenard    (jatamansi)

     $115.00 USD 1 ounce EDP   $26.00 USD 6ML Travel Atomizer    $7.00 USD Sample

     http://www.providenceperfume.com/

  *Note: Charna Ethier conducts classes on perfumery and she was one of the participating natural perfumers in this summer's highly successful scent event, SUMMER OF PATCHOULI LOVE 2011 created and hosted by Monica Miller and editor of Perfume Pharmer blog.

 Photo Credits: Photos of book covers courtesy of the publishing companies and Amazon.com; photos of perfume bottles courtesy of www.providenceperfume.com; photo of Christmas tree in living room courtesy of www.realestateandrefinement.blogspot.com



F.H.

 

NEW LAUNCH- Luscious Roses by Joanne Bassett

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 02 December, 2011 1 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing
"Redefining the High Life"

   
                                              LUSCIOUS ROSES
            The Dark & Sensual...A Rose Oasis

                     JOANNE BASSETT Perfumes

  JoAnne Bassett, natural perfumer and owner of JoAnne Bassett Perfume is turning up the heat with LUSCIOUS ROSES, a NEW fragrance that arrives just in time for the holidays.
    
  LUSCIOUS ROSES is a full-bodied scent that is created with six different roses from four countries. It is totally feminine and it is full of deep and exotic notes that are classic and spellbinding.

  This one of a kind fragrance is a treasure because it consist of Rose Otto, one of the most expensive oils found in nature. It comes in an exquisite hand-blown perfume bottle and it holds 1/2 ounce of parfum and it comes in a Thai silk box.

  Inside the exquisite hand-blown perfume bottle lays a liquid ruby red gem of pink-cabbage roses, red-Bulgarian damask and white-rare Bulgarian Alba roses. It is steeped in my favorite vanilla absolute with age old patchouli. It comes with a sweetness for tuberose, a high-kick of frankincense, powdery balsam and bergamot.

         **LIMITED EDITION**

  PURCHASE: 1/2 ounce LUSCIOUS ROSES Perfume $400.00 US

 1/2 ml LUSCIOUS ROSES Perfume Sample $5.00 US

                      www. joannebassett.com



F.H.
              

 

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLISHING
"Redefining The High Life"


                            THE ELEGANT ISSUE

                **BREAKING NEWS**
  

    osMoz.com is now a partner with The Fragrance Foundation.  
These two intricate fragrance organizations have come together to enhance high end brands with consumers.

   osMoz.com and The Fragrance Foundation bring individual aspects to the perfume industry but the partnership will bring that gap together to form educational awareness to consumers and turning them into connoisseurs.

www.osMoz.com        www.fragrance.org


 Are you seeking a last minute fragrance change from the usual? You are invited to an elegant Thanksgiving Day dinner or those upcoming Holiday ballets such as the  NUTCRACKER SUITE performed by the Joffrey Ballet company in Chicago?

  I have the perfect suggestion. This new fragrance is  inspired by the beauty, talent and sophistication of Grace Kelly and it comes from the house of TOCCA.

  GRACIELLA pays homage to actress and Princess Grace Kelly with some of the most lush notes that fit just right for this time of the year.

  GRACIELLA is ripened with fruit and flowers from around the world. This is only befitting because Grace Kelly had fans that reached a global capacity.

  This fashionable and regal fragrance is embedded in the finest starting with the   Top Notes: Bitter Orange, Asian Pear, Watery Apricot.

  Middle Notes: Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang from Comoros Island, Karma Fleur, Rose de Mai.

 Base Notes: Creamy Iris, Cashmere Musk, Benzoin from Laos

       1.7 FL OZ/50 ML   Eau De Parfum $68.00

 PURCHASE: www.tocca.com       www.beautyhabit.com


  What would the holidays be without Champagne! Have you heard of the house of Armand de Brignac? There is a very interesting story behind the launch of this champagne house. No, it was not launched by a brilliant multi-millionaire French heir. No, it was not launched by a world famous actor or actress. No, it was not launched by a founder and owner of a niche perfumery. Yes and believe it or not, it was launched by Jay-Z, the mult-millionaire and multi-platinum  recording artist of the Hip-Hop persuasion aka "Sean Carter", Beyonce's husband and a father-to-be.

  Jay-Z came from humble beginnings. He was raised in the housing projects in Philadelphia but his talent and love for music with a unique way of communicating the meaning of life from where he has been to where he has arrived.
 
 The acclaimed Armand de Brignac Brut Gold is the flagship wine that is RATED THE NO.1 CHAMPAGNE IN THE WORLD by the world's most respected wine critics and sommeliers.

 Armand de Brignac is a Prestige Cuvee is produced in traditional and in the old-word style.

 According to the house of Armand de Brignac... "Armand de Brignac has a sumptous racy fruit character that is perfectly integrated with wine's subtle briche accents and the texture is deliciously creamy, with great depth paired woth a long silky finish".


Jay-Z & Beyonce
  Jay-Z is known in the fashion industry of having  grand ideas that are elegant and suitable for the all occasions. The Armand de Brignac bottles are layered in gold-plated magnificence and lined in black velvet and embossed with the brand's royal golden crest.

 This is truly a feast for the eyes and it comes in other flavors such as Rose' and Blanc de Blancs.

  I have spoken to many people who always have a reason(s) why they wanted to launch a business due to an incident(s) that have occured in their lives. Jay-Z had this same experience when the champagne house of Louis Roedener, the makers of Cristal supposedly made a racial slur toward the hip-hop industry.

  If you ever looked at a video from the top of the line hip-hop artist, they for the most part always have  Cristal featured as the official champagne of luxury. However, for Jay-Z that stopped when he officially boycott the use of Louis Roederer products in his videos and personal choice of champagne for celebrations.

 Jay-Z took his message and dream to French champagne house of Jean-Jacques Cattier, a small winemaking company with a staff of just eight craftspeople on a family estate who listened closely to his dream in creating a champagne. Cattier succeded in not only in Jay-Z's expectations but the expections of other French champagne houses in the region.

 So, I would image that Jay-Z has a lot to be thankful on this Thanksgiving Day. The moral of this story is always be stay in tune with your passions, never let anyone destroy your dreams and most importantly keep good people in your lives. Be always be open to adding more good people to enhance your life and give you good advice when needed.

www.armanddebrignac.com    

PURCHASE: ARMAND DE BRIGNAC BRUT GOLD  750 ML $299.00
                        ARMAND DE BRIGNAC ROSE'   750ML  $499.99
                        ARMAND DE BRIGNAC DE BLANCS  750ML  $499.99

                          KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
  If you are seeking an alternative to traditional   Thanksgiving turkey recipes, there is a recipe on Facebook on ARMAND DE BRIGNAC page that is paired with Brut Gold by Executive Chef Matt Hoyle.

PHOTO CREDITS: photo of Graciella EDP by http://www.tocca.com/; portrait of Grace Kelly by http://www.marieclaire.com/; logo of osMoz.com and The Fragrance Foundation from http://www.osmoz.com/ and http://www.fragrance.org/; photo of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold by http://www.armandebrignac.com/; photo of Jay-Z & Beyonce by http://www.love.lovemodo.com/


F.H.




  

FREDRIC MALLE CLOSES THE YEAR OUT WITH AN OLFACTORY BANG

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 23 November, 2011 1 comments

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLISHING
 "Redefining the High Life"

                   *SPECIAL EDITION*

                  THANKSGIVING REVIEW
                        A Tribute to Frederic Malle

   Master Perfumer Frederic Malle famed perfumer and owner of EDITIONS DE PARFUMS will be sharing his vast knowledge of perfumery for the world to see in a published book called "De l'Art du Parfum" ("Of the Art of Perfume").
 
   Mr. Malle has now added two more titles to his acclaimed name and that is perfume publisher and fragrance writer. Although this is one of the most exciting features recently in the perfume history other than a fragrance launch. There is no more details about what this book will involve. So, it is safe to say that De l'Art du Parfum will be eventually launched but lets wait until the first of the year and I bet more deserving details into this mystery book will be revealed.


  Now that a book will be launched, Mr. Malle has launched a NEW website that has to do with the idea of publishing a book and creating fragrances.


  Monsieur Malle came up with this concept by referring himself to a book editor and he works with perfumers who he considers to be "authors". These perfumers create works of art with the freedom he allows them to use when creating a new scent.


  Monsieur Malle came up with this concept ten years ago when he introduced the term 'Editeur de Parfums'. It is to liberate perfumers from restraints and remaining in the box, so to spoke about perfumery.
 
 The new website is a beautiful inside look at his salon with sleek metal and wood interior and a vivid punch of red furniture to radiate positive energy. Also, on this site is an elegant array of photo frames hanging endlessly on the wall with photos of the perfumers or should I say, "authors".


 You ask who are these perfumers that are given such "freedom of expression" the honor goes to Carlos Benaim, Dominique Ropion, Edmond Roundnitska, Edouard Fletcher, Jean-Claude Ellena, Maurice Roucel, Michel Roudnitska, Olivia Giacobetti, Pierre Bourbon, Ralf Schwieger and Sophia Grojsman.


 The house of Editions de Parfums allow perfumers to use the most innovative technologies and the most rare materials in the industry. This is why Editons de Parfums is one of the most successful perfumeries with consumers because the scents contain materials not used often and are the rarest.


  Thank goodness for Monsieur Malle who maintains an open-mind and let perfumers explore and bring creations to consumers who appreciate the time and energy put into it.

www.fredericmalle.com


Bruno Jovanovic
 Monsieur Malle never stop enhancing the house of  Editions de Parfums and working with different perfumers. He added a new line of home fragrances in collaboration with perfumer, Bruno Jovanovic of IFF.


 Frederic Malle has added three new home fragrance candles to his line that are dedicated to a cathedral, a men's den and Holidays by the Mediterrean sea.


 The first in this trilogy is NOTRE DAME and Monsieur Malle describes it best in his own words.
  "Of my extremely short career as an altar boy in Paris. I only remember the giggles of  my friends in the audience and the scent of incense".


 $95.00
 Perfumer: Bruno Jovanovic
 
The second is CHEZ MONSIEUR dedicated to the men's den.
  "One of my assessments when working on scents for the home was that unlike traditional perfumes for people, home fragrances aren't and shouldn't be sexy. The scent, of a men's den is a slight exception for this rule, as one feels, when smelling it, the presence of its proprietor amongst the precious woods, tobacco and books. Spending time in my grandfather's reading room as a child left a particular taste for this type of environment".


$95.00
Perfumer: Bruno Jovanovic

The last is MARIUS & JEANETTE a journey of scents from the high seas.
  "The summer has a thousand smells and among them, the scent of Pastis is one of my favorites. I was always fond of the cool, minty freshness of this anise drink, as it links senequier (my favorite terrace in St. Tropez) and the Cafe' de Flore, Prevert and Pagnot".

$80.00
Perfumer: Bruno Jovanovic

BREAKING NEWS!!!
 The book I do have information about is "On   Perfume Making" by Monsieur Frederic Malle. Its publication date is November 2011 but can be pre-order at Angelika Publishers. The wonderful book gives you a look into the world of EDITIONS DE PARFUMS with a sensitive tale of collaborations with some of the best perfumers in the business. Most of us only know about the finished product in purchasing the fragrance but this book will describe the complexities of creating a fragrance plus a Foreword by the legendary beautiful French actress and model, Catherine Deneuve.

PURCHASE INFORMATION: To pre-order "On Perfume Making" please send an email to orders@angelikabooks.com and in the subject line write "I would like to pre-order "On Making Perfume".

"On Perfume Making" by Frederic Malle; Foreword by Catherine Deneuve; Illustrations by Konstantin Kanias; Hardcover 30x40 cm; 112 pages; Publication Date: November 2011; Angelika Publishers; $150.00 US and 98.00 Euro
http://www.angelikabooks.com/

  A wonderful gift for someone on your holiday list!

                 "Knowledge is Powerful"
  Did you know Frederic Malle's grandfather, Serge Heftier was the founder of Dior Parfums?

Photo Credits: Thanksgiving photo by http://www.worldwidegourmet.com/; photo of Frederic Malle by http://www.paris.com/; photos of Editions de Parfums boutique on Madison Avenue and red candle from new collection by http://www.vanityfair.com/; On Making Perfume (bookcover) by http://www.angelikabooks.com/; photo of Bruno Jovanovic via Facebook.

Acknowledgment: Parts of information about Frederic Malle's new website taken from Vanity Fair magazine article written by Lynden Volpe.



F.H.

REVIEW OF NATURAL PERFUMES: A SPECIAL EDITION

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 30 October, 2011 1 comments

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLISHING
"Redefining The High Life"

SPECIAL EDITION: NATURAL PERFUME REVIEWS

 
   There are so many new and exciting natural perfumes being created that it can be a little overwhelming but I believe in reviewing those that capture the essence and spirit of perfumery that leaves room for more interpretations.


   In this issue, I will focus on four natural perfumers who are blessed with amazing talents in uplifting the spirit through scents. The five perfumers/perfumeries are Rodney Hughes, Shelley Waddington, Sophia DuToit and Nikki Skerritt and the House of Matriarch.


   EN VOYAGE PERFUMES owner and perfumer, Shelley Waddington collaborated with Master Distiller and author, Dabney Rose to create an eau de parfum that is a fusion of a spicy rose scent and a mixture of floral water composed by Dabney Rose to give a fabulous duo of L' EMBLEM ROUGE EAU DE PARFUM and L' EAU DE EMBLEM ROUGE (floral water).


  L' EMBLEM ROUGE EAU DE PARFUM is the first perfume in the En Voyage's new RUBICON COLLECTION that is of 100% natural scents.


  This perfume is simply bursting with the world's finest notes that overwhelms me with its elegant and masterfully crafted take on some of the most difficult scents to work on.


   I simply love fragrances that are abundantly clear that using many fragrance notes is simply a challenge and skill that is welcome and Shelley and Dabney excellently makes this statement so true.


  What a brilliant way to introduce a partnership. I truly enjoyed Dabney's approach to creating L'EAU DE EMBLEM that is to be paired with L'EMBLEM ROUGE by using Bourbon roses that are lush and fruity along with fresh roses. There was a process called "double distillation" used to make the scent a bit more rosy. This process was then poured over the distilling rose petals and there you have FLORAL WATER. Simply amazing!


 I am not one for the standard rose scent and L'EMBLEM ROUGE EAU DE PARFUM  is far from standard. It is extraordinary in the grandest sense "scent" of the word.


 I love the whimsical spicy nugent that flairs up right in the middle of the scent that keeps you holding your wrist to your nose. It is intoxicating and it is an elegant approach to sensuality.


 L' EMBLEM ROUGE EAU DE PARFUM features TOP NOTES: cassie, mace, cinnamon, bitter orange, juicy grapefruit, green pepper, Iranian galbanum, violet and cistus   HEART NOTES: Iranian Rose Otto, ylang-ylang, heliotrope, French Jasmine Sambac, violet and honey    BASE NOTES: guaiacwood, sandalwood, copaiba, vetiver, cedarwood virginia, toul balsam, benzoin siam, tonka, vanilla and ambergris.




  How I simply love the excitement of discovering a perfumery that is full of so much potential. The HOUSE OF MATRIARCH,  a young perfumery established in 2009 is taking the natural perfume industry by leaps and bounds.

Christi Meschell
  The HOUSE OF MATRIARCH statement is to bring the GOLD standard back into perfumery. The nose and owner behind this all female staff is the lovely and distinguished, Christi Meshell. Ms. Meshell is the  daughter of a herbalist and her natural talent in this field brings the HOUSE OF MATRIARCH into full bloom  with services offered such as Private Label and Bespoke.


  According to MATRIARCH perfumes, it is specifically designed to restore the connection with the Matriarch. You know, Mother Earth.


  I simply feel the energy from this company each and every time I go on their website. It breathes a freshness in the air and I like that. To me, it seems that yes the HOUSE OF MATRIARCH is very serious about creating luxurious in the form of the old world tradition of natural perfumery. However, this perfumery is so open to new and exciting ideas and letting the imagination roar with endless possibilities not from just their perspective but in their offering of Private Label and Bespoke services.


 I am sitting on the edge of my chair as I write about them because I know deep down inside that the HOUSE OF MATRIARCH will provide not only the best but stellar fragrances that will be the talk of the town.


 Congratulations to a NEW fragrance launch with  CARMINE that debuted on October 1, 2011. It is a rare and brave new perfume created in the ancient art but only should be worn by those who consider themselves connoisseurs of luxury and natural fragrances.


  Why do you think CARMINE is considered a brave fragrance? For me the most recognizable ingredients come from Africa and Egypt which are founding motherlands of perfumery. Perfumery in Africa goes back a lot longer than what is reported. I will further discuss this issue with my review of fragrances by  natural perfumer, Sophia Du Toit.


  These costly and rare ingredients are not found in most fragrances and that is why I feel it is considered brave. The HOUSE OF MATRIARCH took this challenge and succeeded.


  The HOUSE OF MATRIARCH collection consist of ALPHA, DESTINY, MATRIARCH and SKIN DEEP, too.


  If you noticed I have not review these fragrances yet but I had to introduce this perfumery because they are going to set a new standard in natural perfumery that will make us all very proud. Cheers!

*The House of Matriarch is a proud member of the Natural Perfumers Guild (naturalperfumers.com


  
FRAGRANCE BELLES-LETTRES SCENT CHRONICLE
  This section represents the fragrance news and events worldwide.


  On Friday, October 28, 2011 is GLOBAL   CHAMPAGNE DAY! This unique festivity is the brainchild of Jayne Powell aka ChampagneJayne, the authority on champagne for consumers and recent author of the new book, "Behind the Bubbles".
  The celebration will begin at 1:00am and conclude at 11:55pm virtually all over the world. So, if you are not in Australia to be with ChampagneJayne in person, don't worry because GLOBAL CHAMPAGNE DAY 2011 will be in almost every country and you can even celebrate it with just amongst your closest friends. So, pop the cork and raise your glass to celebrate the world's most celebrated beverage, Champagne!


For more information go to globalchampagneday2011.eventbrite.com


 What does it take to be a Fragrance Connoisseurs? Well, perhaps I have some information that I know will help you.


  Art de Vivre Le Parfum: The Power of Fragrance is an exhibition that will take place in New York city over three different dates. This exhibition is for perfume lovers with an interest in learning more about the ART OF PERFUMERY.


  This presentation is the first of its kind and it will open up explorations in terms of historical and an industry look inside this fascinating journey into perfumery.


  The first segment starts on Nov 3, 2011 with  A SCENT OF HISTORY
  November 10- THE POWER OF FRAGRANCE: PANEL DISCUSSION and Nov 16- SPEED SMELLING


  The exhibition takes place at FIAF-Le Skyroom 22 East 60th Street NYC
   FIAF( The French Institute Alliance Francaise). New York's premiere French cultural center.
    
  Countdown to the Re-Opening of HENRI   BENDEL in Chicago, Illinois.
  Last week I was in the Water Tower Place Shopping Center. It was last Saturday to be exact and the weather was absolutely beautiful!!! There is a big sign on the wall of the forthcoming Henri Bendel that states COMING SOON! (Friday, November 4, 2011)

  Oh what excitement! I remember the first Henri Bendel that was in Chicago and it carried clothing but Henri Bendel no longer carries clothing only accessories and perfumes. So, I am just dying to feast my eyes on the perfume collections.

  Since Henri Bendel will now be back in my hometown, maybe I need to launch a perfume...mmmm. What do you think?

COMING UP IN THE NEXT ISSUE:
Review of fragrances by natural perfumers, Rodney Hughes, Nikki Skerrit, Sophia Troith and JoAnne Bassett.

Introduction of four NEW fragrance books plus a lot more.  COMING SOON!



 PURCHASE INFO: envoyageperfumes.com
matriarch.biz

 INFORMATION: champagnejayne.com; fiaf.org; henribendel.com
    

 PHOTO CREDITS: envoyageperfumes.com; matriarch.biz; champagnejayne.com; henribendel.com


F.H.

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLISHING                               
" Redefining the High Life"


 
                     A Champagne Diva


  My next installation honoring GLOBAL CHAMPAGNE DAY 2011 for the  entire month of October is about a book. It is not just a book but a New York Times bestseller.


  The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire And The Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo. This remarkable book gives an elegant glimpse into the life of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin who became a widow("veuve" means widow in French) at the young age of 27 during the early 1800's.

  Barbe-Nicole took the wine business and turned it into an world famous empire that is known for its yellow label on bottles.


  The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire And The Woman Who Ruled It takes you into the life of Barbe-Nicole who becomes stronger in mind, body and spirit each day as she tries to keep the family business in the region of Champagne afloat with her use of skills and with no formal training.


  If you know anything about this incredible story, Barbe-Nicole triumphs and Tilar J. Mazzeo has a way of using a crescendo effect in writing in this book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


 Barbe-Nicole was not the only woman who ran a champagne house but it differentially tell you the strength that these women have and in the wine industry, women were an intricate part of its success either by running a business or in the advertisement that featured women.


  In this segment, I will also review several champagne inspired perfumes with one of them actually has a glimpse of REAL Cristal champagne in it.


 CHAMPAGNE DE BOIS- If you are heading to  Napa Valley, California for a wine tasting event, while in California go to Healdsburg to continue your fine wine retreat with a lovely champagne inspired perfume, CHAMPAGNE DE BOIS by Sonoma Scent Studio. CHAMPAGNE DE BOIS is natural fragrance that transcend on a woodsy, sweet and spicy scent that ushers in with a soft sillage. It redefines classic with its own style like no other.


 Perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio, Laurie Erickson brings a freshness to perfumery that represents the state of California and the entire perfume industry with the true meaning of the Art of Perfumery. Ms. Erickson continues to become a Rising Star with simplistic style with an elegant decorum.


 sonomascentstudio.com


 AMANDA- AMANDA by Amanda Lepore, the  internatonal transsexual icon celebrity recognized for her stellar skin, red satin lipstick and sexy prescence launched her first lavish fragrance, AMANDA in 2008.


  AMANDA Eau de Parfum evokes all that is glitz and glamour and it speaks from the heart and spirit of Amanda Lepore. This was a LIMITED EDITION with only 5,000 bottles created with over 1000 Swarovksi crystals and a blush-colored satin atomizer.


   AMANDA is composed by Master and Award-Winning perfumer, Christophe Laudamiel. Amanda wanted this fragrance to be a masterpiece so some of the world's finest and most expensive ingredients were chosen.


  One of these ingredients is real Cristal champagne. It was added to make AMANDA the "toast of the town" and this further explains the pop diva's high end lifestyle.


 Other notes featured are TOP NOTES: citruses, mandarin orange, strawberry, Cristal champagne, cucumber   MIDDLE NOTES: African orange flower, tuberose, violet    BASE NOTES: amber, orris root


 AMANDA is still available for purchase and can be done so at Artware Editions (artwareeditions.com) for a 4.25 FL OZ/125 ML $550.00 coffret.


 CHAMPAGNE PEACH- CHAMPAGNE PEACH #914 by Memoire Liquide is a bespoke perfumery own by sisters Robin Coe-Hutshing and Jennifer Coe. Memoire Liquide was established in 2006 and since then they provide scents that are enriching and personable. Since this segment is dedicated to champagne, there is one fragrance in particular that I find most creative. CHAMPAGNE PEACH #914 is the scent of champagne and peaches. It is inspired by the Bellini cocktail.


  What is a Bellini cocktail? According to Wikipedia, it is a long drink cocktail that originated in Venice. It is a mixture of sparkling wine (traditionally Prosecco) and peach puree. It is often served at celebrations and it has become one of Italy's most popular cocktails.


  This sounds delicious! What an elegant way to serve up a scent inspired by a cocktail and it give perfumery a modern twist to the most celebrate wine in the world.


  Memoire Liquide custom fragrance mixing bars can be found at two locations in the US. The studio at Fred Segal in Santa Monica and Henri Bendel in New York.


  PURCHASE INFORMATION: The Widow Clicquot;Harper Perennial (October 6, 2009); English; ISBN-10 0061288586; pages 304; by Tilar J. Mazzeo

  harperperennial.com     tilar-mazzeo.com


PHOTO CREDITS: The Widow Clicquot  book cover courtesy of Harper Perennial Publisher; photo of Bois de Champagne courtesy of Sonoma Scent Studio; photo of Amanda Eau de Parfum courtesy of Fragrantica.com; photo of Champagne Peach courtesy of beautyhabit.com, GLOBAL CHAMPAGNE DAY 2011 logo courtesy of ChampagneJayne.com


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TRAVAILLER FEMME SENTEUR by SPA SPACASSO

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 14 October, 2011 0 comments

Maria Murphy
 SPA SPACASSO is a leading organic skincare company located in Des Moines, Iowa. It was established in 2005 by Founder & CEO, Maria Murphy who envisioned a skincare line that would be a safe and elegant for men and women.

  Since then, Maria has decided to broaden the product line with an organic parfum dedicated to working women. Maria created the parfum but she could not decide on a name for it.  After a few months and a scent event contest was held for submissions for the name of this parfum, a winner was revealed.

Victoria Palumbo
 Victoria Palumbo won by submitting  TRAVAILLER FEMME SENTEUR (means Travailler Femme "working women" and Senteur pour Lieu de Travail means "workplace fragrance" in French for women. This fragrance is ready to be launched but first here are the details of TRAVAILLER FEMME SENTEUR. It features TOP NOTES: Australian sandalwood oilMIDDLE NOTES: citrus, fruits, vanilla bean  BASE NOTES: tuberose, orchid and organic soy
 
  What makes this velvety and smooth fragrance so regal is too to one of the most important ingredients and that is soy. TRAVAILLER FEMME  SENTEUR is very soft and sweet but not too much of a fuss because the idea is to wear this scent in the workplace.

  It will not cause an allergic reaction and your co-workers will not be bothered by this elegant and warm scent. TRAVAILLER FEMME SENTEUR is most appropriate for work and after hours. Just had stilettos and pearls and you are good to go. Plus it lasts on your skin for hours!

 TRAVAILLER FEMME SENTEUR will officially launch on November 15, 2011 just in time for the upcoming Holidays.

 More information will be available soon for purchasing online at SOY SPACASSO.

INFORMATION: www.spacasso.com

PHOTO CREDIT: logo of Soy Spacasso and photo of TRAVAILLER FEMME SENTEUR by Soy Spacasso, picture of Maria Murphy courtesy of Maria Luttrel-Murphy; photo of Victoria Palumbo courtesy of Victoria Palumbo (Facebook).

Note: Review based on sample received by Soy Spacasso.


F.H.

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