VALENTINE'S DAY 2012 TOP PERFUME PICKS

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 28 January, 2012 2 comments

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     SHARE YOUR LOVE OF FRAGRANCES
   Valentine's Day TOP PERFUME PICKS

 
  Valentine's Day here at Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine is a favorite day to share and show love.

  This year, loved will be shared by reviewing 32 niche and natural perfumes in a Two Part series.

  I hope you can join us on Monday, February 12th and 13th as some of the world's best fragrances are revealed.

  Join, me as we relish in some of the most inspirational fragrances in the fragrance industry for Valentine's Day 2012

  You are cordially invited.
   
  Felicia M. Hazzard, Editor-in-Chief 





F.H.

ESXENCE 2012

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ESTABLISHED IN CHICAGO


     ESXENCE-The Scent of Excellence

  The place to be is in Milan, Italy to experience the glamour of niche fragrances with the presence of the creators of these fragrances under one roof.

 
  ESXENCE-The Scent of Excellence is a gift in itself. Come to Milan not just for the fragrance exhibition but relish in a cultural that is steeped in high fashion and represents the counterstone in fine fragrances.


  Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine is a honored participant for Press Coverage for ESXENCE/ICE 2012.

More information to come.




F.H.

ELEMENTS SHOWCASE 2012 Part Two

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 27 January, 2012 0 comments

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 ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK 2012
                     The Winner is....

   The moment has come and the TOP five finalist will appear before judges for the ultimate gift to be bestowed. The honor of receiving the FIFI Award for an "INDIE" perfume.

   I agree with the statement from the The Fragrance Foundation that is was a very tough decision to choose. I am very glad I do not have to make that decision.

   However, as tough as it is, a decision on the finalists had to be done and Congratulations to the five finalists that were chosen. The finalists are:

  

  • Carner Barcelona Cuirs (Min New York)
  • Bois 1920 Come L'Amore  Bois 1920 (Perfume Holding Corp)
  • Miller Harris La Fumee (Miller Harris)
  • Odin New York 06 Amanu (Foundry NYC)
  • D.S. & Durga Siberian Snow (D.S. & Durga)  
   Now that the five finalists have been revealed, the waiting is not over. On Monday, January 30th in New York City one winner will be given the the title and honor of  having the "INDIE" FIFI Award 2012 trophy in their hands with a ceremony and celebration. 
   
   I can already feel the suspense and excitement! It is truly an honor being a partner with ELEMENTS SHOWCASE in reporting and featuring this historic event featuring the world's best perfumes from the world's best perfumers in this incredible category.


 Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine is an  honored participant for Press Coverage of the ELEMENTS SHOWCASE NEW YORK 2012.



F.H.

 

INDIE FRAGRANCE NOMINEES FOR 2012/ELEMENTS SHOWCASE

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 15 January, 2012 1 comments

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Established in Chicago

           CONGRATULATIONS TO "INDIE"    
                  FRAGRANCE NOMINEES
                 A GRAND CELEBRATION

 
   On December 19, 2011, The Fragrance Foundation announced that it has received 36 "Indie" entries representing 30 brands for the 2012 "Indie" FIFI Award category.
   The Fragrance Foundation is in partnership with Elements Showcase New York honoring the fragrance industry's best achievers for niche and natural perfumes.
   
   The "INDIE" category represents men's, women's or shared fragrances that was only represented in 2011 by only two "INDIE" perfumers, but with the success and attention garnered by 2011 achievers in the "INDIE" category, the 2012 nominees are eager to represent that #1 spot of "BEST IN INDIE" for 2012.


  The eagerly anticipated award presentation will take place on  January 30th at the Elements Showcase in a ceremony honoring five finalists and announcing the winner.


  The winner is not only honored with a title and FIFI Award but due the generosity of GIVAUDAN ( a global leader in the fragrance and flavour industry) will provide a check to the winner in the amount of $10,000!


  The following is a list of the 2012 FIFI Award nominees:


  •   A Dozen Roses Collection: Gold Rush, Iced White, Shakespeare in Love from 360 Degrees Inc.
  •   Atelier Cologne: Vanille Insensee Cologne Absolue from Atelier Cologne
  •   Blu Oltremare, Bois 1920 from Perfume Holding Corp
  •   Burning Barbershop from D.S. & Durga
  •   Carner Barcelona "Cuirs" from Min New York
  •   Come L'Amore, Bois 1920 (Perfume Holding Corp)
  •   Debonair: Eau Dandy from smell bent
  •   Dimanche from Strange Invisible Perfumes
  •   Divine Gardens from Denver Art Museum (DSH Perfumes)
  •   Eau Pear Tingle by Opus Oils
  •   Eva Luna Eau de Parfum from Providence Perfume Company
  •   40notes Perfume Limited Edition Signature Perfume Collection: Spring Vetiver; Winter Flower; Exotic Ylang Ylang; Cashmere Musk; Exquisite Amber and Oudwood Veil
  •   Frapin "1697" from Min New York
  •   Geisha Amber Rouge from Aroma M Perfumes
  •   Hope by Tallulah Jane
  •   JOUANY Marrakech from World Scents
  •   JOUANY Saint Barthelemy from World Scents
  •   Miller Harris La Fumee
  •   Mountain High from smell bent
  •   Nectar of Love from April Aromatics
  •   November in the Temperate Deciduous Forest from For Strange Women
  •   Odin New York 06 Amanu from Foundry NYC
  •   Orcas by Ayala Moriel Parfums from Ayala Moriel Parfums
  •   Pandora from DSH Perfumes
  •   Painting-Picture Frame from Eclectic Collections
  •   Perfect Coconut Milk from Sarah Horowitz Parfums
  •   Petite Mort from Marc Atlan
  •   Rose Boheme Eau de Parfum from Providence Perfume Company
  •   Royal Lotus from Anya's Garden Perfumes
  •   Secret Garden from Aftelier Perfumes
  •   Siberian Snow by D.S. & Durga
  •   Signed, Sealed & Delivered from Eclectic Collections
  •   SOIVOHLE Leather Krem from Liz Zorn Perfumes LLC
  •   Sombre Negra from Yosh Olfactory Sense
  •   Staghorn Sumac by D.S. & Durga with Joya
  •   untitled no. 9 for luckyscent from DSH Perfumes


  The Elements Showcase,  the "curated showcase" is the brainchild of Ulrich Lang, Frederick Bouchardy and Jeff Lawson which has given unknown and emerging talented perfumers and visionaries an opportunity to literally showcase their products in an upscale atmosphere right in the midst of the bustling city of New York.


  Elements Showcase not only provide perfumes a home to come to but personal care and home ambiance products are represented.


  Bouchardy, Lawson and Lang brilliantly combined their passion for fragrances and business intuitive to establish the "Indie" FIFI  Award Ceremony plus an Opening Night Reception.  The Element Showcase 2012 is not just for one day. It will be open on Tuesday, Jan 31st, too!


  To understand the fragrance business on must be involved in it. Mr. Lang established Ulrich Lang New York in 2003. While Mr. Bouchardy created Joya (which means "jewel" in Spanish) in 2004. Lastly but not least, Mr. Lawson shows his amazing talent as Art Fair Producer with the Elements Showcase who conceived this unique idea of an exhibition.


  This exciting and much needed base for natural and niche fragrances is a dream come true. It brings hope and understanding to this category of visionaries who have far too often been overlooked.


  I look forward to reporting on Elements Showcase 2012 and bringing the good news.
  Photo Credits: photos courtesy of www.fifiawards.wordpress.com; www.elements-showcase.com; www.fragrantica.com

  Information: www.ulrichlangnewyork.com; www.joyastudio.com; www.jefflawsoninc.com


F.H.


 

DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ- MOST ADMIRED PERFUMER

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 03 January, 2012 0 comments

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 Established in Chicago

                               DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ

                                                Perfumer of the Year 
                         

  I can remember my first encounter with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz in 2008. In that year, I was a Contributing Writer for Sniffapalooza Magazine and 5 months pregant with my second child. I sent an email to Dawn and I can remember her reply.

  I have never met someone who was so humble and appreciative of being contacted by a writer for a major online perfume publication. I remember her exact words from that email and it stated, "Oh thank you so much! I have been waiting to be contacted by you".
 
  When those words rang out to me in my heart and soul, I knew I had to write not only about DSH PERFUMES, the company but the essence of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, the person.

   One very humid afternoon in the summer of 2008, I received a big brown box from UPS and inside it was the entire collection of perfumes both full bottles and deluxe samples from DSH PERFUMES.  I was truly overwhelmed not by the idea of reviewing each scent but by the unexpected generosity by Dawn. I should have known she was this type of person by her kind emails we wrote to one another during that time.

 Since that first encounter in 2008, I have watched Dawn from afar and I am in utter amazement at how her talents have broaden and her artistic ability has flourish to the highest levels in perfumery.
   
 Dawn has done it all but it is done in such a quiet and unique way. It is not bossy, showy or egostitical. Oh no, NEVER. Her blessed talents and countless perfume creations in my estimation have reached a plateau that is astounding for such a short time in maintaining a highly successful perfumery in Colorado.

 Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is one of the 36 nominees in the "INDIE" category for the 2012 FIFI Awards that is to take place on January 30th.

 I was not surprised to see Dawn's name listed. Dawn represents not only the ability to create such beautifully scented perfumes but she represents the future for perfumers and especially women urning to start their own business.

I am so delighted to relish in the moment for Dawn as she awaits for a glimpse of notoriety as the other nominees do.

To me, Dawn is already a winner. Dawn won me over in 2008 and although at that time, there was no category given to "INDIE" perfumes from The Fragrance Foundation, I want to thank them and the ELEMENTS SHOWCASE for providing niche and natural perfumers a place for all of us to follow, admire and support.

So to DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ, Congratulations from Fragrance Belles-Lettres: The Magazine. You are PERFUMER OF THE YEAR 2011.

  • Muguet Cologne
  • Vert Pour Madame
  • The Italian Splendor Collection
  • Rose Vert
  • DSH SPECIAL FORMULA X
  • Pink Gardenia
  • Butterfly Nectar
  • *Pandora
  • Padme Lotus
  • Paradise Lost (The Clairmonde Project)
  • Mirabella
  • Bodhi Sativa (Summer of Love Patchouli Project)
  • Vanille
  • Muguet de Mai
  • Caravan Spice (Holiday No.11)
  • *untitled no.9 for luckyscent from DSH Perfumes

  Photo Credits:  Photo of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz provided courtesy of Dawn Spencer Hurwtiz/Cafleurebon and DSH Perfumes (http://www.dshperfumes.com/), Logo courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation.

 Information: * represents fragrance nominated for "INDIE" FIFI Award 2012

   

F.H.

 

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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.


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