Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 18 June, 2014 0 comments


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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                  SCENT OF TRIUMPH
                                                The book of courageous ambition
    
  
When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

There, through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph is one woman’s story of courage, spirit, and resilience
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  (Excerpt above written by St. Martin's Griffin Press via www.amazon.com)

  Jan Moran, bestselling author, beauty and lifestyle expert, entrepreneur and innovator will debut with much anticipation, a book  based on historical fiction. SCENT OF TRIUMPH, is about a French perfumer during the 1940's.

 Prior to becoming a perfumer, this woman leaves her family behind to pursue a new life in a different world, but at what cost?

I am very sure Jan will give us that information with great suspense and a theme that we can all learn from when pursuing our own dreams and aspirations.

SCENT OF TRIUMPH is on my list! I personally cannot get enough of historical fiction books, especially when it is about perfumery.

This book is now available for pre-order at www.amazon.com either in hardcover or paperback.

I look forward to speaking with Jan in depth about SCENT OF TRIUMPH and bringing that interview to you in the coming weeks!

Note: SCENT OF TRIUMPH has been acquired by St. Martin's Press and will be re-released with a NEW cover and title.

www.janmoran.com


SCENT OF TRIUMPH by Jan Moran
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 31, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250048907
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250048905





  • Photo: Jan Moran photo courtesy of www.janmoran.com









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    Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 17 June, 2014 0 comments


    Noblesse Luxe Publishing

    FRAGRANCE REVIEW


                                PAPILLON ARTISAN PERFUMERY
                      A New Perfumery in the heart of the UK


          Papillon Artisan Perfumes debuts in London, England on June 24th. Providing fine fragrances for men and women founded by Liz Moores, Perfumer and Owner.

    
    Liz Moores
         Liz has composed three tantalizing fragrances providing rare and exotic ingredients nestled in elegant and neat bottle for a grand presentation.



         Papillon Artisan Perfumes also provides Bespoke Fragrance Service to enhance this niche perfumery.

       Angelique is a floral green scent for women and men. It illuminates as a woody-floral with a powdery enhancement just perfect for this time of the year.

      Fragrance Notes: mimosa petals, orris, champaca, osmanthus, cedar and olbanum

     ANUBIS is an oriental scent for women and men. It provides a smoky and warm spicy ambience.

      Fragrance Notes: suede, jasmine, pink lotus, immortelle, olibanum, myrrh, saffron

     Tobacco Rose is a vibrate floral scent for women and men that gives a woody and amber vibe.

     Fragrance Notes: bulgarian rose, rose de mai, oak moss, ambergris, beeswax

            50 ml glass bottles
            94.00 Euros


      I look forward to experiencing each of these new fragrances for myself and walking into the dream and story behind each scent. I know that these scents will provide each person who wears it the vision that Liz designed it to be.


     Retail Information:
     Papillon Artisan Perfumes
     26 York Street
     London W1U 6PZ
     Telephone 020 3691 8822
     email: liz@papillonperfumery.co.uk

     Stockists     
     Les Senteurs
     71 Elizabeth Street
     Belgravia
     London
             

    Les Senteurs
    2 Seymour Place
    Marble Arch
    London
                                  


    Photos: Courtesy of Papillon Artisan Perfumes








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    Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 16 June, 2014 0 comments

    Noblesse Luxe Publishing

    FRAGRANCE REVIEW

             
                                                       PHI-une rose de Kandahar
                                              A global obsession with the rose


            I heard the phrase, "a rose is a rose" years ago but I cannot remember where I heard it. But that doesn't matter because in the perfume industry that phrase is not valid. There are some of the most beautiful roses in fragrances that come from Turkey, Bulgaria, Somalia, Arabia and other countries.

           There have been a few niche fragrances that were blessed enough to incorporate a rare rose oil that is costly and precious into a divine creation.

           The Afghanistan rose, mainly in the region of Nangarhar grows in a dry and rough land but produces a essence that is smooth and sublime.

          I was fortunate to receive a sample of PHI-une rose de Kandahar Eau de Parfum from Jeffrey Dame of Hypoluxe Inc. This would be my first experience with the scent of rose from Afghanistan. I didn't know what to expect, so I thought of all the possibilities. Is it edgy like pink peppercorn, a little smoother but powdery like a carnation or a deep, deep scent of patchouli?

      Andy Tauer, FIFI award winning perfumer has a whimsical way of expressing his creative blends that for most people comes to a pleasant surprise. I too wanted that same surprise with PHI-une rose de Kandahar and I got it.

      This is a extremely smooth and quiet scent. I love how the rose oil eases its way with sublime illusions of a rose field. The more I wear it, the more of a journey it becomes.

     I had this sample for a few months and I wanted to wait for the warm months before I wrote this review. Most people who are not familiar with niche and natural scents wear fragrances having the majority of rose in it, most likely synthetic in the winter months.

    The beauty of niche scents is that it can be worn year around due to its fine ingredients and the time taken to compose the scent with a theory and story behind the scent.

    Its such a shame that politics in the world divide us but when it comes to fragrances, there is no hate-no racism, just a pure love of natural from where ever it originates.

    That is why I have my own slogan, " THE ART OF PERFUMERY transcends cultural barriers"- Felicia M Hazzard

    Its the truth, there is no discrimination again a rose from India versus a rose from Bulgaria. They are both beautiful in their own right. Its here on earth for us all to enjoy equally.

    PHI- une rose de Kandahar can be worn day and night and the delight and airy feeling I get from this scent could easily be a hair perfume. I say this because I sprayed a small amount in my hair and this morning when I awakened, the scent was still there as if I just sprayed it. Truly incredible.

    Andy Tauer Perfumes are so equally meshed with one another. You can use two or three scents together and layer them and its comes out to be one harmonious scent of infusion delight.

    What is PHI? PHI is a rare gem that is rich in natural raw materials so paired with une rose de Kandahar makes it even more rare. Due to the nature of the rose oil, there is a LIMITED AMOUNT and PHI-une rose de Kandahar may not always be available.

    As soon as I wrote this, I checked and PHI-une rose de Kandahar has been SOLD OUT. There are NO samples available as well.

    When will it be available? According to www.tauerperfumes.com not until November 2014!

    This actually doesn't surprise me. Fragrances composed by Andy Tauer have been known to sell out!

    My advise, is to check back with the website and purchase a few bottles, it will be the Holiday Season before you know it.

    PHI-une rose de Kandahar is a beautiful tribute to the Afghanistan rose and culture.

    Fragrance Notes

    Head Notes: apricot, cinnamon, bitter almond, bergamot

    Heart Notes: rare rose oil of Afghanistan, plums, spices, flower petals, rose absolute from Bulgaria, Bourbon geranium, dark tobacco leaves

    Base Notes: Patchouli in the base of Phi, vetiver, vanilla, tonka, musk, amber gris

    Retail Information:

    PHI-une rose de Kandahar 50 ml  $144.30USD
    Sample spray vial 1.5 ml $6.70USD

    Stockist

    MIN NEW YORK
    www.minnewyork.com

    Luckyscent and Scent Bar
    www.luckyscent.com

    The Perfume House
    www.theperfumehouse.com

    For Your Information

    If you like PHI-une rose de Kandahar, then you will like Noble Rose of Afghanistan Parfum by The 7 Virtues perfumery. 178 handpicked rose petals found in this fragrance!
      www.the7virtues.com

    A Special Thank You

     A Special Thank You! to Mr. Jeffrey Dame of Hypoluxe for sending me the sample of PHI-une rose de Kandahar! I truly appreciate it.


    Photos: Photo of PHI-une rose de Kandahar courtesy of www.tauerperfumes.com; photo of roses courtesy of www.drhausckha.com

    Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 09 June, 2014 0 comments

    Noblesse Luxe Publishing

    FRAGRANCE NEWS & COMMENTARY


           Frederic Malle Revolutionizes Brick & Mortar Perfumery


          Now that Chef Roble' Ali creator of CLIQUE by Roble' technically revolutionizes the most anticipated launch of the branded Fragrance Recipe concept. Frederic Malle' teams up with architectural genius, Steven Holl to reinvent the look of brick and mortar perfumeries with a 21st century appeal that gives a store front, new meaning. This extravagant perfumery debuts to celebrate 14 years in business as an iconic entrepreneur, author and truly a man who brings his unique gift to the fragrance industry.
    Frederic Malle'

       Frederic Malle' founder and owner of Editions de Parfums, a worldwide niche perfumery that has created some of the most fundamental scents by the most talented Master Perfumers.

     Malle is a fan of architecture and he had the dream of presenting and using perfumery with art to created noted fragrances such as Le Parfum De Therese by Master Perfumer, Edmond Roudnitska, Musc Ravageur by Master Perfumer, Maurice Roucel and Carnal Flower by Master Perfumer, Dominique Ropion just to name a few.

    Malle' provides the foundation and enterprise for selected perfumers to be a part of a sort of secret club by elegantly composing scents from a archectural point of view.

    On June 6, 2014 Editions de Parfums was transformed in a twenty-first century oasis. Its a perfumery like I have never seen with circles, curves, wood and serene lighting.
    Steven Holl

    For years, Malle' admired the work of Steven Holl and he did not hesitate to contact him to discuss this new revolutionary look to the brick and mortar shops that we see.

    This new concept debut at Editions de Parfums in New York but this re-design will be coming to more stores in London, Miami, Los Angeles. Who knows even the world!

    I actually like the design and it is a very bold step but with the help of noted architects like Steven Holl, how could you go wrong?

    Editions de Parfums is not only a perfumery, but now it becomes a museum in the world of architectural beauty but also in terms of the likelihood of what new fragrances will arise now that there is a new theme to this perfumery.

    I look forward to seeing what the perfumeries forthcoming in London, Miami and Los Angeles will look like.

    Frederic Malle' literally brings the 'Art of Perfumery' to us in full view.


     Editions de Parfums
     94 Greenwich Avenue
        (West Village)
     New York City, NY 10011
         1-646-666-0330

     Hours of Operation
     Monday-Saturday
     12:00pm-8:00pm

     Sunday
     1:00pm-6:00pm

     www.fredericmalle.com




    Photos: Photo of Editions de Parfums perfumery courtesy of www.wallpaper.com; photo of Frederic Malle' courtesy of www.refinery29.com; photo of Steven Holl courtesy of www.artsjournal.com





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    Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 07 June, 2014 0 comments

    Noblesse Luxe Publishing

    Fragrance Announcement


           CLIQUE by Roble' Nominated for Prestigious Design Award


             I must admit, I love the channel BRAVO. It has one of the best- if not THE best reality shows. For me, I learn a lot from them especially the chic spots that the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' shop and dine to  'Million Dollar Listings' New York and Los Angeles to my favorite Celebrity Chef Roble' Ali of the famed 'Chef Roble' and Co'.

           There is nothing more inspiring to me than combining the careers of the culinary arts with the 'Art of Perfumery' and this is exactly what Chef Roble' Ali has done. I am totally, totally impressed with his talent as a chef on the reality show. For me its about how he takes simple ingredients that can be found in my refrigerator and bring them to life by adding and mixing flavors. Extraordinary!

        Chef Roble' has created culinary dream dishes and pastries for such people as President Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson just to same a few.

       CLIQUE by Roble' is the Fragrance Recipe designed by the chef who has teamed up with Brands With Purpose to launch the fragrance inspired by Roble's signature menu creations.

      CLIQUE by Roble' has not launched yet (expected Spring 2014) but the popularity garner so far and its unique and revolutionary fragrance creation has been nominated for the   International Package Design Award Finalist 2014.

     The HBA Global Expo, the B28 industry event for cosmetics, fragrance and packaging honors excellence in beauty and personal care packaging at the International Package Design Awards each year.

     According to sources, the bottle and carton of CLIQUE by Roble' was chosen by Chef Roble' with Brands With Purpose.

     The bottle has a culinary flair to it that represents its Fragrance Recipe brand.

     So, CLIQUE by Roble' is an instant success! Right? Well according to sources the scent represents an oriental gourmand with notes of some of Chef Roble' signature creations.

     CLIQUE by Roble' is a collaboration with Master Perfumer, Frank Voelkl (Firmenich). What could the notes in this scent consist of. Its an oriental gourmand, so the first ingredient I thought of was vanilla (my ultimate favorite) and perhaps honey?

     You decide. Truly I am having fun with this most successful and technology breakthrough for such a young and energetic man.


     This breathes new ideas in the realms of science and the art of perfumery into a totally different direction that gives life to the fragrance industry.

     If you are in New York or even if you are not, it is worth the travel to be apart of this momentous event when the ONE winner is announced!

     The International Package Design Award Ceremony & Reception on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the Trends Theater starting at 3:30pm in New York City.

     Currently, there are tickets available but I know this will be a sell-out!
     For ticket information go to www.compusystems.com

     Best of luck, Chef Roble and team!

     www.cliquebyroble.com



     Photos and information: Courtesy of www.beautypress.com via Press Release.








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