ESXENCE: The Artistic Perfumery Event 2017

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 11 January, 2017 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication

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                                                               ESXENCE
                              The Scent of Excellence


      
November 2016 – With the ninth edition of Esxence – The Scent of Excellence, the Artistic Perfumery event comes back to Milan once again, from 23 to 26 March 2017, to keep us all spellbound with stories, excitement, new ideas and people from the wonderful world of perfume. This enchanted universe is represented to perfection by the new theme chosen for this edition’s evocative event design: the Garden of Eden, where a shower of budding flowers and ethereal colours will welcome visitors to this corner of earthly paradise in the heart of Milan’s urban skyline.
The very epitome of a pleasant location, the Garden of Eden expresses the pure dimension of creativity and imagination that has what it takes to reawaken our sense: only here can they perceive the most harmonious and refined of fragrances. Artistic Perfumery is the key that opens the door to this perfect world and Esxence is the event that comes back year after year to enable professionals and aficionados to pass through the door. 

In the Garden of Eden, the perfect ideal takes on the connotations of a dream whose outlines are not sharply defined, while its colors are tenuous, yet at the same time bright and luminous: this is where everything starts and this is where we would all like to return every evening, as a place of refuge. Here our thoughts take to the wing and our creative forces set off harmonic vibrations in every receptive organ. Waking up and coming back to reality can be brutal, but our nostrils and our spirit retain something that reminds us that perfection can be achieved in our everyday lives and shared: that something is the unique, refined product of artistic perfumery. When we compose it, savor it and put it on, we agree to live on the frontier of our terrestrial space-time, in a luxurious journey between who we are and who we would like to be.

The international parent perfumery houses, both long-established and up-and-coming, that show in the exhibition area are subjected to a strict selection to ensure their ability to offer visitors an excellent array of interest in terms of new business and newly-discovered perfumes, confirming Esxence’s status as the capital of Artistic Perfumery – and more besides. More because, for the third year running, the event is flanked by Esxkin The Excellence of Beauty,the space devoted to niche cosmetics, where the industry’s most innovative ventures stand out for the quality of their raw materials and the efficiency of their exclusive formulations.
Meetings, workshops, round tables, cultural and economic studies and special events featuring some of the most authoritative and renowned names on the international perfumery scene will complete the event’s packed agenda.
 
www.esxence.com
 
Free entry after registration
Business visitors have unrestricted access on all four days
The event is open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:                                         
Thursday to Saturday: 10.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
 
Press Office Equipe International
Tel +39 02 34 53 83 54
Caterina Gianoli caterina.gianoli@equipemilano.com
Maria Grazia Vernuccio mariagrazia.vernuccio@equipemilano.com

Photo and Press Release is courtesy of www.esxence.com

Many thanks to Ms. Caterina Gianoli for sending me the tremendous informational press releases each year!




FMH

The Best of Niche and Natural Perfumes of 2016

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 01 January, 2017 0 comments

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     THE BEST OF NICHE AND NATURAL PERFUMES OF 2016



  Happy New Year 2017!  

   WOW! What a year for spectacular perfume launches in 2016. The world of niche perfumes have arrived in big style and I just love all the intricate notes and beautiful packaging from perfumeries around the world.

  It was truly extremely difficult to narrow down the BEST of 2016. I think all who create are the best and when it comes to perfumes. I feel every perfumer is a winner.

 However in a age of social media that has swamped the world with many bloggers and vloggers, I feel I must add my personal touch to the category of niche and natural perfumeries who are best to me for various reasons and not solely on the scent. 

In the category of NICHE perfumery the honor goes to M√ČLODIE DE L'AMOUR by DUSITA Parfums!

It was a honor and a privilege to explore the world of DUSITA Parfums. I learned about the history and why DUSITA Parfums came to be. More importantly, I got to know the perfumer and founder, Pissara Umavijani. The beauty of Pissara personality and her unique introduction to her brand by introducing herself first is a rarity with brands.

I love how she expressed her love of her late father, Dr. Montri Umavijani who was a poet and those memories breathe life into DUSITA Parfum that has taken the world by storm.

MELODIE DE L'AMOUR is based on a "love song" with a Floral essence that evokes blissful love with heady flowers such as tuberose, gardenia and jasmine. A true oasis that is meant to be. 


My next category winner is in NATURAL perfumery.

The winner in this category is The Moon & the Stars by Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery!

I first met, Laurie Stern, owner and perfufmer of Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery in San Francisco at the Artisan Fragrance Salon by TasteTV in 2011.

Laurie was so engaging warm and exciting to meet. I was not only a guest speaker for the event but a judge. While talking with Laurie she made me feel like a superstar!

Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery is dedicated to providing natural perfumes that are cruelty-free and hand blended to perfection.

Recently, I received samples of new creations and one of them included The Moon & the Stars presented in a beautiful vintage locket. 

The presentation was so beautifully boxed and I felt I had just received my first Christmas gift. What I love about The Moon & the Stars Creme Collection was the rousing scents of jasmine blossoms and tuberose engaged with a spice of sandalwood and cinnamon.

Its the jojoba oil base and the perfumery's own beeswax that makes this fragrance a natural and a welcome to the Earth's maintenance to healthy beauty.

Laurie is also a Certified Natural Perfumer for the International Perfume Foundation. A non-profit organization that is "committed to increasing the positive awareness of issues related to the industry of perfume, educating consumers on the proper use of perfume, and promoting of the importance of perfume and it's heritage to everyone". 

It's perfumers like Laurie who carry the torch and enlighten us with perfume creations that will carry us into decades to come. 

Congratulations to DUSITA Parfums and Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery for demonstrating excellence in perfumery and branding with a sincere delight in showing love and humanity.  

RETAIL INFORMATION

 www.parfumsdusita.com

 www.purrfumery.com



ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

International Perfume Foundation
www.perfumefoundation.org

Artisan Fragrance Salon/TasteTV
www.tastetv.com



Photo: Courtesy of Dusita Parfums and Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery.









FMH



  



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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!

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