Noblesse Luxe Publication
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 MÉLODIE 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.
International Perfume Foundation
Artisan Fragrance Salon/TasteTV
Photo: Courtesy of Dusita Parfums and Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery.