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                                             VANILLA SMOKE
                         A Natural Gourmand Scent

                                   




    
            I hope Mandy Aftel forgives me for my tardiness in with this review. As you may know, my favorite scent is Vanilla. So, when I found out that Mandy created a new scent that features the scent of Vanilla, I knew I wanted to talk about it.

           I was patient in coming to terms in writing about Vanilla Smoke because I wanted to learn more about the Vanilla Orchid industry and how their is a shortage of "real" Vanilla in Madagascar in particular. 

          During my research on this subject, I read reviews from other well respected perfume bloggers about Vanilla Smoke. A few of these bloggers mentioned "citrus", "leathery", "woodsy" just to name a few.

          But out of these few bloggers no one mentioned the word, "gourmand". 
The sample I received from Aftelier Perfume is Vanilla Smoke Eau de Parfum and it is a gourmand!

         In fact, the word gourmand is mentioned in the description of this fragrance. Mandy is absolutely correct! 
         
         When I first laced my wrist with Vanilla Smoke EDP. I immediately got a beautiful array of sweet vanilla that cofirmed  to me, it originated from Madagascar. Vanilla from Madigascar has a unique sweetness that is humbled by a superior rich dark and creamy aroma and enhanced by Mandy's incredible skills by giving it a smoky rendition of a harmonic melody.


        Moments later that sweetness simmers to a blend of balsamic smoke.
Madagascar Vanilla beans
Most people think there is one kind of vanilla and that is further from the truth. 

       Vanilla Smoke is created with one of the key notes and that is vanilla absolute. Mandy went the extra mile by enhances the scent with the flavor of lapsang souchong tea leaves.

      Research indicates that lapsang is an ancient Chinese black tea and the lapsang leaves are traditionally smokedried over pinewood fires that takes on a distinctive smoky aroma.

     So, there is no doubt why this fragrance is named Vanilla Smoke. 

  This is the extra mile I just spoke about. Most natural Vanilla fragrances on the market would have just left it having vanilla absolute in it.  Mandy used a love of lapsang souchong tea leaves with  it's natural  smoky aroma with the vanilla absolute... that is still considered a gourmand fragrance!


Lapsang Souchong tea leaves

  The price for Vanilla Smoke EDP should be a lot more than the asking price. 

  Vanilla Smoke consist of Madagascar Vanilla which is really hard to purchase nowadays and when  you do find it, the price is "sky high". Plus this fragrance consist of Saffron. 

  Saffron is the most expensive spice and Vanilla comes in second. 

  I trust Mandy. I trust she purchases the finest ingrients and that is why Vanilla Smoke caught my attention. I knew Mandy would do wonders with it but at what cost did she have to endure to provide a superior Vanilla fragrance for our enjoyment. 

Fragrance Notes:
Featured Notes in organic alcohol
Top: Yellow Mandarin, Siam Wood, Saffron Absolute, Vanillin
Base: Vanilla Absolute, Lapsang Souchong, Ambergris, Coumarin


VANILLA SMOKE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY  30ML  $180.00 USD
VANILLA SMOKE SAMPLE  1ML  $7.00 USD    
 www.aftelier.com







Photos Courtesy of: www.aftelier.com; www.lafaza.com; letsdrinktea.com

FMH


  
        

      

         

          


   


     

Life with The International Perfume Foundation

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 07 March, 2017 0 comments

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                                                        Founder & Chairman
                              International Perfume Foundation

                                    EXCLUSIVE Interview with 
                          Creezy Courtoy
                                            






Felicia: Thank you, Creezy, for taking time to answer a few questions today.
Creezy:  You are very welcome, Felicia!
Felicia: So how is it in Paris today?
Creezy: It’s still quite cold here but warming. I’m very much looking forward to spring.
Felicia:  With all I have been reading about your very fascinating background as an international fashion personality, your extensive historical research in perfume, 22 years as  Founder and Chair of the International Perfume Foundation and your incredible collection of perfume artifacts and manuscripts I have to ask you: what has motivated you to be so engaged and passionate about perfume? 

Creezy: That’s a great question, Felicia!  More than 25 years ago I realized that the world of perfume had been transformed, and in many cases these transformations were producing many negative, unintended effects and consequences. I asked myself the question: “Will we have to tell our children and grandchildren that what was once an important part of our culture was allowed to vanish and to be replaced by chemical substitutes?”
In our rush to use industrial technology and mass markets we separated ourselves from the natural world and the wonderful bounty nature has provided for literally thousands of years. This motivated me to find ways to help people reconnect with nature because humans and nature have a symbiotic relationship with each other. One cannot survive without the other. Humans are part of nature, and need nature to survive. If we were synthetic organisms composed of synthetic molecules this will be different, but nature is perfect and wonderful! Have a walk in a natural setting and look around: even the tiniest flower is in harmony, what perfection!
Felicia: I love that, Creezy!  So, is this why you chose the name “Reconnect with Nature” for the   IPF Certified Natural Perfumery campaign?
Creezy: Exactly!  2017 is the year to “Reconnect with Nature.”  The IPF Natural Perfumery
Certification Program is succeeding because more and more people are looking for healthier and more sustainable alternatives for what they buy including their perfumes. Perfume used to be sacred, precious and was made with pure essential oils and botanicals with the knowledge of the natural power of flowers and plants. Natural perfumery has existed for thousands of years, yet synthetic perfumery as we have today has been around for less than 150 years - only a brief period in the history of perfumery. To me it is a shame we now have to use the term “natural perfume” to distinguish ourselves from synthetic perfumes, but that is the current reality.

Felicia: From your perspective, Creezy, what needs to be done to move natural perfumery forward?
Creezy:  Wow! That is a lot to cover, but let me give you my short list of the most important things. First, there are many fine natural perfumers including our beautiful IPF Certified Natural Perfumers, but to move natural perfumery forward we need many more natural perfumers and others within the fragrance supply chain properly educated in the historical importance of natural perfumery. Additionally, there has to be greater attention on the safety aspects of fragrance, as well as a better understanding of the business side of perfume, including more knowledge of the global nature of perfume. We also have to insure a dependable and safe fragrance supply chain including growers, distillers, essential oils, and retailers. Once the supply chain is healthy and strong, responding to consumer demand, this new industry will flourish organically.
Felicia: What do you mean by “the global nature of perfume”?
Creezy: The European Union has destroyed natural perfumery in Europe through unnecessarily restrictive regulations. We can’t let that happen in other parts of the world including the US. Self-regulation is a far better alternative. We also have to be sensitive to potentially depleting natural resources around the world from increasing demand for these resources. We need to work towards sustainable and environmentally sensitive sources for all of our raw materials wherever they come from worldwide. Natural Perfumery education needs to include teaching about the importance of replanting heritage flowers and plants around the world.
Felicia:  So, education is vital to you.
Creezy: Absolutely. Natural Perfumery has amazing stories to tell and a lot of great information is out there but it needs to be structured more efficiently and effectively if we are going to move the needle. And it isn’t just educating people about natural perfumes. Even more critical is educating about the risks of losing our important heritage of natural perfume. There used to be flower fields grown for fragrance worldwide giving jobs and wealth to many people especially in third-world countries. We have to decide if we will continue to allow the destruction of natural perfumery by the substitution of synthetics for flowers.
Felicia: So, can you tell our readers what’s ahead for you and the International Perfume Foundation?


Creezy: Our objective going forward is to improve people’s awareness of the urgency of preserving the art of perfumery as a world heritage from seeds, flowers and plants all the way to consumers, including everyone between.  Because of this, educating will be taking a greater role with IPF. These next few years will be very exciting!
Felicia:  Thank you so much for all of this important information, Creezy!
Creezy: And thank you, Felicia!

Publisher's Note: 
 Creezy Courtoy is on a very important mission! I can remember the times when I was younger and exploring perfumes and then getting a headache after every usage. I had no idea why I started getting headaches. My health was excellent. I noticed shortly that when I didn't wear those perfumes, that I did not have headaches.
I later found out that the fragrances I chose to buy were full of chemicals. So, that is when my curiosity peeked into the world of perfumery.
Many thanks to Creezy and to all the natural perfumers worldwide who strive to create beautiful scents that are healthy for us and good for the Earth.
As the US Executive Ambassador for the International Perfume Foundation I urge you to become a part of the IPF  so that the great works can continue and we can continue to have a dialogue and a platform to promote health in our perfumes and skincare products. 
 -Felicia M. Hazzard






EXCLUSIVE iNTERVIEW

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 14 February, 2017 0 comments

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                      Christi Meshell of the House of Matriarch
                 EXCLUSIVE Valentine's Day Interview!
           



I remember my first email to Christi Meshell, Award-winning natural perfumer. That was several years ago. Since that time, Christi, the owner of House of Matriarch is reaching the pedestal of success with expansion of perfume collections and being the only natural perfumery in a major retail like Nordstrom speaks volume for the niche perfumery category. 

Christi Meshell's response to perfume and life when I speak with her is always on her own merits...non-confrontation, always positive and always with a loving spirit.

I can see why success follows Christi and why I am so blessed to have known her. The House of Matriarch is going worldwide. I just know it and I felt on Valentine's Day, Christi is the perfect example of love, peace, persistent and what it takes to be successful in the fragrance industry.

The House of Matriarch collections are a true work of art from a divine goddess with no formal training! How is this possible? Christi says it comes from within and it all started with sacred candle making.

Meet Christi Meshell, the creator of the magical House of Matriarch! 

                         How did you get started in perfumery?


It’s difficult to pinpoint an actual “start” point. Seven years ago, I made my debut as a Perfumer and established House of Matriarch with the release of MATRIARCH, but that was far from the beginning.  Sacred candle making was my specialty in those days, and I composed the blends for my candles according to the energetic correspondences for the candle’s purpose.  My candles were popular and I was starting to get a lot of special orders   Then the wax started getting in my way – it was the natural essences and blending them to synergize their properties that I was passionate about. 
Sometimes I feel as if I “snuck in through the back door” because I have zero training –no classical training or study with any other Perfumers, and no previous experience in the beauty industry. The essences themselves brought me to this place and have been my teachers. I’m not beholden to the ideologies of the industry, I’m “doing it wrong” and from a creative perspective, that seems to be working.

      Why do you like about natural perfumery?


What I cherish are the personal relationships I have built with each individual essence.  There is an intimacy that I enjoy with each extract in and of itself.   Many of these relationships began early in my life, as I learned a lot about plants and herbs from my mother who owned a health food store and created her own tinctures.  This appreciation of what each essence can uniquely offer to a blend inspires my ability to predict how they will effect a composition, and what amount is just right to produce the desired effect without drawing too much attention to the individual note.

            How would you describe The House of Matriarch?

Magical – mysterious and relevant.

         Christi, how do you stay competitive with so many perfumes being launched yearly in the Fragrance industry?

Every advantage that HoM enjoys stems from our small size an artisan nature.  HoM is not competing with anyone - I don’t even “sniff out” the competition. When you view fragrance making as an art form, then any competitiveness dissolves. I’m all about nontraditional fragrance composition, using my own perfume organ that I have built myself over the years. Inspirations can be brought to fruition quickly and since we are small batch, we can afford to take bigger risks with unordinary notes that have outstanding effects. For instance, Forbidden’s wonderful top note of wormwood, and the accord of bitter herbs like dong quai and henna found in Bittersweet Symphony.

5.               How did the partnership with you and Nordstrom come about?

The relationship with Nordstrom began when I created a bespoke perfume for one of the executives.  She was passionate about natural fragrances and she suggested our brand to the Nordstrom beauty team.  They requested a meeting and from there we began the year long process of becoming “retail ready”.



6.               

House of Matriarch is an online perfumery. Do you have the desire to open a brick and mortar?

Not just yet, but it could happen in the future.  We just invested in a pop-up store setup, this year I hope to do a few pop up’s across the US.

            The packaging for House of Matriarch products is exquisite!  What inspires you to come up with such beautiful ideas?

Everything is created in layers - sacred geometry, symbology, and the alchemical properties of the materials we create our perfumes with are an endless source of inspiration and are all equally represented in the layering. I worked closely with Tim Girvin and Michael Kennedy at Girvin Design in Seattle to bring the vision I held for the packaging into manifestation. They have been with me every step of the way, from our early “BrandQuest” sessions I have been blessed to have their influence and magic touch on the House of Matriarch brand. 

          Lastly, what are your hopes and dreams for the House of Matriarch in the near future?

I try not to “project” too much onto the future, and don’t pretend to know where this is all going  If I had done that in the beginning, I would have seriously limited the potential of my ability to create and the brand. I’ll just keep taking risk after risk to create things that make my heart sing and hope to enjoy the ride, savoring each moment of this incredible journey.  In 2017 I hope to find a good business manager so that I can devote more time to the creative side - as the business has grown, executive duties have been encroaching on the time and energy I have available for "dabbling" at my organ and diving into concepts that I want to explore for future releases.  




Many thanks to Christi for this valuable interview. It comes straight from the heart and it shows in every bottle created.

Christi ended the interview with a red heart. This wasn't just for Valentine's Day. I always get my email responses with Christi ending with a symbol of love. See for Christi it just comes naturally.

-Felicia M. Hazzard
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

ESXENCE: The Artistic Perfumery Event 2017

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 11 January, 2017 0 comments

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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



  



EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 28 November, 2016 1 comments

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                         FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES
                  with Anita Kalnay

                  
  Introduction:
   
   The International Perfume Foundation (IPF) recently launched a Directory for Certified Natural Perfumers worldwide. The Directory is the first step in responding to a growing number of questions consumers have been asking about the contents of perfumes and the importance of natural products in their lives.
                  

 Interview:
    
      Anita Kalnay is a 100% natural perfumer and owner of FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES in Canada. Anita is  dedicated to the "Art of Perfumery" by the collection of unique and diversed scents that are created in her perfumery.

     FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES can provide you the opportunity to design your own signature scent or celebrate a special occasion by hosting a perfume party!

    Anita is honored with the title of Certified Natural Perfumer with the International Perfume Foundation. She is among a select group of natural perfumers worldwide that uphold natural perfumery in the highest regard.

  Anita Kalnay is someone you should know.

   
Where are you based?

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

How did you start? What was the first scent that made you decide to become a perfumer ? When was that?

My Perfume Journey started as a ‘gift' to myself for my 50th birthday – after a Spiritual Teacher ‘challenged' me to ‘become more than 1% of my potential’. My first scent was actually a ‘gift’ to my clients called PROSPERITY which was designed in 2002 and re-launched to celebrate 2012. “But where will the money come from? Why from wherever it is at the time” was the quote from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that inspired the scent – a fantasy chypre. It was sent out as a fragrant card that said “write a wish for yourself on this card and hide it away someplace special”. Everyone did it and within a very short time I was receiving all sorts of feedback on how quickly their wishes had come true. That was the beginning.

You are a natural perfumer, so when did you made the choice to become a natural perfumer instead of following the majority of the brands making synthetic perfumes. What led you to make this choice?

I don’t really like conventional perfumes and I can’t wear them. And I don’t feel inspired by Brands themselves, but more a desire to explore the unexplored – led by my nose into magical arenas of the unknown. I love being a Designer first and I am attracted to bold and unusual notes and how they can be combined – and the VIRTUES that those combinations create. Pure esoteric beauty that uplifts and heals the psyche. When we are in ‘balance’ with ourselves, all of nature can be in ‘harmony’.

Where can we find your perfumes ? Are you distributed worldwide?

I am a small niche designer. Perfumes can be purchased directly from the website. Personal contact and matching 'the right scent to the right person' is important to the Flying Colors concept. www.genieinabottle.ca

Can you give us an idea what type of person buys your product ? From which country are most of them from ? Do you have many European clients?

Most people find out about the Flying Colors Natural Perfumes by word of mouth, either having met me as a client or friend – as I also offer Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Massage in my scope of practice. The Natural Perfumes are a more refined use of essential oils in a co-creative design process. They are just now starting to surface in popularity. I would say that people are generally curious to try ' natural' perfume alternatives and clients are seeking tools that will help them to connect to their ‘soul essence’ qualities more specifically. Unless you have met me, you’ve probably never heard of me. We do ship worldwide and recommend ordering samples first.

Do you think the use of social media can spread the message of natural perfume as a healthier alternative?

Like Nature – the seeds of our Natural Perfume industry are just now starting to sprout! I’m not even sure that they are actually visibly coming through the soil just yet. But they will soon! A movement like this is the beginning of a lot of FUN and some lovely healthy, eco-conscious alternatives for those who want to re-connect to the elemental basics of Nature. Fragrant ethers – are the most ‘evolved’ state of plants themselves.


YES! Social media is so honest! I love the personal stories that people share and how fast something can travel as news. Like artists – Perfumers also have unique styles that are conveyed in the energy of their creations – especially with naturals. I like Pinterest as well as it offers a more visual ‘collection’ and sharing. Niche Perfumers can be so focused and hard to find that if it weren't for social media we might not be visible at all.

Information:

https://www.pinterest.com/anitakalnay/flying-colors-perfumes-from-nature-wwwgenieinabott/


The international Perfume Foundation is a non profit organisation based in Brussels with representation worldwide. Certified Natural Perfumers Directory http://www.perfumefoundation.org/certified-natural-perfumers.html
The pictures and text of the 32 day campaign RECONNECT WITH NATURE.

To purchase from FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUME go to www.http://www.genieinabottle.ca/


Special Note of Thanks
  This interview was done in collaboration with Creezy Courtoy, Chairman of the International Perfume Foundation.






FMH


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ESXENCE: The Scent of Excellence

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ESXKIN: The Excellence of Beauty

Fragrance Belles-Lettres Est 2009 CHICAGO

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.


I hope you take this journey with me and begin your own passion for the ART OF PERFUMERY!

Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine is a division of Noblesse Luxe Publication.


Felicia M. Hazzard
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief









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Wild Roses

Wild Roses
By: Aftelier Perfumes

ETIQUETTE BLEUE

ETIQUETTE BLEUE
EAU DE TOILETTE

Josephine and Le Vainquer Eau de Parfum

Josephine and Le Vainquer Eau de Parfum
By Francois Rance'

FEMME DE DANDY

FEMME DE DANDY
EAU DE PARFUM

Francois Rance'

Francois Rance'
Founder and Perfumer

LE DANDY

LE DANDY
POUR HOMME

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily
in Ancient Egypt

L'EAU DE BOUQUET PARFUM

L'EAU DE BOUQUET PARFUM
THE FRAGRANCE THAT STARTED IT ALL.

L de Lubin

L de Lubin
Perfume

BEAU BRUMMEL

BEAU BRUMMEL
DANDY & SOCIALITE

COUNTESS MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON

COUNTESS MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON
LOVER AND INSPIRATON TO COUNT D'ORSAY

House of Lubin

House of Lubin
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About Me

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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!

 Shortly, I will be introduces my first published book as an author.

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William H. Penhaligon

William H. Penhaligon
Founder & Perfumer

Endymion Cologne

Endymion Cologne
A Penhaligon Collection

Hamman Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray

Hamman Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray
Created by Wm Penhaligon in 1872

Extract of Limes

Extract of Limes
The Anthology Series

Fragrance Belles-Lettres

Douro Eau de Portugal Cologne

Douro Eau de Portugal Cologne
A Penhaligon Collection

Gardenia

Gardenia
The Anthology Series

Eau de Verveine

Eau de Verveine
The Anthology Series

Piment Brulant Eau de Toilette

Piment Brulant Eau de Toilette
By L' Artisan Parfumeur

RANCE' PERFUME

RANCE' PERFUME
LAETITIA MILLISIME

Eau de Charlotte Parfum

Eau de Charlotte Parfum
by Annick Goutal

Cybele

Cybele
An Oriental Fragrance by Galimard

Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness
Signature & Client

LAETITIA BONAPARTE

LAETITIA BONAPARTE
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE'S MOTHER

JEAN DE GALIMARD, FOUNDER & PERFUMER

JEAN DE GALIMARD, FOUNDER & PERFUMER

Night Scented Stock

Night Scented Stock
The Anthology Series

Shantoung

Shantoung
An Oriental Fragrance by Galimard

Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
Signature & Client

CREED Boutique in New York

CREED Boutique in New York
A sneak preview of the boutique

Queen/Pharoah Hatsheput

Queen/Pharoah Hatsheput
Adorning herself with perfume of a flower

Founder, House of Creed

Founder, House of Creed
James Henry Creed (1710-1798)

Parfum d'Orsay

Parfum d'Orsay
Count Alfred G. d'Orsay

L'Intrigante Eau de Parfum

L'Intrigante Eau de Parfum
by: Parfum d'Orsay

J. H. Tindel

J. H. Tindel
Owner, Chemist & Perfumer

August Doussan

August Doussan
Owner and Perfumer

Bourbon French Parfums

Bourbon French Parfums
164 Years of Success

HOUSE OFBOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS

HOUSE OFBOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS
BOURBON FRENCH COLLECTION

Dress Coat White Marcella Waistcoat

Dress Coat White Marcella Waistcoat
Anderson & Sheppard Exclusive

The House of Anderson & Sheppard

The House of Anderson & Sheppard
A Place Of Elegance

Double-Breasted Navy Herringbone Overcoat

Double-Breasted Navy Herringbone Overcoat
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Jacket Glen

Jacket Glen
Anderson & Sheppard Exclusive

Marguerite Acker

Marguerite Acker
Owner & Perfumer

Alessandra Crain

Alessandra Crain
Owner & Perfumer

Mary Eleftorea Behlar

Mary Eleftorea Behlar
Owner & Perfumer
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House Of Grossmith

House Of Grossmith
Three Exquisite Fragrances in Baccarat crystal perfume bottles

Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau
Voodoo Priestess

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