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WildGardener 1 month ago

WildGardenerOh dear, that's very safe
Bois de jasmin recently blogged about new flavour and fragrance trends that she found somewhere. She said that green tea, peach and citrus are likely to be the most popular notes in the seasons to come. But where did this information come from? Was it mere guesswork to say that popular - and safe - notes are going to be popular for some time...

WildGardener 2 months ago

WildGardenerMichael Edwards renounces Oriental
Many perfumista’s will be aware of the debate surrounding Oriental, the name of the genre that contains Shalimar and Opium. According to Bois de Jasmin, Michael Edwards will no longer use it in Fragrances of the World. He said that from now on the name will be Amber, and he proposes three categories: Soft Amber, Floral Amber and Woody...

WildGardener 4 months ago

WildGardenerWhy don't scent supermarkets stink?
Something bizarre happened in a scent supermarket the other day. I was in there checking something out when two guys came in and one of them started spraying himself liberally with Bleu de Chanel. Ok, nothing strange about that, but then he grabbed Sauvage and gave himself a dozen more sprays with that. Having seen the horror unfolding,...

WildGardener 5 months ago

WildGardenerThe Birth of a Legend
The story is simple and I personally know all the details. It happened at Chiris, where my father was lab manager. The client already knew the company director, they had met on the Côte d’Azur where he had tried to convince her to launch a perfume. She was hostile to the idea but agreed to visit his factory. In the creation laboratory, she was seduced...

WildGardener 7 months ago

WildGardenerThree times a Lady
Sometimes it can be difficult to say what a perfume smells like. It can change from the smelling strip to when it’s worn, from one time to the next, how much you spray on, the seasons; many things may influence the way a perfume smells. But there is another factor, one that is more objective, the concentration of the juice - which can vary in composition...

WildGardener 7 months ago

WildGardenerIs Frédéric Malle going off the boil?
There has been grumbling for a while now, niche houses sell out to corporations and the quality of the perfume goes down; both in the back catalogue and, most likely – but harder to gauge, in new releases. By comparing old and new samples you can often find out if a perfume has been tweaked, but the quality of new releases...

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