Earlier this month Comme des Garçons added two scents to its already formidable fragrances library, Odeur du Théâtre du Châtelet and Copper.
It’s no secret that the current niche fragrance market is in great shape.
It’s always a special occasion when Cire Trudon, the venerable French candle-maker, launching a new scented candle. This time the scent is tied to the theme of 2019’s Earth Day: Protect Our Species. Trudon’s candles are made by traditional methods from traditional materials – that is beeswax. Bees have been at the heart of Trudon’s manufacture for centuries, and some bee species are going extinct. For this project Trudon teamed up with the Perche regional Nature Park in Normandy, where the company operates. 4% from sales of this candle will go to protecting the dark bees indigenous to the region. The candle will debut in the US in early May.
As you may have noticed, here at StyleZeitgeist we are comfortable with both modernism and tradition, as long as it’s done well. And so it should come as no surprise that in the olfactory world, we love Cire Trudon’s golden crest on handmade Italian glass vessels of their storied candles as much as we love say the black iron cylinders of Mad et Len’s earthy odors.
Here is our annual gift guide for 2017.
Our favorite fragrance makers, Mad et Len, like to do things quietly. And so was it with their first standalone shop, which opened without fanfare after this past women’s fashion week in Paris. The store is located in one of the few remaining Parisian shopping arcades near Palais Royal, and it is a wonderful entry…
This May, Comme des Garçons is launching the Olfactory Library which will bring back 10 iconic scents.
When Frederic Malle, the French perfumer who lives in New York, launched his brand, Editions du Parfums Frederic Malle, in 2000, he was set to fight an uphill battle.
Last month Project 3.14 in Moscow hosted the designer Boris Bidjan Saberi and his team. In addition to launching the BBS perfume, Saberi brought an art installation of garments made from translucent leather. Below is a photo reportage from the event.
In 1977, Yves Saint Laurent released his Opium perfume for women, taking a risk by basing a perfume on a poisonous flower, not exactly an alluring concept. The gamble paid off and Opium became one of the most successful fragrances ever produced (Dior followed suit almost a decade later with Poison.). Jean-Louis Sieuzac was the nose behind Opium, and his apprentice was Emilie Copperman, who went on to become a nose for Symrise, one of the leading producers of flavors and fragrances in the world.