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Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm Review

I never really gave the Chris Collins brand much attention before now – the generic bottles and cliché Grasse story didn’t suggest juices of care and craft. The more I smell through the offerings, the more I appreciate the scent stories being told.  Autumn Rhythm, released in 2019 and composed by Nathalie Feisthauer, is a superlative chypre that masterfully plays with both the austere and t... Read full article: Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
Tags: Fashion, Chris Collins, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Nathalie Feisthauer


Vanille de Tahiti Perris Monte Carlo: Flowers, Books And Ice Cream

In recent years, Perris Monte Carlo has been a very pleasant surprise for the senses. Not only does Jean-Claude Ellena create for them, making simple and chic Grasse-styled fragrances (which we've written about: rose, jasmine, and lavender,) but, Gian Luca Perris's own creations are also impressive - both in his Mandarino di Sicilia in the citrus series, and in the new vanilla fragrance Vani... Read full article: Vanille de Tahiti Perris Monte Carlo: Flowers, Books And Ice Cream from Fragrantic...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jean Claude Ellena, Mandarino, Perris Monte Carlo, Gian Luca Perris, Vanille de Tahiti Perris Monte Carlo, Vani Read


Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton reveals their new fragrance Étoile Filante in early 2021, composed in Grasse by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Étoile Filante means "shooting star", and the fragrance is said to stand for a precious nectar celebrating joy and hope, a journey for the senses, housed in the signature bottle of the fragrance line of the house. "A ball of fire in the heart ... Read full article: Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud Étoile Filante


Santal Insolent: The New Fragrance by Molinard

A new addition in the historical French house of Molinard comes in the collection Les Elements in the familiar purple glass bottles, which have subtly changed a couple of times. Molinard is one of the oldest French parfumeries, and actually one of the oldest perfumeries still in existence, as it was founded as a family business in 1849 in the town of Grasse in the south of France, and it still re... Read full article: Santal Insolent: The New Fragrance by Molinard from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, France, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Molinard, Les Elements


Méditerranée Molinard: Diving into a Sea of Freshness

The French perfume house Molinard presented a new collection, La Fraicheur, in October 2019 at the TFWA 2019 exhibition in Nice. At that time, Molinard was still celebrating its 170th anniversary (unaware of the upcoming 2020 problems), and the proud inscription, Molinard 1849 Grasse, flaunts on the bottles of the collection. Today my review is about Méditerranée Molinard, which should rem... Read full article: Méditerranée Molinard: Diving into a Sea of Freshness from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Molinard, Méditerranée Molinard


Nice terror attack: French police arrest three more men

Total of six people taken in for questioning over knife attack at basilica that killed threeFrench police investigating the terrorist attack in Nice have arrested three more men, bringing to six the number of people taken in for questioning.A 29-year-old Tunisian man was arrested on Saturday at Grasse. Later two other men aged 63 and 25 were taken in for questioning from the same address. They join two men aged 33 and 35 picked up on Saturday and a 47-year-old still being held since Thursday. Co...
Tags: Europe, France, Grasse


Guest Post by Jennifer Phillipps

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate I have asked you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media.  I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life I feel I know so many of you through the comment section and emails I hope this will introduce you to one another. Thank you in advance for being part of French la Vie / Tongue in Cheek.   Our Home in New Zealand   Greetings Cor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Wales, Africa, San Francisco, Paris, Palestine, Portland, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Venice, Ansel Adams, East Coast, Lyon, Wellington, Nelson


Panier des Sens en Provence

Walking up rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais, I discovered a new boutique that was a pleasant reminder of my recent vacation in Provence. Panier des Sens en Provence manufactures a line of soaps, lotions, skincare, bath and body products that use the high-quality standards of Savon de Marseilles and also the scents of perfume making in Grasse.   A family business started 2001, all the products are vegan and made in France, in or near Provence. Panier de Sens is also committed to sustain...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, France, Paris, John, Provence, PAUL, John Baxter, Grasse, Richard Nahem, rue Vieille du Temple, Gérard Mulot, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John, Provence Panier des Sens en Provence, Savon de Marseilles


Dior J'Adore Infinissime

A new perfume from the J'Adore Dior family will be released in September 2020, called J'Adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime, announced as an "infinitely sensual" version of the original. Dior in-house perfumer François Demachy added an intoxicating note of tuberose from France's Grasse region to the rich floral composition of the original trio of centifolia rose, sambac jasmine and ylang-ylang. ... Read full article: Dior J'Adore Infinissime from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, France, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Francois Demachy


Sakura Imperial and Harmonie Pastorale: New Perfumes By Lucien Ferrero

The Italian niche perfume brand Lucien Ferrero Maitre Parfumeur just launched two new perfumes: Sakura Imperial and Harmonie Pastorale. Lucien Ferrero was born in Grasse in French Provence. After perfumery studies in Geneva, he developed his creative skills in Paris before joining Expressions Parfumees in Grasse. He is passionate about natural scents and shares his love for the French Provence... Read full article: Sakura Imperial and Harmonie Pastorale: New Perfumes By Lucien Ferrero from Fra...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Geneva, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Lucien Ferrero, Sakura Imperial, Lucien Ferrero Maitre Parfumeur, French Provence Read


What Was Sexy? Jovan Musk for Men!

In 1969, American entrepreneur Bernard Mitchell decided to start a new perfume business in Chicago. Not in Paris or Grasse, or even New York. Five years later, the sales of his company Jovan Inc were estimated at $ 30 million. He started with Mink Pearls Jovan bath oil, with floral scented mink oil captured inside golden pearls. Then, building his distribution, the company released each addition... Read full article: What Was Sexy? Jovan Musk for Men! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
Tags: Fashion, Chicago, Paris, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, New York Five, Bernard Mitchell, Jovan Musk, Jovan Inc, Mink Pearls Jovan


Mimosa Tanneron Lavande Romaine Perris Monte Carlo Perfume Review

In 2019, Perris Monte Carlo introduced the new project Perris Collection De Grasse, perfumes for which have been exclusively created by the famous perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. The first two were Rose De Mai and Jasmin De Pays. Rose and jasmine are the most significant perfume materials that have made Grasse famous, although Grasse also has much more to offer. This year, Perris Monte Carlo has ... Read full article: Mimosa Tanneron Lavande Romaine Perris Monte Carlo Perfume Review from Fragran...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jean Claude Ellena, Rose de Mai, Perris Monte Carlo, Perris Collection De Grasse, Jasmin De Pays Rose


New Fragrances By Mad Len: Papelato, Lili Làà, and Mamök

  Mad et Len is a niche fragrance house based in Saint Julien de Verdun in the South of France founded by two globetrotters who in 2007 decided to move to this small village near the perfume town Grasse, to begin making completely organic, vegetal, scented candles using the flora and fauna that surrounded them. Their name was inspired by Proust’s “madeleine”, where the author recalls how ... Read full article: New Fragrances By Mad Len: Papelato, Lili Làà, and Mamök from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, France, Proust, Len, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Papelato Lili Làà, Saint Julien de Verdun


Eau Cendrée: The First Masculine Scent By Jacomo

Perfume brand Jacomo Paris was born as the fruit of the efforts of the Frenchman Gérard Claude Louis Courtin, after his meeting in New York with a certain American, James Kaplan, in 1962. Returning to France, Gerard began to study perfumery in Grasse, and in 1970 he registered the brand Jacomo Paris in France. (It was registered in the USA in 1973.) In Jacomo, the first two syllables Ja and Co... Read full article: Eau Cendrée: The First Masculine Scent By Jacomo from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, New York, France, Gerard, James Kaplan, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jacomo, Jacomo Paris, Gérard Claude Louis Courtin


Firmenich Opens its Third Fragrance Atelier, in Grasse

  Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Firmenich may be a word many perfume consumers don't know, but in fact most of us are constantly smelling something that came from these laboratories inside perfumes, bath products, hair care, and even food and beverages as flavors. The company is opening its third Fine... Read full article: Firmenich Opens its Third Fragrance Atelier, in Grasse from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
Tags: Fashion, Geneva Switzerland, Firmenich, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes


Grasse: The Way of the Rose

Photo: Rémy Foltête, Clos de Callian Right now in the South of France, Provence rose (rose de mai), aka rose centifolia, is in full bloom, being dutifully harvested. It is a very famous flower; basically the symbol of that cradle of modern perfumery. The absolute of Grasse rose that costs more than gold is born here thanks to the fertile soil, sunshine, farmers, seasonal workers, and mo... Read full article: Grasse: The Way of the Rose from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, South of France Provence, Rémy Foltête Clos de Callian Right


Fragonard Les Fleurs du Parfumeur: Belle de Grasse and Beau de Provence

  The French house of Fragonard presents a new collection, Les Fleurs du Parfumeur, as a celebration of Grasse and the lush nature of the South of France. The scents of Provence are given in three new products of the line: two Eaux de Toilettes (Belle de Grasse and Beau de Provence) and a room diffuser (Rêve de Grasse Room Diffuser with 10 sticks).     As the brand describes it: "The ... Read full article: Fragonard Les Fleurs du Parfumeur: Belle de Grasse and Beau de Provence from Fragran...
Tags: Fashion, France, Fragonard, Provence, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Fragonard Les Fleurs du Parfumeur, Belle de Grasse, Beau de Provence, Les Fleurs du Parfumeur, Eaux de Toilettes Belle de Grasse, Rêve de Grasse Room Diffuser


Le Couvent Botanical Colognes: Aqua Amantia, Aqua Millefolia and Aqua Palmaris

  The French brand Le Couvent presents three new fragrances within their Botanical collection under the creative direction of perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. The new fragrances are 100% vegan, composed in 12% Eau de Toilette concentration, and were developed in Grasse based on 87% natural ingredients. The fragrances are available through the official website of the Le Couvent Maison de Parfum compa... Read full article: Le Couvent Botanical Colognes: Aqua Amantia, Aqua Millefolia and Aqua Palmari...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jean Claude Ellena, Aqua Amantia Aqua Millefolia, Le Couvent, Le Couvent Maison de Parfum


The Unpopular History of Grasse

View of Grasse (this and the following photographs are dated 1870-1913, taken from the book "Perfume Industry in Grasse (...)" (Fr. "Industrie des Parfums à Grasse. Usine Roure-Bertrand fils: Exposition universelle Paris 1900. Grand Prix")   "Grasse is a small town (20 000 inhabitants) in the Alpes-Maritimes department, surrounded by gardens, olive and orange groves, with perfume factories ri... Read full article: The Unpopular History of Grasse from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Alpes Maritimes, Grasse Fr Industrie des Parfums, Grasse Usine Roure Bertrand


Mimosa Tanneron and Lavande Romaine, Two New Fragrances From Perris Montecarlo

The Perris house is about to enrich its range with two new creations based on sunny days, both signed by Jean-Claude Ellena, to whom Gian Luca Perris has entrusted the task of translating the magnificence of the city of Grasse and the noble art of perfumery into intoxicating accords. It is around two materials that the perfumer sublimates the charms of Provence: the first fragrance stages mimosa i... Read full article: Mimosa Tanneron and Lavande Romaine, Two New Fragrances From Perris Montecar...
Tags: Fashion, Provence, Grasse, Perris, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jean Claude Ellena, Gian Luca Perris, Mimosa Tanneron, Perris Montecarlo


M.Micallef Royal Vintage: The New Look of a Charismatic Perfume

  Seven years after its creation in 2013, the ROYAL VINTAGE fragrance by M.Micallef Perfumes is reintroduced to its loyal customers around the world in a new flacon, in the same architectural form as the luxurious Jewel Collection. Given its success and longevity, ROYAL VINTAGE was selected to join Maison Micallef’s prestigious JEWEL COLLECTION, which gathers the "gems" of the Grasse-ba... Read full article: M.Micallef Royal Vintage: The New Look of a Charismatic Perfume from Fragrantic...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Micallef Royal Vintage, Micallef Perfumes, Maison Micallef


Graham McTavish Watt

The only person to ever have guest blogged here is Graham Watt, a friend for almost 20 years. I met Graham as I was beginning my freelance career in 2003. With no commute or regular hours I could cycle during the day and drop by the local café for a chat. Graham was semi-retired when I met him and we had many conversations on various topics over the years. Here are some of his words that he shared with me. Graham died last night. I will miss him. The Communication of Bias — 2006 My argument ag...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, London, California, France, Toronto, Tony Robbins, Communities, Afghanistan, Canada, New Brunswick, Arctic, Beethoven, Un, Graham


Rose et Marius: The New Perfume Face of Grasse

  Sometimes one childhood memory is enough to define a person’s whole life. For some, this is a phrase from the movie; for some it is a meeting with a certain person, or a happy accident. For Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard, the smells that met her in her grandmother's house and near Puget-sur-Argene became such a childhood memory. The smells were supplemented by patterns on the traditional Prov... Read full article: Rose et Marius: The New Perfume Face of Grasse from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
Tags: Fashion, Marius, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Magali Fleurquin Bonnard, Puget sur Argene


Tamworth Distilling Graverobber rye

Sometimes the most fun thing about a superstition is tempting fate and going against it. In the early 2010s, Jamie Oakes, master distiller at Tamworth Distilling, was tapping the maple trees at Great Hill Farm near Tamworth, New Hampshire. The procession of maples he was working on included some trees that were more than 100 years old, and all led up to the farmhouse. Oakes was shadowing an older local man, taking photos of him as the crew worked their way down the line. About two-thirds of ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, New Brunswick, Whiskey, Steve, All, Cincinnati, Rye, Tamworth, Albany New York, Oakes, St Agnes, Grasse, Mele, Arboretum, Tamworth Distilling


Canadian athletes right on track for the Tokyo Olympics

DOHA -- The mixed zone at any world championships is a happening place.It gives you a bird's eye view of the field of play and the principal characters of the drama. The athletes are compelled to come your way, to face the music and be interviewed.When you reside in the mixed zone you get an indication as to who is succeeding and who's not faring quite so well. Dealing with celebration and dejection becomes your stock in trade.Our tiny, mixed zone, cubby hole, is in the third tier whic...
Tags: UK, London, News, Toronto, Qatar, Beijing, Czech Republic, Canada, Middle East, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Edmonton, Doha, Caribbean, Zurich, Richmond


Louis Vuitton Coeur Battant

Louis Vuitton presents a new edition of the women's Les Parfums Louis Vuitton line – the fragrance Coeur Battant (Beating Heart) which features scents of the French Riviera. The heady yet fresh floral-woody composition is created by perfumer  Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, inspired by floral fields of Grasse and scents of summer. "Like a wave of emotion sweeping through you, Cœur Battant i... Read full article: Louis Vuitton Coeur Battant from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Louis Vuitton, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Coeur Battant, Cœur Battant


De Grasse posts strong time to win silver at Nanjing World Challenge

NANJING, China — Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse posted his fastest time in nearly two years on Monday, finishing the 100 metres in 10.09 seconds to earn a silver medal at the Nanjing World Challenge.De Grasse, 24, was edged out at the finish line by American Michael Rodgers, who posted the same official time.It was the best clocking for De Grasse, a native of Markham, Ont., since a 10.01-second effort in Oslo, Norway in June 2017. His personal best is 9.91 seconds, set when he won bronze at t...
Tags: News, China, Moncton, Oslo Norway, Andre De Grasse, Grasse, Yu Wang, De Grasse, Michael Rodgers, Nanjing China, Michael Mason, Shanghai Diamond League, Nanjing World Challenge, Nanjing World Challenge De Grasse, Django Lovett, Nanoose Bay


ESXENCE 2019: M.Micallef Art Collection Capsule 2019

  Martine Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman presented the new creations and collections of their French brand M. Micallef at the artistic exhibition Esxence 2019 in Milan. Beside their Botanique Collection, which was inspired by the lovely flowers of Grasse, M. Micallef worked on the unique artistic collection ART COLLECTION CASPULE 2, a fruitful collaboration between Martine Micallef and Marianne Ve... Read full article: ESXENCE 2019: M.Micallef Art Collection Capsule 2019 from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, Milan, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Micallef, Martine Micallef, Geoffrey Nejman, Marianne Ve Read


ESXENCE 2019: M. Micallef Botanique Collection

The French niche brand M.Micallef presented its new collection at the artistic niche exhibition ESXENCE 2019, bringing the focus on florals. The lovely Botanique Collection includes five new fragrances enchanting us with the scents of flowering gardens in Grasse: FLEUR DE LUNE, FLEUR AURORE, FLEUR POÈME, FLEUR RÊVERIE and FLEUR LUMIÈRE. "Paradise bathed in languid sun, land of plural beauty, Gr... Read full article: ESXENCE 2019: M. Micallef Botanique Collection from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, Fragrantica Perfumes, Micallef


A Perfect Day in Provence

This was the last day with the car and we were headed for Grasse 2 hours from Aix above the French Riviera. I didnt mention that our room was not actually in the hotel it was down the street by the Church and Museum in a separate building once a sin
Tags: Travel, Provence, French Riviera, Grasse, Aix, Church and Museum