100 Years of Chanel No. 5

This article by Tania Sanchez for Swiss magazine Die Weltwoche was published in German translation in the issue of 16 September 2021....

Esxence 2019

Trade shows give you an acute feeling of the passage of time. It is not just the fact that companies appear and vanish, but also that an...

Kolonya (Rasei Fort) ***** iris bergamot

A package from Australia came, with a sheaf of papers in a transparent pouch stuck on, currently required by international fragrance...

Orientals old and new

I wrote this for Séduction-Magazin, an offshoot of Süddeutsche Zeitung and they did not pay me in time*, so here it is. Jacques Guerlain,...

Icon- Jicky

I wrote this article for Séduction-Magazin, an offshoot of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and they did not pay me in time*, so here it is. The...

Romanza (Masque) **** green narcissus

There was a time in the 1970s when feminines, perhaps directed by the Devas to redress the cosmic balance upset by frayed bell bottoms...

Alexandria II (Xerjoff) * woody fruity

Xerjoff is an Italian firm, situated along the bullshit continuum somewhere between Creed and Roja Dove, but with less access to...

Lissom Linden (Prosody) *** linden rose

To a cornucopian nerd like myself, Prosody’s shtick sounds silly: “We source the finest natural ingredients (non-GMO) from around the...

Joy (Dior) citrus floral ***

First, the obligatory righteous rant: a few months ago LVMH bought Jean Patou, owners of the one and only Joy, an imperishable 1930...

Les Créations de Monsieur Dior

I went to the local department store yesterday (Attica, situated within a swank mall grandly named Golden Hall) and headed straight for...