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  • Madame Grès couture gown
    Madame Grès Eau de Parfum: An unexpected delight from a house renewed
    It would appear that the firm of Parfums Grès is on the same trajectory as Carven – launching a major new fragrance that is a departure in style from past successes (and failures) and trying a new approach to marketing by positioning them in...
  •  Shalimar Ode à la Vanille sur la route de Mexique
    Restoring a masterpiece: The Shalimar Odes
    Thousands if not millions of words have been written about Guerlain's Shalimar, one of the most popular fragrances in the world. Its name is known even to those who know nothing about perfume, as recognizable as Chanel No. 5 and Joy. Uncounted...
  • Carven Le Parfum bottles
    Rebirth of a brand: Carven Le Parfum aims high
    The house of Carven has had a makeover of both its fashion business and its fragrances of late, and I can only hope that it continues. Like so many brands founded by visionary designers, it fell on hard times after changing hands and being...
  • Mosaic by Imaginary Authors for Spruce Apothecary
    Spruce Apothecary: Portland's new source of fragrance & grooming indulgences
    You might have a hard time locating Spruce Apothecary even though it's right across the street from Powell's City of Books; I walked right past it the first time. It's in the new Union Way “boutique mall” at 1022 West...
  •  Zelda by En Voyage Perfumes
    Perfume picks: Best and worst of 2013, part two - the winners
    In part one of my year end roundup, I hit some of the low points. Now it's time for the highlights.Once again our American independent artisan and natural perfumers have stepped into the breach and created wonderful fragrances unfettered by EU...
  • Our Moment perfume bottle
    Perfume picks: Best and worst of 2013
    2013 has been yet another year of far too many new launches, a small percentage of which I have been able to try; indeed, I would need to have a clone army in order to do so. As always, there were some outstanding new products and many that were...
  •  E. Coudray perfume bottle
    The nostalgic charm of E. Coudray perfumes
    Away from all the frenzy of modern mainstream and designer fragrances clamoring for attention, many of them offshoots of fashion houses or fronted by celebrities, the art of classical perfumery lives on, quietly carrying on timeless traditions...
  • Infographic on Top Five Influential Brands of 2013
    Infographic released features the top 5 influential brands of 2013
    Brand awareness is something most companies strive for when developing their overall advertising and marketing plan. However, according to a recently receleased infographic by InfoGraphDesign.com business branding can bridge the gap between brand...
  • Facebook Apps
    Analyzing Facebook apps of leading brands
    Neolane, a company that provides conversational marketing technology, recently analyzed the Facebook apps of 450 popular brand pages in the United States, United Kingdom, and France, to see how marketers are employing social-opt in apps on...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics new Lip Tars The MakeUp Show NYC
    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics new Lip Tars The MakeUp Show NYC
    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmeticsis set to launch an exciting new range of products exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC this weekend.Show attendees will be the first to get their hands on a number of new products, including:Obsessive Compulsive...
  • Facebook friend $174.17: Value of fans on the rise
    Facebook friend $174.17: Value of fans on the rise
    The value of a Facebook friend is $174.17, Yahoo News reported on April 26, 2013. The latest research points out that your "Likes" and "Friends" are worth quite a bit to brands today.Syncapse, a social intelligence company that...
  • Still Life with Fruit and Champagne - Searle
    Life's rich pageant: Mauboussin by Mauboussin is the ultimate in luxury
    The Parisian firm of Mauboussin is well known for its luxurious jewelry, and their eponymous first fragrance, launched in 2000, is the perfect expression of the opulence for which the company is famous. A number of fragrances from this house have...
  • BrandLove iPhone App Screenshot
    Socialbakers launches fun BrandLove iPhone app
    The Social Media Analytics and Digital Firm Socialbakers released new iPhone app for brand lovers. Released in the App Store this Wednesday the mobile application called BrandLove allows users to compare brands side-by-side and rate the one they...
  • Grumpy Cat Best Of 2012
    The year in fragrance 2012: Part two, the movers, shakers, happenings and trends
    There is much more to the world of fragrance than just new launches, as interest in perfume continues to be shared on social networks, cultural trends shift, and perfumery is on its way to being respected as an art form more than any time in...
  • Art Glass bottles 2012
    The year in fragrance 2012: Part one, the perfumes
    By now it is clear that no one person can possibly keep up with the new perfume launches, so my “best of 2012” list is based on my own limited experiences and opinions. There were many, many new fragrances I wanted to try, and many...