Harry Slatkin of Slatkin & Co has a sensitive nose:
We all know what it's like to be downwind from the lady at the opera who slathered too much tuberose on herself before the performance. You feel as if you're going to pass out.
Welcome to my world.
My defense is a long scarf and a bottle of Black Fig and Absinthe, a licorice-hinted fragrance that I created. I spray the scarf and cover myself with it while I'm on a plane or in a cab.
Read the rest of the article at the New York Times.
A reality show about perfume? It was bound to happen eventually:
A TV series is to be aired in which a fragrance will be developed — from concept to market — in just six months, as opposed to the regular two-year time frame.
Living TV, which is behind the series that begins next week, hopes to prove the experts wrong by creating the fragrance at the double. It will also show the problems encountered along the way.
The Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris joins a long list of hotels using ambient fragrance to stand out in the crowded travel industry:
When artisan perfumer Blaise Mautin was asked by a Paris hotel to create a scent for the soaps and shampoos in its bathrooms, the fragrance became so popular the hotel decided to use the unique aroma throughout the building
Now, scented candles burning Mautin's scent waft through the Hyatt Park Vendome's corridors, housemaids replenish rooms with a quick squirt and it is even in the air conditioning.
The entire hotel has been designed to stimulate all of the senses through its aesthetic appearance, fabrics and gastronomy and general manager Michel Jauslin told CNN that the idea behind using Mautin's scent was to attach a smell to the experience of staying in the hotel.
Read the rest of the article at CNN.