They take on the idea of tradition versus modernity, which is very Dior-like. In each perfume, a flower is a key ingredient. You have the Iris in Bois D’Argent, the lavender in Eau Noire, and the orange blossom in Eau Blanche. All these flowers are classic ones from the 18th century and were used by royalty. Kim Jones’ show “Jardin” capsule is also about flowers, so a relationship to the garden is very important. It’s a joy in the house of flowers, even for men and women.
— Dior's new house perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian, on the relaunch of the 2004 Hedi Slimane fragrances. Read more in Francis Kurkdjian On The Joy Of Flowers And His First Dior Perfume Project at Elle via Yahoo.
Sustainability? We take it very, very seriously. And it's not just greenwashing. When I joined Dior, for example, I did training dedicated to reducing my footprint not only at work, but in my private life. This morning, I had a three-hour session with the CEO and the dedicated sustainability team about how we have to halve our footprint by 2030. And the team will be communicating soon what Dior is doing, and we are massively involved. I like the challenge very much – because it can be a game changer.
— Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian on Dior. Read more in Master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian on taking the helm at Dior Parfums and the future of fragrance at Harper's Bazaar.
Roger & Gallet has reorganized and relaunched their fragrance collection. Some fragrances are discontinued. The Collection d’Eaux Parfumées Bienfaisantes / Collection of Wellbeing Fragrant Waters now includes 8 fragrances: Bois d’Orange, Cédrat, Feuille de Thé, Fleur de Figuier, Fleur d’Osmanthus, Gingembre Rouge, Néroli and Rose. In addition, the 4 fragrances for men launched in 2019 are still being made, and the brand is still producing Jean Marie Farina cologne…