Charlize Theron for Dior J’Adore Infinissime. Then below the jump, a Dior spot on “The Quest for Grasse Jasmine”.
Jasmine, says the Parisian-born perfumer Frédéric Malle, “is like butter in French cuisine — add a little in the end or at the beginning and it will fill up the holes in your formulas.” This was one of the first lessons he learned at perfumery school in Grasse, he says, before starting his own fragrance house, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, in 2000.
— Read more at Light, Jasmine Scents That Are Perfect for Spring at The New York Times.
In the future there will be no bananas…This is not a novelty scent…This is not a gourmand perfume. So says Seattle-based Blackbird of its latest fragrance launch, Y06-S.
The moment I read Y06-S’s list of ingredients (banana, “electronics,” agarwood, jasmine and milk) my intuition pointed to instant “I will like this” and I was right. Y06-S is one of my favorite perfumes of the year and will be a part of my Summer 2018 perfume rotation…
Reviews of two recent mainstream designer fragrances: Jason Wu Eau de Parfum and Ralph Lauren Woman. Do comment if you’ve tried either, or if you have tested any other recent mainstream designer fragrances that you’d like to tell us about.
Jason Wu Eau de Parfum
Jason Wu’s eponymous scent is his first, and is meant to reflect the jasmine growing near his childhood home in Taiwan — a focus the designer chose after blind-smelling hundreds of raw materials with perfumer Frank Voelkl. Wu may have found his notes by trial and error, but he had a specific idea of what he wanted his fragrance to be like…
Hervé Fretay of Givaudan Naturals talks to Carolina Herrera De Báez about jasmine. This is the third in a five part series about the importance of jasmine to the Carolina Herrera brand's fashion and perfume; you can find the rest at their Youtube page.