German niche line Linari has launched Drago Nero, a new fragrance…
Well well. From Mark Buxton, a Vetiver & Magnolia candle. The (unfortunately, not terribly helpful) description: "The Vetiver & Magnolia candle transports us through fruity notes that mingle with woody facets contrasted by a touch of vetiver." Still, it does appear to be vetiver and magnolia, so it would be worth a shot if you had money burning a hole in your pocket. 190g for €54 at Nose in France.
It’s Renegades Friday (and the last day of November). Our community project for today: wear a perfume by one of the Project Renegades perfumers (Mark Buxton, Bertrand Duchaufour or Geza Schoen), if you have one.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I’m off-season, in the lovely warm weather floral Neela Vermeire Créations Pichola from Bertrand Duchaufour…
Soon, Seattle will have its one week of spring followed by a long, hot, dry summer (such is the new ‘normal’ in the climate-changing world). As I gear up for warm weather, I start to test citrus-y Eaux de Cologne, looking for refreshing, sparkling, natural-smelling perfumes to wear when the going gets sultry. These fragrances need not last longer than 10 minutes: I use them most right out of the shower (before putting on a stronger perfume) or at bedtime (when long-lasting fragrances are verboten).
This accord I scribbled down, and when we got a second chance I showed it to our evaluation team and marketing and press team, they all said, “It’s bullshit, it’s not a perfume it’s an accord,” and I said, “So what? They’re not looking for a perfume if you ask me. I mean we had great fragrances but they said ‘no, it’s commercial’” so I convinced them to show him that, and when she came back she had like a banana [smile] on her face like “wow”.
— Perfumer Mark Buxton talks about developing Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum (1994; the one that "works like a medicine and behaves like a drug"), and other things; read more at A Sensory Journey: Mark Buxton at Wonderland.