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Apr 23, 2007 | 02:43 PM CDT
By: Robert Siegel
A day in the life of the small fragrance house perfumer. The small house perfumer wears many hats—fragrance creator, customer liaison, writer, crisis manager, last minute shopper and more. Here, author Robert Siegel presents a frank, humorous view from the trenches, offering a look inside the ever-evolving day-to-day responsibilities, pressures and quirks of the fragrance business.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:33 PM CDT
By: Helen Feygin, Intuiscent
What’s driving the contemporary fragrance consumer and how perfumers can overcome obstacles to deliver on the promise of “natural”. “As we stand at the brink of a second nuclear age and a period of unprecedented climate change,” the Cambridge cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently stated, “scientists have a special responsibility, once again, to inform the public and to advise leaders about the perils that humanity faces.” With dire predictions such as this and the realities of life, no wonder that there exists an atmosphere of stress and anxiety throughout society.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:27 PM CDT
Shaping Room’s Nobi Shioya gives some of the world’s top perfumers wide berth in creating unique scents. “I often say that I don’t care about fragrances,” says Shaping Room founder Nobi Shioya, “but I care very much about smell.” Shioya—a surfer, sculptor, blogger (http://whatwedoissecret.org) and fragrance entrepreneur—has launched a number of novel scents over the last few years, capturing the intangible nuances of love, sex and surfing (not all at once) in a bottle.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:13 AM CST
drom fragrances offers a glimpse into the perfumer’s creative process. drom fragrances perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros is the son of a Parisian furrier. And though as a child he didn’t yet know what a perfumer was, the olfactory sensations of that time would stick with him.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:02 AM CST
Inside Perfume, the unique fragrance project of perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz. Inspired by Patrick Suskind’s best-selling novel, the Perfume presentation case (Thierry Mugler Parfums) is an exercise in scent’s limitless expressions—from the nostalgic to the sweet to the repellent. Loosely following the arc of Suskind’s story line, Les Christophes (as the creators are known) employed all manner of novel ingredients and combinations to tell an olfactive tale in 15 parts.
Feb 26, 2007 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
Fragrance envelope pushers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz translate a new film into 15 essences. There is much talk in the perfume industry regarding the abundance of lackluster fragrance releases. Although this is much to the consternation of all, it’s no wonder; after the terrorist attacks in September 2001, the issue of safety has become acutely prevalent in our culture, almost to the point of pathology.
Dec 29, 2006 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Victoria Frolova
Victoria Frolova is an editor, a fragrance consultant and the founder of boisdejasmin.com, an in-depth perfume blog containing fragrance reviews, industry interviews, essays on raw materials and perfume history. Here she presents (in no particular order) her picks for the best of the current trends in the fine fragrance world.
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:38 PM CDT
By: Jack Corley, Royal Aromatics Inc.
What’s driving the biggest dynamic shift in the F&F industry? Imagine a world in which the price of gasoline is 25 cents a gallon, where Starbucks Frappuccinos are nutritious and contain no calories, and you actually like your mother-in-law. Unrealistic, perhaps, but for those involved in the organic world, and organic personal care specifically, the announcement in August 2005 that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow for USDA certification of personal care products was received with equal disbelief.
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:18 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Four questions with drom’s Barbara Zoebelein and her five picks for fragrance’s future. drom perfumer Barbara Zoebelein is the recipient of a 2006 FiFi award (men’s private label/direct sell category) for Avon’s today TOMORROW always for Men. We wondered what makes an award winning perfumer, so we recently asked her about her art, challenges and a prescription for this ailing category: artistry, craft and risk-taking.
Jun 21, 2006 | 02:58 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Mandy Aftel’s “do-it-yourself” philosophy and focus on natural perfumery have resulted in a successful, unconventional fragrance career. Vanity Fair magazine has called her the “Angel of Alchemy,” but what Mandy Aftel, founder of Aftelier Perfumes, does is more simply explained. She makes scents for solid and liquid perfumes, face and body care products, custom perfumes, and more.