A Crispy New Fragrance?

Well, here we go again. Just when you thought that we were done with foodie fragrances, another one pops up. Wright Brand Bacon is marking their 100th anniversary of their thick-cut, real wood-smoked bacon with a little something that won’t leave grease stains on your shirt. It’s a fragrance called Wright No. 100. In the…

The Fragrance Foundation 2022 Winners

It’s that time of year once again. The Fragrance Foundation has announced the 2022 winners. Here are the results. Congratulations to all! You can read more in-depth information on The Fragrance Foundation’s website for both the Life Time Achievememt Honoree, François Demachy and Hall of Fame Honoree, Jeff Gennette. Fragrance of the Year – Women’s…

“It Smells Like Mama”

June 10th marked the 100th birthday anniversary of the Hollywood legend, Judy Garland. In honor of this momentous occasion, Judy’s daughters, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli, worked with president and CEO of TurnKey Beauty, Inc., Vince Spinnato, to develop a unisex fragrance that would capture their mother’s favorite scents. The time has come. The limited-edition…

New In May ’22

I’m finding it hard to tear myself away from my garden these days. A garden is a great deal of work, but there are many beautiful scents to discover and enjoy. Even if you don’t have your own garden, get out there and experience all the amazing scents nature has to offer. I have my…

Bye-Bye Byredo?

In the perfume industry these days, it seems as if it’s only a matter of time before a niche perfume house is consumed by one of the major beauty empires. It appears that there is another such acquisition on the horizon, leaving many with mixed emotions. It is rumored that L’Oréal is coming close to…

New From Santa Maria Novella – L’Iris

Keep your eyes open for an important fragrance release this month. It is very newsworthy, and seems to be creating quite a bit of buzz. Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella will be introducing their very first eau de parfum called L’Iris. Why an iris perfume? Because iris is the emblem of the city of…

Dior Appoints Kurkdjian

Like me, many people enjoy the fragrance creations of Francis Kurkdjian. His perfumes are classic sophistication, clean, simple and architectural. If you haven’t heard the news, Parfums Christian Dior announced late last fall the appointment of Francis Kurkdjian as their new Creation Director. He will be replacing François Demachy, who had held the position since…

Graphiques de Parfum – Perfumería Gal

Perfumería Gal was the brain child of Salvador Echeandía Gal. Gal was born in Irún, Spain in 1867 and the oldest of 12 children. Gal’s parents were entrepreneurs, providing him the necessary skills required to run a business of his own. In 1887, Gal together with his brothers, Eusebio and Tirso, formed a drugstore business…