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The Beauty of Caron

23 Nov 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

My first introduction to Caron Paris was purely coincidental. It was Springtime and I was looking for a particular perfume, when I happened to stumble upon Caron. At first glance, I was attracted to their jewel-colored purse flacons, they felt good in-hand, and I thought…

Caron and Courage

06 Nov 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When the envelope arrived from Caron, I immediately tore it open. There were two perfumes inside: Tabac Blondand L’Accord Code 119. As these perfumes filled the air two things became very clear, first, these rich perfumes allow the past and present to coexist, and second,…

Snapshot 3: My Sister and No. 6, “M”

06 Sep 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots

One summer my sister and her friend took a summer job landscaping and mowing lawns. They were just 18, fierce, and the only girls in the back of a pick-up truck full of shirtless landscapers. At the end of the day, my sister would arrive…

Around Town: Sortir le Soir

27 Aug 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

As I admired the still life on the coffee table, I was reminded that the items displayed might be a reflection of the person who arranged them, or at very least, serve as a silent introduction. There were books about Elizabeth (Babeth) Dijan and Patrick…

The Grace of Technique Indiscrète

22 Aug 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

<itemprop=”name”>More from the Elements Showcase. I felt as if I met Louison Grajcar last week via his perfume line, Technique Indiscrète. This charming introduction allowed me to catch a glimpse of how he beautifully weaves simplicity and surprising complexity into his fragrances. There is no conflict…

Two Innovative Exhibitions in NYC

09 Aug 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Events and Interviews

On August 15 and 16, the bi-annualElements Showcase promises an innovative look at the niche/indie perfume world. Highlights include: over 60 exhibitors, a forum on fragrance as a design discipline, and three interactive installations. I am looking forward to perfume No.1 Beau-Bow created for Six-Scents…