Get Updates by Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

FOLLOW US ON

VIDEO

FORZIERI.COM
Bombay Duck London

June 19, 2012 | Shalimar Parfum Initial

Shalimar Parfum Initial photographed by Jo Fairley at its One Marylebone launch

Every now and then the folks at Guerlain have a go at tweaking Shalimar to make it more appealing to a younger audience.  Or bring in a groovy bottle designer (groovesters don’t get much groovier than Jade Jagger), to sassy up the flacon [...]

Share

Read more...

November 25, 2011 | Chanel Jersey

When a little bird at Chanel (actually, they’re all little birds at Chanel) told The Scent Critic that their next fragrance launch was based around lavender and vanilla, I said a silent ‘hmmmm’.  Because lavender and vanilla aren’t natural bedfellows, in fragrance.  They don’t go together like a horse and carriage;  they go together like [...]

Share

Read more...

February 24, 2011 | Memoire Liquide Encens Liquide

Choice, as we all know, is a tyranny.  Too many of anything to decide between, and we tend to turn on our heels.  (A study once showed that if a food store samples out 26 different jams, that converts into fewer sales than putting out six for customers’ delectation.)

So being faced with a carousel of [...]

Share

Read more...

October 13, 2010 | Plum by Mary Greenwell

Tell me:  what lengths have you gone to, to get your hands on a fragrance…?  Continents scoured…?  Begging letters sent…?   Pilgrimages made…?  Well, so consumed was The Scent Critic with the desire for Plum by Mary Greenwell – the debut fragrance from one of the world’s top make-up pros – that yesterday, she left behind [...]

Share

Read more...

October 12, 2010 | Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia

For The Scent Critic, this has been the week of The Big Autumn Clothes Swap.  When the linen shirts and pants get stowed for the winter, and it is time to retrieve the Wolford Velvet Deluxes from their lingerie bag, and uncover the havoc any moths may have wreaked on the cashmere collection.  (This year [...]

Share

Read more...

June 1, 2010 | YSL Elle

In my day, a young lady’s first fragrance was likely to be Miss Dior or YSL’s own Rive Gauche.  (Which I’ll be coming to in a few days, as it is one of my summer staples – always a joy to rediscover when I finally pack away the Wolford opaques.)  But for any wannabe-sophisticated teen [...]

Share

Read more...

May 20, 2010 | Tom Ford Urban Musk (Private Blend)

Musk.  You love it or you just don’t.  I definitely fall into the first category and so, clearly, does Tom Ford, who’s launched a portfolio of not one but four musk options in his White Musk Collection.  (These, I’m told, have helped to catapult the Tom Ford brand to No. 1 in Harrods beauty and [...]

Share

Read more...