Chandler Burr's latest article for the New York Times is about the recent harvest-based perfumes from L'Artisan and Givenchy. Looks like we'll see another fragrance in the series from L'Artisan:
L'Artisan's Narcissus 2005, to come out in 2006, uses an exceptional narcissus harvested on June 6th and 7th, 2005, in Lozère, southern France.
Burr describes this year's L'Artisan harvest fragrance, Fleur d'Oranger (bottle shown above), as having “an almost violent impact, a rough, meaty presentation of the raw material”. Thank you to Karen for the link!
DNA India has an article about Ajmal Ali, the founder of Ajmal Perfumes. The picture of Mr. Ali surrounded by perfume bottles is enough to make your average perfume addict drool. I drooled, anyway.