New at libertylondon (UK): Santa Eulalia Aprilis.
New at saksfifthavenue: Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc.
I’m in good old L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons. I smell like spring, despite the cold wind howling outside my windows.
Reminder: on 3/24, wear one of your “top 10 of spring” fragrances…
Sterling silver perfume pendants, hand crafted by Sophie Buhai, in Tiny (above left, 16" chain, $375) or Not Tiny (above right, 16 or 24" chain, $675). The larger size has a top that unscrews so you can add fragrance, but I think the smaller size is just decorative. There is also a collar design (not shown, 11" chain, $1750). All pieces are custom made to order. (found at vogue)
When Robert Piguet released Fracas in 1948, American and European women had just experienced nearly two decades of austerity, rationing, and shortages of many consumer goods, due to the Great Depression and World War II. They were ready to embrace anything new and opulent in perfume, as well as fashion. Fracas is an olfactory parallel to the couture designed by Piguet, Dior, and other designers of the “New Look” in the mid- and late-’40s: lush, luxurious, and hyper-feminine.
— That's our own Dr. Jessica, quoted in Bottling the Zeitgeist: 100 Years of Iconic Perfumes — Part 1 at Chandelier Creative. Jessica also has a new blog, Perfume Professor, which you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.