Reviews of two recent mainstream designer fragrances: Jason Wu Eau de Parfum and Ralph Lauren Woman. Do comment if you’ve tried either, or if you have tested any other recent mainstream designer fragrances that you’d like to tell us about.
Jason Wu Eau de Parfum
Jason Wu’s eponymous scent is his first, and is meant to reflect the jasmine growing near his childhood home in Taiwan — a focus the designer chose after blind-smelling hundreds of raw materials with perfumer Frank Voelkl. Wu may have found his notes by trial and error, but he had a specific idea of what he wanted his fragrance to be like…
A short film from International Flavors & Fragrances' in house naturals facility, Laboratoire Monique Rémy, about the cultivation and processing of ylang ylang in Madagascar. Almost 6 minutes; perfumer Anne Flipo appears at about the 4:40 mark.