We all were very happy to be mentioned in WWD yesterday. Let me follow up the article by clarifying one thing since some are confused about who is running this blog. Continue Reading
I fell from a chair like the chimp in this video below when I opened one of the two bottles of the last mods for your fragrance after receiving them from Clement back in November (or was it in October?).
I’m just exaggerating about the refreshingly stinky note in R4/M. Continue Reading
These are called “blotters” and used for drawing lots. They are also used to write memos or used as bookmarks. (Chandler Burr calls them “Scent Strip”s and uses each piece of paper to smell a scent… interesting.) Continue Reading
© Sacré Nobi
(we will be announcing the winners of the prize draw soon.)
So… here’s the thing: Auxeos is not a word. I got the root word for auxetic materials all wrong. (Going to go crawl under a rock now and then die there from embarrassment. Yes indeedy, I will.)
Now, on the one hand, one could argue that cosmetic companies make up words all the time, especially absurd quasi-French/quasi-English ones. On the other hand, auxeos is not a word.
It basically boils down to this: Laurent’s fragrance for me needs a new name. It’s something I’ve been mulling over for a little while now. I’d sounded out my husband Jon for some ideas, which gleaned nothing. To wit –
“Honey, what would you name a perfume?”
“Hm… I think I’d name it Steve.”
“C’mon! I bet there’s not any other Steves out there on the market.”
“Okay, fine. How ’bout Craig?”
So then I was thinking, oh I know, I’ll name it “A Million Bucks.” And that way, when someone says to you, “Omigod, you smell like a million bucks!” you could be all, “Dude! I KNOW!” But that’s no good. Especially for my Canadian friends, who just won’t smell as quite as nice, what with the exchange rate and all. (Hacky currency joke! Apologies!)
Funnily enough, Nobi floats the name “Slinky” in the comments for his last post. Which… yeah. I like that. What do you all think? Does “Slinky” work?
Got your own ideas? What would YOU name a fragrance? And what might you name this particular fragrance?
(Please note, per conversations with Jon, that “Yoda,” “Stan,” and “Peggy” have already been rejected. As was his suggestion of “Jon,” because no one wants to hear they smell like the john.)
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Katie, perhaps this should be the concept of your next fragrance.
Have you any thoughts, Laurent?
“Je reviens en trois jours, ne te laves pas!”
The name of the classic perfume by the house of Worth (Je Reviens, 1932) was based on a letter sent by Napoleon to Josephine. A great classic, but the scent apparently has nothing to do with the natural odor of the empress. Now, there’s a new project inspired by this famous note to recreate Josephine’s odor. I don’t know much about it but trying to figure out who’s going to create the scent. The perfumer has to be excellent in classic French perfumery, that’s for sure. What else? Well, this is the kind of idea that makes me (=straight, dirty minded) wild, and I would like the perfumer to have the same degree of excitement. So, if I’m allowed to select the candidates, they are Dominique Ropion (IFF), Maurice Roucel (Symrise), Alberto Morillas (Firmenich).
I will follow up with more detailed information later.
Francis Kurkdjian speaks with Melissa Block, the host of NPR’s All Things Considered, about Chateau de Versailles’ recreation of Marie Antoinette’s scent. (an article on December 22, 2006)
NPR’s story: Straight from Versailles, Marie Antoinette’s Scent
Hmmm… not a bad idea. I just wish it was done with style.
www.vivaeros.com (warning: you probably don’t want to visit the website.)