Étiquette : perfume

A Parisian Perfume Promenade

Article écrit par Barbara de la Motte Saint Pierre, artiste Parisienne et par Melissa Ladd, et traduit par Melissa. * Article written by Barbara de la Motte Saint Pierre, a Parisian artist and by Melissa Ladd, and translated by Melissa. Nous voilà revenus de notre ballade de perfumistas, Melissa, son Chéri et moi. * Here we are, returned from our… Read more →

Oriza Legrand – Perfume legends

There are perfume brands, and then there are perfume legends. Oriza Legrand is of the latter type. It is a brand that began centuries ago; in 1720 to be exact. Sadly it did not survive the hardships of WWII and the company closed down. But, two devoted connaisseurs, Franck Belaiche and Hugo Lambert, took on the challenge of reviving the… Read more →

Serge Lutens’ Magic Perfume

Referring to the title of this post, I was already a believer in the power of Serge Lutens’ creations, and no this new scent that was presented to a small group of Paris bloggers, is not in actuality « magic »…but… it could be, almost. It has incredible powers of transformation, and sparks vibrant images of my imagination. The boutique at Palais… Read more →

My Current Perfume Preferences

My Current Perfume Preferences by pretemoiparis featuring a home-fragrance My current scent craves and faves are some that you have seen before here on my blog, like Auto portrait by Olfactive Studio, and Petite Chérie by Annick Goutal, and I do still immensely enjoy Été by Laggridore. I find these scents to be sexy yet soft. They seem to enhance… Read more →

Francis Kurkdjian perfume game

I have encountered the work of the perfect Parisian artist and idealist. A dreamer, a creator, a story teller of scents… I was strolling through the Printemps Haussmann store searching for Christmas gifts when I came across a perfume stand that caught my eye. It was full of lovely shades of cream and white, slate and gold, and little silhouettes… Read more →

La Vierge de Fer by Serge Lutens

Most of you readers who come here often, know how much of a fan I am of the god of perfume, Serge Lutens. Well… I recently received a press release, one of the most stunning and intriguing press releases I have ever received, for his new scent which is coming out this month of September. It consists of a text,… Read more →

Most Romantic Spot in Paris : Waiting to Inhale

Another volume in the series of finding the « most » romantic spot in Paris… I have drawn upon my own experiences and those shared with me, to explore the idea of what might be considered the most romantic spot in Paris. There are romantic places to stroll in the scenery of this beautiful city…. there are places to dine and tempt… Read more →

Laggridore, luxury perfume

I was contacted recently by a new perfume company and asked if I was interested in writing about their product. After a brief description and a browse of their website I said « Oui! » but that I thought it best if I « discovered » their perfume in person. (I much prefer to blog about things I have tasted or tested or touched. It gives a more authentic perception for my readers. So I set up a meeting with François Marmey who represents the company and is putting together an internet publicity campaign. He said I was one of the first bloggers to respond, which makes me happy to be one of the first bloggers to write about it from a first-hand experience! We met for an after-work glass of wine at the Crillon hotel (I figured that the discovery of a new luxe product called for a luxe setting). We took a table on the indoor courtyard patio as the weather was nice for a change, and the tables are large enough so we had space to spread out the products and test them. Read more →

Perfume Launch – Miriam by Andy Tauer

Antonio, the owner of my favorite little perfume shop in Paris, invite Chéri and I to the launch of a new perfume by Andy Tauer ~ maître parfumeur. This fragrance was created in lieu of his collaboration with film maker Brian Pera. Women’s Pictures, his 2011 film struck a creative chord in Andy Tauer and the two of them agreed… Read more →

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