Parfums, Press, Event, Art, Book
" This extensive volume delves into the world of fragrances - the iconic brands and the creative minds behind the most fabulous perfumes. Fascinating interviews with perfumers reveal their inspiration and explore topics such as signature scents. Try to describe a smell without thinking back to a place and time and it's impossible not o have all five senses come into play. Scent is immersed in our lives. It conjures up memories of travels and temperatures, feelings about people and things. Fragrance transports you and can make your heart skip a beat" .
A Scented World by author and design journalist Claire Bingham, we step inside the cradle of haute parfumerie and meet the talented aesthetes of the industry who are creating the most soothing and tantalizing scents for our olfactory receptors. Where does the future of fragrance lie? How does the creation of a new scent begin? How do you capture the essence of a moment and release it upon a person's skin? Combining art and science, a perfumer's philosophy is built on a passion for naturals and intuition. These fragrance heroes have the talent to take something every day and with a unique blend of ingredients, craft it into something exquisite. This book steps into the lives of the modern perfume elite and explores the environments where the magic takes place.
About the author - Claire Bingham is an interiors journalist who writes about design, travel, and style for several publications worldwide. Before becoming an author, including the teNeues books Modern Living and A beautiful Mess, she was the Home Editor for Elle Decoration U.K. and her insightful work has been featured in international glossies, including Vogue Living and Architectural Digest. Scouring the globe for inspiring interiors and discovering the talents behind the scenes, she ultimately writes about homes full of character-be it modern-day glamour or old world, disheveled charm.
Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration, Travels
A real pioneer, Yves Saint Laurent was the only fashion designer of his generation to systematically archive his work, beginning with the founding of the couture house. The heritage safeguarded by the foundation is a treasure-trove allowing us to discover the creative universe of Yves Saint Laurent.
The French architectural firm, founded and headed by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty. They have overseen numerous residential and public projects in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. While studying the couturier’s archives, Studio KO became intrigued by the duality between curved and straight lines, and between loose and precise approaches to cutting fabric. The facade of the building appears as an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks, creating patterns that recall the weft and warp of fabric. As with the lining of a couture jacket, the interior is radically different: velvety, smooth and radiant.
The world acclaimed graphic designer, Jean-Marie Mauron known as "Cassandre" (1901 - 1968) designed the emblematic logo YSL.
Hotel, inspiration, Travels
PART 1 - On the way to the Spa & to the Pool.
L’Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, offers a delicate balance between conservation and transformation – a celebration of the spirit of Paris art de vivre.
Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking Place de la Concorde. The legendary palace offers a refined and illustrious history, encapsulating the very best France has to offer.
In July 2017, after a major renovation, Hôtel de Crillon reopened offering an incomparable luxury with ecletic, art-driven spaces that culminate in an emotional crescendo …. Elegantly expressing the spirit of Paris.
Art, Exhibitions, Fashion
A dear friend & textile artisan took me to an exhibition in Paris at The Chapelle Expiatoire. It was amazing to discover such a talented textile artist as Simone Pheulpin.
Born in 1941, Simone Pheulpin is a French textile sculptor who lives and works in the Vosges. Her works are the result of an instinctive expression that uses both the suppleness and firmness of an untreated, natural material, a simple non-bleached cotton. From her fabric strips and thousands of pins, a veritable vocabulary of forms and shapes with an organic allure, a supernatural world where surprising rocks and the seabed take form, sprung from her spirit and guided by her hands.
Simone Pheulpin was selected for Craft Prize 2018 of the Foundation Loewe.She's the only french artist on the list of 30 finalists from 86 countries on 5 continents.
Art, Event, Exhibitions, Fashion, Travels
The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London
Great egret (Ardea alba) feather plumes. Possibly retailed by Galeries Lafayette Paris, 1880-1914. Collection of Dr Pat Morris.
'Bird-witched' shoes. Masaya Kushino (Japan, 2014) - Nile crocodile, gilded metal and cockerel (Gallus gallus domesticus) feathers.
An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London until Sunday, 27th January 2019. www.vam.ac.uk
'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.
Boutiques, Parfums, Travels
Do not hesitate to visit Bloom Perfumery in London where you will discover our perfumes.
Art, Award, Event, Parfums
Within the Independent category, Nuit de Bakélite was awarded a Golden Pear.
With just seven awards handed out a year, The Art and Olfaction Award is designed to raise interest and awareness for independent perfumers, artisan perfumers, and experimental practitioners with scent on an international scale. By shining a spotlight on perfumery’s most outstanding creators, we hope to help generate support for independent practices in perfumery as a whole.
The Golden Pears are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, USA.
Boutiques, Parfums, Travels
Sasch is a new confidential destination worth visiting in Riga - Latvia, for its selection of perfumes, including Naomi Goodsir Parfums. Minimalistic style with a great design touch.
Boutiques, Parfums, Travels
Motio is an Institut-Concept Store by Chalotte Magniez & a new perfume/beauty destination to discover in Reims (7 rue des Elus), France. You will find all our perfume collection at Motio.
Art, inspiration, Parfums
As a nocturnal flower, the tuberose expressES itS narcotic scent all THROUGH the night.
3 visions, 3 moments of time. 00.01 pm / 3.34 pm / 5.59 pm.
Credit : Mr R / Copyright © Goodsir Pty Ltd, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Displays, inspiration, News, Parfums, Windows
"INSOMNIA" in Copenhaguen
Our latest window display dedicated to Nuit de Bakélite for Crime Passionnel in Copenhagen. Thank you to Aivaras & Domas.