Parfums, Press, Event, Art, Book

A SCENTED WORLD BY CLAIRE BINGHAM

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" 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" .

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 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.

 
 
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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.

 

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http://clairebingham.com/

Chris Tubbs Photography ©

Published by www.teneues.com

Special thanks to Claire Bingham, Chris Tubbs & Olivier Maure from Art et parfum

Review, Hotel, Travels

A SECRET RIAD IN MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

There are some places in the world, where you feel that you're stepping back in time. Marrakech is definitely one of them...

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Winston Churchill wrote : “Marrakech is simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon. Here in these spacious palm groves rising from the desert, the traveller can be sure of perennial sunshine, of every comfort and diversion, and can contemplate with ceaseless satisfaction the stately and snow-clad panoramas of the Atlas Mountains".

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L’Hôtel Marrakech is a privately owned Riad set in the heart of the ‘red city’s’ Medina. L’Hôtel is conveniently close to the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square, the bustling Souk and nearby the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This historic 19th century riad, originally the central part of a Caidal palace, comprises five spacious suites surrounding a uniquely wide courtyard garden and swimming pool. This charming retreat combines delicious food, great comfort and service whilst capturing the elegance of hotels of the 1930s. Owned by Jasper Conran, the riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from his collection, making it feel more like a home than a hotel.

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Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration, Travels

EN PASSANT PAR ... YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM, MARRAKECH

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.

https://www.museeyslmarrakech.com/

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.

Photos by Mr R.

Hotel, inspiration, Travels

A DAY & A PLACE - HÔTEL DE CRILLON, PARIS

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.

www.rosewoodhotels.com

Pictures by Mr R.

Parfums, Press

SWITCH MAGAZINE, ITALY

 

Switch Magazine, July 2018 issue.                                                                                            Article by Giuseppina Sanfilippo.                                                                                                switch-magazine.net

Art, Exhibitions, Fashion

TEXTILE SCULPTURES, PARIS

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.

EN PASSANT PAR .... YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM, Paris

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INAUGURAL DISPLAY,

In commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of the couturier’s death in Paris on June 1, 2008, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will pay tribute to him by holding a special exhibition of sixty of his early drawings, exhibited in the museum’s haute couture salons, from May 29 to September 9, 2018. 

Most of these works—drawn by the couturier as a teenager in Oran before his arrival in Paris in September 1954—will be on display for the very first time. They provide unique insight into Saint Laurent’s early years and his passion for literature, theater, ballet, and fashion, making it possible to understand the sources that inspired his future designs. 

Yves Saint Laurent studio.

'Les modes passent, le style est éternel' ,

Yves Saint Laurent.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Paris

Film, Event, Art

ADASTRA FILMS AT 71st CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE

We were very happy & proud to attend on May 9th, 2018, during the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the 10th Years Anniversary of ADASTRA FILMS. In 2008, Renaud Coutaudier contributed to Sébastien Aubert & David Guiraud first film budget, as Executive Producer for "Le Tonneaux des Danaïdes" short film.

10 years later, Adastra Films will release on July 11th, 2018, an 81' Narrative Feature - THE STRANGE ONES (Trailer here).

Synopsis: In "The Strange Ones", mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directed by: Christopher RADCLIFF & Lauren WOLKSTEIN, Written by: Christopher RADCLIFF & Lauren WOLKSTEIN, Production: Stay Gold Features, ADASTRA FILMS, and Relic Pictures in association with Archer Gray, Gamechanger Films, and Storyboard Entertainment, Cast: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Founded in 2008 by Sébastien Aubert & David Guiraud, ADASTRA FILMS is a film company based in Cannes, France. The company has produced the feature film "Brides" (awarded at the Berlinale 2014), "The Strange Ones" (official competition at SXSW 2017 and Jury Award at Champs Elysées Film Festival 2017) and 16 short films, including 4 selections at Sundance. Today ADASTRA FILMS gathers more than 1500 selections and 300 festival awards worldwide. The company is awarded Best Emerging Producer by France Télévisions in 2014 and one of the « Futurs Leaders de la production » by Screen Daily magazine during Cannes Film Festival 2015.

www.adastra-films.com

 

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Boutiques, News, Parfums

BEHIND THE DOORS OF ... LITCHFIELD, VANCOUVER

Our perfumes just landed at Litchfield Store in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Litchfield is more than a collection of things. The shop reflects founder Jonathon Litchfield’s family aesthetic for living. Life is a series of simple moments and those moments are made beautiful by the tools we use to live. Litchfield’s revolving collection features pieces built with quality and craftsmanship. We want to share our family philosophy of how we live with you. Visiting our store is like stepping into our home.  

Visit Litchfield in Gastown today at 38 Water St., Vancouver, BC or call (604) 428-5880.

www.litchfieldtheshop.com

Art, Event, Exhibitions, Fashion, Travels

FASHIONED FROM NATURE

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.

'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.

Art, Award, Event, Parfums

ART AND OLFACTION AWARDS 2018, LONDON

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.

Event, Parfums, Award

BEST NICHE FRAGRANCE, FIFI AWARD FRANCE 2018

On April 11th 2018 in Paris, for the first time, an Australian creator has been awarded for a perfume (Experts Award) by The Fragrance Foundation France. « The Best Niche & Independent Brand Fragrance 2018 » was given to Nuit de Bakélite our latest perfume composed by Isabelle Doyen.

We were thrilled to have won.

The FIFI Awards France -  "The Fragrance Foundation's mission is to promote the finest talents and creativity of perfumery; to promote its cultural and artistic values, the expertise of its professions, and to spread the fragrance through various actions within the profession and to the general public. » http://www.fragrancefoundation.fr/

Thank you wonderful Isabelle.

Event, News, Parfums

FIFI AWARDS FRANCE, 2018

Nuit de Bakélite is in the top 6 finalists of the French FIFI Awards for the "Prix des Experts", category Independent niche brand. Nuit de Bakélite is the only non-french perfume and so far the first perfume from an Australian creator ever nominated for such an award. Thank you to Isabelle Doyen for her tremendous talent.

"The Fragrance Foundation's mission is to promote the finest talents and creativity of perfumery; to promote its cultural and artistic values, the expertise of its professions, and to spread the fragrance through various actions within the profession and to the general public."