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."

Boutiques, Event, Parfums

BEHIND THE DOORS OF ... PARFUMS UNIQUES, Munich

We are happy to announce the opening of PARFUMS UNIQUES, MUNICH - Parfums uniques. A new destination of style for perfume connoisseurs. 

"Perfumers’ creations tell stories. The name, the bottle, often hand-painted, every label hand-printed and applied to every single flacon by hand, in small manufactories without large PR- or sales-organisations. Therefore there are only a few outlets. Individuality. Not mass.
With the same meticulous care I have selected our brands. It took time and passion to spot the more exceptional scents and to establish personal contacts.
Apart from presenting extraordinary scents and brands it is my aim to introduce small manufactories whose creations you currently cannot find in Munich. I want to tell stories and open up a new olfactory world.
Many treasures you will only be able to find in our store, in Munich Gärtnerplatz" - Eva Bogner

 

http://www.parfums-uniques.de/

Press, News, Parfumeur, Parfums

STYLIST MAGAZINE, France

" VOTRE BENCH - JANE CAMPION. Parce que le doigt d'Harvey Keitel dans le trou du bas noir d'Holly Hunter dans la Leçon de piano, c'était érotique à vous faire lacérer tout l'inventaire du rayon Wolford. Parce que dans sa série Top of the Lake, ses gonzesses dézinguées par le patriarcat se rebiffent. Parce que Jane Campion n'a jamais flanché dans sa mise à vif des chairs et des âmes féminines, on lui cueille une fleur fatale mise à nu. Tubéreuse décapitée avant d'avoir fait tourner la tête aux vierges, plutôt suc que corolle, à la limite du caoutchouc, cette insomniaque Nuit de Bakélite est l'antithèse des tubéreuses-divas comme Fracas our Carnal Flower. Conçue par des femmes nées comme Jane Campion aux antipodes - la créatrice Naomi Goodsir en Australie, la parfumeuse Isabelle Doyen à Tahiti - Nuit de Bakélite a la beauté crue de celles qui ne veulent plus faire semblant pour plaire. Et ça, c'est ce qu'on peut imaginer de plus dench". Article by Denyse Beaulieu for Stylist Magazine, February 2018.

Event, Exhibitions, Parfums

NEZ, THE OLFACTORY MAGAZINE, Dubai

Exhibition at The Scent, Dubai. "30 niche perfumes you have to try before you die" including our latest perfume by Isabelle Doyen, NUIT DE BAKELITE. Curated and reviewed by NEZ, the olfactory magazine. https://fr-fr.facebook.com/NezTheOlfactoryMagazine/

MISIA - Chanel / TABAC TABOU - Parfum d'Empire / SUPERSTITIOUS - Frédéric Malle / NUIT DE BAKELITE - Naomi Goodsir / MUSC TONKIN - Parfum d'Empire / CUIR D'ANGE - Hermes / MURE & MUSC - L'Artisan Parfumeur / L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU - Diptyque / SABLES - Annick Goutal / NEW YORK - Parfums de Nicolai / FEMINITE DU BOIS - Serge Lutens / AMBRE SULTAN - Serge Lutens / IRIS SILVER MIST - Serge Lutens / L'EAU DU SUD - Annick Goutal / MUSC KOUBLAI KHAN - Serge Lutens / TUBEREUSE CRIMINELLE - Serge Lutens / MITO - Vero Profumo / ABSOLUE POUR LE SOIR - Francis Kurkdjian / DANS TES BRAS - Frédéric Malle / PORTRAIT OF A LADY - Frédéric Malle / BOIS FARINE - L'Artisan Parfumeur / L'ETHER - IUNX / BOIS D'ARGENT - Dior / 2 MAN - Comme Des Garçons / CARNAL FLOWER - Frédéric Malle / SECRETIONS MAGNIFIQUES - Etat Libre d'Orange / DZONGKHA - L'Artisan Parfumeur / JUBILATION 25 - Amouage / LA TREIZIEME HEURE - Cartier / PEAU D'AILLEURS - Starck

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"Nuit de Bakélite - Earthy tuberose. Since 2012 Naomi Goodsir has designed reinterpretations of classic perfumery materials. Her tuberose is just eccentric enough over a mastered vintage chypre structure" - Nez Magazine, January 2018.

Event, inspiration, News, Parfums, Restaurant, Travels

OLFACTIVE DINNER AT NOEL RESTAURANT, Zagreb

The dinner took place at NOEL Michelin awarded restaurant in Zagreb, on December 19th, 2018. Perfume connoisseurs were invited to discover several dishes & cocktails inspired by some perfumes, including Cuir Velours & Or du Sérail. Dinner by Juraj Sotosek Rihtarec, founder of BL'eauOG - Fine perfumes blog. Thank you Juraj.

Credit : Noel restaurant

http://www.noel.hr/en/

https://www.bleauog.com/