Adventures in Miniature: Les Infusions de Prada

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The Perfume Society recently partnered up with Prada Parfums on a super cute limited edition discovery box of the six Les Infusions de Prada fragrances. I took mine out for a little fun with photography field trip to my friend’s architecture studio in Hoxton.

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Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles, Study of a Double Entendre

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Photo courtesy of unifive.ru

Photo courtesy of unifive.ru

I have been wanting to write about Serge Lutens’ Fille en Aiguilles since I was first introduced to it at the Perfume Lovers London Perfume and Well-being event.  I’ve thought very much about its name, Fille en Aiguilles, which translates to “girl in needles” and “girl in stilettos”.  I’ve thought about this duality and what it represents to me.  Two wholly different representations of our public and private selves.

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The Story of Scent with Thierry Wasser at Selfridges

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Last Thursday, 12th June, I had the pleasure as a member of The Perfume Society to attend a Q&A with Guerlain’s Head Perfumer, Thierry Wasser.  I have transcribed my audio recording of the Q&A for you to read below, but I am afraid it just does not do justice to what a privilege it was to hear Mr Wasser answer Jo Fairley’s questions with not only humor and wit that kept the audience engaged and laughing throughout the duration of the Q&A session, but also with real insight garnered from his experiences attained through his position at Guerlain.  I was really surprised at the lengths he goes to to expertly fulfill his role, and what I really loved was his pragmatic, common sense approach to it.

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