All posts tagged: niche parfum

Carven Coup De Coeur

The titel says it all…. A blue Monday, late 2014. I saundered into a beauty hall near my then office building, crossed over to the ‘Niche perfumes’ section, and a soft, green bottle caught my eye. Soft yet invigorating like a field covered in fresh morning dew, the gentle green curves of Carven L’Eau de Toilette beckoned me over. I raised the bottle, lifted the top, got a whiff of the scent and that was it, I was hooked. Almost three years later, this perfume made it’s way back to me… 60 years after the heydays of their legendary fragrances ‘Ma Griffe’ and ‘Vétiver’, Carven wrote a new chapter with the 2013 launch of Carven Le Parfum. As with all success-stories, it wasn’t before long that the house launched a “younger sister” of the scent, and in 2014, Carven L’Eau de Toilette saw the light, ready to take over. Another composition  created by Francis Kurkdjian, it was described “like a lightweight piece of clothing…as easy to wear as Le Parfum but made of a different fabric, probably …

Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile

It’s almost a rite of passage, every girl in her teens gently wants to foray in the wonderful world of perfumes. Those first scents, often a gift from a loving parent (hi mum!) seem to have taken on a an almost ritual and iconic reputation, try imagining how many teenage girls started their journey into the art of fragrances with a bottle of Tommy Girl, D&G Light Blue, DKNY Be Delicious or any of the Cacharel offerings. Fast forward some fifteen years, and my taste has well evolved from that first bottle of Ralph my mum got me for my 15th birthday. After a little pit stop to dabble in the realm of commercial hits such as J’Adore and Ange ou Démon (remains an all time favourite!), I’m succumbing to the mysteriousness, elegance and uniqueness of niche perfumes. One of the first brands on my list to discover was Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle, a brand that has been blazing the trail for niche perfumes worldwide these last few years. Seeking to create specific fragrances …