DS & Durga’s Radio Bombay

It has been nominated in the best indie fragrance category at the New York Fragrance Foundation Awards. ( results out on 7th April ). I haven’t smelled it as yet but the name caught my fancy. Indie or niche fragrances are big and a new tribe of young perfumers is devising interesting and totally off…

Jahnvi Dameron- Nandan,Orhan Pamuk & The Perfume Library

Fragrance creator and curator Jahnvi Dameron -Nandan has a PhD in architecture and a passion for dance, but perfumes are her calling and she distills her creations like contemporary art. Abstractions, conceits, poetry, pain, obsession are all part of The Perfume Library‘s theatre of olfactory memories. “Dance transcends consciousness and perfumes do the same” , she…

10 things you may want to know about the new Aqua Di Gio 2015

1.Aqua di Gio Profumo s the third version of Armani’s iconic Aqua di Gio for men – the fragrance is so successful that they don’t tinker with it often. This is just the second time in twenty years. 2.A bottle of Aqua di Gio is sold every five seconds somewhere in the world. 3. The new…

Say Yes to Intensity

Armani’s new offering Si Intense follows the success of the original Si (2013) Si means ‘yes’ in Italian and a clever copywriter has spun its mood into three smart lines- “Si to audacity, Si to passion, Si to myself.” Get the point about the Si woman ? Having Cate Blanchett as the face of the…

Chloe’s Xmas

Christmas films from fragrance and beauty brands always put me in a festive mood and here you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas Chloe style before it proliferates on social media and YouTube. Chloe’s Signature fragrance with the familiar Chloe bow is free spirited and elegant – a burst of peony, freesia, rose, magnolia with…

Chloe's Xmas

Christmas films from fragrance and beauty brands always put me in a festive mood and here you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas Chloe style before it proliferates on social media and YouTube. Chloe’s Signature fragrance with the familiar Chloe bow is free spirited and elegant – a burst of peony, freesia, rose, magnolia with…

Kiss me Honey Honey …

Happy. Sunny. Young. Fresh. That’s Honey for you. Its mood continues in the tradition of Marc Jacob’s superbly successful Dot and Daisy. In design the fun placing of stripes and dots in the packaging take Honey further down the happiness trail set by Dot ( Designed by Japanese designer Sayuri Soji in collaboration with Marc…

July is a fragrant month …

YSL’S MANIFESTO was launched in Europe last year with Jessica Chastain as brand ambassador but will be launched in India this month. I loved Jessica Chastain’s awesome performance in the film Zero Dark Thirty – and her persona fits the YSL woman who is always a little edgier than the others. This is a manifesto…

When fashion meets fragrance

This week guest blogger and fragrance junkie Aparna Gupta looks at the close relationship between fashion designers and their fragrances. Aparna has been with Times of India’s Luxpresso, consulting Beauty Editor at Verve india and now is a contributor at luxury magazine L’Officiel and Geeta’s List. Her earlier fragrance blogs are Enchanted Fragrance Garden and When…

When a man loves a woman …

She’s back. After her wildly popular last fragrance blog The Enchanted Fragrance Garden, guest blogger Aparrna Gupta is back. This time she has research facts and data on what men really like about a woman’s scent. As part of her research Aparrna spoke to 50 men -she spoke to fighter pilots, investment bankers, real estate pros,…

Guest blog: The Enchanted Fragrance Garden

I am very happy to have Aparna Gupta as my guest blogger this week. Aparna  has worked with Times of India on  the luxury vertical that is now Luxpresso. She been Contributing Beauty Editor at Verve and now freelances for L’Officiel. A self confessed fragrance junkie Aparna riffles through her fragrance files to share  the enchantment…

Fragrance : His and Hers

Two fragrances I liked the sound of from the press notes that were sent to me. Go get a whiff!