EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 28 November, 2016 1 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication

Feature Article

                         FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES
                  with Anita Kalnay

                  
  Introduction:
   
   The International Perfume Foundation (IPF) recently launched a Directory for Certified Natural Perfumers worldwide. The Directory is the first step in responding to a growing number of questions consumers have been asking about the contents of perfumes and the importance of natural products in their lives.
                  

 Interview:
    
      Anita Kalnay is a 100% natural perfumer and owner of FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES in Canada. Anita is  dedicated to the "Art of Perfumery" by the collection of unique and diversed scents that are created in her perfumery.

     FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUMES can provide you the opportunity to design your own signature scent or celebrate a special occasion by hosting a perfume party!

    Anita is honored with the title of Certified Natural Perfumer with the International Perfume Foundation. She is among a select group of natural perfumers worldwide that uphold natural perfumery in the highest regard.

  Anita Kalnay is someone you should know.

   
Where are you based?

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

How did you start? What was the first scent that made you decide to become a perfumer ? When was that?

My Perfume Journey started as a ‘gift' to myself for my 50th birthday – after a Spiritual Teacher ‘challenged' me to ‘become more than 1% of my potential’. My first scent was actually a ‘gift’ to my clients called PROSPERITY which was designed in 2002 and re-launched to celebrate 2012. “But where will the money come from? Why from wherever it is at the time” was the quote from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that inspired the scent – a fantasy chypre. It was sent out as a fragrant card that said “write a wish for yourself on this card and hide it away someplace special”. Everyone did it and within a very short time I was receiving all sorts of feedback on how quickly their wishes had come true. That was the beginning.

You are a natural perfumer, so when did you made the choice to become a natural perfumer instead of following the majority of the brands making synthetic perfumes. What led you to make this choice?

I don’t really like conventional perfumes and I can’t wear them. And I don’t feel inspired by Brands themselves, but more a desire to explore the unexplored – led by my nose into magical arenas of the unknown. I love being a Designer first and I am attracted to bold and unusual notes and how they can be combined – and the VIRTUES that those combinations create. Pure esoteric beauty that uplifts and heals the psyche. When we are in ‘balance’ with ourselves, all of nature can be in ‘harmony’.

Where can we find your perfumes ? Are you distributed worldwide?

I am a small niche designer. Perfumes can be purchased directly from the website. Personal contact and matching 'the right scent to the right person' is important to the Flying Colors concept. www.genieinabottle.ca

Can you give us an idea what type of person buys your product ? From which country are most of them from ? Do you have many European clients?

Most people find out about the Flying Colors Natural Perfumes by word of mouth, either having met me as a client or friend – as I also offer Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Massage in my scope of practice. The Natural Perfumes are a more refined use of essential oils in a co-creative design process. They are just now starting to surface in popularity. I would say that people are generally curious to try ' natural' perfume alternatives and clients are seeking tools that will help them to connect to their ‘soul essence’ qualities more specifically. Unless you have met me, you’ve probably never heard of me. We do ship worldwide and recommend ordering samples first.

Do you think the use of social media can spread the message of natural perfume as a healthier alternative?

Like Nature – the seeds of our Natural Perfume industry are just now starting to sprout! I’m not even sure that they are actually visibly coming through the soil just yet. But they will soon! A movement like this is the beginning of a lot of FUN and some lovely healthy, eco-conscious alternatives for those who want to re-connect to the elemental basics of Nature. Fragrant ethers – are the most ‘evolved’ state of plants themselves.


YES! Social media is so honest! I love the personal stories that people share and how fast something can travel as news. Like artists – Perfumers also have unique styles that are conveyed in the energy of their creations – especially with naturals. I like Pinterest as well as it offers a more visual ‘collection’ and sharing. Niche Perfumers can be so focused and hard to find that if it weren't for social media we might not be visible at all.

Information:

https://www.pinterest.com/anitakalnay/flying-colors-perfumes-from-nature-wwwgenieinabott/


The international Perfume Foundation is a non profit organisation based in Brussels with representation worldwide. Certified Natural Perfumers Directory http://www.perfumefoundation.org/certified-natural-perfumers.html
The pictures and text of the 32 day campaign RECONNECT WITH NATURE.

To purchase from FLYING COLORS NATURAL PERFUME go to www.http://www.genieinabottle.ca/


Special Note of Thanks
  This interview was done in collaboration with Creezy Courtoy, Chairman of the International Perfume Foundation.






FMH


Holiday Books

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 12 November, 2016 0 comments

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Feature Article

                           
                                   

CHANEL: The Art of Creating Fragrance: Flowers of the French Riviera 


  "Chanel No. 5 has been made with flowers from the same picturesque patch of land between the Alps and the Mediterranean, known as the Pégomas Valley, since the perfume was created in 1921. Every year hundreds of pounds of flowers are cultivated, picked, and distilled, following secret traditions. For the first time, the artisanal techniques used to create the world’s most coveted perfumes are revealed.
The six-volume collection contains a book on each of the main five flowers from which all Chanel perfumes are made—centifolia rose, iris, jasmine, geranium, and tuberose—with the first book profiling the creators and detailing the process. This beautiful and lavish gift set offers a fascinating look into the storied brand of Chanel and the art of making perfume."

  The author and photographer of this book is Lionel Paillès (Author), Pierre Even (Photographer). Currently,this book has not yet been released but if you hold tight, you can order it next week on November 15th.

  Lionel Paillès is a perfume expert who writes for fashion magazines, including GraziaVanity Fair, and Lui. He anchors a radio show dedicated to perfumes and fashion, Goûts de Luxe (BFM), and blogs at Belles molécules. He directed a documentary on Mathilde Laurent, who creates perfume for Cartier.

   Pre-orders are being taken at Amazon and Abrams Books 
  www.abramsbooks.com

  Book Information:

  Chanel: The Art of Creating Fragrance: Flowers of the French Riviera
  Hard Cover, 316 Pages, English Language, 111 Illustrations and comes in a Box Set and on SALE for $152.81 at Amazon. The price at Abrams Publishing is $200.00.



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The Fragrance Designer's Primer: A Roundtable of 14 Fragrance Makers answer 34 Creative, Brand and Business Defining Questions (The Entrepreneur Primer) (Volume 1)





"Are you interested in perfumes and fragrance design as a small business? There are many how-to books on starting an enterprise, but often the best advice comes directly from those with actual experience. Thus came the idea for this book; this primer. Why not ask perfumers firsthand what they have experienced and what they recommend? With this concept in mind, we composed 34 key questions and asked them to 14 interesting artisans with experience in either perfume, skin care, or both. Their answers on creativity, branding and business are very frank and often personal, and written in a journal or diary style. The information in the resulting primer is worth its weight in gold." 

  The author and brainchild behind the book is Mr. A.K. Crump (Andre) who is the CEO of TasteTV.       


  

The Fragrance Designer's Primer: A Roundtable of 14 Fragrance Makers answer 34 Creative, Brand and Business Defining Questions (The Entrepreneur Primer) (Volume 1) was published in 2015 and is comprised of niche perfumers and a publisher/writer.


 It gives intimate details and desires about these incredible niche and natural brands and the perfumers!

 Book Information: 
 This book is published by TCB Cafe Publishing, 214 pages, English Language and available at Amazon for $19.95. 

 **** It gives me great pleasure to inform that I am featured in this book. I discuss my knowledge, passion and desires as a publisher and writer and on a brand that I have created.

-Felicia M. Hazzard
 Editor-in-Chief




BREAKING NEWS!!

Chanel Is Launching A New N0 .5


  I received a sample of the NEW Chanel No.5 L'Eau. My review of it will be available shortly. 
  




Photo Credit: Chanel book cover courtesy of Abrams Books and Fragrance Designer book cover from Amazon








FMH










The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 02 November, 2016 1 comments

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Feature Article


                                                      PARFUMS DUSITA
                        The Fragrance with the GOLDEN Heart



      
       It took me the longest to express my feelings about a fragrance collection that I truly love. For the first time, I was lost for words. I know its beautiful, creative and even sensual but what about worldly. How do I describe worldly when describing a fragrance collection built on the poetry and words of a master writer who leaves behind a quest for us to continue unifying and bridging gaps in a world that can be so divided.

     I must say the first time I saw a photo of Parfums Dusita founder and perfumer, Pissara 'Ploi' Umavijan, I thought how beautiful she is but also how inviting she comes across in her photos. I continue to read about Pissara and her career as an actress and the best part she is a perfumer!
Pissara Umavijan

  Without hesitation I contacted Pissara and within a week or so, I received a beautiful collection of samples that spoke to my soul as I could smell the scents through the outer packaging.

  I loves fragrances that tell a story and I was immediately inspired by the culture and heritage of two worlds (Thailand and France) into a stream of scents.

 The packaging was so well tailored and it neatly sat in a box like a gift from Tiffany &  Co. 

  I got a chance to explore the world of Parfums Dusita and from that moment   I still have not returned back to Earth.

 Those breathtaking components in Oudh Infini are compelled to an all time level of a rare essence that surrounds the Rose de Mai with sensual and deep notes of Indian Sandalwood with a fruity engagement of Orange Blossom and a sweet Oriental flavor of the world's most popular scent of an exclusive Vanilla Absolute. 

 The Golden Heart as I refer to Parfums Dusita is the warm and inviting notes for the Heart fragrance category for each fragrance. 

 I love the heart note description for Melodie De L' Amour Parfum. Its a "creamy poetic Peach". Not just any peach but a peach with movement and passion. I love that!

Melodie De L' Amour is the floral in the collection. I love how it lingers on my skin for hours and it gives a drydown like a sweet piece of flesh that is bound by a floral garden.

It's the harmony it plays with the heady scent of Gardenia that leaves me speechless. Not too overwhelming or overpowering. 

Melodie De L' Amour is the answer to ultimate seduction!

If you are seeking independence from something or someone, than Issara Parfum is your match made in Heaven.

The fragrance is dedicated to the Fougere (fern). My first encounter with a fragrance that consisted of fern was in a men's scent but spare the thought. Issara is not a dark or woody scent known to men fragrances.

That notion is in the past. Issara gives a lively and a fresh feeling to Fougere and it can be shared by male and female.

My first impose was to smell the scent  right away after I sprayed it on.   But after I let  it linger awhile, I felt the scent of a lush green garden. A bit of a moist undertone...after a morning rain. 

The heart note states it has a "rousing Coumarin accord" which is common in a Fourgere fragrance. That is why I got that lush green garden sensation. Nice and mild.

I traveled the world with Parfums Dusita. I lived the best of both worlds. This is a unique combination. Most scents with a dual heritage will give one or the other. Not, Parfums Dusita. You got a cultural experience in every spray. 

Pissara's late father, Dr. Montri Umavijani (1941-2006) was considred Thailand's leading modern poet. He set the tone years ago before Parfums Dusita was born. In fact in my estimation he created the first ingredient in the making of a great perfume. In this case a great perfume called,  Parfums Dusita.

I experienced a wealth of knowledge in every drop with warmth, love, sensuality, compassion and freedom with a poetic destiny that will never end.

To have a GOLDEN Heart, you have to start with a generous woman to have created such a collection that generates a stir of excitement and thank goodness Pissara listened to her father.

                        www.parfumsdusita.com
                                            

CONGRATULATIONS! to Pissara on the recent launch of two new parfums. Le Sillage Blanc and La Douceur de Siam. Look forward to a review on these fragrances!

 NOTE: If you would like to learn more about Pissara's father, Dr. Montri Umavijani, I found a wonderful blog. Go to  'A Tribute to Monti Umavijani' at mvijani.blogspot.com




FMH

                                          

Halloween Scents with Pizzazz!

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 31 October, 2016 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication
Halloween Fragrance Feature


What a great way to celebrate my birthday (October 30) and celebrate Halloween 2016 with stylish and niche scents that capture the essence of Halloween. 

 I am proud to present "Celebration in Style". An collection of scents that have haunting stories but are beautiful with Pizzazz!

                              HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


                                  


                              Ayala Moriel Parfums
                          Black Licorice


   Black Licorice Eau de Parfum is a seasonal fragrance for Halloween in the Signature Collection of Ayala Moriel Parfums.
     
     The perfume version of Black Licorice is of black fragrance and sticky candy. 

     It has rich notes of anise with characteristics of licorice, sweetened with rose and honey!

     Its found the in the Gourmand and Oriental Spicy families. 

     "This categorizes a lush festival feel to a luxurious but wickedly and haunting glamour for an upscale Halloween party."-Felicia Hazzard 

     Fragrance Notes:
       Top Notes: Aniseed, Black Currant Pods, Star Anise
       Heart Notes: Ylang Ylang Concrete, Rose Maroc, Honey Absolute
       Base Notes: Tarragon Absolute, Rockrose, Patchouli
     
      www.ayalamoriel.com



                                   Raven
                                             Ellis Brooklyn

 What a beautiful new fragrance that celebrates the icon symbol for Halloween and poetry, the Raven.

 This scent for women gives a stunning dedication to the Raven as a witty, mystifying scent that is characterized by the house of Ellis Brooklyn as humorous!

  It comes from literature of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" to the depictions atop Native totem poles.

  Raven Eau de Parfum is made in small batches in New York and are paraben-free and phthalates-free. 

  Composed by Jerome Epinette in 2016. 

 "What an entrance a woman would make wearing Raven Eau de Parfum. Its that striking designer made costume of a gothic top hat and a long black satin equestrian gown. Truly a Halloween party for the ages!" -Felicia Hazzard

 Fragrance Notes:
   Top Notes: Mandarin, rhubard
   Heart Notes: Peony, pink lotus
   Base Notes: Patchouli, blond woods, liquid musks

   www.ellisbrooklyn.com



                         

                    The Revenge of Lady Blanche 

                                      Penhaligon

                                
  • "A darling of London Society, and one of the most influential ladies in Britain. Her aloof beauty, mysterious past and blazing passions are scrutinized by all from shop-girls to Royalty. She would do anything to climb the social ladder still further. Her latest scheme is to poison her husband, Lord George, inheriting his wealth and burying his secrets for ever! Her fragrance reflects her very essence: a green floral narcotic."
  •  I love this description! It's like a Sherlock Holmes novel. What a great way to turn up the spook on All Hallow's Eve!
  •  The bottle and the box of The Revenge of Lady Blanche Eau de Parfum is so ornate. The bottle has a top on it which resembles a cat and the color of the fragrance is a tan/green shade. It reminds me of what poison would look like during that century.
This is a floral scent with the simplest of ingredients but it holds a lot of power for the story of scent. This is an incredible creation of wealth, greed and treachery!


 Fragrance Notes:
  Top Notes: Powdery Orris
  Heart Notes: Narcissus Flower
  Base Notes: Hyacinth

  www.penhaligon.com


                                     Smores
                         Demeter
           
                          


   Sitting around a campfire on a chilling night and telling spooky stories from centuries ago.
While camping, you can get hungry. That is what camping is all about. Having a great time with family and friends around an open fire.

  Well you get that version of story and flavor with a Trio Collection for the month of October/November 2016 from Demeter Fragrance Library.

  This collection offers Dark Chocolate, Graham Cracker and Marshmallow. Once all those ingredients are combined you get some tasty Smores!

  Here is how its done from the words of Demeter Fragrance Library.

 "Limited Edition Signature Blending Trio
Dark Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Marshmallow
S’MORES Whether it’s the last bonfire before winter or the first time you light the fireplace for fall, S’mores is a perfect memory.
This delectable, almost edible blend is inspired by Julie at
http://swatchandreview.com/making-smores-with-demeter-fragrance-library/
Create the S’mores blend easy as 1-2-3 when blended in these proportions and sequence: 1 Spray: Dark Chocolate 2 Sprays: Graham Cracker 3 Sprays: Marshmallow
Or try your own combinations for a scent that is uniquely you.
Each set contains
• 3 Different Demeter 1 oz Cologne Sprays
• Blend formula and directions for blending directly on the skin 

COMBINE. EXPERIMENT. BLEND."
 What a great way for the little ones to share in the festive holidays by eating smores and sharing a little bit of this Smores Trio Collection with them.


                             
                                                      Room 237
                                         Bruno Fazzolari
                  

    This is not a " A Room With A View"  the British movie released in 1986 but just Room 237.You know that infamous room in the moving "The Shining" starring Academy Award winner, Jack Nicholson. 

      This Room 237 is a fragrance for women and men by perfumer and artist, Bruno Fazzolari. 

       Mr. Fazzolari is a great talent and can transform fragrances into works of arts!

       Here is what Mr. Fazzolari description of Room 237. 
       
  "Named after the spotless hotel room and source of all evil in Stanley Kubrick’s film, The Shining. Supernatural green notes and herbs haunt a base of oppoponax and costus root. Ultra-fresh, uncanny, chilling."

      Fragrance Notes:
        Angelica :: Flea Bane :: Estragon :: Oppoponax :: Costus :: Olibanum :: Vinyl Shower Curtain 
         
      www.brunofazzolari.com


  
    Photo: The photos of the perfume bottles taken from Google and/or the websites of the perfumeries. 

             The photo of the witch's hat and pumpkin taken from Fine Art America and the photo was taken by Amanda Elwell. 
                        www.americanfineart.com








FMH





       

       
     



  

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 20 October, 2016 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication

International Perfume Foundation
                   Campaign


                        Advertisement for Perfumes


     This is a very special segment for The International Perfume Foundation Campaign that began on October 15, 2016 and last until November 15, 2016.
      Each day there will be a new campaign topic on perfumes...natural perfumes to be exact. Today, the campaign topic has to do with advertisement and perfume.

     Just because you see glossy pages advertising a fragrance in a national beauty magazine, does that mean that those ingredients are actually in the fragrance?

   I would surely hope so. Are you really getting a natural rose scent or a camellia in a high priced fragrance at a upscale department store. I would surely hope so.

  If the marketing and advertising cost more than the creation of the fragrance, do you really think you are getting a scent that states the essence of violet, jasmine and vanilla?

  According to The Vanilla Company (article dated July 26, 2016)






Vanilla is the second most expensive spice with Saffron ranking as number ONE as the most expensive spice.

 So, what do you do? Do you go for the glossy advertisement in a national beauty magazine or do you purchase a natural fragrance from an artisan perfumery that promotes a beautiful scent that is also good for your body and the Earth.

There are many natural perfumeries that offer the best and they are sharing it with all of us. No, there will be no glossy advertisement  for a small natural perfumery in a national beauty magazine due to cost. However, I would rather have a perfume that I know what ingredients are in it, then paying for synthetics. 

If you agree, then I suggest you join a MOVEMENT that supports natural perfumes and the natural perfumers who create them. 

It's The International Perfume Foundation. I am associated with this great organization and I hope you will join us in Campaign 2016! 

Let your voice me heard along with many others in the fragrance industry.

It's very simple to join and let's support companies who want to share the beauty of the ART OF PERFUMERY the correct way.

For more information go to www.perfumefoundation.org

Let's Reconnect With Nature.

-Felicia M. Hazzard
IPF US Ambassador



Note: Photo of flowers in bowl via www.hgtv.com
For more information on The Vanilla Company go to www.vanillaqueen.com





Pissara Umavijani: The Exclusive

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 04 September, 2016 1 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publication

Featured Article


                                        Pissara Umavijani
                             The Perfumer Behind The Scent
                                       EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


   When I learned about Dusita Parfums, it already had taken social media by storm.

    I had to find out more about why Dusita Parfums was receiving rave reviews!

    Now I know why. It all started with the creator (self-taught)  perfumer and owner of Dusita Parfums, Pissara Umavijani.

   I contacted her and explained who I was and that I really wanted to get to know more about herself and Dusita Parfums.

 Within a few weeks, I received a package. It was not just an ordinary package.It a was a beautiful orchestration of a perfume layout.

I could smell each scent intertwine with the others coming from the outer package. It was just a matter of time before I was absorb by the oasis of floral, earthy tones, sweet and powdery sensations!

Pissara is a creative master in more ways than just perfumery. She is an actress and for me having more than one talent in the world of the arts is extremely exciting to me.

Do you know of any actors who compose their own perfume collection? Using pure ingredients and extraits. I do not. 

So without further adieu , here is Pissara's story on a fragrant journey!


                                   ~THE INTERVIEW~

F.H. Pissara, how did you get into perfumery?

My passion for smelling began as a child. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand in a beautiful house with a big tropical garden. I was always exploring the garden and I loved smelling the soil, the grass after it rained and all the exotic flowers like lotus blossom, frangipani , jasmine, Pandan leaves, and Champaca flowers. It felt so peaceful in that garden and nature’s fragrances gave me a wonderful sense of tranquility.

The smells of that house and garden have remained close to my heart as powerful childhood memories. My father, who was a poet, collected old books, every time I smell the old books, I think of him.


Then, as I traveled, I started to collect old bottles of perfumes because I am fascinated by the beauty of materials and the arts of blending. I began to read more and more about the perfume houses in the past. (see attached file for the perfume library in Bangkok). I started building my own little palette at home (ordering materials everywhere through websites). I would order all the books, natural perfumery, modern perfumery, niche perfume books. At that time, I just do it with my pure passion

F.H. How did you come to composing your first perfume?

One day, I started to blend it. My first creation was ISSARA. I developed my first perfume to conjure a memory I had of place with lush green rice fields near the sea and of a gentle breeze blowing through trees. It has a pine tree scent blended with fresh smelling Coumarin and mellow earthy fragrances. I associate it with a wonderful feeling of freedom.

F.H. Pissara, you are a self-taught perfumer! What inspired you?

I start everything with respect and appreciation. I read about the greatest perfume creations and find out how they structure it. 

Later, I have fun sourcing the materials, when I collect raw materials, I would spend time with them, live with them for days, like getting to know a friend....I want to know every aspect of it. Having  quality  raw  materials is like having a beautiful color palette. 

For creating a composition, I would translate the inspiration for each scent into smaller aspect. I always have this hypothesis in mind that how the state of mind can be translated into the smells. When I work, it’s like a meditation because I am totally in the flow of the new discovery. and I also learn to discover many new aspects. I believe that creativity is endless.


F.H. How would you describe your brand and its concept?

My brand and its concept: The meaning of the name “Dusita” means “paradise” and “happiness” in Bali. Happiness differs from person to person and each person has a different definition of it. We feel people who wear a Dusita will enjoy a sense of well being and happiness that is entirely individual and personal.  We create French perfumes with oriental inspiration. We bring an eclectic mix of cultural philosophies – the best from different parts of the world. We are inspired by people who travel and know the world and who in turn are inspired by the cultures they have come to know. We are not afraid to be different. 



F.H. Why was Paris so important to establish a perfume collection?

Paris is the ultimate destination of fine perfumery. This is where the arts of perfumery have begun.  It is the hardest market to enter and the true challenge for the brand to grow. Throughout the time, the truth is, it’s never easy for anyone to start the brand here but I personally believe that, with the quality product and strong teamwork, a brand can flourish anywhere.


I had composed some perfumes four years ago, I took my creations with me and presented to Monsieur Francois Hénin and he encouraged me to start a brand.

I remember that moment very well, I was walking alone, passing Place Vendôme and I asked myself, how many times in life did we have the opportunity to follow our passion, and turn it into the reality. Therefore, I was determined to work hard for this project , although I did not know then what it takes to create a brand. I was fortunate to meet people with a variety of very helpful expertise... some of whom later became my partners. Dusita was founded as a French perfume house in 2014, 3 years after I had started the project.

F.H. Pissara, in just a few words. Would you describe your perfume collection?

I want people to choose for themselves perfumes which represent who they are. They could choose the unisex appeal of Issara to be independent, strong and free. If they search for femininity, they can choose Mélodie de l’amour. A more artistic, confident, and rebellious person should wear Oudh Infini

For me, the appealing idea of the ultimate happiness is found in freedom of the mind, and spirit. Therefore, the perfume that I wear the most is Issara. It is the first fragrance that I created, with a fresh pine-tree note, blended with oak moss. It comes from a live memory of wandering in green forests in a tropical country like Thailand, enjoying a fresh wind blowing in your face, feeling time standing still, banishing all worries and outside thoughts. This perfume embodies that experience of freedom.

F.H. Lastly. Pissara. I read that you are a actress! When did you start acting and what movies have you been in? 

Yes, I have been in several movies (they were in Thailand) since I was 19 years old. They are "Immortal Enemies", "Shakespeare Must Die" and  independent films.

F.H. Pissara, Thank You so much for taking the time out to speak with me! Your journey into perfumery has been remarkable and I truly enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so happy that you like the perfumes. Please take time to live with them :). 


Felicia M. Hazzard
Editor-in-Chief
Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine

 To find out information on  Mr.Jean-Francois Henin who was mentioned in this interview. Go to www.bloomberg.com

Photo Credit: Picture of Ms. Umavijani courtesy of www.persefume.com and www.frangrantica.com






 
 






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Esscentual Alchemy

Esscentual Alchemy
A Luxurious Natural Perfumery

Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

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Fragrance Belles-Lettres Est 2009 CHICAGO

The word "belles lettres" is a French phrase meaning "beautiful or "fine writing. Since this is a term to describe a category of writing, this will pertain to my passion about fragrances. I will review niche and natural perfumes from all over the world. I write with passion but will use my journalistic skills that I obtained in college. Not only will I feature fragrances but I will feature new books on fragrances/perfumes, fragrance events and interview authors and perfumers.


I hope you take this journey with me and begin your own passion for the ART OF PERFUMERY!

Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine is a division of Noblesse Luxe Publication.


Felicia M. Hazzard
Founder & Editor-in-Chief









Parfums Dusita

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"We aim to create great fragrances that can’t be copied."

ANU ESSENTIALS

ANU ESSENTIALS
Meadow Lark Natural Perfume

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CULT PERFUMES: The World's Most Exclusive Perfumes
Author: Tessa Williams

Alaia Paris Parfum

Alaia Paris Parfum
Designer Azzedine Alaia's first perfume

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLICATION

NOBLESSE LUXE PUBLICATION
A Publishing Company for the Arts in Perfumery

CHOCOLATE CRAVE PERFUME

CHOCOLATE CRAVE PERFUME
Eau de Parfum made in the USA

Aedes de Venustas

Aedes de Venustas
A perfumery shop in New York

Phul-Nana Eau de Parfum Vintage

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Rose de Nuit

Rose de Nuit
By Serge Lutens

CiocoRosissimo Eau de Parfum

CiocoRosissimo Eau de Parfum
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CiocoSpesizissimo Eau de Parfum

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Lumiere Eau de Parfum

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Lychee Mousse, Pistachio Ganache, Bergamot Truffle Perfumes

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Wild Roses

Wild Roses
By: Aftelier Perfumes

ETIQUETTE BLEUE

ETIQUETTE BLEUE
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Josephine and Le Vainquer Eau de Parfum

Josephine and Le Vainquer Eau de Parfum
By Francois Rance'

FEMME DE DANDY

FEMME DE DANDY
EAU DE PARFUM

Francois Rance'

Francois Rance'
Founder and Perfumer

LE DANDY

LE DANDY
POUR HOMME

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily
in Ancient Egypt

L'EAU DE BOUQUET PARFUM

L'EAU DE BOUQUET PARFUM
THE FRAGRANCE THAT STARTED IT ALL.

L de Lubin

L de Lubin
Perfume

BEAU BRUMMEL

BEAU BRUMMEL
DANDY & SOCIALITE

COUNTESS MARGUERITE BLESSINGTON

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House of Lubin

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About Me

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My passion for writing started as a child. Later, my passion for perfumery started as an older child. Now as an adult I write about both. As Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine I have the best of both worlds.

Writing and fragrances which gives me a beautiful writing combinations!

 Shortly, I will be introduces my first published book as an author.

William H. Penhaligon

William H. Penhaligon
Founder & Perfumer

Endymion Cologne

Endymion Cologne
A Penhaligon Collection

Hamman Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray

Hamman Bouquet Eau de Toilette Spray
Created by Wm Penhaligon in 1872

Extract of Limes

Extract of Limes
The Anthology Series

Fragrance Belles-Lettres

Douro Eau de Portugal Cologne

Douro Eau de Portugal Cologne
A Penhaligon Collection

Gardenia

Gardenia
The Anthology Series

Eau de Verveine

Eau de Verveine
The Anthology Series

Piment Brulant Eau de Toilette

Piment Brulant Eau de Toilette
By L' Artisan Parfumeur

RANCE' PERFUME

RANCE' PERFUME
LAETITIA MILLISIME

Eau de Charlotte Parfum

Eau de Charlotte Parfum
by Annick Goutal

Cybele

Cybele
An Oriental Fragrance by Galimard

Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness
Signature & Client

LAETITIA BONAPARTE

LAETITIA BONAPARTE
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE'S MOTHER

JEAN DE GALIMARD, FOUNDER & PERFUMER

JEAN DE GALIMARD, FOUNDER & PERFUMER

Night Scented Stock

Night Scented Stock
The Anthology Series

Shantoung

Shantoung
An Oriental Fragrance by Galimard

Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
Signature & Client

CREED Boutique in New York

CREED Boutique in New York
A sneak preview of the boutique

Queen/Pharoah Hatsheput

Queen/Pharoah Hatsheput
Adorning herself with perfume of a flower

Founder, House of Creed

Founder, House of Creed
James Henry Creed (1710-1798)

Parfum d'Orsay

Parfum d'Orsay
Count Alfred G. d'Orsay

L'Intrigante Eau de Parfum

L'Intrigante Eau de Parfum
by: Parfum d'Orsay

J. H. Tindel

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August Doussan

August Doussan
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Bourbon French Parfums

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164 Years of Success

HOUSE OFBOURBON FRENCH PARFUMS

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The House of Anderson & Sheppard

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Jacket Glen

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Marguerite Acker

Marguerite Acker
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Alessandra Crain

Alessandra Crain
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Mary Eleftorea Behlar

Mary Eleftorea Behlar
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