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When scent crosses the ethical line - The Globe and Mail
CARLY LEWIS
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Sep. 10 2014,
brands  branding  marketing  smell  fragrances 
september 2014 by jerryking
What kind of scent should a man wear? - The Globe and Mail
RUSSELL SMITH
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jul. 30 2014

Summery scents tend to be lighter – that is, they stick more to the citrusy-soapy side than to the musk-spice-leather side. Your body’s natural odour will be stronger in hot weather, so you need to lighten up the scent. Scent will smell stronger in humid weather, too.

Here’s a new one that I really like: Michael Kors For Men, which will be on sale at The Bay in September. It’s actually constructed of spicy and woody scents, including barely perceptible patchouli and a little musk, that are generally thought to be earthy or wintery, but I have found it to be light enough – and noticeably soapy – for warm-weather wear.
Russell_Smith  fragrances  mens'_clothing  personal_care_products  personal_grooming  smell 
august 2014 by jerryking
Kick the tires before you buy a cologne
Rule 50


Kick the tires before you buy a cologne

The smell of a cologne when you first put it on is actually very different from what it will smell like an hour later, says Carlos Benaim, crea...
personal_grooming  personal_care_products  fragrances 
june 2014 by jerryking
Searching for a Subtle Scent for Men
March 28, 2014 | WSJ| by Steve Garbarino.
(1) Flash Back eau de parfum
(2) Bamboo Harmony by Kilian eau de parfum
(3) Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme eau de toilette
I buried my nose in tomes like "Perfumes: The A-Z Guide," by the wife-husband team Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin (the biophysicist and subject of Chandler Burr's "The Emperor of Scent") and "Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent," by Hermès's in-house perfumer, Jean-Claude Ellena. "Elegance," Mr. Ellena said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in 2011, "is defined by discretion—not invading the space of your neighbor." My thoughts exactly...."an email exchange with "Perfumes" co-author Ms. Sanchez, I learned that "a citrus, often bergamot," is the most traditional note for a men's fragrance. Originally called eau de cologne, the first examples were produced in Cologne, Germany, in the late 1700s. Today, scents come in versions with varying concentrations of extracts, from cologne (which is the least concentrated, and therefore the least lingeringly smelly), eau de toilette (middle) and eau de parfum (the highest). True to its origins, many current eau de colognes have components of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, orange, neroli and orange blossom."
personal_care_products  personal_grooming  fragrances  books 
april 2014 by jerryking
Skin of a lion
JUNE 2012 | REPORT ON BUSINESS Magazine pg. 59 | Christina Christoforou.
personal_grooming  personal_care_products  fragrances  stylish 
may 2012 by jerryking
Ways to make excellence pay
October 17, 2007 | FT | By Alicia Clegg.

Bruce Hodgson, founder of Artichoke, a company that designs and makes bespoke fitted furniture for the very rich, has little ambition to be the biggest brand in his sector – but he would like to be the best. The same can be said of perfumer Linda Pilkington, creator of Ormonde Jayne, and Sean Dixon and Richard James, co-founders of Richard James, a Savile Row tailoring business whose turnover (something in “excess of £7m [$14.2m, €10m]”) is less stellar than its reputation and celebrity-gilded client base might suggest.

Serving the super-wealthy has never been the preserve of brands with super-sized sales. Quite the reverse. What the super-rich long for are not luxury labels but one-off, superbly crafted goods. Serving such customers allows talented artisans to work at the pinnacle of their craft. With this opportunity, however, comes a challenge: finding a business model that rewards exceptional skill.....The business model emboldening Mr Hodgson to raise his commercial sights grew from a partnership, in 1998, with the late David Telling, founder of the entrepreneurial business services company Mitie Group. Invited to pitch for a contract to make a boardroom table, Mr Hodgson produced a quote that Mr Telling dismissed as "too expensive". Something must have impressed him, however, as he personally invested £70,000 in Artichoke, donated land for a bigger workshop and became chairman.

Under Mr Telling'sstringent tutelage, Mr Hodgson swapped hand-to-mouth bookkeeping for management accounting. Artichoke learnt to break down the cost of complex projects and value work in pro-gress to a far higher degree of accuracy than most artisan businesses. Once certain of the numbers, Mr Hodgson developed a "contractually rigid approach" to payment. This gave him the confidence to tackle complicated proj-ects, in which deviations from the customer's original specifications can leave small contractors facing big losses.
artisan_hobbies_&_crafts  bespoke  brands  business_models  craftsmanship  furniture  high_net_worth  Savile_Row  mens'_clothing  fragrances  luxury  management_accounting  hand-to-mouth  one-of-a-kind  professionalization 
may 2012 by jerryking
The Perfume Project - NYTimes.com
The Perfume Project
By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
Sensorium, a nerdy, interactive exhibit devoted to perfume, has arrived in the meatpacking district. Open till Nov. 27, it’s sponsored by both Firmenich, a fragrance house, and Sephora (the $15 entry fee can be redeemed for a Sephora gift certificate). Explaining the project, Allison Slater, the vice president for retail marketing at Sephora, said: “People aren’t as interested in fragrance, and sales are down. Our sales aren’t as bad as others, but still.”
Beauty Spots

Backstage beauty coverage.

In one darkened room, a light guides visitors to art works emitting scent, with screens showing scenes that evoke them (example: “Weekend Splendor,” by Harry Frémont, is illustrated by a lawnmower cutting grass.)
quirky  entrepreneur  retailers  exhibitions  interactivity  fragrances 
october 2011 by jerryking

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