The Nose: Pascal Gaurin

Pascal Gaurin Nose

Pascal Gaurin was born circa 1970 in France. This French Perfumer works for IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances) as Senior Perfumer for the Fine Fragrances division (Click photo to enlarge).

Pascal had no objective reasons to become a perfumer, but chose it thanks to his gift. His fascination with scents was so great that as a child, he literally explored the world with his nose, causing his mother to wonder if he was afraid of being poisoned.

Pascal studied and graduated at ISIPCA in Versailles and a year after that he began to work in IFF, first in Hong Kong, where he enriched not only his olfactory palette, but also gained a deep understanding of the art, customs and olfactory preferences of people in Asia. Then, in 1997, Pascal was offered the chance to work in IFF, New York, the city of his dreams. The city where everything happens, and where all smells come together.

Most inspired by very dense essences, Pascal Gaurin is fond of resins, deep woods and anything that can express extreme sensuality. His taste for darkness probably originates from his grandparents’ home in Creuse, France. ‘The forests are very dark there, it always feels like it’s night time, you can feel the vapors of humus, mushrooms, leaves and bark. . . I love frontal materials, those you need to tame like sculptor does stone, by keeping the volume but making it flow’. This is where he gets his affinity for cistus, patchouli, Cashmeran and vanilla, ingredients he qualifies as erotic.”

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Other passions of Pascal, which help him in his work, are music and film. The palette of fragrances created by Pascal Gaurin is wide indeed:

  • 2000 Givenchy ‘Oblique Play’ (with Jean-Claude Delville)
  • 2002 Calvin Klein ‘Crave’ (with Yves Cassar and Jean-Marc Chaillan)
  • 2002 Liz Clairborne ‘Bora Bora’ (with Oliver Polge)
  • 2003 Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Purple Orchid’ (with Sophia Grojsman)
  • 2004 Curve ‘Crush Men’ (with Jean-Marc Chaillan)
  • 2004 Karl Lagerfeld ‘Liquid Karl’ (with Bruno Jovanovic and Sandrine Malin)
  • 2004 Liz Clairborne ‘Realities’ (with Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent le Guernec)
  • 2005 Liz Clairborne ‘Liz’ (with Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent le Guernec)
  • 2006 Banana Republic ‘Rosewood’
  • 2006 Curve Chill Men (with Jean-Marc Chaillan, Laurent le Guernec, Loc Dong)
  • 2007 Christian Lacroix ‘Noir’

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Christian Lacroix ‘Nuit’ (Click photo to enlarge).

  • 2007 Tom Ford ‘Black Violet’ (with Clement Gavarry)
  • 2007 Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Summer’ (with Clement Gavarry)
  • 2008 Patrick Dempsey ‘Unscripted’ (with Yves Cassar)
  • 2008 Emanuelle Ungaro, ‘U by Ungaro for Him’ (with Yves Cassar)
  • 2008 Calvin Klein ‘Eternity Summer’ (with Yves Cassar)
  • 2008 Jessica Simpson ‘Fancy Love’ (with Celine Barel, Clement Gavarry, Yves Cassar)
  • 2009 Michael Kors ‘Very Hollywood’  (with Laurent le Guernec)
  • 2009 Valentino ‘Valentino’
  • 2011 Christian Lacroix ‘Nuit for Him’
  • 2012 Vera Wang ‘Lovestruck Floral Rush’
  • 2013 Diesel ‘Loverdose Tattoo’ (with Anne Flipo)
  • 2014 Diesel ‘Loverdose Tattoo EDT’ (with Anne Flipo)
  • 2015 Diana Vreeland ‘Daringly Different’
  • 2015 Oscar de La Renta ‘Extraordinary’ (with Bruno Jovanovic)

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Oscar de La Renta ‘Extraordinary’ (Click photo to enlarge).

by Jean Amr

Agent Provocateur unveils Fatale

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British Agent Provocateur, known for its seductive lingerie, has always understood the important marriage between scent and seduction. With a unique vision of femininity, the brand has created a successful fragrance portfolio that started more than a decade ago.

Created by Jean-Marc Chaillan from IFF,  Agent Provocateur Fatale Black was inspired by the 1940’s Hollywood femme fatale, mysterious and seductive. She is carefree but never loses her composure. She is sensual and elegant and has high appreciation for a luxurious lifestyle.

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An enticing, seductive and enigmatic scent with an irresistible signature personality, Fatale exemplifies the dichotomy of the Femme Fatale.

Top: Madagascar Pink Pepper, Succulent Mango Nectar, Exotic Blackcurrant
Heart: Velvet Gardenia, Royal Orris Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli
Base: Sultry Skin Musk, Vanilla Orchid Aphrodisiac, Chocolate Gourmand Addiction, Spanish Labdanum

The outrageously bold and enticing top note is a striking blend of spicy Pink Pepper from Madagascar, juxtaposed with succulent Mango and exotic Blackcurrant for an indescribably mysterious opening sensation that scintillates the senses. The voluptuous floral heart seduces with uber-feminine, heavenly Gardenia, edged with elegant, woody, violet-scented Orris Absolute, and sweet yet dark and sophisticated, smoky touches of Indonesian Patchouli. An addictive base of sultry, sensual Skin Musk, creamy Vanilla Orchid, irresistible Chocolate Gourmand and leathery Spanish Labdanum deliver long-lasting power, depth and aphrodisiac qualities to complete the seduction.

 

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Agent Provocateur Fatale has an elegant, yet classic design. The perfume is sealed in a massive crystal bottle decorated with smooth facets.

The advertising campaign features Monica Cruz (Mónica Cruz Sánchez), Spanisch actress, professional dancer and model, best known for her role in the series A Step Ahead (Un Paso Adelante) where she played one of the main roles, which made her famous. Haven’t seen her on television, but she looks familiar? Monica Cruz is the sisiter of famous actress Penelope Cruz.

Agent Provocateur Fatale is availble as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted

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Singer Taylor Swift successfully and effectively launched Wonderstruck perfume, last year. This year, Taylor Swift launches another flanker and a lovely design just like in fairy tales. Taylor wore a beautiful Monique Lhuillier gown for her second fragrance ‘fairy tale’ Wonderstruck Enchanted.

Wonderstruck Enchanted is the next chapter in the story of my Wonderstruck fragrance. Wonderstruck is about that moment when you instantly feel a connection to someone, but then there’s that feeling of being completely enamored – enchanted – when you know a little more about that someone and still feel that strong connection.

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Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted has a mysterious, feminine, glamour yet dreamy style, decorated with sparkling elements. Wonderstruck Enchanted looks irresistible and delicious – a truly must-have perfume for girls adoring romantic feelings of an imaginative perfect world.

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Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted is more oriental and aromatic created by perfumers Loc Dong and Jean-Marc Chaillan. It blends wild berries, pink poppy and passion fruit along with middle notes of peony blossoms, sugar-glazed champaca petals and white freesia. The base indulges with passionate musk, hypnotic vanilla and blonde Woods.

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted will be available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.