For those living in the north end of the globe, spring has arrived. Here in the south, autumn is slowly setting in after what has been for many of us a very average summer. This month’s edition of The Perfume Magazine welcomes spring with talk of fresh blooms and colour. Managing Editor, Mark David Broderick has written the spring issue’s cover story looking at a new perfume project that recently launched; the collaboration between stellar perfumer Betrand Duchaufour and Neela Vermeire, the project’s owner and director. Vermeire wanted to create a range of perfumes inspired by her Indian heritage. Her three fragrances reference three distinct eras in Indian history, the ancient Vedic period, the Mogul and British Raj period and more recently the urban glamour of Bollywood cinema. Bertrand Duchaufour’s previous work for brand’s such as L’Artisan Parfumeur have often carried a theme of travel so the pairing of Duchaufour and Vermeire seems like a natural harmony between two creative minds. I have not smelt this collection yet as it is under limited distribution but I am very keen to discover it.
To link with the cover story I wrote an article for the spring issue on three fragrances that can be worn by men, which inspire travel in India. My first and only trip to India was some years ago but the country leaves an impression on you that will never fade. I would love to go back in the near future and have always said that I would never return alone. You need to be there with a close friend, family or partner to laugh off all of the craziness and frustrations that travelling through India presents you with. It really is a place of polarizing extremes and (I hope) the three fragrances I chose to write about express these differences.
You can read the article by clicking here.
I have also just returned home from two weeks away so in the next few days I am looking forward to putting my adventures into writing to tell you about some great experiences I have had and of course some new perfumes that have found their way into my collection.
Enjoy your weekends!