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Review of Le Joker by Henrique Perrella

"Are we facing a conceptual perfume that has been polished and made pleasant for the consumer? Or do we have a fragrance that challenges the limits of the commercial and manipulates the perception of your audience? For me, it is the most interesting aspect of Le Joker, this mystery that seems to require reflection and wisdom in order for it to be understood."

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Art de Parfum’s Halloween Essentials: The Witching Hour

I love this time of year! Even though I’m not a kid anymore, there is something very alluring about the idea of playing dress-up for Halloween. I love to stride through the streets of London, kicking over leaves and looking at all the lovely pumpkins glowing in the dark. If there is the scent of chestnuts roasting on the fire somewhere, then even better. Here is a list of my essentials for a great witching hour this Halloween.   The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgarov This is one of my winter favorites! Master and the Margarita is a thinly-veiled satire of life in Communist Russia where artists and writers regularly suffered great censure and persecution. It is scathing, clever,...

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Packing for an autumn break on the French Riviera

I’m going to Paris on business in early November – Art de Parfum is taking part in a cool London lifestyle pop-up show there. And I’ve decided that, while I’m there, I might as well pop down to the French Riviera for a little autumn break over the weekend. The South of France is my spiritual and artistic home. It’s where my perfumes are made and where I get all of my inspiration!   It will be cool but hopefully sunny in Nice at this time of year. I am looking forward to taking long walks down the promenade, reading in cafes, drinking tea, enjoying the fresh sea breezes, and generally just soaking up the incredible sense of style, culture,...

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