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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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Art de Parfum's Guide to French Style

Ah, but the French are stylish, are they not? Who among us hasn’t gazed at photos of French fashion editors emerging from the Paris runway shows or even ordinary women on the streets of Paris with envy? The French seem to have mastered a way of dressing, of walking, of simply breathing that broadcasts a strong sense of style in every fibre of their being.   I spend a lot of time in France, both in Paris and on the French Riviera, so I am often in the position to observe and study the enviable proposition that is French style. So without further ado, allow me to present to you the Art de Parfum guide to French style. Want to know...

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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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