French niche line Maître Parfumeur et Gantier has launched Ambre Doré, a new woody oriental fragrance in the brand's Les Accords Mystères collection. Ambre Doré focuses on a harmony of oud and amber; additional notes include styrax, geranium, clary sage, coriander, saffron, sandalwood,...

When Kevin reviewed Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche yesterday, he noted that the fragrance did not achieve originality. I don't know about you, but I write something similar in my testing notes frequently — with 1500+ new fragrances every year, it's hard to think of a fragrance...

heart and base notes intensified resulting in a sparkling, elegant fragrance." Vocalise Extravagante / Vocalise Jasminée ~ "Inspired from the Bel Cantos Divas who voice extreme passions; this scent originally combined red fruit with vanilla. In this "Extravagante" version Jean-Paul has...

Perfumer Christopher Sheldrake developed Cuir Mauresque, and its notes include mandarin peel, orange blossom, burnt styrax, incense, cinnamon, nutmeg, amber, myrrh, cumin, musk, cedar, and civet. Like many of the Serge Lutens fragrances, Cuir Mauresque kicks off with a surprising note that...

Winner Alert: Cuir Fetich sample winner is........Mrs Honey!!! drop a line at 'contact us' with your deets (and please remind us what you won). thanks! Unless you live on Jupiter and only get intermittent internet signal, you know that I am still having some issues with living at the back of...

Examples include Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Privé Cuir Amethyste, Hermès Bel Ami. Elegant "purse" or "shoe" leather: Birch tar-inflected leather still stars in these fragrances, but it's thinned with aldehydes,...

While I was doing last-minute research for theCuir Fetiche post, I learned of the passing of Jean-Francois Laporte, the visionary behind Sisley, L'Artisan and Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (MP&G) among others. His contribution to the perfume world is extensive and he will be sorely missed. I...

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier has captured all of that in their new scent Cuir Fetiche. This is one of the sexiest scents I've smelled in a very long time, mostly because it doesn't seem to be trying all that hard, corseted bottle notwithstanding. The leather doesn't come on strong at all,...

a rather "hidden" niche brand these days, certainly not discussed often; during the last several years, I've never heard anyone speak with excitement about an upcoming Maître Parfumeur et Gantier launch, have you?) All this is sad, since Maître Parfumeur et Gantier makes some wonderful...

Séville à l'Aube is the latest from French niche line L'Artisan Parfumeur. Over the years, I've reviewed a fair number of their fragrances — yes, I'm a fan. This, however, is not a proper review. I've never met blogger Denyse Beaulieu of Grain de Musc, who worked with perfumer Bertrand...

 

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