by Sacha Borodinsky
Report on the meeting on 8th November at the Marriott Hotel, Cheshunt
Sacha Borodinsky returned for what is becoming a regular and very popular slot in our programme.
Quest Paris have thought of some new classification names this year:
New Generation Eau
Described as: Freshness, sparkle, citrus notes other than the traditional – we are seeing lime, grapefruit, yuzu. More perfumistic towards the end notes. The Eaux of today are more sophisticated and sensual.
Eau, Woody, Floral
Green, mandarin, yuzu, rhubarb, elemi, pink peppercorn, transparent floral, “transparent” woody, musk;
Eau de Cartier
Not a classic “Eau Fraiche”. Lots of sparkle and citrus in the top, woody, amber base, peppery, spicy
This is not marketed at either gender – they are just saying, “here is a fragrance, anyone who wants to can wear it.”
Cologne by Thierry Mugler
This too is not aimed at either gender. Thierry Mugler loves the smell of “clean”, and his inspiration was a bar of soap he found in a hotel in Morocco.
A reinterpretation of the classic Eau de Cologne. Bergamot, petitgrain, lavender, amber, woody, lots of musk. Contains a secret ingredient, “S”, reported to make it longer lasting.
Iced Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
Eau, Floral, Green Leaves
Sister fragrance to the successful “Green Tea”. Fresher, minty, mentholic top note with grapefruit.
Another variant now available is “Spiced Green Tea”.
Described as: fresher, green fruits (i.e. not sweet), more natural style of fruit, not confectionery style.
Ralph by Ralph Lauren, (2000)
Floral, fruity, green, apple/cucumber;
Fruity fragrances test very well in panels. Very American (Pleasures, etc), but in blind tests, they also do well in France.