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Do you know Grasse, the historic capital of perfumery?

Do you know Grasse, the historic capital of perfumery?

In November 2018, the craftsmanship related to perfume in the Pays de Grasse entered the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The culture of the perfume plant, the knowledge and transformation of natural raw materials, and the art of composing perfume now have both official and symbolic recognition.

With the H Parfums, discover the secrets of the birthplace of modern western perfumery.

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Interview with Marie Hugentobler, perfumer for Atelier Materi

Interview with Marie Hugentobler, perfumer for Atelier Materi

Who is behind the formulas of the astonishing, mysterious, even bewitching perfumes of the Bordeaux-based brand Atelier Materi?  A certain Marie Hugentobler, a perfumer with immense talent and creativity.  Our team interviewed her on how she works with exceptional raw materials such as Cocoa, Narcissus, Iris and Sandalwood.  

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The secrets of being a perfumer

The secrets of being a perfumer
Have you always wondered about the secrets of perfumers or "Noses"? What is the career and daily life of those who create the scents that surround us, and our beloved perfumes? H Parfums will enlighten you by answering your questions in five points! Continue reading

Interview with David Benedek, founder of the niche perfume brand BDK Paris

Interview with David Benedek, founder of the niche perfume brand BDK Paris
It took David Benedek audacity, passion and courage to launch an independent perfume brand when he was only 24 years old. He founded BDK Parfums in Paris in 2016, a house that meets an impressing success, namely with Rouge Smoking that was nominated for the FIFI Awards this year. The H Parfums crew just met him in his Parisian office. Continue reading

Conversation with François Hénin, founder of Jovoy

Conversation with François Hénin, founder of Jovoy
Jovoy fragrances, wonders of perfumery available at the H Parfums counter in Montréal, began as the work of an outstanding designer - François Hénin. In addition to being a line cherished by niche perfume enthusiasts, Jovoy is a boutique offering more than 150 niche perfume brands. Discover the history of Jovoy and its founder. Continue reading

Rania J, perfumer and founder of her perfume brand, by Annie Landreville, poet

Rania J, perfumer and founder of her perfume brand, by Annie Landreville, poet
When I discovered the exquisite collection of perfumes by Rania J, I immediately fell in love with the smell of Ambre Loup. True love at first sight in the rules of the art, with heat rising to my cheeks, my legs weakening and my heart racing. instantly wanted to meet the creator who is now established in France, and grew up in Morocco and Jordan. Continue reading

Jeroboam by François Hénin, owner of Jovoy and Jeroboam perfume houses

Jeroboam by François Hénin, owner of Jovoy and Jeroboam perfume houses
When I go to Paris to see collections, I religiously visit the Jovoy perfumery, where you can discover over 150 brands of niche perfumes. A true wonderland where I found an exceptional perfume, called Origino, by the brand Jeroboam. I wore it and imported it and it became the best seller of the H Parfums counter. Discover the story of this perfume and of the brand Jeroboam with founder François Hénin, which I had the pleasure of meeting in Paris in January 2018. Continue reading

A meeting with perfumer Michel Almairac, the nose behind Parle Moi de Parfum

A meeting with perfumer Michel Almairac, the nose behind Parle Moi de Parfum

Before discovering Une tonne de roses / 8 and Totally White / 126, two masterpieces by Michel Almairac, I had never been overwhelmingly impressed by a floral perfume. Floral scents? Not for me, I thought… And then one fine day, on Rue de Sévigné in Paris, I covered that a fresh rose could smell like – light, joyous, surprising, modern. And I completely fell for an enchanting fragrance that plunges us our olfactory senses into the midst of Parc Monceau in springtime:  Totally White / 126.  

A meeting with Michel Almairac, a perfumer at the top of his art

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