Coco Chanel Reason Why Love Boutique Perfume

Coco Chanel – The Reason Why We Love Niche Perfume

Coco Chanel Reason Why Love Artisan Perfume

Is Coco Chanel one of the reasons why we love Niche Perfume?

If asking is the founder one of the most famous brands in the world, one of the reasons why we love Niche, Artisan, Boutique or Indie Perfume is not a  contradiction in terms?

Then I don’t know what is……

By definition the words Niche, Artisan, Boutique or Indie, describe a product that is different, created by smaller, independently owned brands, in some cases artisan products are handmade in-house, and are described as original and creative.

There has been quite a lot of discussion lately about the definitions and distinction between the use and meaning of the words niche, indie, boutique and artisan perfume brands, but that is a topic for a later post.

For the moment let us just say that they are used to describe a Creation or Collection of Perfumes in PAIRFUM London’s case, that make you stand out from the crowd, something that is unique and will not be found in every drugstore, airport and supermarket.

Coco Chanel Reason Why Love Niche Fragrance

Niche, Artisan, Boutique or Indie Perfumes

Why then you may ask would we think that Coco Chanel could be one of the reasons why we love Niche, Artisan, Boutique or Indie Perfumes?

Well, in her own inimitable words – “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

There are many other Coco Chanel quotes, that we can point to that show us examples of how that unique Lady wanted us to – “Be who you are, not what the world wants you to be.” – Coco Chanel

She quite rightly pointed out that “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”. – Coco Chanel

She also said that the – “The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel

I would add that “The best Perfume in the World is the one that smells amazing on you, so don’t be afraid to try, search for the things that make you the original you were born to be”. – Huib Maat

So as this creator of fashion also said – “If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” – Coco Chanel

One of my favourite quotes from her for a host of reasons is – “The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive.”

With this in mind and when you are next searching for the something special for yourself or for that someone special – “Be Your Authentic Self” – Huib Maat

Coco Chanel Reason Why Love Boutique Fragrance
Smile Infectious Perfume Happy

Smile – It is Infectious!

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Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized
I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth.
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don’t leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

Smile Infectious Fragrance Happy Girl

This poem that promotes the positivity of smiling is sometimes attributed to the late great Spike Milligan, whether it was written by him or by Karen McLendon-Laumann, we would be delighted to hear from anyone who can confirm the author.

Well, who ever it was that wrote this lovely little ditty, the poem does exactly what it is telling us to do – It makes us SMILE…………

So from everyone here at PAIRFUM London for 2019 we wish you Miles and Miles of Smiles, enough to spread around the World and infect it.

Smile Infectious Perfume Happy Girl
Square Flower Art Purple Natural Form

Square Leaf & Flower Art

Square Leaf Art Green Water Lily Natural Form

Have you ever seen ‘Flower Art’ with square flowers or leaves?

No, neither have we, which is why we enjoyed Baku Maeda’s novel artistic approach to flowers and leaves.

He created square flowers and leaves to challenge nature’s organic forms.

Square Flower Art Pink Organic Form

Baku Maeda calls them his ‘bit flowers’ and ‘bit leaves’ series. In this series he trimmed the petals of various flowers, leaves and foliage into square shapes, creating a juxtaposition against their typically organic, natural shape.

By contrast, the Japanese Artist’s typical medium is relatively humble: He transforms greenery and flowers into graphic visuals.

With his two ‘series’ of square nature, we believe he created a new form of ‘Flower Art’!

Square Flower Art Yellow Organic Form

Art in Floristry usually focusses on unique combinations and presentations of flowers and greenery in novel bouquets or arrangements. Florists might curve a plant but we have not yet seen them cutting a flower (or plant) into a desired shape.

Baky Maeda might have started something new their.

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Flower Art Idea

The next time you are buying a beautiful floral bouquet for your partner, a friend, a colleague or somebody very dear to you, stop and ask the florist whether she/he can cut the bouquet into your preferred shape.

We would love to hear the reaction of the florist. Do let us know what she/he thought of this form of ‘Flower Art’.

In the meantime, if you are looking for something artistic and square, why not look at our ‘Cube’ shaped Reed Diffusers?

Square Leaf Art Green Water Lily Organic Form

Flower Art Photo Gallery

Pairfum London Niche Perfumery Flower Head

A New Niche Perfumery Product?

Pairfum London Niche Perfumery Flower Head Rousseau

Do you enjoy Niche Perfumery products and would you enjoy wearing your fragrance as a floral beard or a blooming peruke?

We all like new fragrances and wearing perfume is part of our persona.

In the search for new perfumes, many of us have become familiar with ‘niche perfumery’, ‘artisan fragrance’, ‘indie perfume’ and ’boutique fragrances’.

It is an expanding part of the perfumery market known to be very creative and personal with its fragrances and ingredients but also the product forms themselves, i.e. not just a spray.

With this in mind, we enjoyed these head pieces composed of flowers.

Pairfum London Niche Perfumery Flower Head Leopold

Flower Beards by Geoffroy Mottart

Geoffroy Mottart decorated famous busts in belgium with the floral beards you can see in the photos below.

He wanted to reinvigorate often overlooked, historic busts found in parks and public spaces across Belgium with his floral touch.

Statues depicting historic figures such as Leopold II, Hermes and the Goddess of Bocq are adorned with blooming hairstyles and botanical beards.

“This idea came to me because I realized that most people pass by these statues without paying attention to them,” the artist says.

Vibrantly coloured flowers are arranged to mimic the silhouette and shape of the bust or sculpture, thereby adding a touch of humour.

In the process, the historic busts acquire a new life and persona.

“By putting a floral note in places or on objects, spectators pay attention to my work and rediscover what surrounds it.”

Pairfum London Niche Perfumery Flower Head Delville

What is Niche Perfumery?

We believe the terms Niche, Indie, Boutique and Artisan Perfumes describe, broadly speaking, something similar, as all of them typically have these features in common:

  1. in-house perfumer
  2. no mass marketing
  3. limited quantity & availability
  4. unusual fragrance notes

Head over to our online boutique for some wonderful niche perfumery products for your home and yourself.

Pairfum London Niche Perfumery Flower Head Bocq

What are the Other Fragrance Types?

Knowing Niche Perfumery, the question obviously arises of what the other fragrance classes are.

Here is how these are normally classified:

  1. Prestige Fragrances – perfumes from Houses such as Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, etc.
  2. Celebrity Fragrances – fragrances launched or endorsed by celebrities. These can range from Rihanna over Beckham to Tom Ford.
  3. Mass & Masstige Perfumes – the fragrances you would find in Drugstores and Supermarkets with a variety of ‘own-name’ branding.

Photo Gallery

Beautiful Flower Nests Petal Special Bee Larvae Pairfum 19

Bees Use Petals To Make Beautiful Flower Nests

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Did you know that these beautiful flower nests are made by a special type of bee for their larvae?

We all associate bees with building bee hives, being a colonial organisation and having a Queen Bee.

However, an unusual bee species called ‘osmia avosetta’ creates beautiful flower nests made from flower petals to protect their larvae.

The mating females, without the help of worker bees, create these wonderfully colourful homes for their young.

During the course of 1 – 2 days, the mother bee sources petals from various flowers to create the nest and then places a single bee egg inside this new ‘Flower Home’.

The bee bites off the petal from the flower, flies back to its new nest and applies a thin coat of mud between each new layer of petals.

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The larve is then placed inside and the nest is sealed.

A few days later the egg hatches into a larvae and spins itself a cocoon inside the beautiful nest, i.e. quasi a home inside a home.

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“It’s not common for bees to use parts of plants for nests,” says Dr. Jerome Rozen of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).

“There’s a demand for biologists to know bees nowadays, … they are the foremost animal pollinators of plants, and tremendously important for maintaining ecosystems — not only crops but also for conservation.”

Read more about this phenomenon that Dr. Rozen researched extensively here.

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To turn your home into a cocoon with beautiful flowers, why not treat your ‘nest’ to one of our wonderful floral fragrances?

At this time of the year and fitting with the theme of ‘bees’, we recommend ‘Orangery Blossoms‘, as it contains a warming honey-note in its base.

Fragrance Description Orangery Blossoms Apricot Ylang Honey Sandalwood
Fragrance Description Orangery Blossoms Apricot Ylang Honey Sandalwood
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Dream Holiday Spirit Spa Dive Coral

Are you Dreaming of a Holiday?

Dream Holiday Spirit Spa Aqua Bay Yacht

When the weather outside is cold & miserable, we can find ourselves dreaming of a holiday.

Especially after Christmas and the New Year, our thoughts easily turn to the next holiday.

We have a wonderful fragrance here at Pairfum London to get you into the ‘holiday spirit’.

Start your vacation early with an ‘olfactive’ holiday!

Fragrance your home with our perfume called ‘SPA’ (candle, diffuser, spray) and allow your ‘mind’ to travel ahead to your next dream destination.

We have all experienced how perfume can bring memories that we treasure and the fragrance ‘SPA’ can send you back (or forward) to the last time you were swimming in an infinity pool, lounged beside the pool or floated in the ocean.

Head over to our online boutique to book your next vacation.

Here is an ‘olfactive’ description of what you can expect to experience on your olfactive vacation with SPA by Pairfum.

Fragrance Description Spa Violet Green Tea Sea Salt
Dreaming Holiday SPA Pool Water
Spa Wonderful Outdoors Dreaming Surf Paddle Board
Dream Holiday Spirit Spa Dive Blue
Dream Holiday Spirit Spa Sunset
Pairfum London 2019 Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019 Pairfum London

We would like to wish All of our customers, partners, friends and family a very Happy New Year 2019.

We wish you much Happiness, Healthy and Prosperity.

Happy New Year Pairfum London 2019

Out with the old, in with the new:

We wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April and a sensational May.

May the Joy that keep going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.

We thank you for your custom, patronage, support and all your little kindnesses (that often go unnoticed) throughout 2018.

Happy New Year 2019.

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Pairfum London Happy New Year 2019

Twelve Days Of Christmas Is Not Yet Finished

The Twelve Days of Christmas!

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We have all heard or heard of the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas,

This period over Christmas is also known as Twelvetide, where “Christmas Day” is considered the “First Day of Christmas” and the Twelve Days are the 25th of December to the 6th of January (Old Christmas Day).

PAIRFUM Christmas Holy Family Baby Jesus Mary Joseph Perfumed Candles Reed Diffuser

Most people look forward to Christmas and spending time with their family, but it is a busy and often a hectic time of year..

 

So if you do find yourself getting stressed out about it, as we all do at times….

Sleep and Insomnia – How to Fall Asleep with Fragrance

Just spare a thought for the unfortunate person in the song – The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

What! between getting a Pear Tree, that needs pruning and watering, with a Partridge that needs feeding….

To Two Turtle Doves, Three French Hens, Four Calling Birds, by day four you already have an aviary to look after.. and you have not even got the Turkey yet!

Then just when you think that things may be slowing down on the avian side, because after all you had received – Five Golden Rings…

It was just a case of them lulling you into a false sense of security…..

Along comes.. you may already have guessed where this is going… Yes, that right  – Six Geese a Laying…

Just when you think it can’t get any better! – Seven Swans a Swimming arrive on the scene – hopefully not in your garden pond….

Twelve Days Of Christmas Is Not Finished

Now hold on to your hats, because if you thought you had sorted out all the feeding, cleaning, and housing of half the avian population..

Eight Maids a Milking arrive… milking what we don’t know? but it will mean an extra eight people for dinner…

By now, any sensible person would have moved house, gone on holiday or simply broken off the engagement….

However in the case of true love, Nine Ladies Dancing arrived and had to be added to the guest list for Christmas Dinner.

Along with – Ten Lords a Leaping, Eleven Pipers Piping, 12 Drummers Drumming, at this stage the aviary is starting to look like a place of sanctuary

So however or where ever you plan to spend The Twelve Days of Christmas this year….

PAIRFUM London, wish you peace, happiness, patience and lots of restfull sleep xx

Deep Sleep Calm Natural Pillow Spray Pairfum London

The Twelve Days of Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Just spare a thought for the unfortunate person in the song – The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas Is Not Yet Finished 12 Days

12 Days Of Christmas Is Not Yet Finished

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Christmas Has Arrived Advent Calendar

Christmas Has Arrived On The Advent Calendar

Advent Has Arrived Christmas Calendar

Today the last door of the Christmas / Advent Calendar was opened.

Kids will leave you in no doubt:

Christmas Has Arrived!

Is everybody familiar with the Christmas or Advent Calendar?

No, then read on to find out more.

Has Arrived Advent Christmas Calendar

The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a Germany tradition, first used by the Lutherans / Protestants in the 19th century.

It is a unique calendar used to count down the days to Christmas, with the last day on the calendar being the 24th of December.

Typically, it has 24 different doors / gates / pockets / etc with each pocket revealing a little gift for the day.

The 24th of December reveals a special present.

The types of presents range from chocolates, little toys to trinkets, there is no limit to the possibilities.

The calendar can be ‘home made’ by the parents or bought readily and full of chocolates.

Kids (and Adults) of all sizes and ages look forward to receiving their Christmas Calendar and with it the first of their

Christmas Gifts.

Merry Christmas from all here at Pairfum London.

Merry Christmas Gift Pairfum London Perfume Champagne Sparkling

 

 

 

Coco Chanel Christmas Advice Perfume Pairfum London

Coco Chanel’s Christmas Advice

Coco Chanel Christmas Advice Pairfum London

When shopping for Gifts this year, Coco Chanel has some time-tested Christmas Advice.

Here she is in her own words:

“Be who you are, not what the world wants you to be.” – Coco Chanel

What does this mean for Christmas?

We believe, she is trying to say that when buying gifts, don’t just buy the first item on somebody’s wishlist.

Instead, try and find (or create) a gift that allows you to inject at least a little of yourself into the gift.

Nowadays, most people can afford the gift you present to them and we have all experienced cases of where we got the size, colour or something else wrong.

It is not that easy to understand exactly what somebody is telling you (as we know from “Chinese Whispers”).

Coco’s advice to this dilemma is to inject a little of yourself, rather than trying (and failing) to be what others are asking for.

Don’t be surprised when this works out well for you and keep in mind another ‘Christmas Advice’ from Coco Chanel:

“If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” – Coco Chanel

Yes, you may have to accept that others will copy the originality of your gifts in the coming years.

Happy Christmas from All of us here at Pairfum London.

Enjoy selecting gifts with originality from our online boutique.

Coco Chanel Christmas Advice Scent Pairfum London

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