ERIS PARFUMS IN THE NEWS...
BLUEPRINT (Russia, Sept 2017)
"Five Niche Perfume Trends From Pitti Fragranze"
Cold Spices as Top Notes
When we hear about spices in aromas, we mostly remember the warm sweet notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg. Cold spices will shift your thinking 180 degrees: pink pepper, ginger and cardamom give the fragrances freshness. It is this property that allowed them to usurp the top position of many compositions from citrus notes, whose essences traditionally open scents. Only the freshness of spices is more harsh: instead of the sourness of bergamot you get the invigorating sharpness of cardamom or ginger, for example.
"Goodbye, Mr, Mrs. and Ms. — Hello, Mx. " - This is the motto of the new fragrance Eris - an indie brand that was founded in 2016 by American Barbara Herman, journalist, author of the blog about vintage perfume yesterdaysperfume.com and the book Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume. Mx. (pronounced "mix") envelops you with the warmth of creamy notes of cedar and cocoa, like a thin cashmere scarf, giving off invigorating notes of ginger and black pepper in this heat.
PERSEPERFUME (September 2017)
"The ultimate Pitti Fragranze 15 Report: The best of and A-Z launches"
Barbara Herman, as always, teamed up with perfumer Antoine Lie to create a woody-animalic scent celebrating the gender revolution. Mx. has perhaps a little more modern and subtle feel than rest of the Eris Parfums line, yet it is still a beautiful and test-worthy composition. Bravo!
HUFFINGTON POST (September 2017):
"Perfume: The Story of a Fragrance Fair — Scents from Pitti Fragranze"
To me, cinema and the olfactory art aren’t so different after all. Both films and fragrance creations have a title, or in the case of perfumes a name, list several protagonists, which in fragrances are called notes and most importantly, a director or nose, the person who puts it all together and tells a story within its creation. The best fragrances I’ve ever smelled are usually the product of really intense plot twists, which end up telling a tale that enchants the wearer of the scent...
‘Belle de Jour’ by Eris Parfums
Inspired by the character in Buñuel’s 1967 film by the same name, starring Catherine Deneuve, Eris Parfums’ ‘Belle de Jour’ is, in the words of perfumer Antoine Lie “salty, sexy and dirty.” I’d say that would sell me on the scent right away but it’s the perfume’s Tunisian orange flower top note and its heart of Egyptian jasmine which truly capture my whims.
As the tagline for this fragrance says, this is a walk on the wild side and isn’t that the best side to be on after all?
CAFLEUREBON (September 2017):
"The Best Fragrances of Pitti Fragranze"
On ERIS PARFUMS new fragrance Mx.:
"Creativity and nonchalant beauty is always a staple when it comes to France, that’s why Scent & Subversion author and fellow blogger Barbara Herman chose to collaborate with perfume genius Antoine Lie for ERIS PARFUMS. While the first creations focus on languid florals like the exquisitely aldehydic Belle de Jour, the latest introduction called Mx. (refers to an appellation in addition to Mr. and Mrs., Ms, etc) pays tribute to gender fluidity with a spiced up yummy work on sandalwood and cocoa with leather hints." - Ermano Picco
FRAGRANTICA (September 2017):
"Pitti FRAGRANZE 2017: The BEST perfumes!"
On ERIS PARFUMS new fragrance Mx.:
"Eris Parfums came up with a new style within the brand. It's called Mx. and it is a gorgeous and so soothing woody animalic scent based on vetiver and cocoa beans. Sensual and extremely comforting...." - Miguel Matos
"We cannot forget that the fragrance experience is as much about storytelling as it is about the juice... Stories that impressed me were found in ERIS PARFUMS Mx. for engaging with contemporary gender debates." - Eddie Bulliqi
The New York Times T MAGAZINE (September 2017):
"T Magazine editors on what they are into right now"
HUFFINGTON POST (September 2017):
"Around the world in eight fragrances at Pitti Fragranze"
FRAGRANTICA (September 2017):
"Mx. : Be Who You Want To Be"
NOW SMELL THIS (September 2017):
New Fragrance Review: Mx. by ERIS PARFUMS
ERIS PARFUMS previews new fragrance "Mx." at PITTI FRAGRANZE in Florence, Italy (September 8-10, 2017)
ERIS PARFUMS featured in NYLON (May 2017)
ERIS PARFUMS showcased at sell-out NYC Perfume Salon hosted by The Dry Down (April 2017)
On April 26, 2017, ERIS PARFUMS' founder and creative director Barbara Herman introduced "La Belle et la Bête" collection and "Scent & Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume" to a packed house of perfume lovers at the first Dry Down Live Perfume Salon at the Arlo Nomad Hotel in Manhattan. The event, curated by Helena Fitzgerald and Rachel Syme, sold out in less than a day and featured perfume tarot, the launch of a new scent, and presentations on perfume history, how to wear scent, and how to match fragrance to memory. Pictures from the event (by Sylvie Rosokoff) can be viewed here.
ERIS PARFUMS "Belle de Jour" announced as a Finalist in the Independent category of the upcoming Art and Olfaction Awards (March 2017):
BELLE DE JOUR Eau de Parfum was announced as a Finalist in the Independent Category of the upcoming Art and Olfaction Awards, selected from hundreds of perfumes submitted by brands in 33 countries. The Art and Olfaction Awards celebrate excellence in global independent, artisan and experimental perfumery. The Finalists were announced at “Esxence - The Scent of Excellence” in Milan on 23 March 2017 - the leading international event dedicated to Artistic Perfumery. The Winners will be announced in Berlin on 6 May 2017. View official press release here.
ESXENCE (March 2017):
"Staying ahead: How to Remain Creative in Today's Competitive Niche Perfumery"
Since 2008, Esxence - The Scent of Excellence, has been the leading international event dedicated to Artistic Perfumery. At the 2017 event in Milan, Author and ERIS PARFUMS Founder and Creative Director, Barbara Herman, joined leading international fragrance industry experts at a workshop to discuss the creative and competitive challenges in niche perfumery. Copies of the presentation slides are available here. A video recording of the workshop is available here.
"SPRING EscENTIALS 2017"
"Spring is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine,” author Frances Hodgson Burnett once said of the year’s primal season. With that in mind, we’ve chosen the 12 perfect fragrances to carry you into spring 2017. As the weather changes on a whim, sentiments seesaw, hormones stir and new doors close as others open, we bring you these picks in our latest edition of olfactive stories, complemented by our exclusive images. Let there be spring!
On BELLE DE JOUR:
"The sea doesn’t smell at all at sub-zero. Whether molecules don’t travel well in winter or the nose is too cold to do its job, I never really figured that out. All I know is that when that iodine aroma of seaweed crawls up my nose, spring is here. And so is Mme Dubois with her feathered hats and fluttering silk scarfs — she’s always the first to arrive when the season starts at our little sea resort. And her expensive perfume blends right into the sea breeze.
Barbara Herman is the mastermind behind www.yesterdaysperfume.com, a blog about vintage perfumery. Next up: her own line of fragrances."
"The Top 25 New Perfumes of the Year"
"Eris Parfums Night Flower – Barbara Herman is another who has successfully made the leap from enthusiast to creative director. All three of her debut Eris Parfums with perfumer Antoine Lie were excellent but it was Night Flower which really reminded me of how they used to make ‘em."
Grain de Musc:
"Scents of the Year, My Top Picks for 2016"
"Night Flower (Eris Parfums) - If Shalimar tripped into a vat of tonka absolute on its way to party with Poison, their love child would probably smell like Antoine Lie’s Night Flower. The Animalis-driven Ma Bête has been getting most of the love, but Barbara Herman’s spicy, musky leather-petaled blossom has been creeping up on me. The night is dark and full of terrors, isn’t it?"
"Eris Parfums Ma Bête - Best Animalic of 2016"
Brooklyn Fragrance Lover:
"My Favorite Perfume Releases of 2016"
Toronto Star - THE KIT:
"The Coolest Signature Scents Are All Indie Perfumes"
Regarding ERIS PARFUMS' Night Flower Eau de Parfum:
"In 2014, the perfume universe pleaded and Barbara Herman, connoisseur of vintage fragrances, delivered. Herman, the Brooklyn based author of the blog Yesterday’s Perfume, laments that our taste for animalic accords—once so common in fragrance formulas—has given way to the clean, office-friendly scents of recent decades. She worked with French perfumer Antoine Lie to create a modern update on her beloved muskiness with three vintage-inspired scents. Try Night Flower, with its warm and sultry leather notes set against spicy pepper and dried flowers."
Seasons Project (Russia):
"Beauty and the Beast"
A Bottled Rose:
"Ma Bête, Night Flower and Belle de Jour by Eris Parfums"
Gloria Glam Magazine:
"The Poet's Daughter, the Collector and the Journalist"
"Spin the Bottle"
In her quest for a new scent, Jessi Klein, head writer for Inside Amy Schumer and author of You’ll Grow Out Of It, tests out Fall’s latest fragrances—and makes some wild, wonderful (and occasionally weird) discoveries.
On Ma Bête: "This musk-drenched scent smells so much like sex... it’s take-no-prisoners... if I were single, I’d wear it to a bar in a hot second."
The New York Times Fashion & Style Section:
"We’re Animals, After All"
The clean, minimalist trend in perfumes is giving way to scents that bring out the beast.
ERIS PARFUMS featured in "NEZ: La Revue Olfactive" magazine (Fall / Winter - October 2016)
NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune:
"Cool scents for hot nights: 12 fresh new fragrances for late summer and early fall"
Regarding ERIS PARFUMS' "Night Flower" Eau de Parfum:
"Perfume historian Barbara Herman, author of "Scent and Subversion: Decoding A Century Of Provocative Perfume," recently launched Eris Parfums.
The fragrance line was inspired, in part, by Herman's time spent in New Orleans. Like the Crescent City, Eris’ scents are sexy and fun, but with an edge.
Of the trio of fragrances, Night Flower is our favorite, with its masculine-feminine mix of cardamom and leather, Indian tuberose and a base of patchouli and cinnamon. Night Flower Eau de Parfum, 50 ml, $150, at ErisParfums.com"
Toronto Star - THE KIT
Eris Belle de Jour EDP
Eris Parfums: Ma Bête, Belle de Jour, Night Flower
Beasts and Belles of the Night - Eris Parfums Review
"Eris Parfums, Franco-American Combination"
"Eris Parfums Night Flower- The Consequence of Vintage"
New Perfume Review: Eris Parfums
Belle de Jour by Antoine Lie for Eris Parfums
ERIS Parfums: Scents That Go Bump in the Night
New perfume line inspired by New Orleans, dark glamour and unconventional beauty
New Release: Night Flower by Eris Parfums