Worthy of mention: Denyse had a pre-sniff of the new Vanille Galante by Hermès, the one which excludes synthetic vanillin but includes ylang ylang, and is enthusiastic about it: "With Vanille Galante, Ellena has managed a double tour de force: not only has he washed away vanilla’s triteness by signing it, its clichéd yumminess, but he has also managed to stretch out the headiness and heaviness of sweet, exotic materials into an almost impalpable substance" You can read the rest here.
(Le Critique de Parfum is less enthusiastic ~in French)
Other presentations/semi-reviews: Glamourparis.com (which puts the launch date in February and not in January as I had originally reported on my analysis of what to expect of it), and Vogue.fr.
The characteristic leather-clad bottle of the Hermessences looks mighty elegant in white, does it not?
To be exclusively available through Hermès boutiques.
And Octavian Coifan is leaping into the vast perfume market with his own fragrance: check this link!