Esxence Milan 2024 proved again this year that it is the most significant event regarding niche and artisan perfumery. It gathers Industry professionals, buyers, distributors, press, content creators, and perfume lovers from all over the world. Extras in my Report Part 2 include a rich program of panels, workshops, and conferences, parties but also small perfume brand owners/perfumers coming to present their creations – off-Esxence.

Nathalie Feisthauer has been cheerfully writing her new book of fragrances (not a chapter!) as an independent perfumer, since 2014! You might know her work reaching back to 1986, from the range of Azzaro, Cartier, and Versace while she was working for Givaudan, or drool over her niche fragrance creations as I do over the Putain des Palaces for Etat Libre de Orange (2006) for example, but let’s see what’s Nathalie doing here (in around 30 countries, to be precise), and now.