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L’Eclaireur Candles at Blue Blood


Martine and Armand Hadida, founders of L’Eclaireur Paris, have  delighted our senses for years. From tasting, seeing and touching, they’ve succeeded to stimulate each of these with ease.
But when they decided to tackle smell with their latest project, a foray into the world of perfume, they sought out Christian Astuguevieille as their Creative Director to use his expertise to conjure up scents that would exceed our very notions of smell.

The fragrances he conceived for this collection are refreshing as they are whimsical. Their themes excite and comfort as you inhale their very essences.

With an unexpected selection of aromas, these candles have the ability to recall a simple childhood memory or call upon even stronger emotions as well as play upon other senses.

Astuguevieille uses ingredients such as Ink, Grass, Absinthe, Tangerine and more, to enchant you. They create illusions, which we savor. The smell of freshly cut grass on a warm spring day, a hint of licorice, the freshness of tangerine, reminiscent of when you’re peeling one yourself, and the smell of dried ink on your hands after writing a letter are thoughts that come to mind.

While the collection is shrouded in mystery by its black boxes and silken paper, and the perfumed wax is encased in the simplicity of matte black glass, the key lies within the colour-coded fragrances :
Grass is an earthy green, while the dark liquorice of Zan seeks refuge in its white opposite. Encre leaves hints of purple ink, the orange of the Tangerine emulates the glowing sun and Absinthe wears the colour of
the Green Chartreuse.

Memories of ink stains on your fingertips.
A clever tale told through the play of incense pitted against
the moody Balsamic Fir wood. Dark and captivating is its aura.
Throw in the unexpected spark of an orange kiss, and with this
trio of ingredients, they summon a rhapsody of nostalgia.

The hidden note of licorice rouses you with subtle restraint,
an effect that is most bewitching.
With its bouquet of Ylang-Ylang petals, Zan unveils the
exquisiteness of smell in its refined essence and unexpected

The scent from this citrus is enlightening.
Its ability to uplift any mood is unparalleled, and with the
use of the essence of Neroli, it brings its carnal and
voluptuous notes to the foreground.
Its sensuality is reminiscent of a walking through an
orchard on a warm summer night when the heat of the
sun still lingers on the blossoms and permeates the air with its heady scent.

Run free and lose yourself.
As you escape through the dreamy meadows of freshly cut
grass, the bouquet of fresh violets and the ripe tang of figs,
the earthly realm embraces you. With the freshness of
bergamot, grapefruit and tangerine, inhale and savor the
essence of life.

Wormwoods’ light and bitter tone envelopes you while
stimulating your senses.
Through the entangled clouds of tea and mint, the siren calls
of theses ethereal fragrances soothe your senses.

L’Eclaireur Candles will be available in the Blue Blood stores soon!

Come in and let your senses get carried away…


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Histoires de Parfums

Histoires de Parfums is a romantic, trendy and high quality French perfume brand. These heavy scented fragrances indulge finely into once skin. Each perfume is dated and has its own inspirational character that tells a unique poetic story. Histoires de Parfums sells erotic men fragrances, temperamental women perfumes and also rich unisex fragrances. Creator Gerald Chislain is an absolute perfectionist and this can clearly be seen in the modern perfume bottling he uses and in the way these perfumes are displayed. He refuses to sell them at the regular fragrance stores as he believes his creations will not receive the attention they deserve to get. Which is true. Luckily, we at Blue Blood will be able to sell these imaginative story telling perfumes at our stores. With a little patience, they will arrive in our stores this month.

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We can’t wait for them to arrive in our stores.


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Paris, the Boho Chic way Part-2

IMG00098-20090509-1033Now for a little more in-depth info of the 1 of the 2 hotspots we displayed in yesterday’s post.


First of all MERCI, an amazing concept store which is also environment-friendly. How so? MERCI is from the people of Bonpoint, who have created an concept store with luxury product ranging from flowers, to fashion to one-off crafted homewear items and art of which the profits go to charity in Madagascar.


Top brands have dedicated collections especially to MERCI. In the shop you will encounter pieces from, amongst others, Isabel Marant, Jérôme Dreyfuss, Marni, Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Swildens, Christian Tortu, and YSL.


A  good thing seeing that the top brands are all conceding their profit margins to charities in Madagascar. The place in general has a more lifestyle feel to it than a regular shop. The Charity books section, a very New York inspired place where you can rest with a tea or coffee while reading. Books are second hand, in many languages and come from donations. Other things:

  • The Annick Goutal laboratory to create your own fragrance.
  • An old fashion haberdashery shop where you can buy top buttons, ribbons and zippers
  • The flower shop by Christian Tortu


That’s not all folks! We will keep you up to date…



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Six Scents…

In December of 2008 six major fashion designer and six major perfumers collaborated to make a highly exclusive and limited edition serie of scents called the Six Scents: Serie One.66

The collabos are:

Alexandre Herchcovitch ft. Joachim Correll > “Urban Tropicalia”

Bernard Willhelm ft. Lucas Sieuzac > “Wicken 3000”

COSMIC WONDER Light Source ft. Philippe Paparella-Paris > “The Spirit of Wood”

Gareth Pugh ft. Emile Copperman > “Diagonal”

Jeremy Scott ft. Philippe Roques > “Illicit Sex”

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi ft. Mark Buxtun > “Teen Spirit”

The Scents are all limited edition of 2000 per scent, all custom packed and numbered. A precentage of the income raised by the sales will go to the DAA (Designers Against AIDS) for the the International AIDS Awareness Education Center in Antwerp, Belgium.

Here in the Netherlands Six Scents are also sold, exclusively by 290 SQM in Amsterdam. Check out their website at 290 SQM .

The scents have been spotted/sniffed amongst several Blue Blood colleagues. And they, and we love the smell….

Also the website for more info on Six Scents > Click here !


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