May 19, 2016
Bertrand Duchaufour, Michelyn Camen, Geza Schoen and Mark Buxton at Esxence 2016 (Photo Darryl DO for ÇaFleureBon)
The theme of the eight edition of Esxence the Scent of Excellence, the worldwide exhibition for artistic perfumery held in Milan this past March was Endless imagination and creativity. I had the opportunity to reunite with three of my favorite independent perfumers who embody the show's theme.
Geza at Esxence (Photo Darryl DO for ÇaFleureBon)
From Berlin, Geza Schoen is well known for his own brands Escentric Molecules, A Beautiful Mind Series, Kinski and Wode Boudicca and has collaborated with Ormonde Jayne, Clive Christian and more. In 2006, Geza overdosed 65% of the synthetic molecule Iso E Super to create the first “anti-perfume", the CaFleureBon Modern Masterpiece Escentric 01 (neo-synthetics are currently en vogue 10 years later). GAMECHANGER
Mark Buxton was born in Derby England and in addition to his eponymous line Mark Buxton, has quite a portfolio including including the CaFleureBon Modern Masterpiece CDG 2 Men for Comme des Garcons, Chopard, Linari, Ferre, Kapsule for Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Burberry, Jil Sander to name a few. GAMECHANGER
Bertrand Duchaufour grew up in Nancy, France is one of the most prolific and talented perfumers of the last 15 years and is best known for L’Artisan Parfumeur, Penhaligon’s, as well as for his work for Eau d’Italie, Neela Vermeire Creations, Comme des Garcons, Amouage and The Different Company. I believe that this is M. Duchaufour’s first fragrance under his own signature. GAMECHANGER
All three are classically trained perfumers that broke free of the corporate world and have gone on to huge success. They are very different in style. Knowing each of them, they are different in personality as well, but they have one thing in common… maybe they are just a bit “crazy”, in the best possible way. With Project Renegades, Geza, Mark and Bertrand have created three fragrances outside of the ordinary perfume box. I wish I had been there to hear the wild imaginings and conversations when they had the idea of Project Renegades, with the tripped out packaging, strange cowboy avatars (that double as kitchen magnets).
Contributor Sebastian Jara of the YouTube Channel Looking Feeling Smelling Great, and founder of a popular Facebook Group reviews each "perfumer gone rogue" fragrance in this video. They may be renegades, and the fragrances out of the box, but each are incredibly wearable. –Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Reviews of Geza Schoen, Bertrand Duchaufour and Mark Buxton Project Renegade Perfumes
Geza, Bertrand and Mark mask magnets (those are snakes coming out of Bertrand's ears)
Thanks to the The Renegades we have a reader’s choice of Geza Schoen, Bertrand Duchaufour, or Mark Buxton for a registered CafleureBon reader and Looking Feeling Smelling Great subscriber anywhere in the world (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid. To be eligible please leave a detailed comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review (you never know who might be reading it) which Renegade you would like to win, and where you live. If you have a favorite fragrance by Geza Schoen, Mark Buxton and Bertrand Duchaufour, we would love to know. Draw closes May 22, 2016. You can follow us @cafleurebon @lookfeelsmellgreat on Instagram.
The line is not currently available until the end of the May/June and will be $190/100 ml
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