Friday, November 13, 2015

Raymond Matts INTERVIEW with Suzanne from Nezbar + Aura de Parfum Giveaway



I had never heard of Raymond Matts, that is until I read a review of his line written by my good friend Mark Behnke at Colognoisseur. After reading Mark's reviews, I knew right then and there that I had to get my nose on Raymond Matts Aura de Parfum collection.

I was able to find Mr. Matts on Facebook and quickly sent a friend request which he accepted. After chatting with him a few times, I learned that he was a 30 year veteran of the fragrance industry and was behind many hits such as Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Clinique Happy for Him and Her, Tommy Hilfiger fragrances, and many others.

Having seen many of my Brooklyn Fragrance Lover posts on Facebook, he was impressed with  my energy and genuine passion for perfume. He reached out to me about meeting up to go over his line. It took a few months to finally meet, since we both have very busy schedules, but we finally did on September 3, 2015.

We met at a Starbucks across the street from my job, and he took me through the entire line as well as telling me all about the creation process. It was a wonderful meeting at which I learned invaluable behind the scenes information, such as that he doesn't brief the perfumers he works with. Instead, he presents emotions, sensations, and experiences and builds the perfume from there. The perfumers he chose to work on his premier collection were Annie Buzantian, Jean Claude Delville, Christophe Laudamiel, and Olivier Gillotin. When our meeting came to end, he graciously left me with generous samples of his collection.


I was planning on doing a written review, but I was so impressed with his presentation at our meeting, I thought it would be better to shoot an interview/presentation video for Brooklyn Fragrance Lover subscribers so that they could experience what I did. My friend Suzanne from Nezbar joined us as well.






Thanks to the generosity of Raymond Matts, we are offering one lucky reader a chance to win a full 50ml bottle of any Raymond Matts Aura de Parfum of your choice. To enter, leave only ONE comment either here on YouTube with which fragrance interests you the most. You can check out the whole line here. A winner will be chosen by random.org in about a week. Thanks for reading (and watching). Good Luck!

28 comments:

  1. I can't wait to turn heads wearing the sultry steam of Pashay... Such creative inspiration and artistic expression!

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  2. The two florals Maiaday and Sunah resonate with me. I am not a big fruit forward person but do love saffron. Hmmm. Coin flip. Maiaday wins. Linden in the house.

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  3. My choice will be Jarro because it looks like the most gourmand of all. thanks for the draw.

    Fazal

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  4. Just finished reading up on this line and I have to say they all sound beautifully understated and very wearable. There are four or five of them that I would really like to explore now! The decision is tough but given the choice of only one I think I would start with Pashay. Thank you Carlos and Raymond Matts for the chance!

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  5. I have been excited about this line for almost two years, since first smelling the sample bottles Ray brought to his presentation promoting the class he teaches at Pratt Manhattan. I've been in search of the perfect linden since that day so obviously I would choose Maiaday -- there is simply nothing like it (and I have been looking). Congrats to Ray on the success of his line and thanks to you and Carlos for the dream-worthy opportunity to own a bottle of this magic!

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  6. This is very informative, exceptional interview. I love the idea for the fragrance's name. I'd love to explore the perfumes starting from the Jarro. Thank you.

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  7. These all sound lovely and sort of nice and easy to wear. Its always exciting when a new perfume line hits the scene. Very hard to choose, but I am thinking Jarro since we are going into the cooler weather here where I live. Congratulations to Ray and much success.

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  8. Great interview!!!!
    Kaiwe sounds wonderful! I love aldehydes!
    Thank you!!

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  9. Great video as always Carlos, Pashay sounds amazing.

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  10. Great interview!!!!
    Kaiwe sounds wonderful! I love aldehydes!
    Thank you!!

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  11. Jarro sounds amazing. Thanks so much for this outstanding giveaway.

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  12. Kaiwe seems to suit me just fine. Lots of luck to those who enter. Raymond Matts congrats! Very happy for you.

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  13. So Proud for Ray and his new line! If I was chosen I would like Sunah but would be happy with any since they all sound heavenly!! Thanks for this giveaway Ray!!

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  14. I have been a long time fan of Jo Malone and when I met Ray, I was lucky to hear him explain each of his scents then dropped JM like a hot potato! My favorites are Tulile ( Ray was wearing that when we met) and Tsilling! If I won, I could go for another bottle of Tulile! So happy for you Ray!

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  15. Great video Carlos! The entire line sounds amazing, but I would love to try Pashay. Thanks for such a kind giveaway!

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  16. You're so right Carlos, great presentation and interview. They all sound great but Pashay with the daffodil sounds like me!

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  17. A wonderful perfume line. I hope that customers at Nordstrom will tap into what this line offers and that we will see this line in other places as well.

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  18. I had the pleasure of meeting Raymond in Vegas on a business trip and I have to say the way he smelled just made me melt (he doesnt know that....lol....) Tulile was the one. It was very inviting, soft, and sensual. ��

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  19. Great interview! I would love to participate! I think Kaiwe would be just my cup of teaA! Thank you!

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  20. Kaiwe, like it says clean and comforting, meaning relaxing through the day so can be worn as a work perfum or to the golf course.
    Gus (Gerry's friend)

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  21. Love the interview! Pashay and Kaiwe sound lovely!

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  22. Great the interview! Pashay sounds amazing!

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  23. Great video Carlos! The entire line seems to be amazing, I need to try and I would start with Pashay and Tulile. Thank you!!

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  26. Nice interview Carlos and Suzanne!
    I think my husband will love Tulile!

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