23.02.17. Smile ! You are on Miss Ferling !
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Comments… by some actors of the story Miss Ferling…


bdthistoireBaume des tigresses

Creator’s comments

A sort of homage to the original Baume du Tigre®, the Asian eucalyptus balm that cures just about anything… My Baume des Tigresses only takes care of hands and nails!

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“I avoid silicones as much as possible. Sandra and I have decided not to use them and achieve the same comfortable feel without them. This constraint has boosted our creativity, especially when we started with hand creams (their evaluations by users are very reliable). From that decision on, I developed a “very Miss Ferling” feel as I worked on one creation after another- an activity I have been involved in since 2006 – It is this feel that makes the quality of the formula stand out.”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

A poetice take on Mademoiselle Parfumette’s revisited marshmallow fragrance for the Tigresses line of products

 At first the scent evokes the edible marshmallow, then the flower becomes discernible. The most delicate noses perceive recreated almond blended with orange blossom, a magic combination which enhances the sweet but not heady marshmallow fragrance. Green anise and bergamot, toned down by woody, quiet notes, are also detectable. Yet one can savor with relish a hint of sugar almond, a quick dash of violet and elegant vanilla.

The fragrance conceived by Mademoiselle Parfumette is anything but cloying, just comforting and delicate. The kind you want to wear on your skin for short welcome sniffs now and then while thinking with your head resting on your (perfumed) hands.


parfum-3-soisn-tigressesBling-Bling Baume des Tigresses

Creator’s comments

Being submerged in gold, there is nothing like it to feel good! I was looking for a chic finish of the skin, without an excess of glitter. An understated and elegant bling-bling !

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“Sparks flew in the lab for many days until we found the right blend of mother-of-pearl that would look pretty on the body and the hands while keeping its chic appearance! This is always a challenge with iridescent finishes: you have to use mother-of-pearl but not overdo it, or the skin becomes shiny! I think we found just the right dosage…”

Le Pattes Arrières

Creator’s comments

I was dreaming of a glamorous foot care product that would not smell of menthol. And then I conceived this superb emulsion with vegetal butters, sharing its fragrance and name with the hand cream.

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“After it had been on the market for a while, we made the formula thicker. It was a challenge to come up with a very nourishing product, rich in vegetal butters, with a hopefully luxuriant but non-sticky and non-oily finish. The structure, in any case, is totally different from that of the hand cream.”

 


dalmatiehistoireBaume de Dalmatie

Creator’s comments

Dedicated to true fashion animals !!!

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“The success of this texture rests on the incorporation or microcapsules (the famous visible spots) that can stand the turbulence of the machine during the fabrication process and can still, paradoxically, melt on the skin. Those are in vogue today, but we started working with this raw material in 2007. With Miss Ferling, we even received an innovation subsidy. Yes, we at the lab are very proud of this product!”

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A journey that starts and ends in a biscuit – just like Proust’s

Fashioned like a dainty pastry, the note of biscuit with almond powder is dominant, yet not overdone. The scent cannot but evoke the seasons in Aquitaine: fresh pine needles, mimosa, and end-of-Winter sun, the small violets and tall irises that brighten up our gardens with purple touches. This is a journey without borders; your sense of smell takes you right away to an imaginery forest, warm with scents of licorice, tonka pods and sandal wood – brought back from Katmandu long ago!

In your imagination, you have visited a thousand places – maybe Dalmatia, the land of a hundred islands…?


mona-lisa-histoireKiss me sweet mona

Creator’s comments

Mona Lisa deserves a lip balm fully dedicated to her famous smile!

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“For this first lip balm I developed an almost 100% natural formula. Used in high dosage, shea butter has a vexing tendency to crystallize. We had to go through a long trial and error period to finally discover the right one. Natural, as always, means surprises…which, at the lab, soon translates into complex and problematic techniques…”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

Hardly a timid violet

Though it is both a scent and a taste, this violet is not discernible right away. It has to wait till the impetuous coriander, a small but vigorous seed, and the self-assured bergamot have taken their turn. One likes the taste on the lips of that restrained but sensuous note, similar to its close partner the sugar almond. The violet created by Mademoiselle Parfumette is quiet, resting on two tranquil, perpetual enchanters – musk and vanilla. No excess of sugar, here, but there is definitely a desire to go back for more…


dodohistoireBaume du dodo

Creator’s comments

When I launched this product, I was immediately told the « Pyjamas for the lips » sounded too child-oriented. I argued it was loaded with plants used for grandmothers’ herbal teas all over the world.

Thus is increased the age range of our targeted customers.

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“We took the natural formula further when we used a raw material I thought was “funny and sassy”. The supplier created an oily mix imitating vaseline – that much-maligned by-product of petrochemistry! The risk paid off, for this totally vegetal ingredient is quite beautiful, reliable and active. The film it leaves on the lips is not sticky and the Baume du Dodo (Beddy-byes Balm) has restorative virtues, a claim well supported by tests. Which goes to show, you can innovate on products such as lip balms, a rather competitive field.”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

Orange blossom at night…

It took quite a bit of daring to reinvent orange blossom, a constant dreamy presence in Mediterranean lands since the beginning of times and a frequent companion at weddings.

Here it is, surrounded by the noble rose and jasmine, and topped with the other orange scent, the scent of the fruit, not about to be eclipsed by this flowerlet. And yet, how serenely this small sweet breath of a flower rests on a bed of rosewood, musk and vanilla. Touches of scent bring a fragrant breeze in the night…



image-suivez-moi-jeune-homme-histoireThe ribbon of satin

Creator’s comments

This old French phrase (“Follow me young man”) is a tribute to my grandmother who was elegant and trendy. This ribbon was a classic hat ornament, floating in the wind, behind a lady…

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“The magic dye is very complex, and that is why it is rarely found on the market, or else, it often is part of a petrochemical formula, a vaseline base. I knew it had a very drying effect, and my dilemma was to find a formula as natural as possible for a texture as nourishing as possible. I am happy I solved the problem, but it took me weeks of trial and error. Belying its rock star appearance, this hybrid balm was extremely challenging to create.”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

A sensuous, elegant mood

Just as the story of the balm is centered on the rose colour, so it had to be with the perfume: we wanted a scent evoking a beautiful love story on the lips, as suggested by the name of the product. Such was the audacious challenge facing Miss Parfumette. She invites in the scrumptious, pearly lychee, the blending bergamot, and the sometimes very classic almond. The rose risks a friendly partnership with the somewhat green violet and the enticing heliotrope, spicing up the combination of tonka bean and vanilla. To be savored with white musk…



VISAGE-histoireCapucine & her sweet days water

Why a water? Creator speaks

Most of the active ingredients are soluble in water. So why not create a superior water, saturated with active ingredients bringing a strong effect yet bearing a name evocative of Spring, joy, morning dew?

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“What was needed for face care products was something obviously efficient and quick but not damaging to the skin. The brand has a lot of respect for its users, its relationship with them is honest, and I did not want to betray that. I went heavy on the chemical actives and had to reach a compromise with the exfoliating flower acids… I needed to be sure to achieve efficiency and a high degree of softness. A product not at all simple, and definitely active on the skin!”

Rose & her Astonishing Fluid

Why a fluid? Creator speaks

This intriguing product called for an uncommon young girl’s name. Rose is both a first name and a beautiful natural flower. The perfect name for an elegant and different product.

Technical commentary from the formula specialist

“I had to reinvent a serum with a texture that could hide under a classic cream, or be used by itself in the Summer months or on a somewhat oily skin. This fluid contains a maximum dose of sophisticated actives difficult to stabilize. I think this texture is ahead of its time. This hybrid serum is not ordinary. It appears watery but rich in actives in the watery as well as the oily stage. I love its super soft feel… and always without silicones!”

Commentaries from Mademoiselle Parfumette

Floral abstractions

Here is a fragrance that talks flowers, is present in care products fashioned from flowers, yet is not overpowered by them. Contrary to the expectation of a classic bouquet, here is a tangerine opening the show. The nose is teased by a silky note and by bergamot, the signature of our brand. Then appear still damp water flowers, an unpretentious hyacinth, a frank lotus, a jasmine and a rose showing restraint in the presence of such an uncommon array. Then, without second thoughts, the tried and true notes, almond, white musk, sandal wood (not your 1970 India fad!) send their warm and sweet greetings.

The result? A fragrance that evokes a thousand things but none is singled out. In any case, it has been almost unanimously well received when tested. It must tell a nice story to each and everyone.


ciel-en-soi-histoireLa crème de nuage poudrée

Le commentaire de la créatrice
Je voulais une crème qui soit comme un morceau de nuage dans la main, une texture mate et étonnante

Le mot technique de la formulatrice
La prouesse tient à la charge en poudres fines qui ne blanchissent pas la peau au final. La texture est lourde mais vraiment légère en toucher. C’est une vraie crème de poudre. Peu de marques osent ce concept,  pourtant le toucher est incroyable.

L’Exfoliant Bulles Célestes

Le commentaire de la créatrice
Pour prolonger l’idée de l’infini céleste du Ciel en Soi j’avais envie de bulles légères qui s’envolent comme des pensées fugaces.

Le mot technique de la formulatrice
Pour moi, ce qui signe une bonne texture de ce type c’est sa rinçabilité, sans résidu, sans inconfort. J’ai travaillé une texture très extensible pour faciliter le gommage avec peu de produit et son évolution au contact de l’eau. Et le tout en respectant la peau pour qu’elle ne tire pas. Un bon équilibre entre toucher, praticité et douceur de la peau.

Le Gel Moussant Fleurs au Vent

Le commentaire de la créatrice
Mon inspiration vient d’un moment de l’enfance quand le cerisier en fleur frisonne dans un souffle de vent et que l’on se retrouve dans une pluie de pétales parfumés.

Le mot technique de la formulatrice
J’ai cherché à travailler une formule simple, douce et qui respecte le film hydrolipidique. Celle-ci joue bien avec la note parfumée et s’utilise vraiment sans stress sur le visage ou une peau délicate. Elle nettoie bien sans dessécher la peau.

Le parfum de la ligne LE CIEL EN SOI

L’hespéridé, le nez dans la poudre
Pour des soins poétiques qui évoquent avec leurs noms l’infini du ciel et la sérénité des grands espaces calmes, un parfum à la hauteur était forcément attendu. Et Mademoiselle Parfumette de remuer ciel et terre avec nos ingrédients fétiches. On parle de soins qui enveloppent de douceur, de fleurs blanches et de poudre de riz dans les actifs ; la note ainsi conçue leur fera honneur sans les répéter. Amande, anis vert et bergamote créent un hymne au velouté et déjà ils s’envolent. Se posent comme un voile sur la peau des fleurs adorées : le jasmin d’eau transparent, la fleur d’oranger promesse de suavité, l’héliotrope crémeuse. Pour un souvenir d’enfance, un fond qui fait courir entre des draps blancs séchant au soleil, le musc, la vanille et la fève tonka révèle la peau douce et lui donne une touche poudrée irrésistible.


envoleebellehistoireEnvolée Belle

Le commentaire de la créatrice
Je voulais un nom qui donne envie de partir, de voyager…. J’adore cette création qui donne un côté canaille aux départs (« se faire la belle »…)!

Le parfum
Un sérieux parfum doudou !
Les gels mains propres avaient tous la mauvaise idée de ne pas sentir très bon ; au mieux la forêt d’eucalyptus qui évoque quand même la maladie.
L’Envolée Belle raconte l’histoire à l’envers. Son joli parfum n’empêche pas le soin de tuer les germes et petits microbes. Pour ne pas y penser, litsea, bergamote et petit grain pétillent direct ! Ils s’échappent dans un souffle d’alcool et s’impose alors un cœur plus habité qu’il n’y parait avec de la fleur d’oranger, la verveine vraie, l’héliotrope qui s’appuient franchement sur un caramel à la vanille. Si on vous avait posé la question, vous n’auriez jamais repéré le caramel. On vous met au défi de trouver ce parfum écœurant. Bref, à flairer d’urgence pour élargir son horizon olfactif.

La baguette attrape-cœurs

Le commentaire de la créatrice
J’avoue que l’idée d’un parfum qui dépose des paillettes et possède le look d’une baguette magique m’a tout de suite tentée…

Le parfum
L’amande faussement simple
Il est né d’une envie un peu dingue ce parfum-là. Il devait sentir bon, mais pas envahir, il fallait qu’il puisse oser des alliances inattendues avec des parfums déjà posés sur la peau, il allait vivre dans une base sans alcool. Quel challenge !
Mademoiselle Parfumette s’est jouée de ces contraintes et même amusée. La bergamote et l’amande subliment le côté le plus vert d’une badiane fraîche. Ça commence drôlement, alors qu’à peine remis, le nez est délicieusement chatouillé par le dialogue à trois de la fleur d’oranger avec le jasmin d’eau et l’héliotrope. Et elles chuchotent car le fond se fait entendre. Sous forme de concrète, ils se savaient attendus ces parfums réconfortants. Alors écoutons le murmure doux du musc, de la vanille et de la fève tonka qui ne finissent jamais de surprendre qui les porte ou s’y frotte…