L'Express magazine regularly features articles on perfumes and perfumery (in French). I am catching up and calling your attention to these three last pieces:
Guillaume Crouzet writes about Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. 30 years later it is still alive and kicking. There is a diaporama you can leaf through during which you can also listen to a poem written by YSL.
Les Trente "Glorieuses" d'Opium........
Maïté Turonnet interviews perfumer Mathilde Laurent, the former in-house perfumer for Guerlain who is now working for Cartier. As you may have noticed, I am interested in the question of authorship and creation in perfumery. Laurent here indicates to us that when she debuted at Guerlain and worked under the stewardship of Jean-Paul Guerlain it was like working in the workshop of a Renaissance painting master where this one would give general guidelines and ideas and the students would then develop these into perfumes.
Héloïse Gray writes about the comeback of the rose in perfumery and how it is overcoming its old-fashioned image.