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Moodboard: Owlle

French singer, Owlle, hails from the school of Robyn; darkly danceable electropop with hints of euphoria, yet all tinged with sadness. It really is the best kind (as I’ve said a million times). There is a, as her name suggest, a nocturnal quality to her songs, a hazy trudge



Album Review: Various Artists – Kitsuné 15

We all know that Parisian boutique label Kitsuné can be counted on when it comes to putting together a cracking compilation packed full of fresh, up-and-coming artists. But, with haters out there (me, being no such a hooligan!) questioning their relevance in today’s music scene, Kitsuné are being forced to …



Stream: Frederic Mercier – ‘Spirit’

At the beginning of this week, as at the beginning of most weeks, a torrent of records flood from the postbags at Notion and are distributed among the team. We get everything from hardcore post-rock to flyweight folk; the mainest of mainstream rubbish to the obscurest Hungarian reissues. It is …



SS14 Preview: Cacharel Menswear

French design house Cacharel, recently revealed their SS14 menswear collection, and we’ve fallen for it in a big way. Along with fellow French designers Paul & Joe or APC, Cacharel blend the fitted, wearable garments that we all love with a certain Gallic je ne sais quoi, throwing …



PFW SS14: Paul & Joe Homme

It’s not every season that we get the images from a show, particularly one from Paris, and we go: I would wear ALL of that. Cult French label Paul & Joe achieved just that though with their SS14 collection, shown back in June. The designers have a knack for throwing …



Album Review: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Unless you’ve been hiding from the internet in the last few weeks, you will have noticed that Daft Punk have a new record out. The beginning of May (evidently) signals the lifting of the embargo and as you will have noticed from the aforementioned internet, everyone and their cat has …



BEAUTIFY: Washing with Klorane

There’s nothing like a good ol’ hair wash. Oh, except for when the shampoo and conditioner are shit not the best. We took our time trying and testing the new Klorane range of shampoos and blooming loved it. Not only do the bottles add a great colour pop and French…



BEAUTIFY: Collection Avant-Premiere de Chanel

Getting ready for a Premier? Okay, maybe not. But a night out is good enough. Inspired by movie icons, the new Collection Avant-Premiere from Chanel is all the brightest and most sumptuous hues that’ll be sure to make you stand out, wherever you are.

Giving you the perfect excuse to …



Indie Pop Duo Singtank Show Notion Around Paris

Singtank recently released their debut album In Wonder, an impressive piece of work not just for a debut but for an indie pop album in general.  The tracks harken back to those great indie sounds of the 80s and 90s, to groups like the Pixies and the Cure.  To …


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Beautify: French Pharmacies

On a recent trip to Paris, I realised just why I loved the city so much. It wasn’t the beautiful buildings, the chicly dressed people, nor the perfectly lit walk in the Tuileries I took on a daily basis. It was the pharmacies. This may strike you as strange, but …