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WienerBlut: Viennese SpiritWienerBlut: Viennese Spirit

Columns 11/17/14 17:19

History is a great source of inspiration for perfumers and perfume entrepreneurs. Austrian perfume house WienerBlut ("Viennese Blood" or "Viennese Spirit") was created by Alexander Lauber five years ago. WienerBlut perfumes were created with perfume recipes that were popular in the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. However, they are not historical perfume copies—neither the bottles nor formulas can be called historic... (more)

A review of three perfumes by the house of WienerBlut.

Scented Snippets New Book Review - Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent by Mandy AftelScented Snippets New Book Review - Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent by Mandy Aftel

Columns 11/11/14 21:09 (6 comments)

I was very grateful when Mandy Aftel graciously sent me a copy of her latest book Fragrant . Mandy devoted many years to its preparation, culling from sacred and profane texts, all manner of scholarly sources [way too numerous to recount! Check out her bibliography!!!] in order to regale and enlighten us with an historical and anthropological eye toward our cravings and olfactory connection to the world as we experience it. She achieves this through ... (more)

"Masterful storytelling awaits within the pages of Fragrant. We are treated to natural history, adventure, the enmeshing of scent with human civilization."

Late Fall Fragrance Wardrobe: Scents of Golden & Cozy

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Dior Homme Eau for Men: Iris and Common Taste

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”The bold and elegant, attractive and charismatic, Dior Homme Eau for Men embodies the irresistible charm of the metropolis”. 
What else is there to say?

Tips for Building Your Summer Fragrance Wardrobe

Tips for Building Your Summer Fragrance WardrobeColumns 06/20/14 13:16 (20 comments)

Discussion: What to wear in summer?

Extinguishing Scent Remnants ...

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... or why the perfume you most abhor will overstay its welcome.

B for Brutal: Celebrating Seven Decades of Bandit

B for Brutal: Celebrating Seven Decades of BanditColumns 04/28/14 16:19 (17 comments)

Some advice: take Bandit for a walk in the darkest corners of the dirtiest districts, but never come back home until it fades or you'll regret it.

Fashion and Perfume Landmarks

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Solar Notes: Warmth and Luminosity

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Sun energy captured in a perfume bottle.

The Mother Load: A Perfume Passion Shared

The Mother Load: A Perfume Passion SharedColumns 03/26/14 19:30 (4 comments)

Mothers' perfumes and our memories of them.

Nude: Olfactory Nudity - In the Mood for Nude

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Olfactory nudity as a perfume fashion trend - naturalness in the front plan

The Perfume Conspiracy

The Perfume ConspiracyColumns 02/19/14 19:53 (34 comments)

Do aromachemicals become the only option for Perfumers?

Love, oh Love! – Valentine's Day, Fragrant Suggestions

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Suggestions for Valentine's Day 2014

The Onset of Adolescence and the Change in Taste of Fragrances

The Onset of Adolescence and the Change in Taste of FragrancesColumns 02/06/14 19:37 (26 comments)

"Most of their choices come from others' likes and dislikes."

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