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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)

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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)

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