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How Many Roses?How Many Roses?

Columns 03/18/15 16:55 (15 comments)

The Soul of the Rose - John William Waterhouse, 1908 Ask sale assistants in most perfumeries about a perfume's naturalness, for any brand, and you get in response: “We sell only the best, all-natural perfumes!” Oh really? Each Chanel № 5 flacon, the most classic women's gift in the last century, consists of a dozen roses surrounded by 1,000 jasmine flowers, plus ylang-ylang, vetiver, sandalwood oil—and a little bit of synthetic aldehydes and musks ... ... (more)

How much natural rose is in rose-based perfumes?

The Map and the Territory: How Many Notes in the Fragrance is Enough?The Map and the Territory: How Many Notes in the Fragrance is Enough?

Columns 03/08/15 08:24 (31 comments)

I have read a wonderful comment on one of my Fragrantica articles: “... the number of notes is getting close to the good old pre-IFRA formulas.” Does the quantity of notes mean something? Is it a sign of a good perfume? What is the general meaning of all those notes referred to in the pyramid and is it possible to be navigated by the notes? Let's puzzle it out. Imagine two perfumes, of which we know only their descripti... (more)

Is it possible to navigate a perfume by its notes?

Perfumed Fans

Perfumed FansColumns 02/25/15 16:13 (14 comments)

A history of the use of perfumed hand fans.

New Year's Resolutions Translated into Fragrance!

New Year's Resolutions Translated into Fragrance!Columns 01/12/15 14:50 (7 comments)

Good advice from Elena Vosnaki ;o)

How to Wear and Listen to Perfumes

How to Wear and Listen to PerfumesColumns 01/08/15 16:40 (21 comments)

Are there any rules at all?

Top 10 Bargain Perfumes You Can't Miss

Top 10 Bargain Perfumes You Can't MissColumns 01/06/15 04:52 (86 comments)

Can you help me find more?

Cheers ... with your Favorite Fragrances!!

Cheers ... with your Favorite Fragrances!!Columns 12/31/14 02:30 (36 comments)

A selection of fragrances for the craziest night of the year!

Coordinating Scents with the Festive Season

Coordinating Scents with the Festive SeasonColumns 12/15/14 20:13 (18 comments)

Suggestions for scenting the home and personal fragrances

Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 2

Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 2Columns 12/11/14 04:20 (5 comments)

Attractive sets inspired by the holidays and designed especially for this occasion!

Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 1

Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 1Columns 12/11/14 02:14 (3 comments)

Attractive sets inspired by the holidays and designed especially for this occasion!

WienerBlut: Viennese Spirit

WienerBlut: Viennese SpiritColumns 11/17/14 17:19

A review of three perfumes by the house of WienerBlut.

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

Scented Snippets New Book Review - Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent by Mandy AftelColumns 11/11/14 21:09 (6 comments)

"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

Late Fall Fragrance Wardrobe: Scents of Golden & CozyColumns 11/10/14 06:13 (10 comments)

It's not difficult to see how "serious" perfumes come out in the fall season and leading up to the holidays, is it?

Dior Homme Eau for Men: Iris and Common Taste

Dior Homme Eau for Men: Iris and Common TasteColumns 10/16/14 16:52 (12 comments)

”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?

Extinguishing Scent Remnants ...Extinguishing Scent Remnants ...

04/28/14 17:31 (21 comments)

Fashion and Perfume LandmarksFashion and Perfume Landmarks

03/29/14 14:40 (13 comments)

Solar Notes: Warmth and LuminositySolar Notes: Warmth and Luminosity

03/26/14 21:10 (2 comments)

The Mother Load: A Perfume Passion SharedThe Mother Load: A Perfume Passion Shared

03/26/14 19:30 (4 comments)

Nude: Olfactory Nudity - In the Mood for NudeNude: Olfactory Nudity - In the Mood for Nude

02/25/14 05:58 (15 comments)

The Perfume ConspiracyThe Perfume Conspiracy

02/19/14 19:53 (34 comments)

The Reading of Lucy RaubertasThe Reading of Lucy Raubertas

12/19/13 12:19 (8 comments)

Perfumers at the Helm Passing the BatonPerfumers at the Helm Passing the Baton

12/14/13 08:55 (10 comments)

In Shades of GoldIn Shades of Gold

12/03/13 00:57 (11 comments)

Davidoff Cool Water 25th Anniversary!Davidoff Cool Water 25th Anniversary!

09/05/13 15:52 (11 comments)

L'Air du Temps 65th anniversaryL'Air du Temps 65th anniversary

09/02/13 15:14 (16 comments)

The Greening of YouThe Greening of You

07/22/13 22:27 (10 comments)

Nothing is NewNothing is New

07/17/13 16:24 (14 comments)

Scandal Lanvin Celebrates 80th Anniversary!Scandal Lanvin Celebrates 80th Anniversary!

07/14/13 07:13 (9 comments)

Pierre Dinand: A Living LegendPierre Dinand: A Living Legend

04/26/13 19:24 (9 comments)

Olfactory White or Unspecified ScentOlfactory White or Unspecified Scent

03/03/13 07:49 (15 comments)

Perfume: Larger Than LifePerfume: Larger Than Life

02/20/13 16:39 (39 comments)

The Perfume Houses of Paris: Serge LutensThe Perfume Houses of Paris: Serge Lutens

02/16/13 10:54 (13 comments)

Precious Gifts: Be Our ValentinePrecious Gifts: Be Our Valentine

02/13/13 19:42 (10 comments)

The Perfume Houses of Paris: Annick GoutalThe Perfume Houses of Paris: Annick Goutal

01/24/13 19:14 (17 comments)

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