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Walking Arm in Arm: the History of Perfumed GlovesWalking Arm in Arm: the History of Perfumed Gloves

Columns 08/12/15 13:20 (6 comments)

As with many good things, the tradition of glove perfuming comes from Italy. At the end of the 15th century the descendant of an old Roman family, Muzio Frangipani , created a powder consisting of musk, civet, the milled root of iris and some other ingredients, which, relying on legend, was used by Catherine de' Medici to mask certain smells in the Palace of Fontainebleau. Some sources claim that the creator of this pulvilio was the personal perfumer (also known as co... (more)

Now and then.

A Day in the Creation Center of the World: Givaudan, Part  IA Day in the Creation Center of the World: Givaudan, Part I

Columns 07/01/15 18:40 (9 comments)

After a successful interview with the beautiful Sonia Constant and an exchange of emails with the Givaudan press office, I was able to negotiate my appointment, interviews and excursions to the center of perfume creation. This was not my first visit to the Parisian Givaudan office on avenue Kleber, 46. I went there before, but not so solemnly. This is the address of the Fine Fragrances department. The word “fine” has no relation to the prices or qualit... (more)

Serguey Borisov visits the inner chambers of Givaudan

Perceptions of Sweetness: Facets and Surprises

Perceptions of Sweetness: Facets and SurprisesColumns 06/28/15 08:00 (11 comments)

"Are human beings hard-wired to instinctually like sweetness?

Scented Memories of Our Fathers

Scented Memories of Our FathersColumns 06/20/15 05:27 (33 comments)

"How many times have we secretly (or openly) watched our fathers perform their daily ritual, shaving and dressing and grooming, presenting this Super Hero image to the world?"

An American in London: Geo. F. Trumper and Floris

An American in London:  Geo. F. Trumper and FlorisColumns 05/28/15 16:37 (2 comments)

Part 2 in John Biebel's series exploring the classic perfume houses of London.

An American in London: Penhaligon’s

An American in London: Penhaligon’sColumns 05/26/15 17:04 (11 comments)

John Biebel visits some of the classic perfumeries of London. First up: Penhaligon's.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Fragrances

What We Talk About When We Talk About FragrancesColumns 05/18/15 16:50 (7 comments)

How do we describe perfumes?

Eat Me, Drink Me: A Glimpse of Gourmet Perfumes

Eat Me, Drink Me: A Glimpse of Gourmet PerfumesColumns 04/29/15 17:18 (16 comments)

To everybody's taste, literally.

The Miraculous Elixir: Vinaigre de Toilette

The Miraculous Elixir: Vinaigre de Toilette Columns 04/28/15 16:54 (5 comments)

Can a scented preparation protect against ailments?

Freesia: Out for The Flower

Freesia: Out for The FlowerColumns 04/08/15 17:45 (8 comments)

A relatively new but very appealing note in perfumery.

How Many Roses?

How Many Roses?Columns 03/18/15 16:55 (15 comments)

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 (33 comments)

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 PerfumesHow to Wear and Listen to Perfumes

01/08/15 16:40 (28 comments)

Top 10 Bargain Perfumes You Can't MissTop 10 Bargain Perfumes You Can't Miss

01/06/15 04:52 (91 comments)

Cheers ... with your Favorite Fragrances!!Cheers ... with your Favorite Fragrances!!

12/31/14 02:30 (36 comments)

Coordinating Scents with the Festive SeasonCoordinating Scents with the Festive Season

12/15/14 20:13 (18 comments)

Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 2Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 2

12/11/14 04:20 (5 comments)

Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 1Holiday Sets 2014 - Part 1

12/11/14 02:14 (3 comments)

Dior Homme Eau for Men: Iris and Common TasteDior Homme Eau for Men: Iris and Common Taste

10/16/14 16:52 (12 comments)

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

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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

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The Greening of YouThe Greening of You

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Nothing is NewNothing is New

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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

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