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"Signature Perfumes" and "My Perfume Self"

Columns 05/20/16 11:11 (15 comments)

Very often, while sorting out our perfume preferences, the Fragrantica team mentions the idea of a "signature perfume". However, through our own internal discussion we concluded that we mean different things when we talk about this. Moreover, a few of us distinguish a signature scent from "perfume self" and even "perfume identity". Let's discuss and find out what do signature, perfume self and perfume identity actually mean?   ... (more)

What do we mean by it?

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Columns 04/27/16 14:34 (7 comments)

"What does a Picasso painting smell like?" asks Nathaniel Scharping of DiscoverMagazine.com , reporting on new technology-assisted synesthesia: Zachary Howard, an aerospace engineer completing a fellowship at Autodesk , created a mask that mimics the effects of synesthesia using a color sensor, microprocessor and essential oils. By linking a sensor worn on the finger to an Intel Edison chip on the armband, Howard’s device breaks any object’s color sch... (more)

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10 Years of Terre d'Hermes: Facts & Trivia

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Bulletproof Layerings – 6 Perfect Scent Couples

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Lancaster Le Parfum Solaire

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Travel with Travalo: The Easiest Way to Leave the Bottle at Home

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The Perfumed Baby: Popular, Natural and Designer Aromas

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Come and learn about the different colognes and perfumes used in several countries to scent babies.

A Focus on Rose: Blumarine Rosa, Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore, Valentino Valentina Poudree

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A focus on Roses, rose and powdery trends in perfumery, 2016

Fragrant Finland: Saunas, Babies and Rive Gauche

Fragrant Finland: Saunas, Babies and Rive GaucheColumns 03/04/16 05:15 (8 comments)

"I’m not sure if my sister thought of me as 'independent and quintessentially metropolitan' but the optimistic EdT really picked me up and fortified my soul."

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