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Hipster FragrancesHipster Fragrances

Columns 01/01/17 10:13 (42 comments)

  Where is the great hipster fragrance? A question I am sure all Fragrantica readers have asked themselves. Were Byredo close with Gypsy Water ? Although, let’s be honest, it’s mainly preppy housewives that buy it and it can hardly be smelt, anyway. What about Rankin and Azzi Glasser’s S&X and its raunchy advert ? Too commercial, literally. Last shot – surely M2 Black March by CB I Hate Perfume comes clo... (more)

"The common thread is visual design – one doesn’t feel hipster, one exhibits hipster." Leave a comment, name a hipster scent!

Addicted: How I Changed as a Perfume-lover, or 2016 A Year in ReviewAddicted: How I Changed as a Perfume-lover, or 2016 A Year in Review

Columns 12/31/16 12:27 (35 comments)

As a self-proclaimed fragrance addict, one thing I can say for certain is that as my tastes in aroma change, so do my purchasing habits, my sense of smell, and my general attitude towards the fragrance industry in general. Here at the passing of a year, I offer some reflections on how my thoughts and actions have changed and encourage you to weigh in with your own reflections in a comment below! The High Price of Perfume Fragrance has become entirely too expensive. ... (more)

Marlen reflects on prices, shopping, wardrobes and anosmia. Leave a comment and share your own reflections!

The Old Perfumeries of New Orleans: Hové Parfumeur and Bourbon French Parfums

The Old Perfumeries of New Orleans: Hové Parfumeur and Bourbon French ParfumsColumns 12/30/16 07:22 (17 comments)

Two perfume gems hide in plain sight in the French Quarter...

A Fragrance for Santa

A Fragrance for SantaColumns 12/25/16 03:01 (34 comments)

Fragrantica editors choose scents they would gift to Santa. What would your choices be?

The Language of Scent, Part 5

The Language of Scent, Part 5Columns 12/19/16 14:39 (8 comments)

Miguel explores the notions of Vintage vs Retro, Classic vs Oldfashioned and Natural Content vs Natural Smelling.

­#NextGenPerfumer: Roxanne Kirkpatrick

­#NextGenPerfumer: Roxanne KirkpatrickColumns 12/19/16 09:35 (8 comments)

#NextGenPerfumer: A new series that shines light on the future talent of the fragrance industry.

Editors' Choice Awards 2016: Thanks from Co-Editor, Writer John Biebel

Editors' Choice Awards 2016: Thanks from Co-Editor, Writer John BiebelColumns 12/17/16 08:04 (17 comments)

For amusing, witty and very funny reviews, congratulations to ShotsK, bugsyiii, and MoonFlare

Life without Pyramids: A Nightmare or a Blessing?

Life without Pyramids: A Nightmare or a Blessing?Columns 12/04/16 10:01 (19 comments)

"I think the point is that the perfume pyramid is a special LANGUAGE. It is the mediation language between the professional language of perfumers and the language of fragrance consumers."

The Language of Scent, Part 4 of 5

The Language of Scent, Part 4 of 5Columns 12/03/16 10:43 (10 comments)

Marlen discusses ingredients vs notes; cologne vs eau de cologne; nose vs perfumer; and fragrance manufacturer vs fragrance house.

A Few Words About Blotters

A Few Words About BlottersColumns 12/02/16 07:55 (8 comments)

What are they and how to use them.

Exclusive Visit to the L.T. Piver Factory in Chartres

Exclusive Visit to the L.T. Piver Factory in ChartresColumns 12/01/16 08:08 (11 comments)

A private inside tour where the juices are mixed, bottled and boxed.

Olfactory Pyramid or Perfumer's Nightmare

Olfactory Pyramid or Perfumer's NightmareColumns 11/30/16 17:45 (35 comments)

Mat dethrones the holy perfume pyramid.

Thierry Mugler Angel Collector Editions and Scented Candles

Thierry Mugler Angel Collector Editions and Scented CandlesColumns 11/30/16 08:38 (5 comments)

Angel stars in their full shine announce the upcoming holidays! Which one will be yours?

Addicted: The Significance of Scented Hand Soap

Addicted: The Significance of Scented Hand SoapColumns 11/26/16 12:31 (21 comments)

Marlen recommends 6 aromatic hand washes and stresses the importance of great-smelling hands. What are your favorites?

Paris, A Perfumed AffairParis, A Perfumed Affair

11/19/16 12:39 (12 comments)

Holiday Editions of Favorite Fragrances, 2016Holiday Editions of Favorite Fragrances, 2016

11/19/16 12:31 (6 comments)

The Language of Scent, Part 3 of 5The Language of Scent, Part 3 of 5

11/18/16 09:30 (5 comments)

Autumn Aromas in Kyoto, Krasnodar and AthensAutumn Aromas in Kyoto, Krasnodar and Athens

11/02/16 11:01 (11 comments)

The Language of Scent, Part 2 of 5The Language of Scent, Part 2 of 5

11/01/16 13:38 (9 comments)

Addicted: Yes, I Wear Room SpraysAddicted: Yes, I Wear Room Sprays

10/30/16 12:10 (46 comments)

Finding Their Niche in Montreal: Etiket Finding Their Niche in Montreal: Etiket

10/29/16 09:11 (6 comments)

Autumn Smell List Made in FranceAutumn Smell List Made in France

10/18/16 10:54 (2 comments)

The Language of Scent, Part 1 of 5The Language of Scent, Part 1 of 5

10/15/16 09:48 (14 comments)

Perfume Shopping in Melbourne, AustraliaPerfume Shopping in Melbourne, Australia

10/04/16 09:52 (10 comments)

Chanel №5 and №5 L’Eau: A BreakthoughChanel №5 and №5 L’Eau: A Breakthough

09/30/16 14:06 (9 comments)

The Joy Of Layering ScentsThe Joy Of Layering Scents

09/27/16 09:02 (18 comments)

#NextGenPerfumer: Théo Belmas#NextGenPerfumer: Théo Belmas

09/08/16 03:07 (2 comments)

Homage to Sonia Rykiel: Her Perfumed WorldHomage to Sonia Rykiel: Her Perfumed World

08/25/16 14:36 (9 comments)

Revival CultureRevival Culture

08/13/16 20:14 (8 comments)

Are Fragrance Reviews Useful?Are Fragrance Reviews Useful?

08/04/16 09:57 (68 comments)

Addicted: My Perry Ellis Time MachineAddicted: My Perry Ellis Time Machine

08/02/16 10:25 (16 comments)

Addicted: Modern Mugler AngelsAddicted: Modern Mugler Angels

06/30/16 12:49 (18 comments)

The Life Span of a Perfume: Mixing and AgingThe Life Span of a Perfume: Mixing and Aging

06/14/16 20:17 (37 comments)

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