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

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

"Perfume follows you. It chases you and lingers behind you. Perfume makes silence talk." Sonia Rykiel   Sonia Flis, as was Sonia Rykiel's real name, has died at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. But her legacy is carried on. Nathalie Rykiel, her daughter, as well as the fashion world, have been given a great example of stylish quirkiness and independent spirit in the face of mass market fashion. Rykiel was unique. S... (more)

The great designer (1930-2016) was a fabulous arbiter of both design and aroma. We discuss our favorites from her brand in reverent homage.

Perfume and Technology: Our Friends, the MicrobesPerfume and Technology: Our Friends, the Microbes

Columns 08/24/16 09:19 (12 comments)

I was doing an interview with an independent perfumer in Amsterdam earlier this year when I was introduced to the concept of lab-created “natural” scent components. That sounds like a complete contradiction, doesn’t it? You might imagine my surprise at this idea, but curiosity is a powerful driver, so I investigated further. The substance we were discussing in particular is a component created by Firmenich called Clearwood . It is indeed a clear, medium-weight sc... (more)

Microbes are playing an important role in keeping your perfume sustainable.

Ultimate Baldessarini: Niche - Luxe Relationships

Ultimate Baldessarini: Niche - Luxe RelationshipsColumns 08/15/16 13:33 (6 comments)

How ideas that were born in niche get to luxury perfumery.

Revival Culture

Revival CultureColumns 08/13/16 20:14 (7 comments)

"We’re talking about it as significant, reflective of the increasing status and value of perfume."

The Most Subjective Selection Of Legendary Perfumes For Men

The Most Subjective Selection Of Legendary Perfumes For MenColumns 08/12/16 01:52 (19 comments)

Written out of pure inspiration.

The Dirty Monoi Project: Creating my Private Fragrance With Sven Pritzkoleit - Part 2

The Dirty Monoi Project: Creating my Private Fragrance With Sven Pritzkoleit - Part 2Columns 08/05/16 07:49 (5 comments)

A great experience for every perfume lover. Brace yourself for a list of sexy ingredients that were mixed into my dream perfume.

Are Fragrance Reviews Useful?

Are Fragrance Reviews Useful?Columns 08/04/16 09:57 (59 comments)

"How precisely the reviewer describes certain characteristics, can also result in significant differences in one’s impression upon reading the review."

Addicted: My Perry Ellis Time Machine

Addicted: My Perry Ellis Time MachineColumns 08/02/16 10:25 (15 comments)

"Have you had the experience where a long-forgotten aroma wafts under your nose and transports you, suddenly, to another time?"

What If Your Significant Other Dislikes Your Scent?

What If Your Significant Other Dislikes Your Scent?Columns 07/14/16 12:57 (38 comments)

Fragrantica's international writers weigh in on a challenging issue.

Perfume Choices for the French "14ème Juillet" Holiday

Perfume Choices for the French Columns 07/13/16 15:02 (7 comments)

A small selection of fragrances in honor of Bastille Day, with the powdery, spicy carnation in the spotlight.

Leaving Your Fragrant Comfort Zone - Powdery and White Floral Scents

Leaving Your Fragrant Comfort Zone - Powdery and White Floral ScentsColumns 07/05/16 11:07 (11 comments)

Fragrantica writers try to pull each other out of their fragrant comfort zones by making suggestions to try something unexpected.

Addicted: Modern Angels

Addicted: Modern AngelsColumns 06/30/16 12:49 (13 comments)

Marlen discusses the significance of Mugler's Angel and his new love for the brand with the recent Angel Muse and Pure Tonka.

Coconut-Laced Fantasies: A Round up of Coconut Suntan Lotion Fragrances

Coconut-Laced Fantasies: A Round up of Coconut Suntan Lotion FragrancesColumns 06/28/16 09:47 (33 comments)

What's the single scent that reminds you of vacation? Coconut. Find a selection of perfumes with coconut for men or women and add your own in the comments.

The Fragrances That Triggered Our Love of Perfume

The Fragrances That Triggered Our Love of PerfumeColumns 06/25/16 08:13 (55 comments)

"Pleasure is the flower that passes, remembrance the lasting perfume." Which scents triggered your own perfume fascination?

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

06/14/16 20:17 (32 comments)

"Signature Perfumes" and "My Perfume Self"

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

The 100 Days ChallengeThe 100 Days Challenge

03/29/16 17:46 (37 comments)

10 Years of Terre d'Hermes: Facts & Trivia10 Years of Terre d'Hermes: Facts & Trivia

03/22/16 12:30 (7 comments)

Addicted: Love, Loss & RecoveryAddicted: Love, Loss & Recovery

03/17/16 10:01 (28 comments)

Lancaster Le Parfum SolaireLancaster Le Parfum Solaire

03/09/16 16:29 (6 comments)

Synethesia - My Sensory Mash-Up WorldSynethesia - My Sensory Mash-Up World

02/28/16 15:22 (13 comments)

Addicted: The Most Ridiculous QuestionAddicted: The Most Ridiculous Question

02/14/16 12:27 (49 comments)

Talking Dirty: Goût de TerroirTalking Dirty: Goût de Terroir

01/15/16 06:35 (15 comments)

Addicted: The Worst Thing I Ever SmelledAddicted: The Worst Thing I Ever Smelled

01/02/16 05:00 (242 comments)

All I Want For Christmas - Miguel's WishlistAll I Want For Christmas - Miguel's Wishlist

12/15/15 14:58 (15 comments)

All I Want for Christmas! All I Want for Christmas!

12/14/15 08:46 (36 comments)

Addicted: Ramblings of a Fragrance JunkieAddicted: Ramblings of a Fragrance Junkie

12/02/15 12:37 (79 comments)

Golden Winter 2015Golden Winter 2015

11/11/15 10:05

Perceptions of Sweetness: Facets and SurprisesPerceptions of Sweetness: Facets and Surprises

06/28/15 08:00 (10 comments)

Scented Memories of Our FathersScented Memories of Our Fathers

06/20/15 05:27 (45 comments)

An American in London: Penhaligon’sAn American in London: Penhaligon’s

05/26/15 17:04 (16 comments)

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