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The Dark Side of E. CoudrayThe Dark Side of E. Coudray

Columns 02/22/17 12:31 (7 comments)

  Do you know the power of fragrance in magic rituals? I confess I didn't until very recently. I have now with me two bottles of scents that are typically used in esoteric procedures and I shall tell you everything I found out about them. The last trip I made to Paris was extremely rich in encounters and perfume discoveries. On my visit to the L.T. Piver and Coudray factory  in Chartres, I found two strange bottles I had never seen before: Agua Divina a... (more)

Agua Divina and Eau Celeste are obscure fragrances with magic powers.

Perfume and Technology: Vessels to Hold and CarryPerfume and Technology: Vessels to Hold and Carry

Columns 02/21/17 08:30 (3 comments)

  Since the very dawning of perfume creation, at nearly the exact same time, it was necessary to find ways to hold and preserve these perfumes for future use. This is evident in what we find remaining in early Mesopotamian, home to some of the first creators of perfume. Throughout the ancient world, evidence of perfume and its vessels are found as part of burials, from ancient Egypt, to the Fertile Crescent, to Palestine. In many cases, certain compounds did double duty as both a f... (more)

Exploring the evolution of glass and its historic impact on perfume

The Scented Ages of Man: Part 1, Eau Baby!

The Scented Ages of Man: Part 1, Eau Baby!Columns 02/20/17 12:21 (13 comments)

Two international perspectives from a man and woman about fragrances for men across their lifetimes. In Part 1 we examine fragrances for the baby boy.

Perfumed Love Affairs

Perfumed Love AffairsColumns 02/14/17 10:01 (6 comments)

What happens when perfumes fall in love? We pair fragrances into couples and describe their passion. Which scents would you pair together?

Fragrantica Celebrates Love in Red on Instagram

Fragrantica Celebrates Love in Red on InstagramColumns 02/13/17 11:13 (22 comments)

Join us in our Instagram red perfume wave!

Eaux de Parfum for Men – A Steady Trend

Eaux de Parfum for Men – A Steady Trend Columns 02/13/17 10:05 (14 comments)

It was not until the early 90's that the first EDP's for men arrived. Men finally discovered that fragrances that were more potent could help with their conquests.

The Look of Perfume Part III: Window Shopping with Set Designer Enrico Miglio

The Look of Perfume Part III: Window Shopping with Set Designer Enrico MiglioColumns 02/05/17 07:37 (4 comments)

Enrico Miglio creates small scented worlds with his set designs.

Extraits de Parfum: Hidden Gems

Extraits de Parfum: Hidden GemsColumns 02/04/17 06:21 (27 comments)

"In the beginning of modern Western perfumery, this was the most usual format offered in perfume houses. However, consumers’ taste evolved to bigger bottles and monster projection."

Addicted: When Good Scents Go Bad

Addicted: When Good Scents Go BadColumns 01/30/17 15:07 (47 comments)

Sometimes we lose the love for a scent due to its age, negative associations or simple changes in personal taste. Share your own experiences in a comment.

Scabal Orchid: Orchids For Gentlemen

Scabal Orchid: Orchids For GentlemenColumns 01/30/17 12:37 (One comment)

Another curious example of the symbiosis of perfumery and fashion.

Saving Private Perfume: 10 Almost Forgotten Perfumes

Saving Private Perfume: 10 Almost Forgotten PerfumesColumns 01/30/17 09:46 (16 comments)

This mission is possible.

Leaving Your Fragrant Comfort Zone: Iris, Violet and Other Blue Smells

Leaving Your Fragrant Comfort Zone: Iris, Violet and Other Blue SmellsColumns 01/26/17 11:18 (37 comments)

Marlen tries to convert John to an iris-lover via a blind sniffing experiment.

Fragrant Finland: Lumene, Beauty Born of Light

Fragrant Finland: Lumene, Beauty Born of LightColumns 01/26/17 09:53 (6 comments)

"When I think of Lumene I think of Arctic water, the special light and natural freshness of the Finnish landscape. This is what I have tried to capture in the new Lumene products.”

Hipster Fragrances

Hipster FragrancesColumns 01/01/17 10:13 (42 comments)

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

A Fragrance for SantaA Fragrance for Santa

12/25/16 03:01 (34 comments)

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

12/19/16 14:39 (8 comments)

­#NextGenPerfumer: Roxanne Kirkpatrick­#NextGenPerfumer: Roxanne Kirkpatrick

12/19/16 09:35 (8 comments)

The Language of Scent, Part 4 of 5The Language of Scent, Part 4 of 5

12/03/16 10:43 (10 comments)

A Few Words About BlottersA Few Words About Blotters

12/02/16 07:55 (8 comments)

Olfactory Pyramid or Perfumer's NightmareOlfactory Pyramid or Perfumer's Nightmare

11/30/16 17:45 (35 comments)

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 (32 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)

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