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Life without Pyramids: A Nightmare or a Blessing?Life without Pyramids: A Nightmare or a Blessing?

Columns 12/04/16 10:01 (13 comments)

In his wonderful article, Olfactory Pyramid or Perfumer's Nightmare , Mat offered many examples showing that the perfume pyramid is inaccurate description tool and often confuses the buyers who can’t separate notes from ingredients. Does that mean that pyramids should be replaced by some other instruments? I started to comment on his article and soon realized that Mat’s ideas should be continued. I think the point is that the perfume pyramid is a s... (more)

"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 5The Language of Scent, Part 4 of 5

Columns 12/03/16 10:43 (9 comments)

Becoming a fragrance fan essentially requires one to learn a new language, and there is quite a bit of specialized terminology that we use when we talk about perfumes: from the process of creation all the way to how we wear them. Many of these terms can be easily mixed up and so Fragrantica's international writers present a 5 part series to help us all build our vocabulary and clarify misconceptions. Today, Marlen Harrison of the Fragrantica website in English discusses 4 ... (more)

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 (32 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 (17 comments)

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

HOLIDAY EDITIONS 2016 - The Most Beautiful Sets of Miniatures

HOLIDAY EDITIONS 2016 - The Most Beautiful Sets of MiniaturesColumns 11/23/16 15:56 (13 comments)

For all fans of miniatures and charming holiday sets.

L'Eau Couture: Chanel No.5 L'Eau Aims and Misses

L'Eau Couture: Chanel No.5 L'Eau Aims and MissesColumns 11/23/16 10:52 (26 comments)

A look into how No.5 L'Eau is aimed at a new generation with a revamped story-telling of an old tale. Will it capture its intended audience? We explore its concept, presentation and advertising to gauge its success.

Paris, A Perfumed Affair

Paris, A Perfumed AffairColumns 11/19/16 12:39 (12 comments)

Miguel spent the week walking in Paris, seeking the trail of perfume news and discovering hidden treasures.

Holiday Editions of Favorite Fragrances, 2016

Holiday Editions of Favorite Fragrances, 2016Columns 11/19/16 12:31 (6 comments)

Christmas is coming and many brands offer enticing gift sets of perfume and home fragrances

The Language of Scent, Part 3 of 5

The Language of Scent, Part 3 of 5Columns 11/18/16 09:30 (5 comments)

John explains volume vs weight; note vs accord; and reconstruction vs recreation.

Autumn Aromas in Kyoto, Krasnodar and Athens

Autumn Aromas in Kyoto, Krasnodar and AthensColumns 11/02/16 11:01 (11 comments)

Colors, tastes and smells of fall.

The Language of Scent, Part 2 of 5

The Language of Scent, Part 2 of 5Columns 11/01/16 13:38 (8 comments)

Daniel explains designer vs mainstream; niche vs exclusive; and indie vs artisan.

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

10/30/16 12:10 (38 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 AngelsAddicted: Modern Angels

06/30/16 12:49 (13 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)

"Signature Perfumes" and "My Perfume Self"

05/20/16 11:11 (21 comments)

The 100 Days ChallengeThe 100 Days Challenge

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

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