Fragrances and Cultures

Fragrant Finland: A Fresh AffairFragrant Finland: A Fresh Affair

Fragrances and Cultures 02/04/16 13:29 (46 comments)

"Finland, the land of a thousand lakes!" That is a phrase all Finnish kids learn at school. Actually, someone has counted our lakes, and the saying should go: "Finland, the land of a thousand lakes, or one lake per 25 people." Lake Pielinen, Finland Another thing they taught us at school was that the the colours of the Finnish flag referred to the blue lakes and the white snow. So growing up in Finland in the 1960's and 70's... (more)

"The light green smell of the first birch leaves in May. The summer scents of strawberries and sauna, the aroma of burning leaves in the fall and the distinctive nose-nipping smell of minus a milli...

Smell Good and Do No Harm: Cruelty-free FragranceSmell Good and Do No Harm: Cruelty-free Fragrance

Fragrances and Cultures 02/04/16 12:57 (32 comments)

“Cruelty free” is a huge concept in the beauty business and being vegan-friendly has become the new normal in the world of perfumery. What does it take for perfumers to call themselves vegan friendly? Simple, use no animal products at all in your work. The following are considered strictly off limits: Musk from the civet cat Musk from the musk deer ... (more)

What does it take for perfumers to call themselves vegan friendly?

Chinese Language And Scents: Seeing Is Deceiving

Chinese Language And Scents: Seeing Is DeceivingFragrances and Cultures 01/17/16 22:10 (17 comments)

"If a word without perceived notions or language existed, what would a perfume’s true form be like?"

There's Nose Business Like Show Business: Fragrance in the Performing Arts, Part II

There's Nose Business Like Show Business: Fragrance in the Performing Arts, Part IIFragrances and Cultures 01/07/16 05:01 (7 comments)

The exploration of the use of scent in the performing arts continues.

There's Nose Business Like Show Business: Fragrance in the Performing Arts, Part I

There's Nose Business Like Show Business: Fragrance in the Performing Arts, Part IFragrances and Cultures 12/17/15 03:07 (14 comments)

The use of scent and fragrance in the performing arts. Part 1: The Origin Story

Editions de Parfums by Frederic Malle: boutiques in Rome and London

Editions de Parfums by Frederic Malle: boutiques in Rome and LondonFragrances and Cultures 11/13/15 03:40 (One comment)

Two new stores in Rome and London by the prestigious niche brand.

The Great White Code

The Great White CodeFragrances and Cultures 10/27/15 07:43 (8 comments)

"These fragrances, with their very contemporary feel of unisex woods, polished musks, and abstract "aura" about them, cluster around a trope that is rewriting the codes of ad copy as we speak."

Papier d'Armenie and Other Fragrant Traditions

Papier d'Armenie and Other Fragrant TraditionsFragrances and Cultures 07/23/15 16:04 (3 comments)

Perfumed paper, candles, incense, aromatic herbs—what else do people use to perfume their environments?

The Tulip Garden of Srinagar, Kashmir: A Picture Story

The Tulip Garden of Srinagar, Kashmir: A Picture StoryFragrances and Cultures 05/06/15 16:36 (12 comments)

The ultimate in beauty and a fairy tale garden in its own right ...

Ancient Fragrant Lore: Ad Captandam Benevolentiae (Part 6)

Ancient Fragrant Lore: Ad Captandam Benevolentiae (Part 6)Fragrances and Cultures 03/02/15 17:37 (10 comments)

"Perfumes as well as the attention to bathing, hygiene and grooming become a hallmark of the Roman citizen."

Ancient Fragrant Lore: The Scents of the Bible (Part 5)

Ancient Fragrant Lore: The Scents of the Bible (Part 5)Fragrances and Cultures 01/04/15 02:18 (17 comments)

"To God we are the aroma of the Messiah" -apostle Paul

Sight Unseen: The Power of Scent in the Dark

Sight Unseen: The Power of Scent in the DarkFragrances and Cultures 12/19/14 04:50 (19 comments)

"I’d hope to be as objective as possible, but there is no denying the fact that we are just naturally drawn to some smells more than others."

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Five: Gold

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Five: GoldFragrances and Cultures 12/01/14 21:48 (10 comments)

The final article in artist John Biebel's series exploring the connections between color and scent

Ancient Fragrant Lore: The Time of Alexander (Part 4)

Ancient Fragrant Lore: The Time of Alexander (Part 4)Fragrances and Cultures 09/29/14 13:08 (19 comments)

"Fragrance was the touch which brought everything to that peak of Bacchic revel that consolidated the exaggeration of baroque..."

Chutneys: Enjoy The Magic of Mix-In-The-MouthChutneys: Enjoy The Magic of Mix-In-The-Mouth

05/09/14 15:59 (21 comments)

Henna - A Tradition and ArtHenna - A Tradition and Art

03/31/14 13:26 (21 comments)

Flowers in Traditions and Ceremonies in IndiaFlowers in Traditions and Ceremonies in India

01/02/14 05:04 (25 comments)

BirchBirch

07/21/13 08:20 (15 comments)

Steeped in ChristmasSteeped in Christmas

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Pear TreePear Tree

02/26/12 12:24 (9 comments)

Amber - Captured SunshineAmber - Captured Sunshine

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Trick or Treat, keeping it sweet!Trick or Treat, keeping it sweet!

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Pomegranate - From The Gardens Of ParadisePomegranate - From The Gardens Of Paradise

10/18/11 12:10 (11 comments)

Date:  A Golden Harvest and A Fruit of HeavenDate: A Golden Harvest and A Fruit of Heaven

08/19/11 18:33 (29 comments)

GingerGinger

07/07/11 14:46 (12 comments)

Cinnamon:  A Sweet Western TraditionCinnamon: A Sweet Western Tradition

06/25/11 11:51 (10 comments)

Spicy Cinnamon in AsiaSpicy Cinnamon in Asia

06/25/11 11:51 (9 comments)

Peony - Good Fortune, Compassion, NobilityPeony - Good Fortune, Compassion, Nobility

06/11/11 00:00 (17 comments)

Wild Strawberry in RussiaWild Strawberry in Russia

06/03/11 12:11 (25 comments)

Jasmine in Different CulturesJasmine in Different Cultures

05/18/11 15:32 (44 comments)

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