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Addicted: Creating My Own Fragrances with Waft (or Eau de Tortilla)Addicted: Creating My Own Fragrances with Waft (or Eau de Tortilla)

Columns 03/27/17 13:23 (10 comments)

Let's face it, never before in the history of fragrance have consumers had so many options when it comes to choosing scents. And throughout the years a number of brands have allowed us to sample before purchasing, mix and match scents, consult with perfumers for bespoke perfumes and even develop our own fragrances by selecting notes and purposes. We addicts can pretty much have whatever we want these days, any way we want it. So when a friend of mine recently alerted me... (more)

Marlen test drives the new personalized fragrance service from Waft and is smitten with a scent he fondly calls Eau de Tortilla.

This Week in Fragrance: Kitten Fur, Vogue Picks & Putin's Russian WomanThis Week in Fragrance: Kitten Fur, Vogue Picks & Putin's Russian Woman

Columns 03/22/17 09:03 (28 comments)

  The internet has been purring with news of the newest Demeter scent that gives "animalic" a whole new meaning. Rachel Krause at Refiney29 has the scoop: After 15 years of trying, the brand says, they’ve finally managed to capture “the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that purrfect spot, just behind a kitten's neck.” You can buy it as a cologne spray, roll-on perfume oil, body lotion, shower gel, massage and body oil, or an atmo... (more)

This week's top stories: Demeter launches a kitten scent, Bustle explores emotion, Putin inspires a perfume, Richard Grant talks Jack, and Vogue suggests spring scents.

Comme des Garçons 2: A Time Machine

Comme des Garçons 2: A Time MachineColumns 03/20/17 10:24 (4 comments)

A view on Comme des Garçons 2 as one of the fragrances which created the modern meaning of niche fragrances.

Color and Smell, Part I: Mimosa

Color and Smell, Part I: MimosaColumns 03/16/17 22:41 (24 comments)

This is the first part of a project devoted to spring flowers: we are talking about the smell of mimosa and our favorite fragrances with this note.

This Week in Fragrance: Threat Toilette, the Scent of a Man, & Rosy Buses

This Week in Fragrance: Threat Toilette, the Scent of a Man, & Rosy BusesColumns 03/15/17 10:04 (8 comments)

This week's top stories: Kaspersky Antivirus EDT, pheromone research, smell and sexual attraction, India's niche market, and Singapore's scented buses.

Addicted: The Agony & Ecstasy of Fragrance Samples

Addicted: The Agony & Ecstasy of Fragrance SamplesColumns 02/27/17 17:52 (70 comments)

Learn why Marlen loves & hates his fragrance samples. Share your thoughts for your chance to win samples from his personal collection!

The Dark Side of E. Coudray

The Dark Side of E. CoudrayColumns 02/22/17 12:31 (8 comments)

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

Perfume and Technology: Vessels to Hold and Carry

Perfume and Technology: Vessels to Hold and CarryColumns 02/21/17 08:30 (4 comments)

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 BadAddicted: When Good Scents Go Bad

01/30/17 15:07 (47 comments)

Scabal Orchid: Orchids For GentlemenScabal Orchid: Orchids For Gentlemen

01/30/17 12:37 (One comment)

Hipster FragrancesHipster Fragrances

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

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

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

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

10/30/16 12:10 (51 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 (11 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

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