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How To Choose A Perfume?How To Choose A Perfume?

Columns 05/26/17 14:17 (29 comments)

"How do I choose a perfume?" It is an important question for many people who start discovering the wonderful world of fragrance. While some may ask for advice, others actually follow their own interests, exploring and learning. The main obstacle here is hesitation, uncertainty in one's own taste and choice. Perfume is linked directly to something so personal and intimate that often you would not dare to share it with anyone to protect yourself from feeling hurt o... (more)

Some thoughts about learning about and wearing perfume based on the personal experiences of Fragrantica's founder and Editor-in-Chief.

Perfume Awards DiscussionPerfume Awards Discussion

Columns 05/17/17 11:15 (14 comments)

Am I against any awards or curated projects in the perfume industry? Certainly not. The curation process, as a big idea behind any award, helps to put a spotlight on originality and quality in perfume creation. Miguel mentioned my negative standpoint towards awards, and here I would like to clarify my point of view. For context, you can read Miguel Matos' article on Awards , and see a short description of 2 perfume awards below:   Fragrance Foundation Awards... (more)

A continuation of our discussion about Perfume Awards, started by Miguel Matos.

Happy Mother's Day: Mom's Influence on My Life in Scent (2017)

Happy Mother's Day: Mom's Influence on My Life in Scent (2017)Columns 05/14/17 08:00 (24 comments)

Our international writers examine how their mothers impacted their tastes in fragrance. Join the conversation and help us celebrate Mother's Day 2017!

Perfumery Punchlines

Perfumery Punchlines Columns 05/13/17 07:05 (16 comments)

Have you ever laughed when you smelt a fragrance? What perfumery jokes can you think of?

Are Perfume Awards Relevant? Yes or No?

Are Perfume Awards Relevant? Yes or No?Columns 05/13/17 07:04 (12 comments)

In this first part of a controversial double author reflection, Miguel explains why he thinks that awards have an importance in the artisan and independent fragrance industry.

Substitute Scents: Don't Despair, Pick Something Similar! (May 2017)

Substitute Scents: Don't Despair, Pick Something Similar! (May 2017)Columns 05/07/17 06:05 (28 comments)

Fragrantica's writers offer substitutes for Gucci Rush, Acqua di Parma, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and Etro Heliotrope.

The Scented Ages of Man: Part 3, Me Too/Fitting in

The Scented Ages of Man: Part 3, Me Too/Fitting inColumns 04/27/17 13:11 (7 comments)

What kind of scents might be ideal for teenage guys? Weigh in with your own choices!

Strange Smells We Love (2017)

Strange Smells We Love (2017)Columns 04/23/17 10:46 (120 comments)

Our writers discuss the smells that have them weak in the knees...from petroleum to tar and all the way to burning garbage. We bet you have some odd smells you like too! Share them in the comments.

Using Kermode: Perfume Turns Critical

Using Kermode: Perfume Turns CriticalColumns 04/23/17 09:30 (5 comments)

What is perfume criticism's effect on the perfume industry?

#NextGenPerfumer: Alex Lee

#NextGenPerfumer: Alex LeeColumns 04/09/17 03:54 (11 comments)

"I am conscious of how deeply lucky I am to be a perfumer, so I take the responsibility of creating fragrances seriously. I am driven to create remarkable perfumes that will ‘heal’ people by directing them towards joy."

Flowers! Flowers Everywhere!

Flowers! Flowers Everywhere!Columns 04/05/17 08:50 (8 comments)

Spring invaded Esxence and created a flower explosion. Many brands presented new florals, from soft to intoxicating, from innocent to sexy. It seems to be a trend.

Substitute Scents: Don't Despair, Pick Something Similar! (April 2017)

Substitute Scents: Don't Despair, Pick Something Similar! (April 2017)Columns 04/02/17 07:41 (70 comments)

10 substitution ideas from our editors team could open some doors you thought were closed forever....

The Scented Ages of Man: Part 2, Steal My Sunshine!

The Scented Ages of Man: Part 2, Steal My Sunshine!Columns 03/31/17 08:26 (6 comments)

Continuing the scented journey of men, we examine colognes that young boys can either borrow, get spritzed with or get gifted with, so as to seamlessly grow into loving fragrances and enjoying scent for its own sake.

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 (16 comments)

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

Comme des Garçons 2: A Time MachineComme des Garçons 2: A Time Machine

03/20/17 10:24 (4 comments)

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

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

02/20/17 12:21 (15 comments)

Perfumed Love AffairsPerfumed Love Affairs

02/14/17 10:01 (6 comments)

Eaux de Parfum for Men – A Steady Trend Eaux de Parfum for Men – A Steady Trend

02/13/17 10:05 (17 comments)

Extraits de Parfum: Hidden GemsExtraits de Parfum: Hidden Gems

02/04/17 06:21 (28 comments)

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 (35 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

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

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A Few Words About BlottersA Few Words About Blotters

12/02/16 07:55 (10 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

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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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