Fragrances and Cultures

Perfumed Objects from Around the World: Part 1, ChinaPerfumed Objects from Around the World: Part 1, China

Fragrances and Cultures 05/16/17 11:13 (11 comments)

  This is the first in a new series of articles exploring fragrant objects from around the world . When talking about perfuming oneself or ways of scenting a space, China might not be among the top five countries coming to one's mind. On the contrary, many (including myself) might have seen China as a perfume-phobic country. It is true that when under a strict communist regime decades ago, luxury scented goods simply carried a bit too ... (more)

Yi Shang talks about fragrant objects used in China in this new series that travels around the world.

Interview with Perfumer Tomoo Inaba and Some Rare Shiseido PerfumesInterview with Perfumer Tomoo Inaba and Some Rare Shiseido Perfumes

Fragrances and Cultures 02/14/17 09:12 (7 comments)

For most of us, Japanese perfumes are kind of a thing-in-itself. Like, we all know the Shiseido  corporation as the owner of Serge Lutens and for its fragrances for the Western market like Basala , Feminite du Bois , and  Ever Bloom . I assure you that even the  Shiseido  world is much larger and more diverse – let’s ask Tomoo Inaba, perfumer enthusiast from Japan and the author of the largest Japanese perfume portal profice.jp , to push aside th... (more)

Suddenly we found that Shiseido is celebrating the centenary of its perfumes in 2017!

Exploring Russian Fragrance History

Exploring Russian Fragrance History Fragrances and Cultures 08/10/16 07:37 (11 comments)

Our very own Russian Fragrantica staff helps us learn about Russian fragrance culture.

Perfumed Cocktails: An Interview with Ritz Carlton Berlin's Arnd Henning Heissen

Perfumed Cocktails: An Interview with Ritz Carlton Berlin's Arnd Henning HeissenFragrances and Cultures 07/29/16 06:26 (6 comments)

Join the conversation and share your own fragrant cocktail recipes!

The Former Perfume Capital: A Journey to Montpellier

The Former Perfume Capital: A Journey to Montpellier Fragrances and Cultures 07/16/16 05:07 (4 comments)

"Each minor blast of wind brings some pleasant odour that you can barely divide into components - it seems that the city itself creates a perfume in the air. "

A Fragrant Walk through Kyoto

A Fragrant Walk through KyotoFragrances and Cultures 07/09/16 11:55 (21 comments)

If you were to visit Kyoto, arguably one of Japan's most popular destinations, what would it smell like?

The Scents of Our Mothers

The Scents of Our MothersFragrances and Cultures 05/06/16 04:55 (51 comments)

Come and share the perfumes of your mothers and the thoughts they bring out in celebration of Mother's Day on May 8th.

Supermarket/Apothecary Fragrances Around the World: Part II of II (2016)

Supermarket/Apothecary Fragrances Around the World: Part II of II (2016)Fragrances and Cultures 04/21/16 05:01 (13 comments)

A look at affordable, local market fragrances in Brazil, Egypt, Portugal, Finland & Turkey.

Supermarket/Apothecary Fragrances Around the World: Part I of II (2016)

Supermarket/Apothecary Fragrances Around the World: Part I of II (2016)Fragrances and Cultures 04/16/16 07:23 (14 comments)

A look at affordable, local market fragrances in China, Russia, Mexico, Greece and Japan.

Bubble, Bubble, Bolivian Trouble: The Scents of La Paz' Witches' Market

Bubble, Bubble, Bolivian Trouble: The Scents of La Paz' Witches' MarketFragrances and Cultures 04/15/16 04:42 (18 comments)

A fragrant adventure through a mystical tourist destination.

Older Than Kolnisch Wasser

Older Than Kolnisch WasserFragrances and Cultures 03/22/16 11:36 (6 comments)

Indian traditional attars and their recipes.

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

There's Nose Business Like Show Business: Fragrance in the Performing Arts, Part IIIFragrances and Cultures 03/05/16 04:29 (One comment)

The swan song of the series exploring scent in the performing arts

Empress Josephine's Rose Garden

Empress Josephine's Rose GardenFragrances and Cultures 02/12/16 04:35 (12 comments)

Revisiting the legendary rose garden of France

Fragrant Finland: A Fresh Affair

Fragrant Finland: A Fresh AffairFragrances and Cultures 02/04/16 13:29 (50 comments)

"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 million degrees in midwinter."

The Great White CodeThe Great White Code

10/27/15 07:43 (8 comments)

Sight Unseen: The Power of Scent in the DarkSight Unseen: The Power of Scent in the Dark

12/19/14 04:50 (20 comments)

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

12/18/12 16:38 (12 comments)

Pear TreePear Tree

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

Amber - Captured SunshineAmber - Captured Sunshine

01/23/12 13:56 (29 comments)

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

10/24/11 20:27 (15 comments)

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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