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March 25, 2011

TOXIC PERFUMES | Industrial Fragrances

…federal regulations, the policies and practices of the cosmetics and personal care products industries are determined by its International Fragrance Association (IFRA). This is an international trade organization of over 100 perfume and fragrance manufacturers, representing 15 regions including the US, Europe, South America, Australia and the Far East.” He continues to note, to the IFRA testing processes, that “testing is minimal and… Continue reading

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March 22, 2010

The Scent of Dirt: Perfume as the most elemental

…hat classified perfumes. Updated yearly, it would grow to be a vital resource for perfume retailers the world over. Today, Edwards’ body of work includes the “Fragrance Bible” which is in its 26th edition and lists over 7000 fragrances as well as the Fragrance Database which lists just about every detail one could want to know about a fragrance. According to the Fragrance Foundation, Michael Edwards has become the “perfume experts’… Continue reading

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November 22, 2010


Aman | Bali, Indonesia (Girvin) THE HEART OF FRAGRANCE IN HOTELS AND RESORTS Is it a designed scent, the perfume that is gathered into a perfume fusion that signals the messaging of the opening experience in entering a space? Or is it more holistic, the bigger picture? The place — as a whole, that could be the vessel for the scenting of powerful recollection of hospitality experience. One, the foyer, another, the lobby, another —… Continue reading

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January 10, 2010

Scent and the fragrance of place

…word: men). Which, in a way, was how I began this sequence of ideas. That is, walking, even your office, your home, your street — what’s the scent sequence? I love that. And I love this: Jason Logan created this scent wandering, “Scents and the City“, a writer, blogger and illustrator from NYC. Here’s how he’s described his journey: “New York secretes its fullest range of smells in the summer;… Continue reading

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March 18, 2011

Pitch Perfect: the fragrance of split wood

…er shops, perfumers and collections will offer the sorting of fully branded expressions as search criteria, which is one of the other ways that I’ll organize scent character studies. To wit: • • LuckyScent • Osmoz • FragranceNet • Christopher Brosius • Now Smell This • IndieScent • Parfum1[men] • The Perfume Shoppe Seasons, places, recollections…the concept of scent, experience, memory and the forest. While the… Continue reading

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March 3, 2015

Spice and Perfume

…, cardamon and cassia bark. Each of these offers a smelling profile — there is a memory, to each, for every participant. And they are a tasting alignment, in addition to what they scent. But the point might be — to taste and scent — that the layering of perfume could be similarly identified. Take, for example, Chanel’s Sycomore. It’s not new, it’s a legacy fragrance that is still for sale, nearly a half century after its innovation. The… Continue reading

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August 20, 2010


…lieve that the concept of smoke is something that is deeply rooted in the psychic scent / mnemonic space of people — those that can scent it, and distinguish it. There are numerous forums that wax eloquently over these fragrances. Dig into the Perfume Shrine, to explore more, of the leathers — and the inherent birched depth of their legacy here, the Vintage Perfume Vault. The bridge, then to the other part of the story? It’s… Continue reading

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November 19, 2013

The Scent of a Woman, Imagined

…. My first experience of his reminiscences comes from Pulp. A new collaboration tells more; long-running husband and wife photography team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin co-created with Ben Gorham of Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo to produce a new scent: 1996. According to Gorham’s overview, “the fragrance is a true collaboration in every sense as Creative Director Ben Gorham sought to interpret not only the image… Continue reading

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July 3, 2013

The Scent of Man

…221; There is something to the world of fragrance design that presumes subtlety, delicacy, restraint in the alchemy of scent-making. The perfume maker’s art is a symphony of artistically gathered and arrayed notations, scent on scent, essence in essence, story in story. People tire of perfume bombardment — department store corridor perfume wash-downs, scent bricks from Abercrombie retail, scent swathes and smell waves like a gunboat… Continue reading

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July 19, 2008

L’Officina Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella | Brandstory & Legacy in Fragrance

…t starts off as an unbearable mess of bitter, caustic herbs and fruits. Like Marescialla it is almost a weapon in its potency. As it dries, it softens considerably, and while not unpleasant, doesn’t strike me as a skin scent so much as it seems a house scent. I would much rather burn this in a candle or spray it in a room than wear it on my skin. It smells like…potpourri. Dried, almost fermented fruits, and sharp, pungent spices (is… Continue reading

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