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Tammy Violet Frazer
Making Scents: Can perfume attract your perfect match?
Making Scents: Can perfume attract your perfect match?
One of my mentors as a perfumer was an evolutionary behaviour-researcher who advised and did research for Lynx deodorant (branded as Axe across...
Making scents: the secret ingredients to African luxury
Making scents: the secret ingredients to African luxury
The African continent used to be known for trade-route crafts and curio-shop artefacts, but there’s a new wave of African items making...
Making Scents: Eau de masculine has a new aroma
Making Scents: Eau de masculine has a new aroma
Historically, some men used to wear fragrances as rich and complex as those worn by any sophisticated woman. They would vary their fragrance in the...
Making Scents: I've grown a custom scent for you
Making Scents: I've grown a custom scent for you
A few days ago I discovered something new about smell — something that is helping to inform the way I compose bespoke and signature...
Making Scents: Scent of a car named Maggie
Making Scents: Scent of a car named Maggie
This week I delivered a series of sessions as part of a sensorium, an experiential marketing programme for a luxury car brand.
Making Scents: An eternal lingering is far from desirable
Making Scents: An eternal lingering is far from desirable
When you wear a fragrance, it makes you feel beautiful. Some say complete – that you’ve considered the highest form of accessory, appropriate...
Making scents: 'Natural' products are no longer a luxury
Making scents: 'Natural' products are no longer a luxury
How can I not write about organic and natural as I exhibit at the annual Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden? The show is home to all...
Making Scents: Quest for sweet smell of success
Making Scents: Quest for sweet smell of success
I'm on my way to Sweden this week, taking part in an expo where I'll be showing off my fragrances to a new market, vying for the attention of...
Making Scents: Thank heaven for little smells
Making Scents: Thank heaven for little smells
There is a new wave of marketing in the fragrance industry of late. Perfume houses have saturated us with celebrity fragrances and a tide of main...
Making Scents: The right fragrance for your skin type
Making Scents: The right fragrance for your skin type
People ask whether their perfume will smell different on another person's skin. It will, but usually I answer: "It should!"
Making scents: A perfume speaks a thousand words
Making scents: A perfume speaks a thousand words
How does an idea begin? I believe we find inspiration from our uniqueness and from our urges to be curious, expressive and creative. Fragrances have...
Making scents: A scent endures after words fade
Making scents: A scent endures after words fade
Our vocabulary to describe fragrant scents and foul odours is limited. It borrows from the other senses; from what we hear or taste and, less...