perfumes

 
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: 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: '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: 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...
Making Scents: Smell's power to evoke memory
Making Scents: Smell's power to evoke memory
Opening the doors to my mother’s wardrobe instantly brings back a flood of childhood memories and unlocks emotions of being a little girl, of being safe and of...
Making Scents: Put the genius back in the bottle
Making Scents: Put the genius back in the bottle
When I asked a recent private client what fragrances she wears, the description was not "a fresh oriental with amber notes" but rather "the DKNY in...
Making Scents: Giving life to the scent
Making Scents: Giving life to the scent
Across the world, a bottle of perfume is sold every second. It is not just a world of scent and composition, but also of marketing messages and the...
Making scents: Raw deals can ruin a perfumer
Making scents: Raw deals can ruin a perfumer
Formulating a fragrance concept is time-consuming, and it's made more complicated by the complexity of sourcing each precious raw material for the...

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