Latest Articles by Tom Clark

Tom Clark is an intellectual historian with a love of classical and natural fragrances and a research interest in olfactory studies and perfume history. He lives in Germany.

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The Not-So Secret Double Life of Annette Neuffer

by Tom Clark, 19th December, 2016

Jazz trumpeter and singer by night, natural perfumer by day – when Annette Neuffer sets her mind to doing what she loves, nothing can stop her. Not even European Union red tape. "Your sound is beautiful - dark and warm," Wynton Marsalis said of her trumpet playing and her impressive portfolio of fragrances suggests that &q…

An interview with Johann Maria Farina

by Tom Clark, 18th June, 2009

For any perfume lover, the Farina Haus at Obenmarspforten 21 in Cologne, Germany is something of a shrine – the birthplace of Eau de Cologne, a revolution in perfumery, and the seat unto this day of the world’ oldest fragrance house, Johann Maria Farina gegenüber dem Jülichsplatz, founded in 1709. Formerly also the s…