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An interview with Vero Kern

by Alfarom, 16th October, 2013

Alfarom speaks Zurich-based perfumer Vero Kern.Some of your fragrances have been compared to huge classics of the past such as Mitsouko, Djedi and Sous Le Vent among others. How's your relationship with the aforementioned compositions and have you actually been influenced by them?The so-called "classics" are my favourite scents in fact. S…

Eau Canada!

by Marian Bendeth, 01st July, 2010

Canada has more than just a few perfume secrets to share.Outside of its thriving retail fragrance industry and Fragrance Award Shows, its relationship with the perfume industry goes back to the raw wilderness in 1670 and the then, newly created Hudson’s Bay Company whose sole focus was the Fur Trade. One of the most expensive byproducts…

Les Senteurs celebrate 25 years with Meet the Perfumers events

by Grant Osborne, 09th September, 2009

To mark the 25th anniversary of the UK’s oldest independent perfumery, Les Senteurs has arranged a month long celebration of the finest luxury fragrances on the planet.From October 1st throughout the beginning of November, the store will host a series of ten evenings, each featuring a talk from one of the most exciting and talented …

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New Dominique Ropion fragrance for Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle due this year

by Danielle Cooper, 11th March, 2009

A new fragrance named Geranium Pour Homme has been created for niche brand Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle by perfumer Dominique Ropion.  It is expected to be available from Frederic Malle stockists, including Les Senteurs, later on this year.The 17 existing fragrances, which include French Lover, Iris Poudre and Musc Ravageur are…

New Book: What the Nose Knows - The Science of Scent in Everyday Life ~ by Avery Gilbert

by Anya McCoy, 11th June, 2008

Avery Gilbert (website) has "air-kissed fashion celebrities and sniffed the scalps of elderly ladies being shampooed in a mock salon." He was among the first to smell Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds, but also one of the first to sniff purified 3-methyl-2-hexenoic acid - the aromatic essence of ripe, unwashed armpits. He kn…