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Kiori - new natural fragrance

11th September, 2014

Kiöri is a new natural perfume house founded by siblings, who never imagined working together, Lisa Wallos and David Kantor. Their first eponymous fragrance is said to be "made for those who seek the highest quality, concentrated essences and oils to scent their skin."Lisa found her love of perfume while studying at the School of American…

Providence Perfume Co. launch Bay Rum Cologne

28th August, 2014

Providence, Rhode Island-based natural perfume company, Providence Perfume Co, have launched their take on the classic men's fragrance of Bay Rum, which is made with locally distilled rum.A classic interpretation of Bay Rum with a twist! With twenty-two distilleries in 1769, and a coastal spice route destination, Newport Rhode Island was …

Heeley launches all-natural Vetiver Veritas

02nd June, 2014

Vetiver Veritas is the first scent of a new Heeley collection of 100% Natural Eau de Parfums. Perfumer, James Heeley has used Haitian vetiver at the heart of the composition and accounts for over 90% of the formula. The vetiver is joined by notes of lavender, mint and grapefruit.The company say:For perfume connoisseurs, pleasantly but uns…

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Tauer to give Cologne du Maghreb wider distribution to kick off annual Cologne series

02nd June, 2014

This summer, Andy Tauer is putting his 2011 limited distribution fragrance, Cologne du Maghreb into wider distribution. This sees the start of a new series of Tauer colognes which will be created and released each summer, with a scent code-named Cologne Vetiver Boisée for 2015.Cologne du Maghreb was originally created in 2010 as part of h…

Ambergris

by Alexis Karl, 18th November, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy floodwaters forced the doors open to my perfume studio in Rockaway, Queens, it took with it almost all of my precious oils, unforgiving in its oceanic ferocity . So it was odd and quite wondrous that one single small glass cabinet remained unscathed amidst the debris, and that within in this cabinet, remained equally …

The Lure and Licensing of Using Natural Animal Extracts

by Bruce Bolmes, 14th November, 2013

I grew up in Wisconsin, and in my late teens through my late twenties I was an avid sportsman. I enjoyed hunting, fishing, and some trapping, and as I fell in love with nature, I also discovered the importance of scent in nature. My first experience with using an animal scent was in 1969 when I went deer hunting for the first time with a …

How Perfume Got Its Stank On – Five Perfumers Look at the Use of Animal Products in Perfumery from Their Personal Perspective

by Anya McCoy, 12th November, 2013

Preface: The Stink about Stank vs. Skank. The term ‘skank’ first popped up on perfume blogs in 2005 or so. It was used to describe perfumes with a strong animalic scent, maybe described back in granny’s day as “whorehouse perfume”. Skank and the more appropriate term ‘stank’ were bandied back and …

Hiram Green launches new house with "Moon Bloom"

26th July, 2013

Hiram Green has founded a new eponymous natural fragrance house, whose debut fragrance is 'Moon Bloom'. Green previously had run the Scent Systems niche perfume shop in London, and developed a line of fragrances under the Scent Systems name in collaboration with perfumer George Dodd. Since the closure of Scent Systems, Green has spend …

Natural Perfumers Guild sets natural isolate definition

21st May, 2012

[TABLE][TR][TD][TABLE][TR][TD]The Natural Perfumers Guild is defining the scope of natural aromatic isolates in order to assist its professional natural perfumers as they move forward with their desire to use these scent materials. Natural isolates are single odor molecules that are extracted from natural raw materials using distillation …

Honoré des Prés and Olivia Giacobetti join Natural Perfumers Guild

by Grant Osborne, 06th January, 2012

The Natural Perfumers Guild, an international Association dedicated to perfumes and fragrance products made only with natural aromatics, has announced that Honoré des Prés and perfumer, Olivia Giacobetti, have joined the Guild. Honoré des Prés was established by Christian David in 2008 with a goal to create 100% natural and artistic perfu…

Two New Fragrance Releases from Mandy Aftel

by Lila Das Gupta, 21st November, 2011

California-based writer and natural perfumer, Mandy Aftel, has launched two new fragrances - one contains real animal extracts. The second, a solid perfume, is inspired by a vampire!Secret Garden was created as a result of the 'Letters to A Fellow Perfumer' series on Nathan Branch's blog. The perfume was inspired by the 1910 novel by F…

Natural Perfumer JoAnne Bassett launches Esoterica

by Grant Osborne, 30th September, 2011

Esoterica is the latest parfum from Southern California-based natural perfumer, JoAnne Bassett. The scent is housed in a hand blown glass perfume bottle with the colors of a sunset over the ocean. Notes for this natural perfume include Bulgarian damask rose otto, Bulgarian alba (white) rose otto, jasmine sambac, neroli, vanilla absolute,…