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Guardians Of The Past - A Trip To The Osmotheque

by Persolaise, 28th March, 2014

For a moment, I wonder if the thing is going to leap out and attack me. Curled into the base of a steel box, it's a tangle of what looks like fur, claws and hide. It could be a piece of a garish Halloween costume. Or the remnants of some very strange Biology experiment gone wrong. I stare at it for a moment. And then, reassured that i…

Guy Robert, perfumer of Calèche and Madame Rochas, dies

30th May, 2012

Celebrated perfumer, Guy Robert, died on Monday reports Bois de Jasmin. Robert was responsible for many respected fragrances such as Madame Rochas, Amouage Gold, Dioressence and Calèche.He came from a family of perfumers, and began his career working in Grasse. After World War II he worked under his uncle Henri Robert (creator of Coty's M…

Aurélien Guichard, Stephen Nilsen, Michael Carby, Yann Vasnier - Scent Treks Through Time

by Marian Bendeth, 12th October, 2008

  Editor's note: These interviews are the thirteenth part of a series in which Marian Bendeth explores what a panel of modern perfumers would say if they could travel back to the time of their choosing, to meet, chat and co-create with a perfumer of the past. An introduction to the series and table of contents is here. …

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Interview with Michael Edwards - creator of Fragrances of the World

by Grant Osborne, 01st May, 2001

In the eighties, a European named Michael Edwards invented a completely new way of describing fragrances. Drawing on his experience as Halston's international fragrance director, he published a guide that took the hassle out of selecting a new fragrance. What started as a simple yet innovative reference for staff in perfumeries an…