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Beauty and the Beasts

by Marloes Hagenaars, 18th October, 2016

It’s pretty much an age-old debate: animals being used in toxicity tests for perfumes and their ingredients. We’ve all seen the videos of rabbits and guinea pigs suffering, watched how angry activists raised their voices on the telly, know about the politicians who were trying to make a statement. It all resulted in a European…

A round-up of the fragrances at Pitti Fragrance 2016

by Alfarom, 13th October, 2016

After a couple of years of absence from fairs and perfumes shows, I decided it was about time for me to go to Pitti Fragranze and see first-hand what's about to come in the niche-perfumery market. It was fun and exciting because I got to meet again with old and new friends I've been making during all these years but from a mere pe…

Scents for every scenario?

by Marloes Hagenaars, 21st September, 2016

Do we wear fragrances that represent ourselves or the occasion? Marloes takes a personal look at why she wears perfume.

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Greatest Hits : Olivia Giacobetti

by Nick Gilbert, 15th September, 2016

Olivia Giacobetti is one of the great names of perfumery – Nick Gilbert checks out her Greatest Hits

Prove The Naysayers Wrong

by Zachary McConnell, 09th September, 2016

Zachary McConnell (aka MFfan310) updates us on the story of Xcentric – an upcoming niche fragrance store in Fort Wayne

Scent solutions with Luca Maffei

by Eddie Bulliqi, 06th September, 2016

Ahead of the Pitti Fragranze show in Florence, Eddie Bulliqi speaks to perfumer Luca Maffei about his work, winning awards and perfume as art.

The Top Ten Female Designer Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

by Claire Vukcevic, 12th August, 2016

Claire Vukcevic runs down the top ten female designer fragrances for beginners to sample.

Has celebrity perfume had its heyday?

by Marloes Hagenaars, 14th July, 2016

Marloes takes a look at the celebrity fragrance market and whether it has a future.

Under the sea

by Marloes Hagenaars, 24th June, 2016

Anyone who knows me would probably admit that I have a slightly abnormal addiction for fragrances that smell unique and eccentric. Which usually means that my friends stay away from my wrists and often roll their eyes at me whenever I get my nose on a new perfume. I wanted to take my perfume experience to the next level and try something completely out of the box. Was it a step too far?

Clara Molloy of Memo Paris on the artistic originality of tuberose

by Carla Seipp, 20th June, 2016

The secluded town of Marfa, with its scorching temperatures and dry landscape, would probably be the last place one would associate with a luscious white floral fragrance. However, for Memo Paris this creative contrast turned out to be the perfect inspiration

Scenting Off-beat Dads for Father's Day

by Marian Bendeth, 16th June, 2016

With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, Marian Bendeth picks fragrances for fathers of all types

Interview with Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré of Coolife on the Launch of Le Quatrieme Parfum

by Haniya Rae, 14th June, 2016

Haniya Rae speaks with founders of Coolife, Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré.