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Fragrancing Fictional Fathers

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 18th June, 2015

Father’s Day is a very modern holiday (first observed in 1908, though not really becoming a Thing until decades later) and it’s a pretty commercial one. Still, it seems like a pretty decent idea and why not treat the old man for a day?

What is really going on with EU fragrance regulations

by Pia Long, 11th June, 2015

Pia Long takes a look at the EU regulations affecting perfumery and tries to make sense of it all

Perfume As Jewellery - Harrods’ Head Of Beauty On The Salon De Parfums

by Persolaise, 04th June, 2015

Reactions have been mixed. Some have called it the best addition to the UK’s perfumery scene for years. Others have said that it’s pointless, unwelcoming and pretentious. But differing views aside, it seems reasonable to conclude that Harrods’ Salon De Parfums - which opened its doors in mid-October 2014 - has made quite an impression. Everyone who’s seen it has strong views on it. And those who haven’t yet seen it are eager to do so.

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The discontinued perfume list 2015 : Have your favourite scents survived the cull?

by Grant Osborne, 28th May, 2015

We’ve updated the fragrance directory to show fragrances that are now discontinued. Have your favourites survived the cull?

Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

by Persolaise, 26th May, 2015

​Mathilde Laurent is great company. The cynical part of my brain tells me that her particular way with journalists - the un-showy insistence on cutting through marketing guff; the modesty; the willingness to embrace humour - is as studiously constructed as any politician’s modus operandi

An interview with Hiram Green

by Haniya Rae, 21st May, 2015

For Netherlands-base Hiram Green, natural oils aren’t a luxury, they’re a necessity. Green, who is a self-taught perfumer, took more than a decade tinkering with essential oils until the release of Moon Bloom in 2013. The perfume was an instant success, and gave Green the confidence to launch Shangri La, a perfume conjures up James Hilton’s famous paradise, a year and a half later.

Fishy Business

by Marloes Hagenaars, 19th May, 2015

When singer Cassie Graves explains to people that she suffers from fish odour syndrome, a rare disorder that makes her smell like rotten fish, they usually laugh and think she is making a joke.

Greatest Hits : Sophia Grojsman

by Nick Gilbert, 15th May, 2015

Nick Gilbert gives us the run-down on perfumer Sophia Grojsman's Greatest Hits

Interview with Filippo Sorcinelli of UNUM

by Alfarom, 14th May, 2015

Alfarom interviews Filippo Sorcinelli - the co-founder of Italian niche fragrance house, UNUM.

Scenting Television's Mothers

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 09th May, 2015

Mother’s Day is a time to show the one who sired you how much you love and respect her. Mums come in all shapes and sizes, and I thought I’d have a go at scenting a few of my favourites from the world of television.

An interview with Angela Ciampagna

by Alfarom, 07th May, 2015

One of the hits at the recent Esxence in Milan was the fragrances of Angela Ciampagna. Alfarom speaks to the founder.

Start! : How Scent Trunk Developed Their Product

by William Yin, 29th April, 2015

Right off the bat, we knew we had to find out what the market was missing. We had to discover what market we wanted to target, and what they wanted in a product. So, we did surveys… a lot of them. We discovered a group of men (and women), who cared more about the scent, than the brand. These men didn’t just wear fragrance, they experienced it.