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    Default Resource Archive for Self-Education ABOUT Fragrance

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    OK, so the idea here is simple, in this thread anyone can post resources for the purposes of self-education. This isn’t really a FAQ; it’s intended more as a list of places where you can find links to information about commonly referred to topics, terms, reviews, etc. for your own browsing and learning purposes.

    Some guidelines:
    - THIS IS NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD, either post a resource or lurk+read, but let's try to keep this as "clean" and easy to navigate as possible. For example, instead of quoting someone's post just to add another link, you could just PM them to update their post. Minimize the number of posts wherever possible.
    - Don't post the actual material, just links to those resources.
    - Links may include Basenote's own pages if it's a particularly good discussion about a certain topic

    - Please try to give a one-liner description after the link so as to indicate where the link goes and what it's about.


    Example Topics/Resources:


    http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com/...ume-questions/ - Top 100 perfume questions from Michael Edwards New!
    http://www.basenotes.net/articles/fragrancefaq.html - Basic FAQ off Basenote's own site New!

    History of Perfume:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/248...lies-and-Bases)
    http://www.osmoz.com/Encyclopedia/Th...-of-fragrances - history of fragrance by decade and more
    http://www.fashion-era.com/perfume_history.htm - Perfume Fashion History

    Fragrance Families:
    http://www.basenotes.net/content.php...rance-familiesnew!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...=1#post2178136 - Fragrance Classification
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragrance_wheel
    . . http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com/...eel/index.html - the basic Michael Edwards Taxonomy with prototypical example
    http://www.basenotes.net/content/35-...rance-families
    http://www.osmoz.com/Encyclopedia/Raw-materials - various families and major notes, breakdown
    http://www.osmoz.com/Encyclopedia/Olfactory-groups - basic description of various groups
    http://www.fragrantica.com/groups/ - basic description of various groups
    http://www.sephora.com/browse/sectio...tegoryId=C8104 - basic description of various groups
    http://home.earthlink.net/~skinesscentuals/Perfume.htm - compositions of various families
    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...e Families.pdf
    . . http://www.leffingwell.com/h&rfragra...e_masculin.pdf - Various MALE fragrances sorted by family
    . . http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...ie_feminin.pdf - Various FEMALE fragrances sorted by family
    http://www.slate.com/id/2214615/ - the "body odor" wheel
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/242...ond-roudnitska - smell families according to Edmond Roudnitska
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...me-ingredients - some of the more "nasty" notes/ingredients in fragrance

    How to go about selecting/smelling, and wearing a fragrance
    http://www.basenotes.net/content.php...ying-fragrance New!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...=1#post2176167 - the 'art' of the blind buy New!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...=1#post2178158 - building a well-rounded collection, how to find new frags you'll like New!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...=1#post2178159 - using the Basenotes directory to find other frags you might like New!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/183...de-amp-Summary - smelling techniques
    http://ca.askmen.com/fashion/fashion...on_advice.html - from GQ, for what it's worth
    http://ca.askmen.com/scent/scent_300...ure-scent.html - find your signature scent
    http://ca.askmen.com/fashion/fashion...on_advice.html - find your signature scent
    http://www.luckyscent.com/category/luckystars.asp - a little strange, and reviews say it's inaccurate, but how to choose based on astrological sign.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...=1#post2176080 - where/how to apply New!


    Glossaries and Directories:

    Glossaries of Terms:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277...rands-Frags%29 - Forum terms and abbreviations
    http://www.nstperfume.com/perfume-glossary/
    http://www.fragrantica.com/groups/
    http://www.osmoz.com/Encyclopedia
    http://www.nstperfume.com/2008/04/25...mista-lexicon/ - Slang terminology
    http://perfumeshrine.fortunecity.com/perfumeterms.html
    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/index.htm - Perfume Intelligence, comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia. See left side menu tab
    http://www.perfumersworld.com/glossary.php?id=1 New!

    Glossaries of Perfumers/Noses
    http://www.nstperfume.com/perfumers-a-to-e/
    http://www.fragrantica.com/index.php?view=noses
    http://cameleonperfumes.blogspot.com...Famous%20noses
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfumer#List_of_perfumers
    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/index.htm - Perfume Intelligence, comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia. See left side menu tab



    Forums and Reviewers:

    Other Forums:
    http://www.basenotes.net/forum.php
    http://www.makeupalley.com/board/j.asp?bid=4
    http://perfumeisle.yuku.com/directory
    http://perfumeoflife.com/index.php?act=idx
    Don't forget Amazon... search for reviews under Health & Personal Care -> Personal Care new!

    Blogs / Reviews:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/276...w-sites-thread - The Definitive Blogs/Review sites thread new!

    YouTube Reviewers:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/276...viewers-Thread - The Definitive YouTube Reviewers thread new!

    Good books to read:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/248...eur-Perfumers?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/183...-on-Fragrance?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/207...st-Read-Books?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/283...fume-fanatics?

    The “Technical” side:

    Fragrance Chemistry:
    http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/organ...iles/frame.htm - Online fragrance chemistry presentation (9 y.o., just a seminar, but still good)

    The making of Perfume
    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...Fragrances.pdf - The making of perfume
    . . http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...20Part%202.pdf - part 2
    . . http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...20Part%203.pdf - part 3

    Where to Buy Basic Essential Oils, Aroma-Chemicals, etc:New!
    http://www.perfumersapprentice.com/ – bit difficult to navigate, but many supplies, cheap (note shipping though), mostly Synthetics
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/ - component seller and encyclopedia of descriptions too.
    http://www.edenbotanicals.com/ - lots of Naturals
    Related - http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/motm.htm – new molecules and how they’re being used (not all fragrance)
    http://www.whitelotusaromatics.com/
    http://www.aqua-oleum.co.uk/

    http://www.aworldofaromatherapy.com/...-oils-atoz.htm - effects of various oils
    http://chemconnections.org/Smells/ - what various synthetics smell like


    How does smell work?new!
    http://www.senseofsmell.org/feature/smell101/index.php
    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...20Part%202.pdf
    http://health.howstuffworks.com/huma...roat/smell.htm
    http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/m...res/index.html - Visual Presentation of Axel & Buck 2004 Nobel Prize Work on Olfaction
    http://www.ted.com/talks/luca_turin_..._of_scent.html - Luca Turin TED Talk
    http://www.annindriya.com/_mcms/_dat...r%20theory.pdf - Luca Turin's theory of olfaction (non-technical)
    http://chemse.oxfordjournals.org/con...6/773.full.pdf - Luca Turin's theory of olfaction (technical, 1996)

    On Reformulation Restrictions:
    http://www.ifraorg.org/ versus http://www.cropwatch.org/
    http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/ff_perfume/all/1 (NEW!)


    Inside the Industry:

    Industry Websites
    http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/ - industry website
    http://www.sniffapaloozamagazine.com/ - industry website
    http://www.senseofsmell.org/
    http://www.osmotheque.fr/osmothequenew!

    where is the industry going/trends?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/262...hing?p=1961947 - what's the next big thing?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/256881-Fragrance-Fads? - Fads?
    http://anyasgarden.com/Roudnitska1969.pdf - Where are we going? by Edmond Roudnitska (1969!)
    http://anyasgarden.com/Creating%20an...%20perfume.pdf - Where do new ideas come from?

    Perfumery and marketing
    http://anyasgarden.com/Roudnitska1970.pdf - by Edmond Roudnitska (1970)



    Online/in Person Courses: New!
    http://www.fragrance.org/education.php
    http://www.perfumersworld.com/
    http://www.perfumeprojects.com/store/1013.shtml
    http://www.perfumeprojects.com/resou...orkshops.shtml - in person workshops
    http://www.osmotheque.fr/411_p_15140...-new-york.html - courses/lectures in NYC available
    http://www.chandlerburr.com/newsite/...centDinner.htm - NYC Chandler Burr Scent Dinnersnew!
    . . - a “taste” of what it’s like
    http://www.perfumeprojects.com/#2A - Learning to make perfume
    http://perfumemaker.blogspot.com/ - Learning to make perfume


    Places to buy samples and decants
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/284...=1#post2288249
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/206...t-free-samples
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/206...-Companies-Now

    Other General Sites:
    http://www.fragrancedirectory.info/u...meImgList.aspx - Michael Edwards site, everything about everything
    http://www.leffingwell.com/perfume.htm - everything else about everything else...
    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/ - Comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia of fragrance.
    http://lucaturin.typepad.com/ - Lucan Turin's old blog
    http://www.chandlerburr.com/newsite/page0/articles.htm - Chandler Burr’s articles, variety
    http://sites.google.com/site/datecal...nglishhomepage - Age based on product #
    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/index.htm
    http://www.parfyym.pri.ee/ - notes on pyramids of various frags
    . . Dictionary to translate - http://aare.pri.ee/dictionary.html?switch=en
    http://www.osmoz.com/ - trends and news about the mainstream perfume industry and some things about niche outfits, too.
    http://www.scentmap.com/
    http://www.4perfumeinfo.com/descriptions.html - brief descriptions of MANY fragrances.
    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/index.htm - Perfume Intelligence, comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia. See left side menu tab, extremely comprehensive.
    http://www.bermuda-perfumery.com/know_how/ - some basic tips/FAQ'a about fragrance
    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...fragrances.pdf - Well-being and health as related to fragrance
    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfrag...ume%20Oils.pdf - Other uses for fragrance/essential oils
    http://www.chandlerburr.com/newsite/page0/media.htm - Various Chandler Burr interviewsnew!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5nyA1QC9Y - Overview of fragrances for beginners

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    Default Re: Resource Archive for Self-Education ABOUT Fragrance

    Thanks for this invaluable thread D. It's brilliant!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Thank you very much, nice resources.

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    Default Pronunciation helps

    Here are a few links with pronunciation helps for common Perfume Houses as well as helps for more generic French perfume terms.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/227811-

    http://www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/french-english

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v6DrsDA48M

    http://fragnameoftheday.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks Dani! I'm working on a major overhaul of this sticky... in the next couple of months, just need to find a few days...

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