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Marian Bendeth is a Global Fragrance Expert based out of Toronto, Canada. Marian has won six fragrance industry editorial awards for her writing. You can find out more on her website

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The Best Perfumes of 2018, according to our contributors

31st December, 2018

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best scents of 2018. If nothing wowed them in 2018 they could choose something new to them. Despite not going out of my way to smell new releases in 2018, I still managed to smell a few. Nic…

Treading the scented cobbles of Coronation Street

by Marian Bendeth, 29th October, 2018

When it comes to childhood memories, most kids hunker down on Saturday morning watching their favourite cartoons or goofy sitcoms but for me, it has been the ultimate UK soap, Coronation Street to turn to. From childhood to yesterday's cliffhanger, I have tuned in religiously to watch a multitude of characters land, live out, die and even outlast other characters. There is nothing better than watching those characters treading the cobbles to that famous trumpeted-theme song which now also happens to be my signature ring tone, Iím that addicted.

Unforgettable scents with the Scent Guru, Ruth Sutcliffe

by Marian Bendeth, 22nd March, 2018

Marian Bendeth speaks to Ruth Sutcliffe who has developed a fragrance product to benefit Alzheimerís and dementia patients.

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The Best Perfumes of 2017 according to our contributors

30th December, 2017

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best scents of 2017. If nothing wowed them in 2017 they could choose something new to them

The Scents of Summer

by Marian Bendeth, 13th September, 2017

As summer draws to an end, Marian Bendeth highlights some of her scents of summer alongside her photos of the season.

Fragrance Spring Cleansing

by Marian Bendeth, 30th May, 2017

Marian Bendeth takes us on a Spring walk and checks out spring fragrances new and old.

Mon Guerlain, Envisioning Notes of a Woman

by Marian Bendeth, 20th March, 2017

I recently met up with Guerlain Master Perfumer, Thierry Wasser at the Guerlain Boutique, Toronto, Canada, to explore the back story and fragrance notes for the launch of, Mon Guerlain and subsequent relationship with actress, Angelina Jolie.

Winter chills, perfume thrills

by Marian Bendeth, 20th February, 2017

Once the temperatures dip down to "I can't feel my fingertips" mode, you quickly realize that old man winter has finally slid in like a Nascar winner crossing the finish line. If this means your version of winter includes snowfalls, icy arctic blasts and bad hair hats, be prepared to change up your fragrances for the season.…

The best perfumes of 2016 according to our contributors

30th December, 2016

Our contributors look back at the best fragrances they've discovered in 2016

Fall-ing into Fragrances

by Marian Bendeth, 14th November, 2016

Marian Bendeth presents her choice of fragrances, old and new, for the perfect fall scent.

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

Discovering Mom for Mother's Day

by Marian Bendeth, 05th May, 2016

Mother's Day is fast approaching in North America and I can hear the ca-ching of cash registers everywhere with the purchases of predictable fragrance box sets, duos and beautifully-wrapped scents that she has been wearing since her school Prom or when she met "Dad". Yes, it's a sure bet she will love it, probably the only fragrance she gets year after year right? but who is exactly is your Mom or the next best thing to being a Mom-figure in your life?