These days, everybody and their back-up dancers has a fragrance out, as if the ability to sing also comes with innate perfumier abilities. For those of you considering a career in pop mega-stardom -- and, therefore, the fragrance business -- here are some tips on how to sell that all-but-inevitable ... More >>
Earlier this year I attended a fascinating seminar, led by a perfumer, at Tolosa Winery in San Luis Obispo County. Over the course of several mentally exhausting hours, we learned by blind-whiffing essential oils exactly what many of the descriptors we use all the time smell like. For examp ... More >>
Something stinks, and it's you.Dear Julian Casablancas, Remember how the Strokes were good that one time in 2001? Yeah, we're ready to forget that ever happened -- but then again, we're pretty sure you already have. Once upon a time, you brought us the bouncy, gritty swagger of "Last Nite" ... More >>
This is so awesome: a New York perfumery called (no shit) I Hate Perfume, has gone a little haywire with a series of food-scented perfumes, and it's not your average, wearable vanillas and cocoas and pleasant fruity concoctions: We're talking real food. Roast beef, bruschetta, pesto, boiled rice, Ca ... More >>
Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema
Han creates esoteric and eccentric odors for clients who want the perfect smell.
An afternoon with Mandy Aftel and the ineffable magic of natural perfume
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