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Perfumer’s Palette

The Perfumer’s Palette<p>When master perfumers begin to create a new fragrance, they have approximately 3,000 raw ingredients with which to work with. …

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All Your Perfume Questions Answered

Whatever her project du jour, one thing is clear: Aftel literally lives and breathes perfume.<p>Aftelier Perfumes' Mandy Aftel has built a life and a business around her undying belief in the transformative power of scent. She's created custom fragrances for her legion of celebrity fans (including …

The Art Of Natural Perfumery

<i>Sally Woodward-Hawes is the amazing founder of Aromantik Natural Perfumes, an essential oil based range of ethical, sustainable and exceptionally</i> …

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The Art and Magic of Essence: Talismanic Perfumes + Hoodoo, Magick and Alchemy Draw - Cafleurebon - Perfume and Beauty Blog

<b>Talismans are by definition objects that create magical or miraculous effects</b>. We have been making talismans since the dawn of time, magical amulets …

Floris London Launches Scent With DIY Workshop

Luxury British perfumer Floris London is celebrating the launch of its new scent, Petals From My Garden, with a hands-on workshop taking place at the …

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Matcha Beauty Recipes

For the following recipes I have chosen to use: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Powder. You can find my product review HERE.<p>Why Matcha?<p>​Scientists have …

the Eden Blog - Fixatives and Their Function in Natural Perfumery

We at Eden Botanicals have been receiving many inquiries about fixatives lately. So many in fact that we have decided to dedicate an entire blog post …

Alternative Medicine

Scent of Triumph Debuts with Free Vintage Perfumes eBook!

<b>SCENT OF TRIUMPH is a novel about a French perfumer during World War II, a saga that’s been called “heartbreaking, evocative, and inspiring,” by</b> …

At LA's Institute for Art and Olfaction, the science and history of perfume takes center stage

The corner near Los Angeles' Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) is bustling — crowded, and gritty. On Sixth Street and Vermont Street in Koreatown, the atmosphere exudes odors of loose asphalt, car exhaust and cigarette smoke from teenagers who skateboard by. It’s not exactly a place you’d want …

Ancient Fragrant Lore (part 6): Scents of the Roman Times

Like their modern day counterparts who become accustomed to the effluvium from a beloved, often recharged bottle of fragrance, the ancients were no …

How to Find the Perfect Perfume for Your Style

Jan Moran, author of the new book Scent of Triumph, is a recognized expert in the world of fragrance and perfume. She's been featured in countless …

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Andy Tauer, Brilliant Cult Perfumer, Coming to Tigerlily

Andy Tauer, founder of Tauer Pefumes, has created some of the most sublime, and downright mystifying, scents on the market today, niche or otherwise. …

Independent perfumers are making a big splash in the fragrance world

​At Twisted Lily, a fragrance boutique in Brooklyn, I learn that things quickly get personal when you’re talking about perfume — like when co-owner Eric Weiser explains why I won’t like one of his favorite perfumes.<p>“It has one word [in] the name, and it’s stercus," he says. Stercus, in case your …

What It's Like to Visit a Cuban Perfumery

As we inch closer and closer to the lifting of the embargo on Cuba, Americans have emoji hearts in their eyes for the import possibilities. Classic cars! Cigars! White linen shirts! Even vaccines. As a beauty junkie, though, I have my sights set on the local beauty loot, which is why I went down to …

We sampled fragrances made from microbes and we're convinced they're the future of the industry

But what if that smell didn't come from a rose, but instead from baker's yeast?<p>Boston-based startup Ginkgo Bioworks is doing just that — tinkering with the genes of yeast — the microscopic fungus that makes bread rise — to make it produce the sweet, musky smell of a rose and other …

Microbiology

How to Sell a Fragrance Online like Jo Malone

Fragrance shoppers are most likely to purchase scents after trying them on their own skin, which has made digital product merchandising and sales …

This Infographic Explains the Difference Between Perfume and Eau de Toilette

Ever wondered why you can't smell the perfume you dabbed on earlier this morning? Maybe it's because you aren't actually wearing perfume. Instead, …

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Haeckels Makes Natural Skin Care Products From Seaweed, Ocean Water & Minerals

From its humble beginnings, Kent-based fragrance and skin care brand Haeckels, named after 19th-century German botanist Ernst Haeckel, has quickly …

How to Start a Perfume Business

Starting a perfume business combines artistic personal expression and business know-how, and if approached correctly, it can result in an excellent …

This Hawaii-Inspired Perfume Collection Is Summer in a Bottle

From a single-room studio in Newport Beach, California, stocked with amber glass bottles of plant extracts, Melissa Flagg has spent the past decade carefully hand-blending a cult series of small-batch scents with notes like sweet orange blossom and honeysuckle oil, a powdery violet accord. Her …

Top 10 Carrier Oils for Homemade Beauty Products

Top 10 Carrier Oils for Homemade Beauty Products<p>Updated on February 28, 2016<p>Understanding Carrier Oils<p>Making beauty products in your kitchen is fast …

Skin Care

Reviews of 27 Preservatives

It’s a common myth that anti-oxidants like vitamin E, Grapefruit Seed Extract and rosemary extract are preservatives but they are not – …

Skin Care

The Natural Fragrances Taking The Perfume Industry By Storm

Perfumery is undergoing a quiet revolution. The emergence of natural perfumery has ignited a strong interest in the genre, but many still don't …

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Alert: There's a Cool New Place to Discover Beauty Products Online

Fashion girls have had a long love affair with e-tailer The Dreslyn, and now beauty junkies can get in on the action. The online boutique, known for …

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Haeckels Skincare- Made of Margate

As the popularity of men’s grooming continues to increase a coastal-based brand has arrived on the scene and it’s making waves. Natural skin care and …

MiN New York

This is no regular boutique. Completely different from anything you’ve ever seen because the products sold here are authentic, not the easiest to …

Featured Brands: TokyoMilk

<b>What are some of your early scent or fragrance memories?</b><p>Some of my earliest scent memories were in the garden. As a little one, maybe two or three, I …

Get Ready to Learn the Science of Selling at Craft Fairs

If you have a side hustle you love and you’re looking to take it to the next level, make sure to enroll in our new online class, How to Sell at Craft Fairs. Jewelry designer Katie Dean is here to teach you how to be a rockstar at your next craft fair, all based on her personal experience of …

Entrepreneurship

Olivine Perfume Oil...pure gardenia perfume

This is my signature scent.<p>(Many of my other scents came from this one--because I love gardenias that much.)<p>When we visit Hawaii (our second home!), I immediately locate the blooming gardenias around the house, so I can head straight to them for a deep inhale throughout the day.<p>At my wedding I …

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