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    Eris Parfums' Founder Barbara Herman on the Enduring Power of Scented Seduction

    Barbara HermanBarbara Herman's olfactory aesthetic is unapologetically glamourous. Basenotes last spoke to her in 2012, when she was blogging under Yesterday's Perfume and several months shy of the release of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, an ode to fragrance in...
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    Purity of Purpose: an interview with Christian Bohdan of Helio

    The West Coast is most stereotypically known for a preconceived lifestyle of daily hikes, green juice galore and alternative spiritual practices. But how would one define the olfactory aesthetic of said region? One fragrance brand embraced this challenge, creating completely cliche-free scents...
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    Joseph Quartana of Six Scents Essentials on Ultra-Modern Gourmands and The Beauty of Duality

    Since the launch of Les Potions Fatales, Joseph Quartana's life has done a complete 180. There was his triumph of winning the 2017 Fragrance Foundation Awards Perfume Extraordinaire for Poppy Soma, followed immediately by a near-death experience. Thankfully the NYC-based creative recovered, and...
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    Scent takes the stage: An interview with Sarah Baker

    Fragrance has long been heralded as an art form, but for Sarah Baker this conviction is an especially paramount matter. Her background in fine art, courtesy of the San Francisco Art Institute and Goldsmiths College, paired with a perpetually curious mind, has resulted in the wonderfully eclectic...
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    Olfactory Adventures with 4160 Tuesdays' Sarah McCartney

    Sarah McCartney Sarah McCartney is equal parts fragrance whimsy mixed with perfumery wisdom. As the founder of 4160Tuesdays, her creativity knows no bounds. Seaside mint chocolate chip ice cream cone? Give the delightful gourmand What I Did On My Holidays a try. A soul cleansing after a wild...
  6. Geza Schön: Rebel With An Olfactory Cause

    Thank you for the lovely feedback everyone, some great food for thought here!
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    Geza Schön: Rebel With An Olfactory Cause

    Who says perfume can't be political? In some cases it may just be a pretty glass bottle with a generically pleasant-smelling liquid inside, but amongst the ever-expanding sea of new releases, something that is more than just a pretty proverbial face feels downright refreshing. One longtime...
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    Unisex 2.0: The Bright and Bold World of KIERIN NYC

    New York City: an endless flow of bright lights, frenetic energy and fast moving crowds clutching onto their grande lattes in a fabulous flurry of big-city madness. The city that never sleeps, where ambitious ingenues come to fulfil their dreams and a whirlwind life plays out amongst the...
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    Pressing the Olfactory Reset Button

    Top-notch raw materials were the reserve of the industry elite — until now. Ostens is the fragrance house of Laurent Delafon and Chris Yu, who as founders of United Perfumes have worked with brands such as Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Tom Dixon and Diptyque. Together with Laboratoire Monique Remy...
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    A Tokyo Morning: Gallivant’s Seventh Eau de Parfum Release

    Since its initial launch last summer, Nick Steward's line Gallivant has added three more cities for fragrance nomads to enjoy. Earlier this year the company launched Amsterdam and Berlin. The former is an intoxicatingly warm and creamy floral evoking a black tulip containing notes of saffron...
  11. IFF Launches Post-Modern Fine Fragrance Collection

    Thank you everyone for your kind feedback and interest!
  12. IFF Launches Post-Modern Fine Fragrance Collection

    Hi Elf, thanks so much. I am a huge fan of Dominique Ropion's work, he can do no wrong in my book.
  13. IFF Launches Post-Modern Fine Fragrance Collection

    Thanks Redneck Perfumisto, glad you like them as well!
  14. IFF Launches Post-Modern Fine Fragrance Collection

    Hi Juxtapozbliss, What a wonderful experiment, looking forward to reading all of your thoughts
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    IFF Launches Post-Modern Fine Fragrance Collection

      International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), Laboratoire Monique Rémy (LMR) and Christopher Yu & Laurent Delafon of United Perfumes gave a special sneak peek at the Post-Modern Fine Fragrance collection during a Speed Smelling event at Claridge's in West London. While the complete...
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    The Olfactory Occult of Sixteen92

    Claire Baxter Named after the year of the Salem witch trials and with fragrance monikers such as Wicked and I Saw Goody Proctor with the Devil, Sixteen92 clearly has a penchant for the supernatural spectacle. Founded by former opera singer, advertising creative director and fine art...
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    Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn on crafting scentscapes and olfactory deconstruction

    Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn (Image Credit: Calvert Crary)Founded by Stephen Dirkes in 2015, Euphorium Brooklyn has already garnered a cult following for its deep, multi-faceted and no-holds-barred scents. A creative polymath with a background in music composition and film production...
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    Parfums de Marly launches Delina

    Housed in a pale millennial pink bottle, Parfums de Marly's newest female fragrance, Delina, has all the makings of a modern classic. The fruity floral scent, created by Quentin Bisch, opens with crisp top notes of bergamot, rhubarb and lychee before developing into a heart composed of Turkish...
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    Building a Fragrance Democracy, One City at a Time: Nick Steward of Gallivant on the Wonders of Wearability and Everyday Appeal

    Nick StewardTrue to the dictionary definition of its name, Nick Steward's new line Gallivant is sure to offer many a delightful olfactory pursuit. Created in collaboration with perfumers Karine Chevallier and Giorgia Navarra, the range consists of the energetic and bright citrus Brooklyn...
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    Parfums Quartana Part 2: The Creation of Les Potions Fatales

    In Part 1, Joseph Quartana explained the story behind each of the nine scents in his Les Potions Fatales collection. In the following interview, the Six Scents and Parfums Quartana founder discusses the deeply personal process behind his latest range of fragrances and redefining gender in...