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AMBERGRIS – THE OCEAN'S FRAGRANT GIFT
AMBERGRIS: Not Whale Vomit, but Whale...Well, You Know. Contrary to popular belief, Ambergris isn't whale vomit; it's more akin to...let's say, a 'nautical deposit' from the other end of a sperm whale. Shall I say it? Yes, it’s whale shit… well almost. And experts agree. Completely cruelty-free, this oddity forms in the whale's intestines and is released into the ocean, where it embarks on a transformative journey.
Review of "Fragrance is my Favourite F-Word: An Inspiring Introduction to Perfumery" by Melanie Jane Nightingale
In the fragrant garden of literature on perfumery, Melanie Jane Nightingale's "Fragrance is my Favourite F-Word: An Inspiring Introduction to Perfumery" blossoms like a rare and exotic flower. This book is not just a guide; it's a celebration, a love letter to the art and science of fragrance.
In Conversation with Mandy Aftel
Mandy Aftel doesn’t say yes to a lot of things, so I was honoured when she agreed to not only be featured in my upcoming book, but to also have an in-depth and delving discussion with me.
THE YLANG YLANG MAN
Get ready to hear a fascinating story about how a chance encounter led me to discover the best Ylang-Ylang essential oil in the world, and the inspiring man behind it all.
Book Review-Perfume Legends By Michael Edwards
PERFUME LEGENDS - FRENCH FEMININE FRAGRANCES by MICHAEL EDWARDS Published in 1996. Michael Edwards is an historian and founder editor of ’Fragrances of the World,' the largest guide to perfume classification.
The Intoxicating Triangle
As a musician creates melodies through scales, a perfumer creates a symphony of fragrance notes. These notes are categorized into top, heart, and base notes, which blend together to create a complex and sophisticated fragrance that is more than the sum of its parts.
Warm and Sweet Home Fragrances: A Cozy Trend in Aromatics
In recent times, there has been a noticeable shift in home fragrance preferences, with a growing trend towards warm and sweet scents.
Must Have Perfumery Text Books for Budding Perfumers
These books are not your run-of-the-mill coffee table reads - they are the crème de la crème of the perfumery world. And while they may not come cheap, their value to any aspiring perfumer is simply priceless.
Extraction Methods of Perfumery Ingredients
Science can be exciting, especially when it comes to the fascinating world of aromatic compounds, also known as raw materials! You might be wondering, what are raw materials? Well, simply put, they're the building blocks of some of our favorite scents and perfumes.
In Conversation with Dr. Vincent of ReminiScent Parfums
ReminiScent Parfums was founded in November 2020 near Annecy in France, with a vision to create fragrances that are reminiscent of memories with a sustainable approach. The founder Dr. Vincent is in conversation with Melanie Jane in this exclusive interview!
Review of "The Museum of Scent: Exploring the Curious and Wondrous World of Fragrance" by Mandy Aftel
Dive into the enchanting world of fragrances with Mandy Aftel's "The Museum of Scent: Exploring the Curious and Wondrous World of Fragrance." This book isn't just a read; it's an olfactory odyssey that beckons the soul of every scent enthusiast.
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