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The Harlot of Perfumery

“The tuberose, with her silvery light, that in the gardens of Malay is called the mistress of the night. So, like a bride scented and bright, she comes out when the sun’s away” – Thomas Moore The Aztecs discovered the tuberose as far back as 1519; described as one of the earliest cultivated plants. The […]

The influence of fragrance on people

“The human sense of smell is often seen as insignificant, dismissed as a distant also-ran to our keen eyesight or sensitive hearing. But this sense is keener and more influential on our species than many people realize.” – Josie Glausiusz According to Fragrance Psychologist Dr. Joachim Mensing fragrance and perfumes are offers for personal transformation; […]

Discover the fragrance notes for a sublime sun-kissed scent for spring

 “And the birds sang their songs of love. And the flowers serenaded with their sublime fragrances. And the whole world fell in love in spring!” ― Avijeet Das Spring evokes a mood that makes me feel uplifted, inspired and even goal orientated. It signifies the beginning of something new and exciting. Offering a zest for life; […]

Scent Sense – Peony

“The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers; a rare fusion of fluff and majesty”. – Henry Mitchell The peony flower has a remarkable reputation for boasting the best bouquets; particularly wedding bouquets. Known in China as the flower of riches and honor, embodying romance and prosperity. They signify a happy marriage and are used […]

Dazzle foes into friends by demonstrating fragrance with flair.

How do you respond to a perfume demonstrator outside a store?  With happiness and anticipation, or pure avoidance behavior? The initial intention being to entice and lure a customer to try something new and stray from their signature scent! I however find myself and research has shown that it more often has a negative effect […]

If you are wondering how to choose a fragrance for your man, read on.

Spoiling your husband, partner or father to a fragrance is very special as there will always be a memory triggered by this gift. Research shows that scent carries the most powerful form of memory when compared to our other senses. It will be like an album of photography bringing back unforgettable memories of important moments […]

What classifies as an oriental fragrance?

As winter approaches, soups, stews, port and red wine clad dinner tables. But for some it is also an invitation to open the fragrance wardrobe to oriental perfumes. Leaving behind the innocent florals and embracing the bold, sultry and exotic oriental fragrance notes. Perfumes are broadly classified into four groups; floral, woody, fresh and oriental. […]

Remembering on World Bee Day that a world without honey bees is as unimaginable as a world without perfume.

Our BeeHave! perfume oils have been created specially to celebrate the wonder of honey bees. Created by Perfume Power in collaboration with The Bee Effect they are our gift to you, a moment of reverence captured in scent so you can bask in the glory of the miracle honey bees are.          […]

Guidelines to buying that unique perfume for Mother’s Day

Buying your mom a perfume should be a deeply personal and intentional journey. The memory of this scent will linger and should only create beautiful memories going forward. There are various approaches one could take to this adventure. An adventure because it should be fun, investigative, a voyage of discovery and then the exhilaration experienced […]

Your best bet in finding the perfect fragrance is going at it solo, here’s why.

I had the privilege recently to observe a perfume shopping experience in a well known perfume store. A group of ladies, possibly mom, best friends or sisters were embarking on this journey together. Initially this sounds like an exciting adventure until the debate started about whether a particular perfume worked for the women that the […]