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The affects temperature has on fragrance development

How your signature scent develops on your skin can be influenced by many factors such as general health, hormones, medication and body acidity. Another factor that is not often mentioned but which plays a significant role in enabling you to fully enjoy your perfume is temperature. An interesting observation is that the hotter the body […]

Scent Sense: Cardamom

Cardamom has been heralded as the spice of peace, functioning as a symbol of both hospitality and alliance. As such, at Persian wedding ceremonies, the groom would offer his future bride some cardamom pods, wrapped in silk cloth. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice next to saffron and vanilla. Originating in India, today it also […]

Follow these guidelines to improve the staying power of your perfume.

These could be the defining factors to falling in love with your signature scent all over again. Avoiding the disappointment of having your favorite perfume throw-off lies in choosing the correct fragrance concentration and category. Last month you were invited to complete our online Scientific Perfume Test. Many fragrance enthusiasts were surprised at the impact […]

Perfumes don’t seem to last on me.

When interviewing clients; one of the most frequent complaints about their perfume is that their much-loved scent throws-off very quickly usually within 30 minutes to an hour. The dilemma here is whether this is actually due to a poor sense of smell or whether there are body chemistry issues lurking. There are chemicals that can […]

6 rules to apply when buying your signature scent.

Global Fragrance Expert Marian Bendeth says “A new scent should inspire you to daydream, or wear different articles of clothing, or get you in the mood for an event.” When approaching a perfume counter, you need to be armed with a few strategies. Buying a new perfume can be tricky as there are several factors […]

7 common perfume shopping pitfalls to avoid

Perfume is luxury in a bottle often carrying a hefty price tag. It is usually a pamper and splurge gift celebrating a special occasion, rewarding yourself or as a mood enhancer. Whatever the reason; the outcome needs to be that you fall in love with your perfume investment with no buyer’s remorse attached. 7 common […]

Step up your fragrance knowledge with Perfume Power.

Many of us have had a hair, colour and clothing analysis done, where we were guided on seasonal colours and which styles of clothing best suit our figure. Through several conversations with clients many expensive perfume purchases have been made only to find the perfume to be hidden at the back of a dark cupboard […]

The Scent of Desire

“I have created this perfume to dress each woman in the scent of desire, and to see each of my dresses emerging from its bottle…” – Christian Dior Elizabeth Taylor shares that the beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart …and hopefully, someone else’s. Scent is deeply personal and evocative. Psychology Today […]

The scent of a winning team

There is no better way to learn teamwork than through a strong scented example! Are you looking for a unique and creative way to build your team, where staff misunderstandings and the associated emotional stressors are not the order of your day? When working alone, your decisions are solely yours; when in a group, the […]

Scent Sense – Violet

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”  –  Mark Twain The violet is a delicate 5 petal shaped flower often described as the virtuous and dainty one of the flower kingdoms. Signifying modesty, humility, and faithfulness. Folklore suggests that the violet reflects a love that is delicate. […]