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SCENT SENSE – Cedarwood

Cedarwood oil with its grounding, tenacious, balsamic, sweet and woody odour is identified as one of the most prized ingredients used in current day perfumery. It enhances the lasting power of natural and synthetic perfume fixatives and also intensifies their odour. It combines very well with citrusy notes and often encountered in fragrances for men. […]

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 […]

The most satisfying lingering scent.

“In the company of sandalwood even thorny trees and wild weeds smell like it” – Chokha Mela Having visited Indonesia, Thailand and Zanzibar, it was impossible not to be confronted with the rich, sweet, milky and soft classic oriental note of sandalwood. The streets were lined with elegantly carved doors, and sandalwood souvenirs filled almost […]

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.          […]