The Fragrance Wheel

Many of us love perfume but we can’t find our way around different scents. To most of us, many flowers smell the same, and it doesn’t seem true to say freshly cut grass has a scent. There are so many singular and combined scents in the perfume world and confusion is inevitable. The fragrance wheel […]

Scent Sense: Orchid

When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid’s perfume. – Sara Jeannette Duncan A legendary flower dating back to the dinosaur era is well known for its grace, nobility and kaleidoscope of scents emanating great joy, love and health. Orchids are nature’s masterpiece with radiant creativity in every […]

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Signature scents versus a scented wardrobe

With approximately 1300 new perfumes released yearly it would almost be unthinkable to settle for one perfume as a signature scent; in some instances, a lifetime. Opting for signature scents In my dealing with clients there are a number of reasons they lean towards a signature scent. There is safety in knowing what you love […]

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Why your hormones can help you pick the perfect perfume

Research shows that to a large degree it’s shifting hormone levels that dictate scent preferences over the course of our lives. There are five stages of one’s life that can mark a significant shift in perfume choices. Tenacious Teens Fifteen is the average age for girls to get their first bottle of scent, according to […]

Scent Sense: Patchouli

“Patchouli has always been a part of my fragrance, like a line through my life.” (Julia Roberts) Patchouli is a popular and essential ingredient in many of today’s oriental, chypre and fougère perfumes. From the mint family with the oil being extracted from its bright green leaves through a process of steam distillation. A powerful […]

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 […]