Tag Archives: scent sense

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 […]

Neroli, a citrus essence made famous by an Italian Princess.

Neroli carries a beautiful legacy of evoking contentment. A yellow oil distilled from the flower of the orange blossom tree originating from China, north eastern India and central Asia. This citrus essence was made popular by an Italian Princess. I want orange blossoms in my hair, champagne in my hand and love in my heart […]

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 […]

Blue gold of old or a resurrected perfume note?

The vast lavender fields in Provence; France are a breath-taking sight for any visitor. Hence it’s been awarded the name ‘blue gold’. Its scent often described as being spicy, peppery, green,herbaceous, misty and smoky. ‘Lavender’ comes from the Latin word ‘lavare’ which means to wash. Stepping back into the Roman Empire. Lavender oil was also […]