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Glossary of Fragrance Terms

  Okay, so this is a list of terms that I stole from Perfumes – The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez.  It will have you thinking and speaking like a perfumista in no time. absolute A solvent extracted fragrance material, traditionally from more delicate natural substances, such as jasmine, which would be […]

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The Sense of Smell

Smelly Facts It takes two seconds for an aroma to enter the nose and travel to the part of the brain that controls memory and emotions. A particular fragrance has the ability to stimulate intense memories and re-create experiences, regardless of whether they were pleasant or unpleasant and can influence the way we feel and […]

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The Fragrance Wheel

Have you heard of Michael Edwards?  I hadn’t either until I began researching perfume.  Michael Edwards, according to his website fragrancesoftheworld.com is a “Fragrance expert, author and erudite industry ambassador” and “has made many significant contributions to the fragrance industry over the past three decades”.  His Fragrances of the World guidebook is known as “The […]

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Introducing ScentSamples.com.au

I know that some girls grow up watching their Mum’s apply their makeup and layer their fragrances.  I don’t think my Mum ever wore lipstick, much less owned even one shade.  I think her perfume repertoire consisted of roll-on Mum deodorant.  Actually I can probably say the same for my Nan.  I don’t remember her […]

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