Author Archives: Fragrantica Perfumes

Best in Show: Ginger (2018)

A very common note in fragrance, ginger is most often used in the context of a “gingerbread accord” (first recognizably used in Bois des Iles by Chanel and famously in fragrances such as Tea for Two by L’Artisan Parfumeur, Ginger Essence from Origi… Continue reading

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Castoreum: What Do Beavers, Bees, Narcissus Aspirin Have in Common?

 

 

Castoreum is a specific fragrant secretion from the castor sacs of the beaver, one of the biggest rodents who live in Europe, Asia and North America.

Bevears, males and females, use castoreum in combination with urine to mark their territory… Continue reading

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Perfumed Horoscope July 16 – July 22

This is the week of ripening. Whatever ideas you have and want to see accomplished, the deck is clear of mainly inner obstacles (Jupiter ends retrograde motion on July 10th) . It is also a week between two very intense weeks, so use to refocus and… Continue reading

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Fragrance Review: Creed Viking (2017)

 

Summary: Creed’s most recent major men’s fragrance since 2010 Aventus, Viking pays homage to the Viking longboat and the Nordic heritage of expedition and discovery with a rather traditional citric-herbal, lavender and mint composition.

Fr… Continue reading

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Fragrantica Member Spotlight: Joliecat

  Member Name: Joliecat   Member Since: June 13th, 2012   Age: 24   Location: USAView Perfume Wardrobe and Profile

 

For almost half a million people worldwide, Fragrantica has become more than just an online perfume encyclopedia and a magazine… Continue reading

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Hayati Attar Collection: My Sweet Life

 

Perfume brand Attar Collection has released Hayati (“my life” in Arabic), a new feminine fragrance. One can only envy such a pleasant and happy life, full of tropical fruits, exotic flowers, ripe berries and ice cream. If the brand chose “My life… Continue reading

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Dolce Gabbana The One Grey

In late summer 2018, Dolce and Gabanna will release The One Grey, a new flanker of their original The One for Men from 2008. Previous flankers include The One Gentleman, The One Sport, The One for Men Eau de Parfum, The One Royal Night, and most re… Continue reading

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Ramon Monegal and The Language of Perfume

 

My most treasured moment in the World Perfumery Congress, last month in Nice, was the time I spent with Spanish perfumer Ramon Monegal. It was not the first time we met, but this time we could share some thoughts and throughout the three days I le… Continue reading

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Fragrantica Exclusive: Jeremy Discusses His Own First Fragrances

 

The news came up a month ago: Jeremy Fragrance the famous Youtube vlogger from Germany is launching his own fragrance brand. He has been sharing some details on his Youtube channel, but little has been revealed until now. Jeremy has chosen to give… Continue reading

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Galerie Olfactive 2018: An Extraordinary Experience in Grasse’s Prison

 

When the WPC 2018 was over and the big perfumery corporations were going back to their offices, Sergey Borisov set off to create fragrances in Galimard and I decided to attend a curious event in Grasse: the exhibition of niche perfumes titled Gale… Continue reading

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