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10 Books on The Art of Science

Books that explain that science and art are related fields and have much more in common than is commonly believed. ...
19-03-2018 18:52

Atelier Cologne Jasmin Angelique : Perfume Review

Angelica may seem like an esoteric perfume note to be obsessed with. If people associate it with anything, it’s with the candied green stems tha...
16-03-2018 18:53

Monsieur de Givenchy : Cinema, Fashion, and Perfume

The great couturier Hubert de Givenchy passed away at the age of 91 on March 12th. It’s fitting that in remembering him every obituary mentions ...
14-03-2018 18:52

7 Rare Vintage Perfumes : The Perfume and Wine Class

The Art of Perfume and Wine class and some of the vintage gems we will smell: Chanel, Hermes, Guerlain, Coty ...
09-03-2018 18:52

Peach Flowers and Cherry Leaves : 5 Fragrances for Hinamatsu

Fragrances that evoke the shades of pistachio, cherry petals and ivory as well as the scents of peach blossoms and sakura leaves. ...
02-03-2018 18:52

Perfume With the Aroma of Gingerbread

I write about spices, pastries and perfumes, including my four favorite fragrances with a gingerbread accord. ...
23-02-2018 18:52

Estonian Linens and Scents : Snowbird Family Farm

I met Maria of The Snowbird Family Farm via that sometimes praised and sometimes maligned invention called the Instagram hashtag. One day I decided to...
19-02-2018 18:52

Chocolate Cake with Pistachios and Apricots

A recipe for a decadent chocolate cake studded with pistachios and dried fruits by the Ukrainian food writer Daria Tsvek. ...
12-02-2018 18:52

French Pharmacy Micellar Waters and Cleansers

I’ve been loyal to La Roche-Posay Toleriane and Johnson & Johnson Purpose cleansers for many years, but I still like to test new products to...
05-02-2018 18:52

Best of 2017 in Scents and Discoveries

For my Best of 2017 list I wanted to highlight the perfumes that moved me and that accompanied me throughout the year. Some are from big brands, other...
02-01-2018 18:52

Best Perfumes with Coffee Notes

Merry Christmas! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the seasonal festivities as well as moments of rest with a good book ...
25-12-2017 18:52

Herve Leger : His Bandage Dress and His Perfume

Courtney Love’s “Doll Parts,” Vogue, and Hervé Léger’s bandage dress are my strongest associations with the mid 1990s. It was ...
04-12-2017 18:52

The Best Oud-Based Perfumes

What makes oud such a popular perfume ingredient and what are some of the best perfumes that use it. ...
27-11-2017 18:52

Rose, Jasmine, Osmanthus : The Pleasures of Floral Teas

Some of the most interesting combinations involve tea and flowers. Scent science explains why such pairings have become classics ? tea leaves and blos...
10-11-2017 18:53

Learn About Perfume and Wine in Burgundy : April 2018

I\'m teaching a course on perfumery, iconic fragrances and wine aromas in Burgundy in spring of 2018 ...
03-11-2017 18:53

10 Books to Read About the Russian Revolution

10 books, from novels to historical works, that shed light onto the Russian Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 ...
30-10-2017 18:52

Japanese Ghost Stories : 5 Books

Frightening oneself with ghost stories or haunted houses is a summer activity in Japan for the chilling frisson it’s believed to provide. Yet th...
23-10-2017 18:52

Atelier Cologne Café Tuberosa : Perfume Review

I sometimes notice that coffee smells better than it tastes–or that it doesn’t taste the way it smells.  Even the aroma of coffee, for ins...
20-10-2017 18:54

Georgian National Ballet : The Dance of Life

If Georgia’s cuisine is any indication, this country’s other arts are equally dazzling, especially music and dance. The first time I saw G...
06-10-2017 18:52

Georgian National Ballet : Dance and Dazzle

If Georgia’s cuisine is any indication, this country’s other arts are equally dazzling, especially music and dance. The first time I saw G...
05-10-2017 18:52

Menu for a Georgian Feast, with Three Cookbook Reviews

My trip to Georgia was a culinary epiphany.  This small country in the Caucasus has one of the world’s most interesting cuisines, full of vibran...
02-10-2017 18:56

Georgian Chicken Stew with Tomatoes and Herbs : Chakhokhbili

An authentic recipe for chakhokhbili, Georgian chicken stew with tomatoes and herbs--basil, dill, parsley, cilantro (coriander leaves). ...
25-09-2017 18:53

Falling In, Falling Out : Autumn is for Rekindling Old Flame

Reunited and it feels so good? Elisa writes about revisiting old crushes. Perfume-related ones, of course.  There seems to be some kind of law that sa...
22-09-2017 18:53

5 Ways to Transition Into Fall

In Europe the transition from summer to fall feels more acute, because people still take their August holidays and many stores are shuttered with the ...
19-09-2017 18:52

Nazik Al-Malaika on Why Do We Fear Words

Do you want to feel impressed and inspired" If so, here is the story of the Iraqi poet Nazik al-Malaika (1923-2007). Her life could be a movie sc...
11-09-2017 18:52

Paris Exhibitions Not To Miss Summer-Fall 2017

“Paris is a veritable ocean,” wrote Honoré de Balzac in his novel Father Goriot. Balzac was conveying the mysteries of Paris that will alw...
24-08-2017 18:53

Postcard from Paris

Anyone care to make up a caption" The illustration was drawn by the artist Elisabeth Branly (1889-1971) in 1911. It was presented as part of the ...
21-08-2017 18:52

Recommend Me a Perfume : August 2017

Our ?Recommend Me a Perfume? thread is now open. You can use this space to ask any questions about perfume, including fragrance recommendations, and o...
14-08-2017 18:52

L?Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d?Orangers : Perfume Review

This review of Histoire d’Orangers, a fragrance created by perfumer Marie Salamagne for L’Artisan Parfumeur, continues both the Women in P...
07-08-2017 18:52

Reading Tea Leaves: Best Tea Perfumes in 10 Different Styles

The scent of tea leaves is created by hundreds of aroma-molecules, and each variety has its unique fragrance. Terroir plays a role as does the method ...
04-08-2017 18:52

California Dreaming

Alyssa Harad is the author of Coming to My Senses and here is her contribution to the Women in Perfumery series. You can learn more about Alyssa’...
02-08-2017 18:52

Women in American Perfumery : The Story of Diversity

“Only a few people have the supersense of smell necessary to become a Nose?for reasons known only to Noses themselves, no woman has ever had it,...
31-07-2017 18:54

Summers Under The Tamarind Tree and Grilled Spicy Chicken

Picking a favorite cuisine is not easy for me. I adore the lusty Ukrainian flavors of my childhood as well as the subtle interplay of nuances of Japan...
17-07-2017 18:53

Skincare Tips for Travel

The concept that underpins my travel skincare has a clever and original name. It’s called a Giant Ziploc Bag. It looks as glamorous as a giant Z...
13-07-2017 18:52

10 Favorite Summer Reads in 10 Subjects

Summer reading lists are a tradition stretching back to my school days when a teacher sent us forth on vacation armed with a compilation of books to b...
10-07-2017 18:52

Searching for a Beautiful Scent, A Conversation with Maurice

Maurice Roucel is one of the best people to talk perfume. For one thing, the rarefied, quasi-mystical approach to fragrance so common among many perfu...
07-07-2017 18:52

Etat Libre d`Orange Jasmin Et Cigarette Giveaway

Today we have a giveaway thanks to one of our readers. Natalie offers to send one of you a bottle of Etat Libre d`Orange Jasmin Et Cigarette (50ml, 3/...
03-07-2017 18:52

Recommend Me a Perfume June 2017

Our June ?Recommend Me a Perfume? thread is now open. You can use this space to ask any questions about perfume, including fragrance recommendations, ...
26-06-2017 18:52

Top 10 Summer Picnic Scents

Elisa takes us on a picnic with her selection of favorite summer perfumes. When thinking about my seasonal favorites, I always create a kind of moodbo...
23-06-2017 18:52

On Italo Calvino?s Classics and Serge Lutens Feminite du Boi

What makes a classic" “In his marvellous essay Why Read the Classics" Italo Calvino offers 14 definitions of what makes a classic piec...
21-06-2017 18:52

Jasmine of Angels, Jasmine of Madonna

Of all the names by which philadelphus is known–summer jasmine, farmer’s jasmine, mock orange, the loveliest ones are the Italian monikers...
19-06-2017 18:54

Cucumbers and Honey

Have you ever tasted a slice of cucumber dipped in honey" The combination reveals that at its heart, cucumber is  a fruit. While the pairing of c...
16-06-2017 18:54

Lonely Mozart in Lemberg and Reflections on Solitude

In 1808 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, the youngest son of the famous composer, traveled to Lemberg. Today it’s Lviv, a city in western Ukraine, b...
12-06-2017 18:52

Green, Green, Green : A Selection of New Perfumes

Green accords in perfumery are infamous for being difficult. Difficult to create and difficult to enjoy. Balmain’s Vent Vert, the iconic green f...
09-06-2017 18:52

Rose Jam Kyiv Style

If I had to select a few ingredients that define Ukrainian cooking for me, it would be tomatoes, pork and roses. Tomatoes are essential for borsch, st...
07-06-2017 18:53

The Ordinary Summer Skincare Routine

Since I’ve shared my general skincare principles, many of you asked me to describe in more detail my summer routine. In many ways, even as someo...
05-06-2017 18:54

The Art of Perfume Course : Workshop

Here is a recap of the three days of our Art of Perfume course: on Day 1 we visited the Edmond Roudnitska garden and explored the International Perfum...
02-06-2017 18:54

Warmed by the Sun in Iza

Last month I visited Iza, a village in western Ukraine renowned for its grapevine weaving tradition. Tiny shops lining the roads offered a selection o...
31-05-2017 18:55

Perfume Decants and Samples Giveaway

In celebration of the Memorial Day, one of our generous readers is hosting a giveaway. Monica has a selection of perfume decants and samples that she ...
26-05-2017 18:54

The Art of Perfume : Perfume Techniques and Stories

I already wrote about my most recent perfumery course, covering the first day of our activities, visiting the Edmond Roudnitska garden and exploring t...
24-05-2017 19:02

A Guide to Skincare Layering

If you were to read beauty magazines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that layering skincare is a skill beyond the ken of mere mortals. One is ex...
22-05-2017 18:56

The City of Jasmine

Writer Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998) described his native city of Damascus as ?the womb that taught me poetry, taught me creativity, and granted me the al...
19-05-2017 18:54

Chanel, Caron and Guerlain in Bulgakov?s Master and Margarit

“The first time I encountered a perfume that beguiled me was in the pages of a book. The sultry red-haired witch in Mikhail Bulgakov?s The Maste...
17-05-2017 18:55

Things I Learned in 12 Years of Bois de Jasmin

12 years is quite a milestone for a project that I started as a political science graduate student wanting a creative outlet beyond politics and econo...
15-05-2017 18:55

Jean Carles on Olfactory Training and Perfumer?s Organ

“Perfumery is an art, not a science, as many seem to believe. A scientific background is not necessary for the perfumer; scientific knowledge ma...
12-05-2017 19:00

Recommend Me a Perfume May 2017

Our May ?Recommend Me a Perfume? thread is now open. You can use this space to ask any questions about perfume, including fragrance recommendations, a...
05-05-2017 18:55

Scents of Evanescence

I often come across comments that many spring flowers are unscented. Tulips, cherry blossoms, and snowdrops fall into that category. But are they real...
03-05-2017 18:54

Balmain Ivoire Perfume Giveaway

Today we have a giveaway thanks to one of our readers. Tammy offered to send one of you a bottle of  Balmain Ivoire (Eau de Toilette, 30ml, almost ful...
28-04-2017 18:53

Cherry Blossom Haiku

The sky shifts with the cherry branches above my head. I’m lying on the grass staring at the blossoms. This idyllic scene would be straight out ...
26-04-2017 18:53

Three Ultimate Iris Perfumes

Once, as I was telling Maurice Roucel how much I loved his Iris Silver Mist, a perfume he created for Serge Lutens, he laughed and explained that Lute...
24-04-2017 18:53

The Art of Perfume Course : Marie-Antoinette?s Travel Case

What would you pack if you had to flee for your life" If you were Marie-Antoinette, you would commission a case that would allow you to write, se...
21-04-2017 18:52

What Does The Scent of Books Reveal"

My Proustian madeleine is a piece of furniture. One of the first things I do when I arrive at our house in Poltava is to pry open the stubborn glass d...
19-04-2017 18:53

The Art of Perfume Course : Grasse and Gardens

The first day of our perfumery course started at the Edmond Roudnitska garden and the Art et Parfum studios. I intended to give an overview of perfume...
17-04-2017 18:52

Under the Wisteria : The Art of Perfume

Provence is awash in wisteria. It cascades down every arbor and hugs every stone arch. Its racemes ranging in color from crushed Concord grapes to lav...
13-04-2017 18:52

Recommend Me a Perfume April 2017

Our April ?Recommend Me a Perfume? thread is now open. You can use this space to ask any questions about perfume, including fragrance recommendations,...
07-04-2017 18:52

Edmond Roudnitska?s Perfumed Garden

I’m in Provence this week teaching the Art of Perfume course. One of the sessions will take place in the garden created by the legendary perfume...
05-04-2017 18:52

Reading Nikolai Gogol in 2017

I celebrated Nikolai Gogol’s birthday on March 31st by picking up a volume of Dead Souls. The last time I read it in its entirety was during my ...
03-04-2017 18:52

Petrykivka and Gogol : Colors and Scents

The colors and images of Petrykivka, one of the traditional Ukrainian arts, are vivid and joyous. Fire birds take flight among branches laden with fru...
31-03-2017 18:52

Woods : Scents and Words

For our edition of scent diary today, I’ve selected woods as our theme. You can describe your favorite perfume that contains woods such as cedar...
29-03-2017 18:52

The Shifting Contexts of Perfume

Could other factors, apart from the aroma itself, influence our perception of perfume" Yes, of course, and this is not limited to fragrance. Elis...
27-03-2017 18:53

The Vetiver of Spring : Season?s Favorites

Patricia enjoins spring to arrive faster with a selection of vetiver favorites–and a few salty woods and violets. Spring in New England takes it...
24-03-2017 18:52

L?Artisan Parfumeur Oeillet Sauvage Giveaway

Today we have a giveaway thanks to one of our readers. Luna offered to send one of you a bottle of  L’Artisan Oeillet Sauvage (Eau de Toilette, ...
22-03-2017 18:52

Persian Olives in Walnut-Pomegranate Sauce

For the symphonic complexity of Persian cuisine, with all of its rice pilafs bathed in saffron and rosewater, meats flavored with dozens of herbs and ...
20-03-2017 18:52

Scents and Words : Spring Fragrances

How do you describe something as intangible as a scent" It’s less difficult than it seems, and the only way to get better at it is to pract...
16-03-2017 18:52

The Ordinary : Review with Sample Routines

The Ordinary is a relatively new skincare brand that did something so radical that it caught everyone’s attention. It showed that you can make e...
13-03-2017 18:52

?I?m Dying of Love for You? : The Letters of Isabella von Pa

I returned from my recent trip to Vienna bring back not only an obsession with Johann Georg Pinsel, but also with Isabella von Parma (1741-1763), who ...
09-03-2017 18:52

5 Iris Perfumes and One Dumas Novel

Iris has the reputation of being a cold and austere note. Obtained from the roots of iris pallida, rather than flowers, it smells of its source–...
06-03-2017 18:52

Martenitsa for Beautiful Spring

It’s been years since anyone has given me a martenitsa, but when a Bulgarian neighbor handed me two tassels made out of red and white wool, I re...
01-03-2017 18:54

Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Imagine tea the color of lapis lazuli and sapphires. The intense hue of the butterfly-pea blossoms is the subject of my recent FT column, The Allure o...
27-02-2017 18:53

A Brief Guide to Vitamin C Serums

When I shared my skincare routine, the most frequent questions you asked concerned vitamin C, so here is my short guide on how I use it, why I like it...
23-02-2017 18:52

In The Rose Capital of Iran

“The ancient Iranian city of Kashan is sometimes eclipsed by its more famous neighbour, Isfahan, but as I wander around Bagh-e Fin ? a vast gard...
20-02-2017 18:52

Recommend Me a Perfume : February 2017

Our February ?Recommend Me a Perfume? thread is now open. You can use this space to ask any questions about perfume, including fragrance recommendatio...
13-02-2017 18:54

Pomegranate and Orange Blossom

Along with blood oranges, quince and yuzu, pomegranates make me anticipate winter. Their season starts in the autumn and continues even when our north...
10-02-2017 18:54

Bitter and Fresh : Citrus Colognes for Winter

In my new FT column, Sublime Citrus Scents, I talk of Napoleon, bitter oranges and an iconic fragrance family, colognes. Contrary to usual recommendat...
08-02-2017 18:53

Indian Vignettes : Henna

Hands painted with henna smell of leather, wilted jasmine and dried lemon peel. A strange but evocative scent. The moment I catch a whiff of it, I thi...
06-02-2017 18:53

The Passion of Johann Georg Pinsel

It’s not often that a sculptor causes me to crisscross Europe in search of his traces. But Johann Georg Pinsel did just that. I took rickety mar...
03-02-2017 18:53

Rum Raisin Cake

Next to the cookbooks written by my great-grandmother Olena, my other beloved ones are by the Ukrainian food writer Daria Tsvek. I love her voice, adv...
01-02-2017 18:55

The Art of Perfume in Grasse : The Course Program

The aim of my Provence class this spring is threefold: to explain how to smell like perfumers, to introduce the landmarks that changed perfume history...
30-01-2017 18:53

Thierry Mugler Angel Muse : Perfume Review

Elisa on the Angel tribe and Angel Muse. To my mind, the original Thierry Mugler Angel is pretty much unimproveable. Nevertheless, I enjoy almost all ...
27-01-2017 18:53

Illuminate Our Night Into a Day

Come through the convent doors: illumine our night into a day, Scent with perfume the assembly of the holy men. If a preacher tells you to forsake lov...
25-01-2017 18:54

Malaysian Incense : Scents Around the World

Aromas play an important role in cultural practices around the world. In Malaysia, for instance, insense is part of the Chinese temples rituals. There...
23-01-2017 18:54

Top 10 Perfumes for Reading by Candlelight

If you need something comforting, then please join Elisa as she explores her favorite winter perfumes. In my twenties, I loved to sleep late on the we...
20-01-2017 18:53

Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser : The Winners

We’ve raised $10,425 for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), an initiative that wouldn’t be possible without all of your p...
18-01-2017 18:54

My Skincare Routine and Layering Technique

Many of you have asked me about my skincare routine, and of course, I’m happy to share it. Skincare is my favorite part of my beauty routine, an...
16-01-2017 18:53

Recommend Me a Perfume : January 2017

Our ?Recommend Me a Perfume thread is back.   You can use this space to ask any questions about perfume, including fragrance recommendations, and of c...
12-01-2017 18:55

My Perfumery Course in Grasse and Edmond Roudnitska?s Garden

I’m happy to share that I’m going to teach another perfumery course in Provence this spring. It will take place from April 5-9th in a smal...
10-01-2017 18:53

Fairy Tale Perfumes: Scents of Fantasy

Perfumes that transport Andy into the world of fantasy and fairy tales.  Reading the stories of Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm is a fond chil...
05-01-2017 18:53

Perfumes That Glow : Radiance

Happy 2017! I thought that it would be fitting to start the year by talking about radiance. Radiance in perfume is an elusive quality. The best way of...
02-01-2017 18:53

Best of 2016 in Scents and Teas

If I could characterize 2016 in terms of scents to which I gravitated, the main themes would be of comfort and pleasure. Whatever reasons I have to we...
30-12-2016 18:53

Scent Diary : Coup de Coeur

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful celebration. Coup de Coeur in French means “love at first sight,” and I have been thinking of ...
26-12-2016 18:53

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