A Perfumers Journal

  • Ingredient Focus: Vetiver

    Native to India, vetiver is now also cultivated in Java, Haiti, Indonesia, China and the Reunion island. Vetiveria Zizanoides is a tall grass that grows up to two meters high...

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  • The Art of Combining Candles

    This week, we explore the art of combining different candle scents together to create a new and unique scent. Many of us are used to burn one candle at a...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Amber

    In perfumery, amber has nothing to do with the yellow-brown resin gemstone which bears the same name and doesn’t have any scent but is a reference to ambergris.                As...

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  • Citrus Notes in Perfumery

    Refreshing and energising, citrus scents sparkle with the extracts of orange, lemon, lime, bergamot, neroli, grapefruit, yuzu, etc. Full of life, the zesty character of a citrus scent is instantly...

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  • Green & herbal notes

    Green fragrances feature fresh and lively notes that evoke freshly cut grass or stems, green leaves (like violet leaf), foliage, mosses, green tea or other green vegetal scents. This family...

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  • A Breath of Perfumed Air

    Whether you have a wonderfully large formal garden, a pretty urban courtyard a small patio or a balcony, we are all making the most of spending more time outside at...

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