A Perfumers Journal

  • What is a Fougere Perfume ?

    Inspired by perfume notes that we enjoy from the landscape around us, a walk through a forest or shady spot in a garden lead us to explore fern or fougere notes.The...

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  • What is a Chypre Perfume?

    Chypre is probably one of the most beautiful and sophisticated perfume families. Full of character, these complex fragrances play upon a contrast of cool and warm materials, creating an elegant...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Patchouli

    Related to the mint family, patchouli (aka Pogostemon patchouli) is a bush with purple-white flowers that grows mainly in India and western China. Its leaves produce the essential oil of...

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