A Perfumers Journal

  • 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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  • Ingredient Focus: Amber

     [originally published on 9th November 2018] 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...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Bergamot

    Bergamot is one of those ingredients you might have seen in perfume descriptions without knowing exactly what it is. You would be surprised to learn it is one of the...

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  • Fragrance Focus: Mimosa

      Friday, March 8th, was International Women's Day. Celebrated every year throughout the world, this holiday recognizes the social and political struggles that women have faced for centuries.   In Italy,...

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  • The Romance of the Rose

      The Rose is perhaps one of the most celebrated flowers in perfumery, and also in love.As we head towards the end of January and look forward to celebrating love...

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  • Ingredient Focus : Lavender

      Of all the fragrance notes, lavender is probably most famous for its relaxing aromatic qualities. An ancient natural remedy, lavender is part of the mint family, native to the...

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