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Floralcy…floral see

  The term floralcy refers to a fragrance that presents a floral aspect or includes the smell of flowers. Floral see?

By Lola


Sillage, how loud is your perfume?

  Sillage is French for "wake", akin to the trail left behind by a moving boat in water, or the jet stream of a passing airplane. Applied to the context of perfumery, it refers to the range or distance from the wearer, that his or her fragrance may be detected;…

By Lola


Nutmeg, sweet…spicy…psychedelic

nutmeg
  Nutmeg possesses a sweet, spicy, woody odour profile. The essential oil obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg is used widely in perfumery. Nutmeg, during the Middle Ages was known as a valuable commodity by Muslim sailors from the port of Basra traded and sold to the Venetians for…

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Vetiver root – deep, sweet, earthy and complex

vetiver-root
Vetiver is a bunchgrass , (ie grasses that usually grow as singular plants in clumps or bunches). Vetiver is mainly cultivated for the fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots (via steam distillation). Due to its excellent fixative properties, vetiver is used widely in perfumes. The island of Réunion is…

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scent of skin and skank, fragrance of royalty and rebels

musk desire art
Sacred and profane, scent of skin and skank, fragrance of royalty and rebels, the word musk derives from the Sanskrit word for testicle, muska, and there is no simple description for its odor (or odour!).  Overpowering, urinous, fecal, floral, milky, leathery, earthy, sweaty, spicy, woody, and sweet are some of…

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Oo La Lab caps L’Officiel 10th Anniversary with bespoke scent bar

L'Officiel - As guests piled up outside Zouk and #loffsquad made their stylish entrance in Lamborghinis, a myriad entertainment options were waiting inside: a Joe & The Juice bar, a Heineken beer and cocktail bar, an illustration booth helmed by the talented Alessia Landi, Oo La Lab's bespoke scent counter, and lip makeover counter by Clinique.…

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Ambergis, Grey Amber of the Sea

Ambergris or grey amber, is a solid wax, a bi-product of decaying sperm whale vomit. Freshly-produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odour. However, as it ages, it acquires a sweet, earthy scent. Although ambergris used to be very highly valued by perfumers as a fixative (allowing the scent to last…

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Cinnamon spice of antiquity, gift to a god

  Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BCE, but those who report it had come from China confuse it with cassia. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and…

By Lola