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The challenge of writing about smells

In 3QuarksDaily.com, Rishidev Chaudhuri writes a brilliant review of the now classic book on perfumes, “Perfumes: The A-Z Guide” by Luca Turin …

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Sometimes us perfume bloggers take ourselves a little too seriously.  This post is an antidote to that.  Am I the only one …

In 2010, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City appointed the former New York Times scent critic, Chandler Burr, to be the head of their newly created Department of Olfactory Art.  Burr will … → February 16, 2012

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Baudelaire’s Perfumed Imaginary

There can be perfumes cool as children’s flesh, Like fiddles, sweet, like meadows greenly fresh. Rich, complex, and triumphant, others roll With …