Neela Vermeire

The India of Neela Vermeire

Fragrances broadly categorized as “Oriental” contain notes we associate with sensuality and headiness such as ambers, spices, woods, and balsams.  Many of …

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Learning Perfume Notes

It’s rare that I write perfume reviews here, mostly because I am not as interested in ingredients per se as I am …

Luca Turin

Luca Turin: The World Upside Down

Luca Turin’s blog on perfume, “Duftnotes,” began in 2005 and sadly ended in 2010. Some wonderful folks worked hard compiling snippets of …

Kiki by Kiki Smith.  Available from Artware Editions for $175.00.

The Dark Wonder of Kiki Smith

Every successful work of art produces a sense of wonderment.  It allows you to see the things from a different perspective, opens …

Chandler Burr’s Blind Perfume Project

Basenote’s Grant Osbourne announced the creation of Chandler Burr’s collaboration with OpenSky to sell samples of an already established perfume as blind …