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a journey of the senses by FLACONNEUR

Maison Molinard

Maison Molinard was founded in 1849 by a young chemist named Molinard. Their location is considered the birthplace of the modern perfume industry, the famed Grasse in Provence in southern … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Help From A Friend – Part Three

Now that we have a little bit of pronunciation of French perfume names and companies under our belts, it’s time to move on to the southeast. Yes, you guessed it, … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

At The Osmothèque

I’d like to introduce you to the world’s largest scent archive and first conservatory of perfumes in history, Osmothèque. The name Osmothèque comes from Greek “osmè” meaning smell and “theke” … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Help From A Friend – Part Two

So, the last Basenotes pronunciation video helped you just a little, didn’t it? Great! We’re now on to part 2 in this series, “How to pronounce French perfumes and companies.” … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears A Crown

In 1999, designer Clive Christian became the custodian of one of Britain’s most illustrious perfume houses, the Crown Perfumery Company. Although recognized as a British company, this perfume house had … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Help From A Friend

Are you new to perfumes, or is your French is a bit rusty,  or just plain bad? This little video from Basenotes Perfume TV will get your pronunciations on the right track. … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Solid Copy

  If you are not familiar with the concept of solid perfume, the idea is by no means a modern notion. Unguents are as old as dirt, similar to an … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

“The Story Of Fragrances”

On December 3rd of last month, the International Fragrance Associate of North America (IFRANA) released a short perfume documentary on their YouTube channel. The video takes a somewhat oversimplified look … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

“A Story of Scent” Documentary

This teaser is an interesting little snippet of an upcoming documentary created by Saskia Wilson-Brown, and due some time in the summer of 2013. “A Story of Scent” profiles the … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The International Fragrance Association

Founded in 1973 in Geneva, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) is an organization that is designed to promote the safe use and enjoyment of products made by the fragrance industry … Continue reading

December 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Skin Types and Fragrances

There are two basic skin types, dry and oily. Most fair-skinned and light-haired people tend to have drier skin. This skin type can have trouble with fragrance longevity and generally … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

How To Apply Fragrances

This will not be a lengthy tutorial on how to press the atomizer button on your fragrance bottle, but it will discuss the most common types of fragrance application. Is … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

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