SCENTSPY
for perfume reviews and interviews, by Huda Jaber

Foreward Eccentric and enigmatic Swiss perfumer, Vero Kern, is the visionary behind Vero Profumo, a niche perfume house founded in 2007. A trained perfumer with a background in aromatherapy, Kern’s approach is distinctive to say the least. Her debut perfumes, Onda, Kiki and Rubj

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March 18, 2017

“177.73777”

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An Olfactive History Huda Jaber 28.3833° N, 36.5833° E- Tabuk, KSA heat warm hair skin sweat fabric albizia silk tree fig groves kumquats carnations rain on desert sand open plains pink petrol bakhour cigarillos tobacco sweet shisha smoke hot bread jasmine soft

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  Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Dublin, Ireland   Dublin has a gem thanks to the owners of Parfumarija, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella.  If you are unaware of the historic Florentine brand, here is a

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HENRY JACQUES PARFUMS Salon de Parfums Level 6, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, UK   NB: In the summer of 2015, I met with the brand ambassadors of Henry Jacques Parfums, at their exclusive boutique at the Salon de Parfums, Harrods. Though

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    Some times it’s easy to think that only the ‘good stuff’ costs the same as a ticket to the moon. There are of course many ways of accessing life’s luxuries. This particular post is about one of those

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Burlington Arcade 51 Piccadilly, London, UK   The year is 1819. George III is King, and Robert Jenkinson-The 2nd  Earl of Liverpool, is Prime Minister. The 1819 Cotton Mills and Factories Act was enacted by Parliament, as the first attempt

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Last Wednesday saw the official welcome of Ormonde Jayne to Ireland’s no.1 perfume hub, Parfumarija. Hosted by the glamourous Marija Aslimoska, founder and Co Director of Parfumarija, it was held at The Westbury Hotel’s Marble Bar, Dublin. In short, perfume

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April 23, 2016

PRINCE- ADORE

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HARRODS Knightsbridge, London, UK The Monsters! That’s what I like to call Selridges and Harrods.  Massive stores with massive turnover, and an expansive range of brands to choose from. Yes, Selfridges and Harrods host the largest perfume collections in London,

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  SELFRIDGES   Oxford St, London, UK   The Monsters! That’s what I like to call Selridges and Harrods.  Massive stores with massive turnover, and an expansive range of brands to choose from. Yes, Selfridges and Harrods host the largest

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LIBERTY LONDON  Regent St, London, UK     Liberty is best known for their print fabrics, silk scarf collections, and supporting up-and-coming British designers. Royal purple bags flutter between the mock-tudor beams and banisters, and aside from some rather eccentric

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FLORIS 89 Jermyn St & 147 Ebury St, London, UK   147 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, UK Floris is as much of an institution to Britain as Penhaligons is. However, its roots are completely Spanish, having been opened in 1730

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JO LOVES Belgravia, London, UK   I waited for what was almost two years to smell a Jo Loves perfume after hearing that Jo Malone, founder of the world famous Jo Malone London fragrance brand, was opening a new perfume

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ANGELA FLANDERS- SHOREDITCH,LONDON,UK   I have such a crush on Angela Flanders perfume at the moment. I first found out about her when I went to the Columbia road flower market many months ago. Obviously it was a Sunday afternoon,

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BROWN THOMAS- DUBLIN, IRELAND   Although Ireland isn’t renowned for its perfume industry, it can claim the likes of Roads and Memo by way of their Irish born talent Danielle Ryan and John Molloy, the inspiration for Creed’s Irish Tweed¸ and Union’s

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  The Oud Souk, Riyadh, KSA. Photos taken: summer ’15 This is just a quick post to show you photos of one of the Oud markets in Riyadh, KSA. There are a vast number of stores selling oud- both chips

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PART 2: VIKTORIA’S AUDIO TRACK …press play on the audio files… for more Viktoria Minya Parfums, please visit: http://viktoriaminya.com/en PRESS PLAY —-!    

  PART 1: MEET VIKTORIA FOR PART 2 : VIKTORIA’S AUDIO MIX TAPE PRESS HERE A massive great big THANK YOU goes out to the extremely talented Viktoria! your input was what made this interview so great- Huda aka. Scentspy FOR

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October 5, 2015

SZA- JULIA

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How does one describe the Perfume Society? I’ve been trying to illustrate the Society  in such a way that is accurate to its description, and to my understanding. If you are expecting candid behind-the-scenes photos of perfumers at work, or

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  Meet Clara Molloy, co-founder and Director of the globe-trotting perfume house MEMO. In so many words, Clara loves travel and perfume, which just so happens to be her key to success. Though many perfumes have been inspired by travelling

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