SCENTSPY
for perfume reviews and interviews, by Huda Jaber

Honey & Beesewax Perfumes Honey! Once revered and given spiritual protection, honey is the natural by-product of nature. Aside from my love of honey and bees, no month dedicated to gardens would be complete if I didn’t include at least

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11th April location: over the Irish Sea, flying to the UK clouds Aldehydes musk iris (pinch) aqua rose

PALM LEAVES- JASMINE FLOWERS   The Botanic Gardens, Dublin- some of the small shrub plants in the glass houses smell like a mix of verbena and peppermint, an entire wall of jasmine,  and in summer it’s filled with the best sweetpea-

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SZA- Aftermath- from her album ‘S’, has been the soundtrack to my week.

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Clive Christian Perfumes & The Royal College of Music Last week I posted an interview with indie perfumer Dana El Masri, who translates songs into perfume. Today we’ll be looking at the opposite of that- perfume that inspired music.  

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Interview no.2 // Part 2 NOTES BY DANA Dana El Masri of Jazmin Saraï As I believe the most interesting thing about perfume is the process, I’ve asked Dana to share a few thoughts about the songs she translated for her

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 Jazmin Saraï        –       www.jazminsarai.com     –      twitter & instagram: @thescentinel      FOREWORD As I write this foreword, it has only just been released that the winner of the 2015 Jasmine Literary Award is

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March 13, 2015

Scented Concerts

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Perfume and music share a similar language: notes, accord, symphony, projection… the list goes on. For today’s post I’ve chosen to look at two highly interesting takes on the relationship between music and scent. First, is the phenomenon of aroma

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Taking inspiration from the last post- Aquiste’s Boutonniere No.7-  I’ve chosen this little number that I can’t stop listening to, from Puccini’s La Boheme.

A bunch of photos from the Valentines post, including clips from my First Impressions notebook (basically my notes I jot down when I smell the perfumes for the post). Enjoy!

  As February is being taken over by romantic scents, I thought I’d write about flowers- afterall it is the season to give them to loved ones. However, I’m not talking about roses even though I do love receiving them

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In the dark recesses of a box, lies something very special. Only, its all but run out, with just one spray left of what was a 0.5ml sample. I keep it for very special occasions, and being the romantic (cheapskate)

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Poudre de Riz by Huitieme Art Parfums -month of the gourmand-  The air in the closed room was heavy with a mixture of odours: soap, face powder, the pungent scent of cologne   There is nothing more beautiful than bare skin,

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Orlando by Jardins d’Ecrivains -month of the gourmand-    This scent tugs you in two opposite directions. It’s dark with facets of orange peel, candid fruits, spicey clove, dark chocolate powder, smoke, and later, piss, sweat & skin combined which

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December was the Month of the Gourmand, and as the festive season saw cakes, puddings, yule logs and cookies dashed across tables worldwide, it only seemed appropriate to write up about that ever popular ‘Christmas Spice’. Essentially, Christmas Spice is

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Interview no.1 PART 2: MEET PARFUMARIJA … let’s talk business…     If you haven’t read the first part of the interview, then please check out my earlier post, PART 1: MEET MARIJA. So far, we’ve discussed Marija’s work as

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Interview no.1: MEET MARIJA ASLIMOSKA of Parfumarija     Interview location: The Westbury Hotel Dublin, Grafton St, Dublin 2, Ireland Time: 6.30pm     I first visited Parfumarija a year ago, and the publishing of this interview may well have

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