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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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  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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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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Dear wonderful readers, Just a quick note to say that if you’re looking to find Scentspy on RSS feeds such as Feedly, Bloglovin’ etc, please type in ‘scentspy.com’ and it should pop up as ‘SCENTSPY’. Thanks! -HJ

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.

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