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Oct 26, 2007 | 02:36 PM CDT
By: Arcadi Boix Camps
A continuing meditation on the art, craft, materials and techniques of fragrance creation. I have thought quite often that I am lucky because I live on the outskirts of Barcelona. Visitors believe that Barcelona is very beautiful—and it really is—but unfortunately most people just visit downtown.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:27 AM CDT
By: Philip Kraft, Christine Ledard and Philip Gout…
Inside perfume’s greatest story. The story of Chanel Nº5 begins in Moscow in 1912 with perfumer Ernest Beaux’s studies of the aldehyde used in Houbigant’s Quelques Fleurs. It continues in La Bocca and Cannes, France, and then is almost derailed by competition from an unlikely source.
Jul 10, 2007 | 01:35 PM CDT
By: Ahmet Baydar et al.
Since early times we have used perfume as the most intimate apparel to enhance our appeal. It clothes our skin with an invisible aura of fragrance providing it with a signature of personality and mood. Ideal fragrances are those which are a perfectly tailored match to our skin. This paper describes the methodological aspects of Givaudan-Roure's proprietary skin odor value technology and shows how it is used by perfumers in designing "haut couture" fragrances.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:50 PM CDT
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
What it means to be a perfumer in the information age and the need to communicate with consumers. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, a perfumer is defined as “one who makes or sells perfumes.” This rather simplistic definition, circa 1580, offers no insight into what a perfumer actually does.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:27 PM CDT
Shaping Room’s Nobi Shioya gives some of the world’s top perfumers wide berth in creating unique scents. “I often say that I don’t care about fragrances,” says Shaping Room founder Nobi Shioya, “but I care very much about smell.” Shioya—a surfer, sculptor, blogger (http://whatwedoissecret.org) and fragrance entrepreneur—has launched a number of novel scents over the last few years, capturing the intangible nuances of love, sex and surfing (not all at once) in a bottle.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:13 AM CST
drom fragrances offers a glimpse into the perfumer’s creative process. drom fragrances perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros is the son of a Parisian furrier. And though as a child he didn’t yet know what a perfumer was, the olfactory sensations of that time would stick with him.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:02 AM CST
Inside Perfume, the unique fragrance project of perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz. Inspired by Patrick Suskind’s best-selling novel, the Perfume presentation case (Thierry Mugler Parfums) is an exercise in scent’s limitless expressions—from the nostalgic to the sweet to the repellent. Loosely following the arc of Suskind’s story line, Les Christophes (as the creators are known) employed all manner of novel ingredients and combinations to tell an olfactive tale in 15 parts.
Feb 26, 2007 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
Fragrance envelope pushers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz translate a new film into 15 essences. There is much talk in the perfume industry regarding the abundance of lackluster fragrance releases. Although this is much to the consternation of all, it’s no wonder; after the terrorist attacks in September 2001, the issue of safety has become acutely prevalent in our culture, almost to the point of pathology.
Dec 29, 2006 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Victoria Frolova
Victoria Frolova is an editor, a fragrance consultant and the founder of boisdejasmin.com, an in-depth perfume blog containing fragrance reviews, industry interviews, essays on raw materials and perfume history. Here she presents (in no particular order) her picks for the best of the current trends in the fine fragrance world.
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:18 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Four questions with drom’s Barbara Zoebelein and her five picks for fragrance’s future. drom perfumer Barbara Zoebelein is the recipient of a 2006 FiFi award (men’s private label/direct sell category) for Avon’s today TOMORROW always for Men. We wondered what makes an award winning perfumer, so we recently asked her about her art, challenges and a prescription for this ailing category: artistry, craft and risk-taking.