On this page you will find links to memoirs, stories and observations and some articles that don't primarily focus on reviews, yet make commentary on the cultural significance of perfume or our own memories connected with scent. Click on the link to arrive at each post.
Guest writers are most welcome so please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute.
On growing a scented garden and what plants give a fullsome whiff
On scent as a motivator and how Estee Lauder is helping me to fight the flab
Some aromatherapy recipes for the horrors of the Autumn season
On the evocative nature of scent, Guest Writer - Clive Sax shares his memories
On the cost of perfume, do we have to pay a high price for a great scent?
On fragrant facial skin care, and some products that smell as lovely as your perfume
2014 - My year in Perfume, some moments of beauty in a saturated market
On perfume promiscuity - part 1, what happens when 6 perfume sluts stick to just one perfume for three days and nights?
On perfume promiscuity - part 2, a report from one of the adventurers, Tresor's story.
On perfume promiscuity - part 3, a report from one of the adventurers, Nancy's story (and an incredible tale of Hurricane Katrina).
On perfume promiscuity - part 4, an edit of the results from myself and several other participants.
On taste, what causes a shift from Ambre Sultan to Chanel No. 5?!
On booze, and why it's sometimes pleasing to smell like we've been drinking
A report on a perfume making day at 4160 Tuesdays, including a look at some classic chypres.
British Spirit in Perfumery - Is there are a recognisable spirit in our home grown perfume industry? A series of articles discussing:
Part 1, Penhaligon's and the marketing of British heritage.
Part 2 , Floris and Grossmith and the concept of a 'royal' fragrance.
Part 3, Indie spirit, the rise of teeny niche lines with limited distribution.