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The Experts: Luca Turin on 1740 by Histoires de Parfums

As I mentioned last weekend, I have two indispensable reference books that I keep re-reading, one on spirits and the other on fragrance. The latter is of course Perfumes: The A to Z Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez. … Continue reading

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Gerald Ghislain and the Taste of Scent

Gerald Ghislain, restaurateur, perfumer and creator of the acclaimed French niche line Histoires de Parfums, is tall and amiable Parisian with a ponytail, three-day beard, and architect-style glasses. He was bounding across Henri Bendel’s second floor fragrance section last night … Continue reading

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The Magnificently Vile

Seldom do I smell a fragrance so vile that I get a sore neck from the violent way I try to remove my nose from the scene. A perfume can be too screechy, like a cleaning product, or too sweet, … Continue reading

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