Why niche?

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Why niche? For ease of discussion, I’d say plug in your own definition of niche to whatever you read here. Myself, I think the Independent Film model, or moving quickly

Aeon 001, 2016

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(Image, I Dream of Jeannie) Aeon 001 is the first in a new line of limited-release fragrances whose perfumers are not named. Only when all bottles of each perfume are

Against Opinion

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Image by Elke Vogelsang. Actually, I have nothing against opinion per se. The question is how do we come by it and what do we do with it? I am

The Middle Child

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If you wear a certain perfume, particularly if it’s your signature scent, you’re less likely to see it as the runner-up in a perfume line. You might wear Champs Elysées by Guerlain.

Masculine Fragrances for Men

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I’ve read a few online discussions about gender and perfume recently. I love to see this because nowhere does gender seem more arbitrary than in perfumery. Now I love perfume,

Functional Perfume Genres, part 3

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(image sources unknown) 7)  Slippers and a Pipe When I get home from work I love to douse myself in perfume.  I’ll be showering straight away, so it’s about topnotes and

Functional Perfume Genres, part 2

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(image Betty Bacall, source unknown) 4) Look, Don’t Touch I very rarely wear perfume ‘for effect.’  I don’t wear perfume for other people or in order to communicate a state or

Functional Perfume Genres, part 1

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(Françoise Hardy–image source unknown) 1) The Unhurried Beauties are about charm and make me realize that I don’t usually wear perfume to feel more attractive.  I don’t usually use perfume to accent or

perfume/art

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  (image Kathleen Gije, “Rosalind Krauss in the Manner of Degas,” 2006) I’ve been giving some thought to perfumery and art.  Below are some questions and comments. While I have a