NOSELETTER

Rebel with a Nose

Fashion is the fastest game of all. Nothing sassy or glam' stays current or on trend for more than a minute. Yet, people want perfume to be the same eternally. Same fragrance, same price, same packaging. There are so many factors that determine the path of change in a...

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Place

I've seen a nice place, just over there. I've decided to pull over, get off the rushing road and clamber over the fence just to stand in the centre of this one particular field that really speaks to me. Maybe its the way the evening light filters through the trees and...

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Giving is Receiving

For most of my life I've been surrounded, miraculously, by incredibly generous family, friends, colleagues, teachers and unforgettable angelic strangers. It is extraordinary to me to observe people's choices to be givers or takers. One human energy field radiates and...

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Scent Maps

Natural Perfume is a delicately fragrant, peaceful day on Earth. It's that timeless day spent really, truly being 'at home'; cherishing the bounty of perfect and fresh ingredients for a family meal, some just-picked from the kitchen garden. There is a true sense of...

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Perfume and the Old Lady

If you’ve ever deployed the wrinkled nose of disgust over a fragrance that elicits the ‘old-lady-perfume’ proclamation, you might be surprised by some of the factors that drive your response. This article attempts to shed some light on the modern relationship between...

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Doctrine of Signatures (scent)

I've always focused on promoting the 'perfumery' component of my natural perfume collection rather than the 'natural' aspect because it's simply what fascinated me more - the creative challenge to construct 'proper' fine fragrances that are alluring and beautiful, and...

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Featured Fragrance

Indian oud, Tobacco, Champaca, Pink Lotus, Mysore Sandalwood, Myrrh, Frankincense, Labdanum and Vanilla. This is a difficult fragrance to get to know. My personal favourite. Night Song begins with medicinal pungency - it conjures the scent-scape of a natural therapies...

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Core Values

In my twenties, I worked for an extraordinary company of psychologists and personal development trainers called Future Pace. The principals at Future Pace, Geoff and Mahni Dugan, conducted a vast number of personal development seminars and I was very fortunate to...

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Elegant Sufficiencies

As with all things, there are some troubling habits that can surface in the lives of some perfume enthusiasts and collectors. This article is in no way a flippant judgement about these issues – simply observations made because I’ve been there, and I'd like to support...

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