Let’s examine the instinctual power of fragrance. Olfaction is at the root of so many necessary biological functions, including how we select a partner.
In the perfume industry—a world notoriously blurred by the mist of proprietary knowledge—the convention is companies’ refusal to reveal their ingredients, exploiting the legal leeway that permits them to tuck products’ contents from view.
The fall catalogue of fragrance launches provides a delightful, refreshing change of pace to the season.
Perfume has come a long way since its origins in Mesopotamia but not entirely for the better. As modernization took its toll on the centuries-old practice, luxury and care gave way to cheaper chemical alternatives.
These perfumeries are taking major strides in the rapidly growing movement toward a more responsible beauty industry.
The inaugural scent by NARS founder and creative director François Nars, created in collaboration with French perfumer Olivia Giacobetti, is an exercise in ambiguity.
It’s natural to switch up your wardrobe in the fall, opting for warmer clothes and more muted colours. As the temperature drops and the light changes, people should change their fragrances too.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: A blanket of yellow covers the rolling hills of Corsica, France’s island of beauty, creating a scent that drifts far out to the sea. The arid maquis is densely layered with myrtle, rosemary, thyme, sage, and cork oak; alongside this fragrant scrubland are fields of immortelle, a vivid yellow flower that mingles mightily.
Louis Vuitton launches their first unisex fragrance collection with a trio of scents that embody summertime in the golden state.