As the weather gets cooler, the inclination to reach for warmer, darker fragrances grows stronger.
The Officina Santa Maria Novella story officially begins in 1612. But like many Old World stories, especially those tied to the church, its origins predate that. The history of the apothecary dates back to the 13th century when it was a monastic laboratory—Dominican friars began concocting herbal remedies in the convent’s infirmary in the time of Giotto and Dante.
The fragrance collection has exploded into a kaleidoscope of colour with the launch of Botanical Rainbow, a range of hues for the botanically influenced scents.
Maison d’Etto focuses on craftsmanship and melds well-known practices and styles that heritage brands have used for years with contemporary ideas and ingredients.
A new year is the perfect time to refresh our routines and add some spice (or sweetness depending on your taste) to our fragrance wardrobe.
Referred to as a “younger” sister by perfumer-creator François Demachy, the new fragrance embodies the changing definitions of femininity.
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.