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Perfume shopping in Milan

We’ve got to admit, there is something in the air in Milan – and we’re not talking about pizzas, patisseries and cigarette smoke. (Though it does feel like everyone smokes here!). It’s the ridiculous sense of style, the adoration for fashion and an almost sickeningly immaculately-dressed society. As we all know, the ultimate finishing touch to any…

Perfume shopping in New York

The fashion pack are off to New York to welcome the start of the spring/summer 2015 shows, so to celebrate here’s our guide to the ultimate fragrance hotspots in the Big Apple. Outside of Paris, Downtown New York probably has the highest concentration of delicious perfumeries anywhere in the world:  flagship stores for niche brands, perfumery ‘boutiques’…

Perfume shopping in Florence

Welcome to fragrant heaven. For a small city, Florence supports an extraordinarily large number of world-class independent perfumeries. Maybe it’s not that surprising: Florence played an important role in the history of perfumery, a destination for traders – of spices, resins and other precious fragrance elements – and its sophisticated population was constantly seeking ways…