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One of the coolest (perfume) people on the planet shares her cool Parisian places

If you’ve never heard of Diane Pernet, her new quartet of fragrances should be sufficient to warrant a place on your radar. A fashion critic, talent scout, fashion blogger and video journalist, her blog A Shaded View on Fashion has become a must-read in creative and fashion circles. Now based in Paris, she’s probably the coolest…

Tapping into the trend for personalisation: Ex Nihilo lands at Harrods Salon de Parfums

Since last year when we followed our noses and stumbled across Ex Nihilo in Paris, The Perfume Society has been waiting for this innovative fragrance concept to land in London. Because what makes this perfume house truly exciting is that it taps into the growing trend for ‘customised’ (or personalised) perfumes, for those who want a…

50 Shades of Bleu? Chanel’s new advert sets our screens a-smoulder

On the day Sam Taylor-Wood‘s 50 Shades of Grey opens across the country, we thought we’d share with you another (and rather) shorter video to get you a little hot under the collar, perhaps. Bleu de Chanel‘s new advertising film features ‘Hannibal Rising’ actor and would-be film director Gaspard Ulliel, who also gives an interview about…

Make your own stunning floral decorations at the Floris ‘Petals From My Garden’ Workshop…

Those obsessed by fragrance tend to have more than a passing passion for all things floral, so when we heard the heritage British perfume house of Floris (who happen to be releasing some seriously lovely new fragrances, recently) were holding a special ‘floral decoration workshop’ event, we just had to share the news with you……

Congratulations to all The Jasmine Awards finalists (and a small dance round the office)

This morning the shortlist for The Jasmine Awards – the fragrance world’s coveted literary and visual awards – was published. We’d like to congratulate all the shortlisted finalists, below – but you’ll also hear a little ‘whoop’: our beautiful downloadable magazine, The Scented Letter, has been shortlisted in ‘Best Digital Experience’ category. Not once, but…

Spice up your fragrance wardrobe with black pepper – a ‘hot’ scent ingredient

Nose-tinglingly warming, rich and exotic: Sunil Makan explores the opulence of black pepper – which we’re increasingly finding (and enjoying) in fragrance… We implore you to take heed – and pay attention to the humble peppercorn. Such a versatile ingredient, it can be the hearty sprinkle on your caprese salad – or the crowning glory…

Perfume, passion, marmalade sandwiches & fashion – how divine is that…?

The Selfridges Diana Vreeland screening was our most extravagant lunch-break ever! Suzy Nightingale reports from an exclusive Perfume Society event Gathered together in the world’s first department store cinema, located on the lower ground at Selfridges Oxford Street, London, the plush velvet seats of the Everyman film room began to fill with breathlessly expectant perfume-lovers…

Nose-to-nose with Thomas Fontaine – the perfumer who’s revived Jean Patou for a new era

This charming, Paris-based perfumer has in recent years been responsible for the revival of the house of Jean Patou – a legend, in fragrance terms. (He also works on fragrance development for Worth and Jean-Louis Scherrer.) Thomas studied perfumery at the ISIPCA Fragrance Academy in Versailles, and went on to work for leading aroma companies…