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The Merchant Of Venice Discovery Set

The Merchant of Venice invites you on an enchanting journey through the different olfactory families to discover their Murano Collection. A unique set that reinterprets the art of Venetian Perfumery, it is inspired by its craftsmanship and age-old trade with the Orient. Encompassing the exotic ingredients that Venice traded, the perfumes and packaging evoke the rich traditions and history…

Preach! Its our Perfume Bible

The Perfume Bible is a fully illustrated guide to the world of perfumery, by The Perfume Society‘s founders Jo Fairley and Lorna McKay. It brings together everything you need to know about fragrance – from scent families to a run-down of the ‘100 Perfumes to Try Before You Die’. The Perfume Bible is must for every fragrance-lover (and a fabulous gift). It’s…

Pressure getting to you? Aromatherapy Associates’ Geraldine Howard shares her five fave smells (and we feel calmer already)

If you love fragrance, we’ve a hunch you love aromatherapy. And few ranges we’ve ever tried have come close to the truly mood-shifting powers of Aromatherapy Associates, the company founded over 30 years ago by Geraldine Howard (pictured here) and Sue Beechey. Famously, Relax Deep is like knockout drops. And if you’re repeatedly hitting the…

What I’m wearing for fashion month: Mary Greenwell

Throughout fashion month, we’re focusing some of our attention on the backstage creatives and the fragrances they’re choosing to wear throughout the shows (and beyond). Mary Greenwell is undeniably one of the most sought-after make-up artists, having painted the faces of many an influential woman – from some of the world’s most famous fashion week…

Exclusive: an interview with the perfumers behind YSL BLACK OPIUM

We’re excited to share some behind the scenes footage with you of what is set to be one of autumn/winter 2014’s most talked about launches, unveiled exclusively in Selfridges today. YSL BLACK OPIUM is a new generation ‘gourmand floral’. Its inspiration? The contrast between light and shade (in art, it’s called chiaroscuro). It’s a step away from classic perfumery, playing…