Sugar

With their sweet and vanilla-y softness, quite a few gourmand fragrances list ‘sugar’ as a note.  It’s a ‘fantasy’ note, of course:  as perfumer Christine Nagel explains, ‘Sugar [...]

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Tangerine

How did the tangerine get its name?  This is, after all, a kind of mandarin:  sweet, honeyed and with lots of uplifting zest in its bright orange skin.  Tangerine was named after Tangier in [...]

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Honey

Are you a honey-lover…?  Then you’ll know that honey comes in so many different varieties, each taking their smell (and colour) from the flowers on which the bees that produce it have feasted. [...]

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Cedarwood

Do you remember the smell of your school pencil case? That’s really the smell of cedar, which is of course also the wood used for pencils.  Of course it smells woody, but that’s just too simple: [...]

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Juniper

Think:  ‘gin’.  Because – as with that spirit – the juniper berry adds a bracing, exhilarating touch to fragrances.  (When you smell gin, you’re basically smelling juniper, actually.)  It has a [...]

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