Wonder Resin: Wonderoud – Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garcons are well known for their explorations of woody and resinous notes: their Incense Series and 2Man are fantastic examples of what can be done with incense resins and woods. Wonderoud is the latest launch by the brand in wide distribution, flankering (and amplifying the oud note in) 2010’s “woods gone mad” Wonderwood.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Popup Tweet Shop – Trade Social Currency for Perfume

Earlier this year, in New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs launched a Popup store in which you could exchange tweets for Marc Jacobs Daisy goodies. Last week they brought the concept to London’s Covent Garden. It’s very simple: share a tweet with #MJDaisyChain hashtag, and you collect a free deluxe sample of one of the […]

The Greatest Hits of @FragrantReviews

Four years ago today, my scented partner in crime Thomas (aka The Candy Perfume Boy) and I started @FragrantReviews. The concept is simple: fit a descriptive review into 140 characters, with a star rating. In the time since, we’ve amassed over 700 reviews, 3000+ followers, and better still: we have both been able to improve as writers […]

Gorilla Perfume Gallery: Death, Decay and Renewal

Gorilla Perfume is bathtime favourite Lush’s fragrance arm. Every new collection is matched with an exhibition scented with the perfumes in the range. Last year’s Gorilla Perfume Gallery in Shoreditch also had a re-focus on the original Gorilla Perfume collection. This year the gallery popped up in the basement of Phonica Records on Poland Street.

Smoke & Mirrors: Vetiver Veritas – Heeley Parfums

Heeley’s latest launch, Vetiver Veritas, is the first in a collection of entirely botanical fragrances. I am not normally a proponent of natural fragrances – I tend to find them unremarkable and flat, but the fact that Heeley has decided to move in this direction following his wonderful Extraits had me very intrigued.

New Article – Perfume Society’s The Scented Letter

If you’re not a member of the Perfume Society – founded by two passionate scent lovers: Jo Fairley and Lorna McKay – then you’ll be missing out on tonnes of fun scent events and their fabulous newsletter: The Scented Letter. The Scented Letter features every important new launch, as well as some wonderful pieces from bloggers, journalists and people involved in […]