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On the trail of a flavor genome: Anicka Yi’s sensorial art – now on Cafleurebon!
Art / Perfumes

On the trail of a flavor genome: Anicka Yi’s sensorial art – now on Cafleurebon!

A few months ago, the fabulous Mark Behnke, editor of the award-winning perfume blog, Cafleurebon.com, invited this perfumista to be a guest blogger.  I’m so grateful, honored and excited that Mark and Michelyn gave me this opportunity to write about a fascinating young New York artist named Anicka Yi who focuses on smells as part … Continue reading

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France / Perfumes / Philosophy / Writing

A Philosophy of Love: the Self and the Scented

“Does my heart move because I love someone who is an absolute singularity, or because I love the way someone is?”–Jacques Derrida When I was a teenager, there was a distinction between “love” (with a capital L) and “like.”  Love is something heavy, grown up, and slightly tortured, while like allowed you an out.  You … Continue reading

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Spirited Away: Scent News from New York
Perfumes

Spirited Away: Scent News from New York

August has been quite the month in the New York fragrance world. Elements Showcase brought dozens of perfumers and cosmetics brands to Tenth Avenue and West 36th Street in its third incarnation. Buyers and bloggers descended upon the event, which featured presentations and panels about the industry, and existing lines unveiled new creations (my favorites: … Continue reading

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From Faking It to Making It: Icelandic Visual Artist Andrea Maack’s Perfume Line
Art / Fashion / Perfumes

From Faking It to Making It: Icelandic Visual Artist Andrea Maack’s Perfume Line

A visual artist turned niche perfumer?  The Icelandic Review magazine features a story on Andrea Maack, a visual artist who began in the perfume world by creating four perfumes for an arts festival in Reykjavík in 2008.  Maack, who went to the Iceland Academy of the Arts and worked in fashion in London before turning exclusively … Continue reading

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