Lyrical, dulcet, symphonic—perfumers find harmonic convergence in musical jargon
Don't be so quick to think French when envisioning European scents—bathe in the redolence of Italy
Mysterious scents of noir fiction sure to liberate your own inner femme fatale
A handy guide to the flood of haute-couture fragrances on the market today
Once the province of mens fragrances, earthy, grassy, cooly crisp vetiver now achieves a supreme girlie glory
Separating truth from fiction in the enduring fairy tale of fragrance
A growing group of perfumers are eschewing the trend of synthetics and working with scents that truly distill the essences of nature.
With a whiff of earth and sex, oud sets the mood for all kinds of mischief.
Truly mysterious perfumes about in life—and in literature.
Niche perfumer Andy Tauer shares the many unexpected muses behind his good scents.
Scents that evoke bodily fluids—no matter how seemingly avant-garde—are well-trod territory in the world of fragrance.
The citrus groves of Southern California sing their olfactory siren song...and we heed the call in a quest to capture the fragrance.
Olivia Giacobetti is known for impeccably structured, ethereally translucent scents—now she shares where she gets her inspiration.
Bring on the braided whip that descends with a crack on pale and slothful skin—leather rules the winter-scents world.
With an enthusiasm once reserved for the ladies, men today have gone boldly into the realm of scents and sensibility.
Edgar Award–winning noir writer Denise Hamilton on the craving for scents brought on by L.A.’s holiday season. And it’s not all holly and mistletoe.
More than just an aroma, perfume is both a sensual pleasure and an intellectual journey...and I'm hooked.