Uncommon Scents

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Note Worthy
June 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Note Worthy

Lyrical, dulcet, symphonic—perfumers find harmonic convergence in musical jargon

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Ciao Fragranza!
May 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Ciao Fragranza!

Don't be so quick to think French when envisioning European scents—bathe in the redolence of Italy

IMAGE Wanton Ways
April 2012

IMAGE Wanton Ways

Mysterious scents of noir fiction sure to liberate your own inner femme fatale

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Fluid Fashion
March 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Fluid Fashion

A handy guide to the flood of haute-couture fragrances on the market today

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Green Goddess
February 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Green Goddess

Once the province of mens fragrances, earthy, grassy, cooly crisp vetiver now achieves a supreme girlie glory

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Whiff of Truth
January 2012

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Whiff of Truth

Separating truth from fiction in the enduring fairy tale of fragrance

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Eau Naturel
November 2011

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Eau Naturel

A growing group of perfumers are eschewing the trend of synthetics and working with scents that truly distill the essences of nature.

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Beast in the Bottle
October 2011

IMAGE: Uncommon Scents Beast in the Bottle

With a whiff of earth and sex, oud sets the mood for all kinds of mischief.

Storied Perfume
September 2011

Storied Perfume

Truly mysterious perfumes about in life—and in literature.

IMAGE Swiss Mix
July 2011

IMAGE Swiss Mix

Niche perfumer Andy Tauer shares the many unexpected muses behind his good scents.

Carnal Charms
June 2011

Carnal Charms

Scents that evoke bodily fluids—no matter how seemingly avant-garde—are well-trod territory in the world of fragrance.

Image: Uncommon Scents Orange Zest
April 2011

Image: Uncommon Scents Orange Zest

The citrus groves of Southern California sing their olfactory siren song...and we heed the call in a quest to capture the fragrance.

Image: Uncommon Scents Found in Translation
March 2011

Image: Uncommon Scents Found in Translation

Olivia Giacobetti is known for impeccably structured, ethereally translucent scents—now she shares where she gets her inspiration.

Image: Uncommon Scents Hide in Plain View
January 2011

Image: Uncommon Scents Hide in Plain View

Bring on the braided whip that descends with a crack on pale and slothful skin—leather rules the winter-scents world.

Something in the Air
December 2010

Something in the Air

With an enthusiasm once reserved for the ladies, men today have gone boldly into the realm of scents and sensibility.

Smells Like the Season
November 2010

Smells Like the Season

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.

Embracing Chaos
September 2010

Embracing Chaos

More than just an aroma, perfume is both a sensual pleasure and an intellectual journey...and I'm hooked.