Gendering Perfumes: Where Are the Lines?

November 27th, 2014

One of the first things you’ll notice when dipping your toes into the pool of perfumery is that most fragrances are both labelled and marketed heavily along gender lines. Although the scent may not smell particularly ‘girly’ or ‘manly’, the naming, labelling and marketing often create a huge mental divide. … Read More »

Complete Guide to Safe Perfume Storage

September 16th, 2014

You have just put your hands on a vintage bottle of Guerlain’s Shalimar, sighed with love, given it a little cuddle, and vowed to love it in sickness and in health, til death do you part! But protecting a perfume is not quite like protecting another human being. There’s no … Read More »

Part 3: Easy-to-Find Fragrances That Every Perfumista Should Experience!

September 3rd, 2014

The last set of easy-find, must-try perfumes we listed was heavy in the highly feminine and antique scents. In part 3, you’ll find some of the more unusual, sultry modern classics … read on, for the scent-venturous! Lolita Lempicka This is the scent that defined a perfume house, and it … Read More »

Have I Bought a Fake Perfume?

August 11th, 2014

In the age of the internet, we buy more because prices are cheaper but are often disappointed with what we receive. Although perfume purchases aren’t prone to problems such as wrong fit or colour, like clothing, online purchasing on some marketplaces does come with its own set of cautions. So … Read More »

Part 2: Easy-to-Find Fragrances That Every Perfumista Should Experience!

April 23rd, 2014

Hopefully your nose has recovered a little from the onslaught of delight inspired by part 1 of our ‘Easy-to-find and must try’ list! We ended our last post with Christian Dior’s iconic Poison and J’Adore, but there is more olfactory bliss to come in part 2 … D&G Light Blue … Read More »

Part 1: Easy-to-Find Fragrances That Every Perfumista Should Experience!

March 14th, 2014

There are plenty of ‘must-try’ perfume lists to be found on the internet, and naturally they all reflect the tastes, perfume history and quirks of their authors. Some lists are full of obscure, $200 per bottle scents, others are based on sales but not quality, and still others are based … Read More »

More Wise Words From a Frag Junkie to a Perfume Newbie: 5 Extra Lessons for Beginner Collectors

February 24th, 2014

In the last post we read the sage advice of a lifetime perfume collector for those new to the fragrance game … but she didn’t quite get to finish her story! So come gather round people, it’s high time you heard the rest of these words of wisdom. Read on, … Read More »

Wise Words From a Frag Junkie to a Perfume Newbie: 5 Lessons for Beginner Collectors

February 9th, 2014

How many times in your life have you wished that you knew 5 years ago what you now know? Well, we might not be able to help you turn back the clock and make better choices in your love life or career … but when it comes to fragrance appreciation, … Read More »

Tips On How To Choose A Perfume And Fragrance Gift

January 16th, 2014

This article is going to begin with a disclaimer usually found at the end of ‘how to choose perfume gifts’ articles … because it is incredibly important to know. Perfume is a highly individualised gift, much like clothing or shoes. It’s easy to pick if you know someone has experienced … Read More »

The Beckham’s Launch A New Summer Fragrances For Both Women And Men For 2011

October 23rd, 2011

Summer, one of the great seasons of year starts to approach, you start to feel the change all around you.  The white t- shirts, denim shorts sandals and thongs come out as the days begin to get warmer and warmer. The beach starts to become an option when deciding what … Read More »