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Inaccessible Perfume

Inaccessible Perfume

Francesca Gotti, product designer of oneofthose , recently collaborated with Aybar Gallery (Miami, Floria) on Inaccessible Perfume, a conceptual olfactory design project to be presented at Art Basel Miami Beach this December.

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Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

The Wine Show 's Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and Joe Fattorini checked out Aromaster's WINE MASTER GAME.

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The Journey of Patchouli

The Journey of Patchouli

With a rich, earthy, woody, “wine” scent, patchouli has been a popular raw materials for fragrance since the beginning of time. Givaudan, one of the largest fragrance houses in the world, takes us on an olfactory encounter to Asia. Come with us.

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

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Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツア

Japanese Sake Guide: Dassai Brewery 日本酒蔵元 獺祭ツア

John Daub learned about sake on an adventure across Japan.

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Why We Love The Smell Of Old Books

Why We Love The Smell Of Old Books

There are certain strange smells that always seem to get us--old books, summer rain, gasoline....?! While they can be attached to fond memories, there's more going on here. Trace breaks down the intoxicating chemistry behind several of our favorite funky aromas.

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A Closer Look at Oud

A Closer Look at Oud

Oud, Oudh, Aloeswood, Agarwood, Gaharu is known as "Jinko" in Japan, which translates as "sinking incense" or "incense that sinks in water," due to the weight of the resin in the wood.

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A new dawn for ylang ylang

A new dawn for ylang ylang

Rich and buttery like custard, the tropical ylang ylang tree originated in the Philippines, where it was crowned the ‘flower of flowers’. The blooms of this flower are so delicate that they must be picked by hand at dawn, and distilled within two hours.

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An Aromatic Spring

An Aromatic Spring

We're celebrating the arrival of spring with the Acca Kappa's White Moss collection and pairing it with a perfumed spirit! Scroll down for Mindy's NAKED GIN & TONIC recipe for you to enjoy at home!

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Aphrodisiac Foods & Recipes

Aphrodisiac Foods & Recipes

Aphrodisiacs were first sought out as a remedy for various sexual anxieties including fears of inadequate performance as well as a need to increase fertility.  Procreation was an important moral and religious issue and aphrodisiacs were sought to insure both male and female potency.

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A vist to gin distilleries

A vist to gin distilleries

Just like craft breweries, small local distilleries are reinventing drinks that have fallen out of fashion. Monocle films visits three entrepreneurs who have uncorked the potential of the old spirit in London, Hamburg and the Finnish countryside.

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Kōdō & The Fragrances of Japan

Kōdō & The Fragrances of Japan

Learn about Kōdō (香道, "Way of Incense"), the Japanese art of appreciating incense.

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Vanilla: Under the skin of the world’s best bean

Vanilla: Under the skin of the world’s best bean

L’Heure Bleue, Obsession, Opium, Shalimar… these iconic, exotic fragrances owe much of their appeal to the warm, soft and indulgent notes of vanilla. The sweet scent of the world’s favorite bean has a familiar aroma that is indulgent and luxurious.

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A scented #NewYorkMinute

A scented #NewYorkMinute

New York is well known for its dirty subway stations. MTA raises subway fare every few years, but doesn't seem to provide better service. The idea was to post "take one" flyers for straphangers to learn about the MTA problems by stimulating their sense of smell.

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Vetiver: Discovering the roots of masculinity in Haiti

Vetiver: Discovering the roots of masculinity in Haiti

Like fine wine, the longer you distill the languorously smoky roots of the native Indonesian grass vetiver, the richer the aroma. Related to lemongrass, vetiver invokes images of freshly tilled soil and chopped wood. Popular in male perfumery for these strong earthy overtones, it is in huge demand and implementing sustainable farming methods is essential for its future supply.

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