Over the last few weeks, a perfume has been creating a buzz on social media and in the beauty press: Missing Person by Phlur, often described somewhat lazily as “mysterious” in articles about the phenomenon. Here’s our olfactory and strategic analysis of this marvel for you!
You smell them everywhere without knowing it, these mystery compounds. When, how and why did woody ambers invade perfumery? Here is our attempt at an answer for you: some facts, some history, and a healthy dose of subjectivity!
Endless fields of Grasse roses, eco-responsible patchouli and a few drops of the loveliest organic lavender: it appears that mainstream brands fill their bottles exclusively with extracts that are ever more sustainable, ethical and mindful. What if perfumery tried a different approach to talking about its creations?
Myths, legends, misleading revelations, distorted reality: the perfumery industry has always tended to shroud itself in mystery, fostering a cult of secrecy and sometimes even disseminating lies. Has the time finally come to shift the dial?
As the perfumery industry enthusiastically embraces sustainable development, Nez has prepared a comprehensive report different practices and possible approaches to make perfume more compatible with a better future.
While the value of our fifth sense is increasingly recognised, there are very few ways of cultivating it. Nez is inviting you on a journey to discover the different ways we can sharpen our noses, covering specialist training for professionals and amateurs alike, therapeutic rehabilitation, lessons for young children and self-education.
We would like to share a few thoughts and ideas to conclude this special report on natural perfumery and say goodbye after two weeks spent together exploring the subject!
My perfume is 100% natural. Yes, but what does that mean? What exactly does it contain? Well, it depends!
After reading the perfumers’ opinions on the subject, let’s get down to business: here for your delectation is a selection (not exhaustive, of course) of brands and a few creations that have caught our attention.
Natural perfumes: everyone talks about them, but nobody really knows what they are made of. Nez offers you a special report that gives the floor to the perfumers who compose them, in order to get a real sense of their practices, their experiences and their opinions on the question.
A patchwork of know-how and facts and figures about perfumery and olfaction, conveyed in an eclectic and free-wheeling style.
Interviews, various portraits, flacons and mises en scène that create a cosmopolitan, aesthetic and modern take on perfume through the eyes of those who produce it.
Meeting with one of the best connoisseurs in the history of perfumery.
Recited at the Oude Kerk by Caro Verbeek, in Amsterdam, on May 19th 2019, during the annual Art & Olfaction Awards, surrounded by the scent of roses.