We rarely describe scents as easily and accurately as we describe the things that our eyes can see. However, except from the people who suffer from anosmia (disability to smell), we all know how to use our nose in an intuitive way, we are just poorly aware of our capabilities to do so, or worse, we are rarely taught the words of the smells. The good news is, we aren’t blind to smells, we just need the right tools to unlock the vocabulary of odours.
With mother’s day around the corner, you might be scratching your head when it comes to choosing the best gift for your mum. A new perfume would be ideal, but how can you make sure she’ll like the new scent you chose her? Emmanuelle Moeglin, fragrance expert and founder of Experimental Perfume Club, reveals four wonderful ways to match your mum with the perfect perfume.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many people see perfume as the perfect romantic present. But with so many fragrances available, how can you be sure your gift will be met with a smile?
Choosing a fragrance for someone else is a tricky task! A perfume is very personal and navigating through the millions of fragrances available makes it a real challenge. And there is always the chance you will get it wrong... But don’t panic! If you are prepared you might find the daunting experience of getting a perfume for someone else more enjoyable.
Here are my five top tips to get it right:
"Experimental Perfume Club is here to help people deconstruct the world of fragrance and understand what scents they like and what they don't like. This helps when it comes time to make their own fragrance from a selection of perfumery raw materials. Everyone walks away with their own formula and a signature bottle of perfume that they name themselves. It's like a micro-perfumery, where we create individual micro-batches of perfumes while building a club of perfume "creators" aimed to everyone."
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Do you know how is a fragrance created? Who is behind the creation of a perfume? How is the perfume trade is organised? Here is the first post of a series of blogs where we take you behind the scenes of how perfume is created...
Orange blossom is a multi-faceted scent (almost a fragrance in itself!); it is very complex and can be interpreted within a large palette of notes. Sometimes, it builds on its heady, floral (almost animalic) facet while at the same time, it has a fresh, baby-like, soapy clean scent.
Layering is a simple way to mix different scents together. It’s a great entry into creating your own bespoke fragrance - it also lets you play with all the fragrances that you already own! And you don’t need any blending materials because you can just layer scents directly on your skin.
My path as a professional “smeller”
My name is Emmanuelle. I am French, from a small town in the north east of France and I have been a fragrance professional for over a decade. I founded the Experimental Perfume Club in 2015 because I wanted to offer people the opportunity to understand the world of fragrance and become part of a community of creators within a micro-perfumery concept.