[First 100 perfume-inspired posts]

What’s more intriguing about perfumes than their distinct scents?

Sometimes, the florid descriptions concocted by top-notch marketing copywriters.

Perfumery is an art to engage all the senses through complex interrelationships. Voilà.

 

I started writing about perfume as soon as I began my quest to discover it at a new level. In this way, I would document my journey from the naive beginning, and hopefully progress along the learning curve would become apparent over time. Although perfume is the subject, I rarely review products unless something about an item is unique or compelling to me in some aspect. I have also found that perfume(ry) provides a richness of metaphors for experiences in life, and write along those lines.


network
Delayed response and distraction
cloche de fontis
Perfumed Alphabet: C is for Cedarwood
colognes
Perfumed Alphabet: B is for Bergamot
P1160135
Perfumed Alphabet: A is for Amber
Russian Caravan tea
Virtual reali-tea (and Incantation by Rouge Bunny Rouge)
P1080629
Perfume al fresco (Monserrat by FZOTIC)
Bonaparte
Anecdotal Antidote
open piano
Rapid adaptation of common senses
latte art
Didn’t know I wanted a cocoon until I smelled one
cortado
Genius of Fools
Eternity Roses
A rose by any other processing method (Eternity Roses)
Mirrorcube
Shiso Fairy
Billy Bishop
At the intersection of creative pursuits
Ylang 49
How the psychology of peanut selling applies to perfume
Cape Cod_square
What counts as a “collection,” anyway?
phrenology
Perfume the moment
Pompidou
Reaching for heavier notes
meta graffiti
Spritz me a fragrant poem
inverted flower
Tell me a short and fragrant story
OK Fine Fragrances AMO
Barrel-aged perfume: OK Fine Fragrances (AMO)
Takashi Murakami MFA
Wooden Flowers
St Martin-in-the-Fields
A call for kindreds (London by Gallivant)
gigantic chess
It’s not over till it’s over (Les Jeux sont Faits)
Triumph
Layers and linearity: a personal study
Histoire d'Eau
I bought this for the bottle (Histoire d’Eau by Mauboussin)
Marc Fornes Under Magnitude
A perfumed resolution for 2020
afternoon tea
Armchair Philosopher
polygonal star
A perfumed year: 2019 retrospective
The American Library
Neo-absolutely, yes
Showfields
The many scents of loneliness
Christmas_MardiGras_StPaddy's
Baby, it’s cold outside…
Takashi Murakami Enso
The moral of the story is buffer
P1200459_square
Memory making through scent: the Smell Memory Kit
intersection
Along a tessellating spectrum of expansion and contraction of the mind
bench
A perfume for forgetting?
a work in progress
The smell of doing something fulfilling
Birch Coffee
Constant presence is strength
Icehotel
When reconstruction takes more than the sum of deconstructed parts
McCormick Place Chandelier
Rose Anxiolytique
pisoto
Known Entity
Muenster
Is it the ingredient or the effect that you really want?
Shopper Chopper
The importance of a thing (depends on the other things)
Rose Trombone
Listening to perfume? (L’Orchestre Parfum)
peach
A Peach at Heart
P1110451
Pepper me with first impressions (Poivre Electrique)
P1200232
Of dimensionality and transitory displeasures
P1110778
Maybe it’s not all around, but only on your nose
calligraphy
When memory becomes better than the real thing
0728191029a
I bought this for the bottle (Ag by Ted Baker)
Millennium Bridge
A little inertia (and scent doppelgängers)
L'Imprevu
Opossum Tries to Relax
wolf_lamb_wolf_square
The animal in stink (t)
The Exhibitionist
Perfume: a threshold of imagination
P1200451_red
Tea on a Dreamy Afternoon | Perfume-making workshop at 4160Tuesdays
London sniffing tour
My brilliant sniffing tour of London
The Writer (box)
A whiff of disappointment (The Writer)
instalife
It can be given but you don’t have to take it
AMKIRI box
A perfumed tattoo: AMKIRI
fotografi
Flair perfuming
perfumed coffee_square
A perfume for your drink! (Alice & the Magician)
mirror images
It can be given but not taken away
many, many shoes
Is your perfume a part of you, or something you carry?
let me count the ways
How do I love thee? Let me count the spritzes
we'll always have Paris
We’ll Always Have Paris
a resting Tasmanian devil
The devil you know is still a devil
dessert at Spot
My second sniffing tour of New York City
0901181936
One Spritz Fits Most
P1130035
The scent of wabi-sabi
P1180437
Degenerate Rose
NO FOMO_square
The scent of small successes
0201192108
Anthocurious
P1080839
Perfume: a universal language
time well spent
Perfume: time well spent
puzzle
Perfume: a perfect puzzle
The Copy Writer
The Copy Writer
sand through my fingers
This, Too, Shall Pass
Christmas_MardiGras_StPaddy's
A green puzzle for St Patrick’s Day!
Matcha
Perfume as an olfactory tea
be yourself more
Be yourself—more—with perfume
Mamón Chino
Ode to Tobacco Flower
frozen in time
Scentsory reprogramming
obnoxious rose
Obnoxious Rose
Takashi Murakami Flower Lamp
Fake Flower’s Fool
window lolly
Smelling clean: an olfactory façade
Vull viure d'aventures
The day 2 blues
siluetas
Moi Non Plus, Mon Amour
P1100932
All perfume is gender neutral
World Series trophy
The Best Supporting Actor award goes to… scent!
public piano
Slowing time on the scent piano
Buckingham Fountain
Do you smell textures?
a yen for zen
A yen for zen
all or nothing
Composition and compromise: a personal study
Some of many stairs in Valparaíso
L’Esprit d’Escalier
Aspiration
How perfume makes you a better person
Wonder
A scent for ascent to a sense of wonder
The And
Perfume is all about the “and”
Perfumarie Discovery Studio
A beginner’s experiential sniffing tour of New York City
scent and suggestibility
Scents and suggestibility: a personal study
p1090531_red
Shadow Play
Smile-in-a-Vial
Smile-in-a-vial

 

[All images on this page and in all posts categorized “Perfumery” are my own.]

 

 

 

 

 

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