Smells Like a Virgin

Perfumers sometimes aim to recreate the scents of things not typically associated with smell.

The Language of Fragrance

The world of perfumery must borrow the language of music, botanics, architecture, and taste—and apply them in a rigorous and objective way—to describe its fundamental elements.

How We Sense Scents

When you smell a perfume you may be smelling hundreds of molecules at once, but the best nose in the world cannot smell more than five distinct scents.

How to Judge a Good Perfume From a Bad Perfume

Judging a fine fragrance is like watching the pieces of a puzzle fit together, or examining the many facets of a building, Christophe Laudamiel.