French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.
Long ago, it was used to measure the passing of time. Now, after a year marked for many by the loss of smell, or at least a sense of stagnation, it’s precious once more.
Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.
Sought-out spots for picking up finely milled soaps, hand-sculpted makeup brushes, exquisite scents and more.
In 19th-century Europe, delicate florals defined olfactory perfection. Then came the rise of bold, musky ‘oriental’ scents, which revealed much about the West’s perception of Eastern culture.
Mr. Puig was instrumental in expanding his family’s company internationally and in acquiring famed brands.
With a little know-how, aspects of shinrin-yoku, the calming Japanese practice of spending time among trees, can be approximated indoors.
By day Carlos Powell sold shoes; late into the night, he vlogged about his true passion: perfume.
When it comes to clean beauty, “natural” isn’t always best. Here’s what’s safe and beneficial, and what’s best to avoid.
For French chefs and perfumers, a government-run grove on Corsica — home to some 900 varieties — has become a place of pilgrimage.
The year home became not just an office, but a salon and spa.
As the pandemic approached its peak, so did sales of the aromatic material.
A federal lawsuit says that Moda Latina BZ, a Los Angeles County company, deceived consumers into thinking they could make up to $500 a week selling perfume, makeup and other items.
Researchers are finding ways to preserve scents that are disappearing. Others are recreating ones from centuries ago.
A project announced this week and funded by the European Union will catalog and recreate the scents of Europe from the 16th century to the early 20th century.
Sales are down leading up to this Mother’s Day, though candles and room sprays are doing OK. As some stores reopen, an industry ponders how to spritz safely.
At his grandmother’s cottage in Brittany, Pierre-Alexis Delaplace of Kerzon would wait, somewhat impatiently, for this savory treat.