When Covid-19 Stole Their Smell, These Experts Lost Much More

French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.

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The Consolations of Incense

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.

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How Do You Want Your Wedding to Smell?

Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.

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The Beauty Stores, Near and Far, That Are Destinations in Their Own Right

Sought-out spots for picking up finely milled soaps, hand-sculpted makeup brushes, exquisite scents and more.

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The Fragrances That Changed the Field

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.

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Mariano Puig, Scion of a Spanish Fashion House, Dies at 93

Mr. Puig was instrumental in expanding his family’s company internationally and in acquiring famed brands.

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How to Create an At-Home Forest Bathing Ritual

With a little know-how, aspects of shinrin-yoku, the calming Japanese practice of spending time among trees, can be approximated indoors.

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A YouTube Perfume Reviewer’s Big Dreams

By day Carlos Powell sold shoes; late into the night, he vlogged about his true passion: perfume.

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Essential Oils May Be Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin

When it comes to clean beauty, “natural” isn’t always best. Here’s what’s safe and beneficial, and what’s best to avoid.

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Where the Rare Citrus Grows

For French chefs and perfumers, a government-run grove on Corsica — home to some 900 varieties — has become a place of pilgrimage.

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The Home Office That Turned Into a Salon and Spa: 2020’s Beauty Products

The year home became not just an office, but a salon and spa.

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The Rise of Incense

As the pandemic approached its peak, so did sales of the aromatic material.

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Work-From-Home Scheme Targeting Latinas Netted $7 Million, U.S. Says

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.

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What Does History Smell Like?

Researchers are finding ways to preserve scents that are disappearing. Others are recreating ones from centuries ago.

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What Did Europe Smell Like Centuries Ago? Historians Set Out to Recreate Lost Scents

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.

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How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?

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.

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The Galette Recipe One French Creative Director Grew Up On

At his grandmother’s cottage in Brittany, Pierre-Alexis Delaplace of Kerzon would wait, somewhat impatiently, for this savory treat.

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