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Happy Halloween 2013!

Hello, Happy Halloween to all! We have a triple-threat rose reviews article coming up. Meanwhile here is some eye candy as you know we love to associate visual sensations with fragrant ones here at The Scented Salamander. First, a...

Happy International Women's Day!

Best wishes for International Women's Day! It also happens to be perfumer Sophia Grojsman's birthday!  And yes, it is indeed mimosa season as correctly noted on the Soviet poster above, a fragrant winter bloom.  Poster via Foreign Policy Association...

Happy May the 1st! Happy Muguet Day!

May the 1st in France is celebrated with bouquets of lily of the valley or "muguet" in French. The tradition dates back to the Renaissance period and Charles IX - the son of Catherine of Medicis - who being...

Happy New Year 2012!

Snow, Dynamic Air, and Barn Door in the AlpsWishing you the best for the new year 2012. Let's all continue to cultivate the 5th sense in words and in life. And let's not forget the synesthetic aspects of scent, its...