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About: A Pioneer Perfume Blog est. 2006 by Chantal-Hélène Wagner. A Blog on Perfume & Society, with Notes on Beauty - News, Reviews, Interviews, Commentary & Criticism.

I earned a doctorate in anthropology after managing a multi-year, fieldwork research on foodways & social memory in several comparative geographic areas.

I have smelled the steppes of Mongolia, the oil fields of Kazakhstan, Soviet apartments, and the subway in New York and Paris. They all smell strangely exotic, with one common point: the scent of humanity.

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Vivienne Westwood Let It Rock

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Creed Acqua Originale Asian Green Tea

Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle, The Reformulation

Caudalie Parfum Divin

Balmain Extatic

Nicolaï, Parfumeur-Créateur Musc Monoï

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DKNY City Blossom Rooftop Peony, Urban Violet & Empire Apple

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Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto L'Eclat

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Carven L'Eau de Toilette

Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion for Her

Escada Born in Paradise

Viktor & Rolf BonBon

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum

On The Scented Trail of an Aromatic Cult to the Goddess Strenia to Usher in the New Year - Part II

On The Scented Trail of an Aromatic Cult to the Goddess Strenia to Usher in the New Year - Part I

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Dior Gris Montaigne

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Estée Lauder Modern Muse

Fendi L'Acquarossa

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Guerlain Nerolia Bianca

Carven, Le Parfum

Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée & Eau de Narcisse Bleu

HSH Prince Nicolo Boncompagni Ludovisi l'Aurora

Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Fragrance Essays

Perfumes for Film-Noir Viewing

The Story of the Royal Anointing Oil in England: From the Sacred to the Fragrant

A Perfume Blog Ought to be Cross-Cultural

How I Think about Perfume when I Review Them: a Practical-Theoretical Outlook on the Perfume Shopping Culture

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Perfume & Art Archive

March 26, 2013



Charles Krafft, his Forgiveness Perfume Bottle Series & Nazism Exposed {Perfume & Art}

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An article in The New Yorker calls attention to the ambiguity of irony in art, which helped veil the ideological affiliations of artist Charles Krafft. Now that they have come to light, people are outraged at having been duped. 

"Last month, an article by Jen Graves in Seattle’s weekly paper The Stranger exposed the artist Charles Krafft as a white nationalist and Holocaust denier, and former admirers of his work are now stripping it from their walls... 

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June 28, 2010

The Scent of Crystal for Swarovski by Tokujin Yoshioka {Fragrance News} {Perfume & Art}


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This is not really about perfume in a material sense - if it is ever really that - but rather perfume as an idea, a representation, at least in these preliminary stages. Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka was asked by Swarovski to come up with a design that would symbolize the Austrian crystal jewelry company. Yoshioka decided to turn to the creation of a perfume bottle which affects the senses...

Continue reading "The Scent of Crystal for Swarovski by Tokujin Yoshioka {Fragrance News} {Perfume & Art}" »

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