A history of modern perfume

August 21st 2017

There is no such thing as masculine perfume, or feminine perfume. Men used to wear rose scents; women wore cologne. The idea that fragrance can be divided into male and female is purely a product of 50 years of marketing. This was brought home durin...

A history of modern perfume

There is no such thing as masculine perfume, or feminine perfume. Men used to wear rose scents; women wore cologne. The idea that fragrance can be divided into male and female is purely a product of 50 years of marketin...

PerfumeAugust 21st 2017

Jean Rousseau, Mont Black and Frederic Malle –...

August 11th 2015

Occasional readers may not be aware that I write a monthly column for How To Spent It – the luxury supplement to the Financial Times – under the title ‘Inside Track’. Recent columns have included French leat...

Jean Rousseau, Mont Black and Frederic Malle –...

   Occasional readers may not be aware that I write a monthly column for How To Spent It – the luxury supplement to the Financial Times – under the title ‘Inside Track’. Recent columns have incl...

August 11th 2015

Interview: Frederic Malle, selecting perfume

June 8th 2015

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Frederic Malle is the godfather of modern perfume. He was responsible for the first collections to champion the perfumer, back when designer brands were just starting to conquer the world. Frederic i...

Interview: Frederic Malle, selecting perfume

  It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Frederic Malle is the godfather of modern perfume. He was responsible for the first collections to champion the perfumer, back when designer brands were just starting to co...

Perfume - StyleJune 8th 2015

How to buy fragrance – the perfumes

August 2nd 2013

Following the recent post on how to buy fragrance, this is the second installment – the brands I like and some suggestions of ones to look for. First, though, a reader asked about the difference between molecular and natural ingredients. Natura...

How to buy fragrance – the perfumes

Following the recent post on how to buy fragrance, this is the second installment – the brands I like and some suggestions of ones to look for. First, though, a reader asked about the difference between molecular and n...

Perfume - StyleAugust 2nd 2013