“This Is Your Brain On Vetiver”

“This Is Your Brain On Vetiver”

The “Perfumed Plume” awards finalists for excellence in fragrance journalism have been announced, and one of them is this article, which I did not read when it was first published in the December 2017 issue of Elle magazine, but read last week when I was on vacation!  I love the title: This Is Your Brain On Vetiver. Much of the article is devoted to explaining the synesthesia that many perfume creators apparently experience. Fascinating!

If you’d like to know more about recent research into scent/color synesthesia, here is an excellent article.

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Pencils and Perfumes

If a perfume can transport you to another place, another time – then imagine what that place would look like if it were a drawing. It was a sunny afternoon last month, when, I met perfumer Francesca Bianchi during a perfume event at the Annindriya perfume Lounge boutique in Amsterdam.In the beautiful garden behind the […]

Here is a fascinating exploration of how an artist interpreted three artisan fragrances without knowing anything about them other than who their creator was. Wonderful!

via Secret Scents: Drawing The unknown — Pencils & Perfumes : Where my drawings meet the olfactive world. 鉛筆と祈りと香水―香りの世界と出会う場所

Fragrantica and Pantone’s Colors of the Year

Fragrantica and Pantone’s Colors of the Year

Well, this is fun! Fragrantica has a new article today highlighting Pantone’s new “colors of the year”, which happen to be Rose Quartz and Serenity: A Melody of Rose Quartz and Serenity. Perfect for a blog named “Serenity Now”! The Fragrantica challenge to readers is to suggest their own fragrance building blocks for scents based on those colors.

Hydrangea Blooms Fragrantica

Photo: Fragrantica.com