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Stories of Scent

This week we share some of your stories of the ways in which scent has informed your journey.  What does happiness smell like? Is there an aroma ...

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Mind Your Nose

Mind Your Nose

With Mental Health Awareness Week around the corner, we are looking at the connection between scent and emotion. Once upon a time I owned a dressin...

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The Smell of Hope

The Smell of Hope

In aid of World Alzheimer’s Month, we look at research into scent and memory and some aromas that might bring comfort. I found the bunch of my birt...

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Don't Grow Up, Only Down

Don't Grow Up, Only Down

In honour of Roald Dahl Day, we pay homage to the scents that linger long after the book is closed. There is a small polystyrene-clad replica of R...

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Writing That Stinks

Writing That Stinks

Pick up a smelly paperback for National Read a Book Day. My mother read me The Hobbit when I was 11 years old. She did all the voices and when I w...

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Is Natural Always Best?

Is Natural Always Best?

A conversation on the value of synthetics in perfumery. I am not sure who first came up with the idea of harvesting the secretions of a civet c...

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Let's Talk About Scent, Baby

Let's Talk About Scent, Baby

What scents make you emotional? My eldest son has been in a hurry since birth. He arrived two days early, mid nail-varnish removal and my husband b...

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When Life Gives you Lemons

When Life Gives you Lemons

Citrus scents have strong Summer associations. Here are some things you need to know about these bright orbs of the season. The Professor of Electr...

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Savvy Summer Skincare

Savvy Summer Skincare

With Summer in full swing it’s time to take a rain check on our skin. As tempting as it is to covet glowing tanned limbs, the sun takes its toll o...

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