A Rich History of Scent

A Rich History of Scent

The journey of STORIES No. 02’s heart notes and the spiced, oriental edge at the core of this blend. The heart notes of STORIES No. 02 are some of...

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Philosophical Perfumery

Philosophical Perfumery

How steam distillation gets the best from some of perfumery’s raw materials. In the 10th Century AD a philosopher named Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he...

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Recovering What was Lost

Recovering What was Lost

The story of unlocking a happier childhood through the notes of Fragrance No. 02. I would like to forget some of my childhood memories. They cast ...

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PIONEERING HOPE

PIONEERING HOPE

The woody notes that bring connection and depth to STORIES No. 01. The cedar trees that grow in West Virginia have rust-coloured bark that peels o...

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Turning to the Sun

Turning to the Sun

The legend behind the floral notes at the heart of STORIES No. 01. According to Greek Legend, a water nymph named Clytie loved Helios, the God of t...

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A Mythological Opener

A Mythological Opener

The Hesperidic Top Notes of STORIES No. 01 One of the proposed sites for the ancient Greek mythological Garden of Hesperides is in the city of Lixu...

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Using Scent to Tell a Story

Using Scent to Tell a Story

How Fragrance Designer, Tonya Kidd-Beggs, developed her first Eau de Parfum, Fragrance No. 01. My story has a smell. It is impossible to describe t...

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Tonya's Story

Tonya's Story

My grandmother’s pearl necklace hung on my tiny neck and I rubbed one of her furs across my cheek. It was laced with her favourite perfume. I breat...

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The Power of Fragrance

The Power of Fragrance

How do you smell the world? This is not a question that is asked very often. We are more likely to focus on our ability to see the world, speak out...

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The Essence of Perfume

The Essence of Perfume

Have you ever wondered where your perfume comes from? Who decides the composition of the fragrance and what skills are employed to balance it so de...

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Take Notes

Take Notes

The raw materials that go into perfume are known as notes. They are either natural or synthetic in origin and can be grouped into different Facets....

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