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Fragrance: How do you wear yours?

Fragrance: How do you wear yours?

Fragrance: How do you wear yours?

Fragrance: How do you wear yours?

Fragrance: How do you wear yours? You might think there is very little to know about how to wear perfume. In fact, there is an art to administering the right amount of fragrance in a way that will...

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Stories with Heart

Stories with Heart

As we approach National Story Telling Week we want to honour our in-house Story Crafter & Author Bethany Joy Dawson. When my sister stood in Casa Batlló in the centre of Barcelona, she had the ...

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Sensory Dreaming   By Sarah Kennedy

Sensory Dreaming By Sarah Kennedy

 (Sarah Kennedy is a freelance fashion and lifestyle journalist based in NYC. Originally from the U.K, Sarah previously worked in London and Paris as a consumer magazine editor and editorial consul...

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Your Place In the Family of Things

Your Place In the Family of Things

Sometimes we need permission to be ourselves. The temptation to compare ourselves to those around us is so strong. However, we will never discover our unique perspective or find the voice that is o...

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The Thread of New Beginnings

The Thread of New Beginnings

A New Year is a good opportunity to outline the next chapter of the narrative that shapes our lives. January is a challenging month for many, however, it can also be an invitation to reflect on wha...

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How to Support your Skin this Winter

How to Support your Skin this Winter

The Winter Solstice, on the 21st of December, marked the shortest day and longest night of the year. On this day, the sun appears to be standing still and, in the past, it marked the last celebrati...

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It’s all About the Base

It’s all About the Base

The essential component of a fragrance’s base note is its ability to last. These notes are known as fixatives, they literally fix the scent to your skin. The ingredients used are heavier and slower...

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The Gift of Fragrance: Be Intentional

The Gift of Fragrance: Be Intentional

The gift of fragrance is as old as Christmas itself. With so many perfumes from which to choose, how can we give a scent that communicates something personal? Within modern perfumery there are Fra...

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A Rich History of Scent

A Rich History of Scent

The heart notes of STORIES Nº. 02 are some of the fragrance world’s most ancient ingredients. The Tobacco plant reached Europe in the 15th Century. Tonka Bean dates back to the 1700s when the cumar...

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A Christmas Composition

A Christmas Composition

For many of us, harnessing the smell of Christmas is an act of nostalgia. We sniff the boughs of the fir trees to find the one with the most piney scent; we mull wine for the aroma in our house as ...

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A Bold, Spiced Introduction to STORIES Nº. 02

A Bold, Spiced Introduction to STORIES Nº. 02

In the 10th Century AD a philosopher named Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he is more commonly known, was born. He was one of the most brilliant minds of the Islamic Golden Age. When he was 10-years-old h...

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The Heart and Depth of Fragrance No.01

The Heart and Depth of Fragrance No.01

The cedar trees that grow in West Virginia have rust-coloured bark that peels off in strips. The male of the species produces clouds of pollen in early Spring for seed cones that grow on the female...

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The Heart of STORIES Nº. 01

The Heart of STORIES Nº. 01

According to Greek Legend, a water nymph named Clytie loved Helios, the God of the Sun. When his love for her grew cold and he abandoned her for someone else, she was overcome with grief. She remov...

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STORIES Nº. 01 : A Hesperidic Introduction

STORIES Nº. 01 : A Hesperidic Introduction

One of the proposed sites for the ancient Greek mythological Garden of Hesperides is in the city of Lixus, Morocco. Legend has it that golden apples of knowledge and immortality grew there under th...

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SHOW YOURSELF SOME LOVE

SHOW YOURSELF SOME LOVE

Singles’ Day is celebrated on the 11th of November. It began in 1993 when a group of Chinese university students had a party to mark their singledom. It might sound like nothing more than an excuse...

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STORIES Nº. 01 : A Narrative of Shade and Light

STORIES Nº. 01 : A Narrative of Shade and Light

My early days as a fragrance designer were spent under the tutelage of a professional perfumer, or nose, in the French Riviera. I was determined to find the notes of that divine aroma I smelt years...

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The Science behind STORIES

The Science behind STORIES

We’ve all been there: the smell of freshly cut grass takes us back to the long days of Summer; an open fire triggers a recollection of colder days; boiled sweets on someone’s breath brings reminisc...

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The Story Behind Fragrance Nº. 01

The Story Behind Fragrance Nº. 01

I was the youngest of four children born at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. It was not until I was old enough to understand the impact of those years that I acknowledged the scars. ...

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