How to Use French Flacons

Flacons are very rare these days and unfortunately people are slowly forgetting the pleasure of slow perfume. Doing things on the go and having disposable things are signs of our hectic society. Why not try the old conventional method of applying perfume? Extraits will last for years as well as the flacons.

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Zero Waste Natural Perfumes

Is it possible to use natural perfumes and produce as less waste as possible? What can be and what can`t be recycled if we speak about natural fragrances and their packaging? How much waste is really produced during the hand made process of perfume making?

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What Is Slow Perfume?

As I was learning natural perfumery and skin care a few years ago, I stumbled upon many other different definitions related not only to beauty products but also to certain lifestyles. Minimalism, slow living and zero waste were among them. And although they are meant to teach us to improve and change our lives, there is one thing in common they have: they teach us to change the world around us too.

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Soliloquy Perfume

Soliloquy is one of the perfumes which was composed based on the colour palette of the ingredients, a synesthesia of perfume making or, as I call it 'painting' a fragrance. Inspired by the sea theme, slow living moments and one of the greatest British novels.

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Slow Diaries by Clare Yazbeck

When slow living habits became part of my daily life, I started looking for bloggers and some inspiration and one day I found a beautiful blog by Clare. Mindfulness is something I have to remind myself about as often as possible, I love reading and browsing through beautiful photography and particularly if it is about Ireland and the seaside.

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Gloire De Dijon Perfume

There is a lot in common between the two creatives, one particular fact is that their works caused controversy and became notoriois at that time. And although the nude body depictions and paintings eventually imply sexual background, there is nothing more inartificial and unconstrained than capturing the natural elusive moments of our fleeting life. And that is what both Lawrence and Modigliani tried to do in their oeuvre.

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An Interview with Hermitage Oils: Animal Products in Modern Perfumery

A few weeks ago I started writing an article on perfume ingredients, mainly about animal products and plants which are becoming extinct but are highly valued in modern perfumery in spite of many environmental and ethical complications. I was lucky to interview one of the owners of Hermitage Oils, Eleonora Scalseggi, a well-known supplier of natural materials which has been operating for many decades.

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Is Your Perfume Sustainable?

Perfumery may seem benign, but ingredients derived from plants and animals can come with serious environmental and ethical toll. Perfumery might seem like a fairly benign business. It’s about personal scent more than anything else. But as one of the largest global luxury industries, perfume-making can have a significant impact on certain plants and animals valued for their rare scent profiles.

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