Floris is a relatively rare creature, an English perfumery house. They are the oldest example of that breed, dating back to 1730, when the house was founded by Juan Floris, an immigrant from the Mediterranean island of Minorca. The first royal warrant (to make combs for George … [Read more...] about Floris Fumée De Jasmin
Simply put, reformulation is a process in fragrance product development where the scent formula of an existing product is changed. The change can involve the removal of scent elements (either essential or fragrance oils), the integration of new scent elements, the adjustment of … [Read more...] about Should Scent Reformulation Be Reformed?
So as Parts One and Two of this series have theorized, men’s shaving soaps tend to be very divergent from the classical evolution of men’s fragrances in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Some may not care of course, and may be happy to smell lime or bananas as they lather on their … [Read more...] about The Lack of Depth and Complexity in Men’s Shaving Scents Part 3: Smelling the Silver Lining
The first part of this series introduced the basics of scent families for fragrances and began to explain the complexities of creating a complex scent for a shaving soap or cream. We continue that explanation here. … [Read more...] about The Lack of Depth and Complexity in Men’s Shaving Scents Part 2
Many wet shavers start out liking the scents of shave soaps and then move on into fragrance. This can be a challenge on a variety of levels; “Why doesn’t anything smell only like limes?,” “Wait, sandalwood is supposed to smell like that?,” “That 3 ounce bottle of stuff costs how … [Read more...] about The Lack of Depth and Complexity in Men’s Shaving Scents Part 1