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Soliflores: A Return to Restful Symplicity

Soliflores: A Return to Restful Symplicity 0

Soliflores, or single note fragrances, were all the rage during the 19th century. Back then, most fragrances could be classified into 7 olfactory families. But by 1945, due to advances in perfumery compound design, modern perfumery took over with vague, mood-centric compositions like Jicky by Guerlain (1889) and Chanel No. 5 (1921). 
  • Julia Kahlig-Garuba
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Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses 0

Ahh the everlasting rose! Love it or hate it, the rose is probably the world's most loved flower. And so classic! How did all this rose mania start?

Frankincense and Myrrh: More Valuable Than Gold

Frankincense and Myrrh: More Valuable Than Gold 0

We often hear about Frankincense & Myrrh during the holiday season as it relates to Biblical history. As the story goes, three wise men brought to newborn Jesus, gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. We all know that gold still is valuable, but few know that frankincense & myrrh were just as valuable as gold 2,000 years ago.

  • Julia Kahlig-Garuba
5 Facts about the Acclaimed Aphrodisiac Vanilla

5 Facts about the Acclaimed Aphrodisiac Vanilla 0

Elusive, sensual, and irresistible, vanilla has all the characteristics of a modern aphrodisiac. Whether you prefer to eat or smell vanilla, you are savoring one of nature’s most complex and rare plants.  Here are a few facts to get you excited about vanilla.