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The White Stuff

Perfume PosseThe White Stuff White Stuff. So. Much. White. Stuff. As I write this I’m sitting in my office, staring out at a blindingly White world.  We’ve had snow (a lot) then ice (a lot) then A Lot More Snow.  And now we have… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseThe White Stuff
Tags: Snow, Bed, Beauty, Chanel, Perfume Reviews, Bedsheets, Luca Turin, No22

Book Review: Perfumes The Guide

If you love perfume, you need to have this book.  It’s really that simple! Perfumes, The Guide is by Luca Turn and Tania Sanchez.  If you remember, Turin was the subject of Chandler... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, Turin, Perfumes, Luca Turin, Luca Turn, Tania Sanchez

Ténéré Paco Rabanne: Gone To A Beautiful Sunset

In one of his books, Luca Turin called Paco Rabanne a perfume house that is responsive and even predicts changes in perfumery fashion, releasing bestsellers to please the public. The story of Ténéré Paco Rabanne, launched in 1988 and almost forgotten already, shows that the Spanish brand has had setbacks. The cologne invited men to discover new and unexplored territories, to go into the blazin... Read full article: Ténéré Paco Rabanne: Gone To A Beautiful Sunset from Fragrantica Perfumes and Co...
Tags: Fashion, Paco Rabanne, Luca Turin, Ténéré Paco Rabanne

The Emperor of Scent

If you’re someone that’s into perfumes, then this is absolutely required reading. The book is about scientist Luca Turin who is a biologist, and really into perfumes.  He discovers a new... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Book Reviews, Book Review, Beauty, Chandler Burr, Luca Turin

Tocade Rochas: Quiet, Happy Days

Tocade Rochas is famous for its fancy bottles with colorful plastic stoppers that look like a woman in a Vietnamese hat or Chinese fireworks. Far from glamour and luxury, the Serge Mansau bottles once kept me from trying the fragrance - the more pleasant it was to smell it now, after an interview with its creator Maurice Roucel, after a five-star review by Luca Turin, and after numerous reviews by... Read full article: Tocade Rochas: Quiet, Happy Days from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
Tags: Fashion, Luca Turin, Maurice Roucel, Serge Mansau

I'm re-reading The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession

I'm re-reading The Emperor of Scent, by Chandler Burr. It's a non-fiction book about a guy named Luca Turin who is obsessed with odors, specifically, perfume fragrances. Turin is a biophysicist who wrote a best-selling book that reviewed hundreds of perfumes, in the same way a wine reviewer would write about wine. He believes that the odor of a substance has to do with the way it vibrates on a molecular level. Our noses, he says, contain the equivalent of a scanning electron microscope. This fli...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Turin, Burr, Chandler Burr, Luca Turin

Fumerie Parfumerie in Portland Hosts an Extra Evening with Luca Turin

Award-winning author and perfume critic Luca Turin is coming to Fumerie Parfumerie in Portland this November! An Evening with Luca Turin is organized as part of the monthly events this retail fragrance boutique for luxe and high-end fragrances organizes, following their mission to recast the status of perfumery and serve as a hub for the local fragrance community to come together and delight in t... Read full article: Fumerie Parfumerie in Portland Hosts an Extra Evening with Luca Turin from F...
Tags: Fashion, Portland, Fragrantica Perfumes, Luca Turin

Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Luca Turin and Tanya Sanchez

    The 27th of June 2018 was made a bit brighter and more smelling with just one tweet from Luca Turin who reported about the publication we've been awaiting for years. I remember that he told me at Esxence that they were thinking about a new guide that will be devoted to the niche and indie segment of the perfume industry – and now the book is ready. The Ebook is launching first, and the... Read full article: Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Luca Turin and Tanya Sanchez from Fragrantica Perfum...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Esxence, Luca Turin, Tanya Sanchez

A gift to Myself – La Via del Profumo

Perfume PosseA gift to Myself – La Via del Profumo A few months back I was browsing the internet, reading about perfume (what else?) when I remembered Luca Turin’s blog post about ordering a bespoke scent from Dominique Dubrana’s website, AbdesSalaam Attar Perfumes. I loved Turin’s retelling, from mockery of… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseA gift to Myself – La Via del Profumo
Tags: Beauty, Turin, Profumo, Perfume Reviews, Luca Turin, Dominique Dubrana

Fragrant Reading: Non Fiction

Perfume PosseFragrant Reading: Non Fiction Hello Posse Peeps! One of my great joys in the world of perfumery is my additional Fragrant Reading. Every night I scan my favourite blogs for information, opinion,  interviews and scent. There are also a couple of reference books I… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseFragrant Reading: Non Fiction
Tags: Reviews, Review, Book Review, Beauty, Fragrance, Portia, Michael Edwards, Not Perfume, Luca Turin

The Secret of Scent: 3 Day Course in the South of France with Luca Turin and Victoria Frolova

Are you looking for a different vacation experience? Do you like to discover old villages and to stay in a charming hotel in a quiet and historical place? Besides this, are you eager to learn? Most of all, are you a fragrance lover? Well, if you are into all of these things, heaven is less than a month away. You can do all of this and even meet Luca Turin and Victoria Frolova from Bois de Jasmin i... Read full article: The Secret of Scent: 3 Day Course in the South of France with Luca Turin and...
Tags: Fashion, France, Luca Turin, Bois de Jasmin

The Most Subjective Selection Of Legendary Perfumes For Men

Loving perfumes my entire life, I've often caught myself weighing the best and the most significant creations that make an impact on perfumery and what it is today. Honestly, trying to collect the most important scent, I have lost the the true meaning of importance... Should I choose one from each family, one from each decade, or should I rely on opinions of authorities, such as Luca Turin? Then ... Read full article: The Most Subjective Selection Of Legendary Perfumes For Men from Fragrantica ...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Luca Turin

What's that smell? A controversial theory of olfaction deemed implausible

Eric Block, University at Albany, State University of New York Humans can discriminate tens of thousands of odors. While we may take our sense of smell for granted, it adds immeasurably to our quality of life: the aroma of freshly brewed coffee; the invigorating smell of an ocean breeze or a field of wildflowers; the fragrance of a lover or the natural smell of a baby. Our olfactory sense also warns us when milk turns rancid, when a baby's diaper needs changing and when there's a gas leak. In...
Tags: News, US, Huffington Post, Turin, PNAS, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, The Conversation US, Luca Turin

Secret of Scent Course in Provence with Turin and Frolova

If you are planning a vacation for October, or if you're lucky to have spare time, you can spend it in the heart of Provence (Luberon, famous for its lavender fields) in the company of Luca Turin and Viktoria Frolova. Join Turin and Frolova who will talk about perfumes and offer opportunities to smell true vintage rarities, Osmothèque-worthy treasures like original Chypre Coty and Guerlai... Read full article: Secret of Scent Course in Provence with Turin and Frolova from Fragrantica Per...
Tags: Fashion, Turin, Provence, Luca Turin, Frolova

New evidence for the vibration theory of smell

(—The predictive power and galvanizing influence that theoretical models routinely enjoy in physics is only rarely replicated in biology. Lord Raleigh's theory of sound perception, Francis Crick's sequence and adapter hypotheses, and Hodgkin and Huxley's model of the electrical dynamics of neurons are a few notable exceptions that have gone on to spawn entire scientific industries. Although it is hard to find comparable mechanistic drama unfolding in our current century, Luca Turin's vi...
Tags: Biochemistry, Francis Crick, Raleigh, Hodgkin, Huxley, Luca Turin