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We all use soap every day. Washing our hands, in the shower, after reading the newspaper or doing jobs in the house, working in the garden, you name it. At this time of day we certainly wash our hands extra at many times of the day. A real soap is a combination of beautiful oils […]


POMPEI open for public

Three Painted Houses in the Lost City of Pompeii are finally open to the public after a 40-Year restoration project.  Three archaeological marvels at Pompeii, the ancient Roman city razed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, have reopened to the public. Calling it a “story of rebirth and redemption,” the Italian Ministry of Culture […]

Ingredient Knowledge · AMBERGRIS

Ambergris is a rare perfume ingredient. It is already 6 years ago that a huge piece washed up on Texel (83 kg of a dead sperm whale.) The animal undoubtedly suffered from a blockage. Many people think that ambergris bile is what spits out the sperm whale. However, this does not appear to be true. […]

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Ingredient Knowledge · CINNAMON

The name cinnamon comes from Latin, “canella”, “stick”. (Ceylon) Cinnamon (or Cinnamomum verum) is one of the best-known spices that comes from the inner bark of the shoots of the cinnamon tree. There are several species, an important species is Cassia (or Cinnamomum aromaticum). Cassia is somewhat stronger and sweeter than Ceylon cinnamon. Cinnamon is […]

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Ingredient Knowledge · GINGER

Used in tea, for cooking, as medicine and in perfumes … What many people don’t know is that ginger is more than a root, ginger is a rhizome. I hear you think what is the difference? The rhizome is considered an underground stem, which means that there are leaves and buds on it. The rhizome is […]



What’s going on in the Beauty world? One of the largest clothing webshops will focus on niche cosmetic brands. In doing so, they take serious steps to deal with this equally. At the beginning of this year, Zalando already included cosmetics in the range, but this has now been extended with a physical store. The […]

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Ingredient Knowledge · VETIVER

The name vetiver probably rings a bell. This raw material, was broadly used in some very famous perfumes of the last decades : Vetiver – Guerlain (1959), Vetiver 46 – Le Labo (2006), Terre – Hermes (2007), Sycomore – Chanel (2008). Time to give some more explanation on this beautiful scented plant. The vetiver, ( or […]


Famous Noses

One perfume is better known than the other, but what they all have in common is that there is a nose behind every creation. Unfortunately, many noses remain unknown. Here under 5 noses, each with its own story of how they have become nose. A passion for smells is a motive for everyone.   Le […]

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A horse shaving brush

We often hear shaving brushes are made from badger, either silver tip or just badger, but nowadays we also hear more and more about brushes from horse. Just all you need to know and what about the advantages. To collect the air of a horse we don’t need to kill or damage the animal for […]

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Smell as communication

They are small, have six legs and communicate through smell … we are talking about ants here. Scientists have discovered that ants have four to five times more odor receptors than other insects. For example, a silkworm can distinguish 52 different scents, a fruit fly 61, one at 174. However, the ant still spans the […]


Ingredient Knowledge · MUSK

Probably one of the best-known ingredients in the perfume world; Musk. An ingredient that is often used as a base note in a perfume. But where does Musk actually come from? Origin Musk is a strong smelling secretion that comes from the scent glands of male musk deer. As the stag grows older he develops […]

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Ingredient Knowledge · NEROLI

Neroli is also called orange or orange blossom and has an exotic floral fragrance that activates the mind and body. The Neroli oil is extracted by steam distillation of the bitter orange tree blossom (Citrus aurantium amara), which belongs to the winery family. To obtain 1 kilo of oil, about 1000 kilos of blossom is […]

Ingredient Knowledge · ROSEWOOD

Rose is one of the best-known ingredients in the perfumery. In addition, it is an ingredient with a rich history. But when we think of rose, we soon think of rose petals. However, more and more rosewood is also used. Rosewood is the collective name for several species of wood smelling roses, originating from trees […]

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Ingredient Knowledge · OUD(H)

Oud (in Arabic Oudh) is one of the most expensive perfume ingredients in the world. But what makes it so expensive? And why is it so popular at this moment? Oud is an exotic resin that comes from the wood of the Agar (Aquilaria) tree. These trees are mainly found in Southeast Asia, presumably from […]

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HUMAN sense of smell better than we thought

Human sense of smell is not as bad as we think. Even American neuroscientist John McGann of Rutgers University, New Jersey, argues that the myth of the nonessential nose is a huge mistake. The human sense of smell does not subside that of mice, rats or dogs. In relation to a dog or a mouse, […]