What do the Gulf and Balkans wars, hot chocolate, Thierry Mugler, candyfloss and a “little black dress” have in common? They are all symbols, more or less obvious, of an olfactory family, the youngest at that: that of gourmand perfumes.
March is Women's History Month and it commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in history. Annually, March 8 is International Women's Day which globally celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Several such valiant women have inspired our most iconic scents.
At the turn of the 19th century, on a night of play, trick and sneaky deceit, a middle-aged widow realized, among thick curtains and velvet-lined seats, that love really is ‘an illness to which man is prone at any age’.
Much history has been written on the essence of golds and their significance in our lives. From Tolkein to Plath, many have wondered whether the quest for golds is more arduous than their acquisition, and their worth in a world obsessed with possessing it.