What I learned from 12 days of intense smelling at New York’s premier fragrance class.


I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill – it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose? Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course for the olfactorily-impaired taught by the master fragrance designer Raymond Matts. Did you know that there is such a thing as fragrance families? Well, there are. That’s one of the things that I learned in Matts’s perfumery class….[READ MORE AT WMAGAZINE.COM]


Alien Essence Absolue Intense by Thierry Mugler is an oriental, woody scent with notes of Jasmine, Cashmere Wood, Orris Root and Vanilla Pod. It is very rich, sensual and mysterious!


Spicebomb Extreme is an oriental spicy scent for men by Victor & Rolf. It’s deep and rich with notes of caraway, lavender, black pepper, tobacco and vanilla.