I am an avid reader. In any given summer, I could read twenty books, mostly non-fiction like Malcolm Gladwell, but with a sprinkling of fiction from Stephen King and Paul Coelho.
About six months ago, around the time I started building Perfumer Supply House, I discovered Pia Long’s blog VOLATILE FICTION and I must say…she blew me away. Pia has a way of writing that ranks right up there with the greats. Her latest post from August 25 entitled:
Why is the fragrance industry so secretive?
is insightful and fair, a lot like a teacher making sure her students understand the topic. She provides information in a clear and understandable way, and leaves us all with a call to action that is hard to resist.
Pia will be featured in the October episode of my new podcast WONDAROMA so please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, which should be available on soon.
“19 Awards in the first 12 Months”
Paul Kiler appreciates beauty, art and nature both in his photography and in his perfumery. His desire to achieve “complex, enigmatic and luxurious” scents prompted him to begin a journey into the world of perfumery, one which would take him years to develop.
Paul now makes his fragrances available to everyone, and only uses the finest materials sourced all over the world. These creations are extraordinary, one-of-a-kind MASTERPIECES, but don’t take my word for it.
In the first ten months of business, PK Perfumes has now won 19 awards, 10 of which were from a National Judges Panel. Five Awards came from the San Francisco from the March 2013 Artisan Fragrance Salon event, and received four awards at the September 2012 Los Angeles Artisan Fragrance Salon event. The Gold Award for “Best Aroma”, a Silver Award for “Best in Salon”, and two Bronze awards for “Most Unique”, and “Most Seductive Scent”.
Chris is a well-respected authority in the area of perfumery and has provided a wealth of information on these forums and on his blog Pell Wall Perfumes where he offers up his own collection, as well as classes, kits, and other nuggets of wisdom.
We encourage you to sign up to his mailing list!
What SHOULD Men Smell Like??
Perfume aficionado Clayton Ilolahia reviews fragrances on his blog:
A collector of perfumes, Clayton is an Australian-based perfume collector and writer. Educated in New Zealand, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts before migrating to Australia. It was there his interest in the visual arts broadened to olfactory arts following a serendipitous encounter with the world of niche perfumery in 2004.