• Making Scents: The Aromatic World of Flowers

    >>Each scent compound from a flower is an organic molecule known as a volatile.

    >>Each odor molecule has a spine built of carbon atoms.

    >>Orchids have scent glands called osmophores that ooze liquid scent which evaporates upon air contact.

  • Scents and Sensibility

    Old habits die hard, and getting the women you love to trade their favorite (chemical-laden) fragrances for more natural ones can erode into a fierce patchouli-bashing battle, despite the many exquisite aromas available these days. Luckily we have just the plan: custom-made beauty indulgences.

    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Poison-Free Perfumes

    Consumers scrutinize labels as carefully as they examine their discretionary income statements these days, and it’s paying off—beauty companies have begun to reduce their toxic load because of customer demands. The negative press surrounding phthalates has forced mainstream perfume makers to begin removing these damaging chemicals from their fragrances.

    By Lindsey Galloway