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Huffington Post Online: Wedding Perfume: 10 Magical Scents to Choose From For Your Big Day

Huffington Post Online: Wedding Perfume: 10 Magical Scents to Choose From For Your Big Day

Picking a perfume to wear on your wedding day is deeply personal. It’s a scent that will always evoke memories of your special moment and years later will transport you back there. 


And while you may have your dress (or jumpsuit), shoes, venue, centre pieces,cake and mini-moon sorted, finding the perfect fragrance can be a little harder.


While it isn’t the biggest priority when planning a wedding, if your budget allows, the perfect scent can make your day even more memorable. 


To help you in your search, we’ve curated a list of 10 traditional and more unconventional fragrances to add the finishing touch to your day.


We’ve also taken into account bottle sizes, so if you want to keep a palm-sized spray close to top up or a full-size bottle to have and to hold, long after the day is over, you’ll find something to suit your every olfactory need.

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The Geek Chic: Tried & Tested Ostens Impression Patchouli Heart No.1

The Geek Chic: Tried & Tested Ostens Impression Patchouli Heart No.1
Each Ostens 'Impression' is a fragrance created as an ode to a single inspirational ingredient.  Here is patchouli.  Melting wax. The resinous dust from a violin's bow.  Crushed biscuits, cooked molasses.  Old bricks, decorative tiles, worn stone floors are just some of the references said to be conjured up by this scent by Domitille Michalon-Bertier. Continue reading

Glass: Spring Into Action

Glass: Spring Into Action
It is mode-ish (and probably a good idea) to eschew binary gender categories and the fragrance world is embracing this progressive view.  So the Glass spring selection includes forward-thinking gender-fluid fragrances as well as some fresh invigorating scents unabashedly for men too. Continue reading

Daily Grime News: Could Perfume Help Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety?

Daily Grime News: Could Perfume Help Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety?
With the conversation around mental health louder than ever, I feel incredibly lucky that I'm not all-consumed by one.  But that doesn't mean I cruise through life unaffected: there are moments where my internal dial has been drawn into anxiety, like the 1 in 6 adults in the UK who currently experiences some degree of mental health. I've found a way to ease my symptoms through fragrance, and if you're up for trying a new approach to curb those restless emotions then do read on. Continue reading

Basenotes Online: Pressing the Olfactory Reset Button

Basenotes Online: Pressing the Olfactory Reset Button
Top-notch raw materials were the reserve of the industry elite - until now.  Ostens is the fragrance house of Laurent Delafon and Chris Yu, who as founders of United Perfumes have worked with brands such as Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Tom Dixon and Diptyque.  Together with Laboratoire Monique Remy (LMR), the premium naturals division of IFF, the brand is offering novices and connoisseurs alike the opportunity to explore raw materials in all their glorious facets and creative incarnations. Continue reading

Vogue Russia: World Perfume Trends

Vogue Russia: World Perfume Trends
Perfumers are looking for new ways to acquaint people with their fragrances - and often break the usual distribution rules, proving that their capabilities are not limited to the offline boutique doors or the online store delivery card.  The young brand Ostens, for example, offers its fragrances on special art installations: representatives of the brand travel to different cities, showing their creations. Continue reading

FT Weekend: The Joy Of Scents

FT Weekend: The Joy Of Scents
The corner of 62 Blandford Street in London is awash with a fluorescent pink glow.  Among Marylebone's four-storey town houses is a gallery-like space covered in floor-to-ceiling strips of neon lights.  The room is empty, save for a plain white pillar in the centre furnished with one tiny 9ml bottle of scent - a vial of Rose Oil Isparta, one of five debut fragrance oils from the newly launched brand Ostens. Continue reading
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