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The Inspiration behind Aequill's New Artisan Perfumes: SOUND

The fascinating thing about the senses is that whilst we think of them as belonging to five distinct categories connected to five body parts, our experience of them is far more sophisticated. We find examples of deaf musicians playing through vibrational touch (Evelyn Glennie), artists painting sound (Paul Klee) and cultures that have a different colour for each day of the week (Thailand). One long summer’s evening, I was watching the dancing flame of Aequill’s Juniperberry & Cerdarwood candle, breathing in it’s mysterious balsamic aroma, when I decided to compose a piece of music for solo ‘cello that captured the essence of the scent, entitled ‘Study of a Flame’. Whilst recording, I felt myself becoming the flame, the sounding wood...

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Spring Scents | Our Tips for Selecting Your Springtime Fragrances

There's something truly delightful about the emergence of spring time: the ebbing away of the cool, dark winter days, the shedding of heavy coats, the transition into the warm, sunnier days which precede the summer season. Spring promises new beginnings, fresh starts, and, with it, a cacophony of uplifting scent. Why do I need a new spring perfume? Now that the days are getting so much lighter and brighter, and with so many sumptuous floral notes in the air as spring blooms around us, it's natural to start feeling as though your go-to winter fragrances are simply too heavy for these warmer days, and could be set aside in lieu of light spring scents which better suit the new season. ...

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The Different Ways To Wear Perfume

At Aequill, we're big fans of the emotive benefits that fragrances offer, and how various scents combine to form the unique way any given perfume smells; from layering fragrances to finding your signature scent, there are so many ways to wear perfume and enjoy scent! That's why, today, we're sharing a little more information about the different ways to wear perfume, including the easiest ways to incorporate scent into your beauty routine, where to spray perfume, and how to ensure the fragrance lasts when you do apply it. We'll also be looking at alternative ways to use your favourite scent, too! The different types of perfume and scent When it comes to wearing fragrances, there's always a huge variety of...

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Musk Smell In Fragrance | How Musk Perfume Gets It's Distinctive Fragrance

If you're an avid fan of fragrance and perfume, chances are you've more often than not heard the terms 'musk fragrance', 'musk smell', and 'white musk' used to describe various fragrances and scents - from body sprays to perfumes, you can often find musk in the base notes of a wide selection of smells. But what exactly is musk? Where does it come from and how is it characterised in the scents we know and love? We'll be sharing everything you need to know about what makes musks so special; from natural musk and its origins to the various ways in which synthetic musks are utilised to create complex perfume and fragrance profiles. Where does musk come from?  Surprisingly, musk...

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The History of perfume | Perfume Making with Aequill

If you've been a customer of Aequill for a while, or have read some of our previous blog posts, you'll likely already know at least one thing about us: we're big fans of scent; from essential oils to modern perfumery and eau de parfum, we're passionate about fragrance! That's why, today, we've got something incredibly exciting to share with you; we're talking about the history of perfume! The Origins of Perfume The history of perfume may actually go back further than you expect; in fact, perfume is thought to date back as far as Ancient Egypt! Fragrance and scent was incredibly important to Egyptian society, and it's believed that Egyptian priests used aromatic resins, scented oils and the fragrance of...

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