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Eau de parfum: 10 unique scents you might not have heard of

Aequill was born out of one thing: a love of the emotional power of scent. It's why all of our products utilise a blend of raw, refined, and natural materials, to allow the emotive benefits of the incredible fragrances to truly shine. It's probably unsurprising, then, that our founder is incredibly passionate about fragrance, and is constantly seeking out contemporary, pioneering scents, and the talented perfumers that make them. That's why, a few years ago, she spent the day at 'Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent' in Somerset House, London Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent This exhibition sought to share 10 unique, groundbreaking creations in the world of eau de parfum, and the pioneers that created them....

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Perfume note and the fragrance pyramid

Perfume making is a mysterious craft. A perfumer is an olfactory expert who uses their understanding of fragrance notes to create compositions that balance and delight the senses. To do this they start by selecting and combining the right mixture of raw materials of oils, molecules and solvents to achieve an agreeable balance and body of the perfume. Perfumery, in its purest term, is the secret of creating these captivating scents using subtle combinations of top, heart and base notes. Just like music, perfume is described in a musical metaphor consisting of three sets of notes making the harmonious scent accord. The notes appear over time, with an immediate impression of the top note leading to the deeper middle notes,...

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