The only periodical to be dedicated to scent and the sense of smell. Bringing together articles, interviews, surveys and critical analysis with an olfactory focus, nez challenges us to use our noses to explore the world.
Art, literature, science, history, perfume… nez is unique in its diverse and informative approach and helps us understand how our sense of smell connects us to the world.
Every six months passionate contributors, including scientists, perfumers, writers, scholars, historians, photographers and artists, fill the richly illustrated pages. Each issue also comes with fragrance samples allowing the reader to dive right into the ‘smell-scape’.
Nez combines the varied editorial style of a magazine with the quality and longevity of a book.
A large proportion is obviously given over to fragrance and perfumery – where the industry is heading, product reviews and promoting the cultural heritage of the art.
Online perfume reviews have shaken up the industry in the last decade and shown that alongside literary, film and music critics there is also a place for the perfume critic. nez will be the first print publication to take on this critical dimension (and it gets very critical!). With the whole journal dedicated to the subject, each issue offers a unique focus shaped by the particular specialisms of the contributors.
Summary of the third issue – May 2017
Nez#03 is available online : https://shop.auparfum.com/boutique/livres/nez-the-olfactory-magazine-03-may-17-the-sex-of-scent/
of an illustrator by Pascale Caussat
- The Herbarium: Blackcurrant bud by Patrice Revillard
- Molecule under the microscope: Iso E Super by Olivier R.P. David
- What’s that smell? Flowers (pollination, reproduction, protection) by Olivier R.P. David
- Analysis: the car (new car smell, petrol, leather seats, the garage, magic trees) with scented pull-out card by Béatrice Boisserie
- Artist: Peter de Cupere by Koan Jeff Baysa
- Author: Baudelairean Aromas by Clara Muller
- Open letter to a young perfumer by Jean-Claude Ellena
- Olfactory portfolio: From Pigalle to Montmartre by Céline Ellena
- Interview: Hippolyte Courty, owner of L’Arbre à café by Juliette Faliu
- Perfumer’s Column, by Céline Ellena
- Interview: Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian by Sarah Bouasse
- Report: Symrise Madagascan Vanilla by Cécile Clouet
- Flashback: The Roaring Twenties by Yohan Cervi
- The Fantasy Perfumery 1929: Louise Brooks, Agatha Christie, Helena Rubinstein, Al Capone, Charlie Chaplin, Duke Ellington by Léa Walter
Feature: The Sex of Scent
- Sex sells: Seduction and the sexes in perfume advertising, by Delphine de Swardt
- Incense, Cologne and testosterone: A history of male fragrance, by Eugénie Briot
- Male/Female: How is gender characterised in scent?, by Denyse Beaulieu
- Does love have an odour? Attraction through smell and hormones, by Éléonore de Bonneval
- Pheromones: fact or fiction?, by Éléonore de Bonneval
- The aroma of desire: sex dolls, strip clubs, scented products, love potions, by Guillaume Tesson
- Analysis: The impact of blogs Awards on perfume brands by Eddie Bulliqi
- Meet the brand: Arquiste by Angela Sanders
- A genealogy: Ambre Antique by Coty by Juliette Faliu and Alexis Toublanc
Opinion: Synesthesia by Alexis Toublanc
Perfume reviews and editors’ picks
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