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A brief history of unisex scents

Sometimes we get asked about whether we make scents for men or women. The answer is both. And neither. Our scents are intentionally designed to be ...

What's in a (perfume) name

Now that we've launched our first limited-edtion fragrance, we wanted to share a bit about the philosophy behind its name. M901 isn’t exactly a ty...

Coming-of-age scents

Adolescence. For a lot of us (if you were already gorgeous at 13, you already know the rest of us find you exasperating), it's a strange time, when...

Botanicals versus manmade ingredients: are natural perfumes really better for you?

Botanicals versus manmade ingredients: are natural perfumes really better for you?
There's a pretty short version of our philosophy on ingredients: when nature and science coexist, that's when you get the most amazing scents. At...

Scent glossary: a simple guide to understanding "notes"

We might recognize some of the notes in our favorite perfumes if they're scents or tastes we’ve encountered in other products. Vanilla, mint, lemon...

Why perfume smells differently on different people

TL;DR: Don’t use harsh stuff on your skin, keep it moisturized, and ease up on those bottomless mimosas (you’re embarrassing the family). There’s ...

Scent consistency: why what you (first) smell isn't always what you get

Scent consistency: why what you (first) smell isn't always what you get
Perfumes are built in layers You spritz on a scent at the perfume counter. You give it a few whiffs and decide you like it. You buy a bottle. But a...

Five tips for applying perfume

One of the questions we get most is how to apply perfume. Of course you can just spray it wherever, but there are definitely optimal ways of doing ...

Smelling old: how science influences fragrance trends

You may not consciously realize that you’ve got associations with what smells are age-appropriate, but you probably do. Have you ever smelled a per...

Eau de what? A guide to fragrance concentrations

 A simple guide to help illustrate the potency of your favorite bottle of fragrance.