Published bi-annually, Nez explores the world around us via our sense of smell. It provides an insight into the vital role that olfactory sensations play in our lives in a novel approach that encompasses art, literature, science, history, food and perfume.
The third issue tackles a vast and enigmatic subject – the scent of sex. The olfactory conventions that lend gender to our fragrances – where do they come from? What links the olfactory sphere to sexuality, desire and attraction?
THE NOSE OF ILLUSTRATORS
The olfactory portraits of six cartoonists
Making good use of their noses, each in their own manner contributes to the world of fragrance
Everything you always wanted to know about smell but were afraid to ask
All about blackcurrant
Molecule under the microscope: Iso E Super
Why do flowers emit scent?
Analysing the smells of the car
Invisible yet undeniable, smells feature in all creative fields.
Jean-Claude Ellena: open letter to a junior perfumer
Baudelaire, poetic inspirations
A smell-binding tour of Montmartre, from Pigalle to the Sacré-Cœur
The art of coffee with Hippolyte Courty
Peter de Cupere and his amuse-nez
Olfactory column: Céline Ellena
Exploring the world of perfume through its origins, its trade secrets, its history and its professionals.
Report : Madagascan Vanilla
Interview : Francis Kurkdjian
Flashback :The Roaring Twenties
The Fantasy Perfumery
THE SCENT OF SEX
A nosedive into gender, seduction and olfactory attraction through the prism of history, marketing, anthropology, sociology and biology.
-Mapping gender through the centuries
Signs of the times and scents of the moment
-Pour homme: the story of male fragrance
Is it possible to be both virile and fragrant?c
-The scent of gender
Perfume, on the frontier between the sexes
The industry campaign (of ads)
-The chemistry of attraction
Love may be blind but it does have a nose
-Hormone fairy, are you out there?
The whole story – well, almost – about pheromones
-Led by the nose
When smell fuels desire
From consumer products to works of art, Nez goes behind the scenes of the perfume industry, and appraises the 30 new fragrances making the news.
Do awards and reviews have any influence?
Ambre Antique by Coty
BEHIND THE BRAND
What’s new and editor’s picks
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