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Incense perfumes with mystical allure

Niche perfumers are embracing the spiritual resonance of incense to conjure smouldering fragrances of otherworldly beauty. Lucia van der Post reports. Photography by Omer Knaz
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Scents with a powerful sense of place

As both men and women seek ever-more personal and adventurous fragrances, perfumers are opening up a whole new world of niche “escapist” scents. Lucia van der Post reports on the new rules of attraction
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Warm and woody perfumes for winter

Moreishly smoky, earthily sweet, richly resinous or seductively spicy… woody scents are as nuanced as the emotions they arouse. And they are making their warming presence felt this winter, says Vicci Bentley. Photography by Omer Knaz
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Extraordinary extrait scents

Fragrance lovers are once again revelling in the intensity of high concentration scents, and perfumers are pulling out all the stops to dazzle them, says Lucia van der Post
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New spring fragrances

Perfumers are cultivating a fresh crop of pale and beautiful green scents that evoke bucolic spring vigour. Lucia van der Post reports. Photography by Patrice de Villiers
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