The putti probably did it first – perfume advertising through the ages

Have you ever wondered why glamorous, eye-candy advertisements for perfume are the norm? Today, perfume advertisements and commercials proliferate all media, and companies try to outdo each other with their storytelling. Yet, perfumes are still produced the slow, laborious, scientific way they have always been. And each perfume tells its own story, which is different for…Read more »

Black Roses and Frilly Tulips – The myths surrounding unusual flowers

There are highly exotic-looking flowers in the world, and some look fantastic but smell of nothing, and some smell fabulous but look weird. Here are two extremes: the “Black Rose” of Halfeti, Turkey, and the extremely vivid “Fringed Tulips” which are prolific this time of the year. Strange looks but great fragrance Halfeti, in the southeastern…Read more »

Markham BLACK, designed by Earthgro, now available

Powerful. Authoritative. Mysterious. Timeless. The official fragrance for the Markham man. The signature fragrance of men’s fashion and clothing retailer Markham has just been launched. The product was designed and produced in South Africa by perfumer Max Millies and his firm Earthgro. The overall impression of the perfume is that it is rather delicious and quite…Read more »