Nez explores the world around us via our sense of smell, adopting a novel approach that encompasses art, literature, photography, science, history, gastronomy and perfumery to illustrate the essential role that olfaction plays in our lives.
As time goes by
They take us back to the past and connect us to the present: What is the link between smells and time?
THE NOSE OF LEATHER
What is the olfactory environment of those who work with skins?
They put their noses to good use and contribute to the world of olfaction, each in their own way.
NEZ EN MOINS
Emmanuelle Dancourt’s anosmic column.
Everything you always wanted to know about odors but were too afraid to ask.
LINALOOL, A UBIQUITOUS COMPOUND
TURNING THE SPOTLIGHT ON HONEYSUCKLE
ALCOHOL-FREE FRAGRANCES: EAU DE WATER
THE SMELLS OF PETS, ANALYZED
Invisible yet undeniable, smells feature in all creative fields.
“BRAVE NEW WORLD”: SMELLING IN THE FUTURE
IN THE DEN OF THE WIZARD OF ENTLEBUCH
“OLTRESENSO” BY TAMARA REPETTO
“CHOP SUEY” BY EDWARD HOPPER
OLFACTORY COLUMN BY CÉLINE ELLENA
Exploring the world of perfume through its origin, trade secrets, history and professionals.
MANDARIN FROM MADAGASCAR
THE FANTASY PERFUMERY
AS TIME GOES BY
Fleeting but imprinted in our memory, ephemeral yet yielded by prolonged efforts: a deep-dive into the paradox of scents.
SMELL, IN THE PAST AND PRESENT TENSE
When Proust’s madeleine meets neuroscience
NOSING AROUND HISTORY
The quest for our ancestors’ bygone fragrances
A CONCENTRATE OF TIME
Can the slow pace of nature be reconciled with the urgency of projects?
NATURAL BUT STANDARDIZED
The challenge of producing immutable perfumes from variable ingredients
HOLD ON, IF YOU PLEASE
Why the industry seeks to push back the boundaries of long-lastingness
TIME WAITS FOR NO SCENT
How the passage of time can alter the smell of a fragrance
From consumer products to works of art, Nez goes behind the scenes of the perfume industry and also appraises 30 new fragrances.
IFRA: ONE WATCHDOG, TWO ROLES
BEHIND THE BRAND
PERRIS MONTE CARLO
WHAT’S NEW AND OUR PICKS
POINT OF VIEW
LED BY THE TIP OF OUR NOSE
Behind the scenes of a creation.