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Interview with Josh Meyer, Imaginary Authors (Part II)

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In Part II, of our interview with Josh Meyer, of Portland-based Imaginary Authors, Josh shares the origins of his innovative concept, his inspiration for The Soft Lawn, the role of beauty in art—and even where he got those awesome photos of his made-up auteurs. (It's not where you'd guess.)

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Interview with Josh Meyer, Imaginary Authors (Part I)


Josh Meyer is the mind behind Portland-based Imaginary Authors. His first line launched in 2012 and features seven innovative scents based on imaginary books by imaginary authors. Here we feature Part I of our Q&A with Meyer on how he went from perfume-averse to perfume-obsessed to full-time perfumer. 

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April 2013: Vignettes of Spring

The April 2013 collection is all about the newness of spring: lush, green grass; rose gardens ravaged by rain; fig trees with their green fruit beginning to bloom.


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How to Try on a Perfume: A Guide for the Niche Newbie


You’re thinking we could wrap up this blog post in just three words: spray, smell, decide. But if you really want to appreciate the complexities of a perfume, you can’t expect it to tell its whole story in five seconds. Here’s how to get the most rewarding experience out of your sampling.

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The Story of a Scent

When people who love perfume talk about a scent, you might think they were talking about a novel. Beginning, middle, end. Unfolding, developing. The surprises and the left turns can sound like plot twists in a Russian novel. There's a good reason for that...

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April Collection in Progess

It's a gorgeous Chicago morning. Well, it's only 30 degrees, but the sun makes all the difference. With this great light pouring into the windows, we're decanting for our April collection.

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Olfactif is Here! And the First Month Is On Us.

It's a big day here at Olfactif: We are officially open for business! We've been developing this concept for nearly a year. Today, we're throwing open the doors, inviting you in, and unveiling exactly what we've created.

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