Fragrance – Scent through the ages

Charting the history of fragrance from the Hungary Water of the fourteenth century to today's conceptual scents, via eaux de cologne, 1920s synthetics, fougères and orientals from the 1960s and 1970s, the nineties trend for unisex fragrances and the recent celebrity scent influx

Perfume designer Azzi Glasser charts the history of fragrance and the impact of social trends on the fine fragrance industry

It is interesting to see how social trends have affected fragrance: from design, concept and ingredients to advertising. Perfume is an art form, a memory, a time and a space and there is always something new to be discovered.

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