There was a time in the late 2000s when I was able to look beyond the perfumes and colognes you would typically find on the shelves at department stores and beauty shops located in the mall. Luxury and niche fragrances became more available in Dallas when Barney’s opened one of their largest stores here in 2006 (RIP). The store was two stories with beauty and fragrance occupying the front half of the first floor. It was the first place located in my peripheral that offered fragrance lines like Frederic Malle, Comme des Garçon, Le Labo, and Byredo. It was the latter that eventually drew me in the most. In 2009 alone they released both Baudelaire and Bal D’Afrique which became and remain to this day two of my all time favorites perfumes.
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: a strong feeling of love or admiration for the mysterious and magical world of fragrance.
Fragrance can have such a powerful effect on our daily lives. It has the ability to lift our moods, capture a moment, and even send our thoughts to an entirely different place and time altogether. Think of how the aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning can help us wake in better spirits. Imagine the comfort and nostalgia you feel when you smell wood burning in the fireplace during the holidays. Our memories are framed by the sense of smell as much as any photograph.
Fragraphilia is a celebration of the role fragrance plays in our lives and the special scents we choose to enhance our experiences along the way.