Tag: Perfumes and Fragrances

The Home Office That Turned Into a Salon and Spa: 2020’s Beauty Products

Unable to visit their hair stylists, aestheticians, hair braiders or nail technicians for much of this year, many people began D.I.Y.-ing their beauty routines. At-home haircuts and dye jobs boomed. Online shopping took center stage. “How we saw this manifest in beauty was with hair color, nail care specifically, facial exfoliators and facial devices that […]

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The Rise of Incense

Hyungi Park, a Los Angeles-based artist, began learning how to make incense six years ago. She admits that incense isn’t necessarily the most eco-friendly option, compared with candles or essential oils, but thinks that it’s “definitely more for the mood.” The different functions of incense and the history behind it makes it special to her, […]

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Work-From-Home Scheme Targeting Latinas Netted $7 Million, U.S. Says

The federal government has sued a Los Angeles County telemarketing company that officials said had reaped $7 million by making false promises of work-from-home opportunities to female viewers of Spanish-language television stations, exploiting their economic insecurity — and later, their worries over the coronavirus pandemic. The company, Moda Latina BZ, made false representations in television […]

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What Does History Smell Like?

The Embalming of William the Silent, 1584 When William the Silent, Prince of Orange, was killed in 1584, his court physician rushed to embalm his body the same day, to preserve it for eight to 10 years. The reconstructed smell is fresh, sweet, pleasant and slightly medicinal. It has notes of myrrh, oregano, sage, olibanum, […]

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What Did Europe Smell Like Centuries Ago? Historians Set Out to Recreate Lost Scents

LONDON — For hundreds of years, through plagues and other pandemics, people used to believe that disease was spread not through droplets or flea bites, but through the inhalation of unpleasant odors. To purify the air around them, they would burn rosemary and hot tar. These scents, wafting through winding streets of London, were so […]

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