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Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Perfume-making, sugar cane soaps, plants and aromatics. I love all things colourful, creative and beautiful.

Wise words from Henri Matisse

Turmeric-Garlic Shrimp with Cabbage-Mango Slaw

Sophia Webster Chiara neon patent-leather sandals | NET-A-PORTER

Savory Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Elodie's Bakery: Rose and raspberry layer cake

Nuit de Chine has made a long journey, from a Paris fashion house in 1913 to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today.

Spiced North African-style eggs topped with feta and served with homemade flatbreads

We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar We wear the mask that grins and lies,  It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—  This debt we pay to human guile With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,  And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise.  We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask! Image via Black Art In America.

Can you get a smell stuck in your head?

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Experts discover the mother of Roman perfumes on the Mediterranean coast: Researchers have described a new plant in the eastern Mediterranean, growing mainly near the coast. The importance of this discovery is that the plant is the maternal ancestor of a species of hybrid origin, Reseda odorata, used since Roman times due to the fragrance of its flowers, and whose essence was used in the ancient cosmetics industry.

French Company Plans To Make Custom Perfume That Smells Like Your Loved One | Popular Science

Production of ylang ylang flowers under threat in Comoros? © AFP Photo / Marco Longari

The French Riviera is indelibly associated with sun and surf. But for perfume aficionados, the area is famous for being the home of the world�s most coveted flower.

Scientists develop perfume which smells better the more you sweat