NEZ Issue #03 The Sex of Scent (English)
Published bi-annually, Nez explores the world around us via our sense of smell. It provides an insight into the vital role that olfactory sensations play in our lives in a novel approach that encompasses art, literature, science, history, food and perfume.
The third edition of Nez delves into the subject of gender and olfactory attraction, through the prism of history, marketing, anthropology, sociology and biology. Is perfume still gendered today and, if so, what olfactory form does this rendering take? What mechanisms guide our nostrils towards some people but not others, whether they're wearing perfume or not?
The Meaning of Clean Fragrance
The beauty industry has begun to use the “clean” label.
“Clean” is the intersection of ethics, safety, sustainability, and transparency. Because it has no standardized meaning and yet is of crucial importance to us, the word merits an explanation.