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Perfume Ingredients | How it's made

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Perfume Oil Profiles

Clove: Worth its weight in gold?

Spices were big business four hundred years ago. At one point during the 17th century, there was scant change amongst the price of gold and the price of cloves. By turns, the Venetians, Portuguese and Dutch traveled to the Spice Islands where they made their fortunes trading in clove, nutmeg, and other spices. The Dutch even destroyed cultivation of cloves on all but two islands in order to restrict supply and thrust up prices.


The hot, fruity, sweet-spicy aroma of clove evokes its tropical origins. Indigenous to Indonesia, much clove oil now originates from Sri Lanka. The name derives from the Latin 'clavus', meaning 'nail', referring to the shape of the flower buds that are steam distilled to produce the aromatic oil.

Cloves were used in Roman, Greek and Chinese civilizations for their medicinal properties, particularly for digestive and respiratory ailments. Clove oil has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties and has long been used as a dental analgesic. In the Middle Ages, pomanders – oranges studded with clove buds – were used to provide a pleasant scent to the air and kill off contagious diseases.

Warm, sensual and elevating, in perfumery clove is often combined with cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise as a base for spicy-oriental Dior j'adore fragrances.

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Choosing a Fragrance | Detailed Guide

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We are always here to help you and advise you on choosing a fragrance - but we have also compiled for basic information and some fun questionnaires that may also guide you along the way.

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How to dress well on a budget? | Definite Guide for 2021

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Walking around the streets of a town or an estate during a weekday, you'll probably come across individuals whose outfits sync smoothly; eventually putting on a complete matching and heart-satisfying outfit for the day.


This will minimize the need to buy more clothing and help revive some of your older garments.

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November Beauty news you don´t want to miss

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AmyandRose selects out the “November berries” at the beauty department.


November brings the glamour of the Happy Holidays festive collection from London. Not only is this collection trendy but simply amazing with its color shades and glittery.


You can´t go wrong with it. Bobbi Brown introduces Caviar & Oyster and Choose Your Black collections. The Caviar & Oyster collection includes Caviar & Oyster Palette, Shimmer Nail Polish, Dual-Ended Mascara, Lip Gloss, Brightening Lip Gloss and High Shimmer Lip Gloss.

The Choose Your Black Collection includes Kohl Cake Liner, Smokey Eye Liner Brush, Long-Wear Eye Pencil, Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Kohl Eyeliner. Why we love it – because black is in this season.

These go well with the genuine leather tote bag at AmyandRose.

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