April 27, 2015 |
What does Harcum College smell like? Flowery and sweet. Deep. A hint of lavender. That's its past. Its present? Sophisticated. Strong. Think: cashmere, leather, pear. And its future? Definitely fruity. Raspberry, orange, and a little bit of cherry - and rising fast. So says Alexandra Hilosky, the chemistry professor who, with help from students, developed Harcum's own fragrance line to celebrate the arts-and-sciences college's 100th birthday. They're calling it the "Scentennial Collection.
July 29, 2013 |
With its redesigned flagship, the 2014 S-Class, Mercedes-Benz is doing what it habitually does: reinventing the luxury sedan. There is a ton of fresh technology in this car that, history tells us, will emulate the Republican trickle-down theory and eventually become available in less expensive Mercedes models - and the rest of the industry. (An example: Electronic stability control was Mercedes' idea. It is now found in nearly every new car on the road.) To show off some of that new hardware and software, Mercedes built an automotive answer to the flight simulator at the site of a recent regional press introduction for the S-Class.
November 8, 2012 |
If Brad Pitt wants me to douse my body in Chanel No. 5, then I will - even if he barely makes sense. The world's iconic women's fragrance kicked off its latest advertising campaign last month with a 31-second commercial featuring gray-templed Pitt mumbling nonsense. "It's not a journey," Pitt says (so serious!). "Every journey ends, but we go on. The world turns and we turn with it. Plans disappear. Dreams take over . . . . " Is this a 12th-grade sonnet class or a TV ad?
June 16, 2012 |
What a great day for torturing roses! It's sunny and warm, sky's fluffy with clouds, and we're walking the 10-acre field in Chester County known as "rose hell. " Really, that's what they call it, because this is where several thousand roses are set in the ground and left alone to see which ones can take the heat — and humidity, drought, wind, frost, snow, fungus, bugs, and all else. At the end of three or four years, minimum, whatever's still standing has a shot at becoming the next big star of the rose world.
November 5, 2010 |
Lil Wayne once again breathes the sweet, sweet smell of freedom, the Associated Press reports. The Grammy-winning rapper has emerged from famed New York bastille Rikers Island after doing eight months on a gun-possession charge, according to the NYC Department of Corrections. "FREE AT LAST!!!!!!!" the performer's manager, Cortez Bryant , tweeted Thursday morning. Lil Wayne is off to Miami for a big homecoming party Sunday. Life behind bars fazed Weezy not a whit. "I was never scared, worried nor bothered by the situation," he professed Tuesday on Weezythanxyou.
April 30, 2010 |
It's in the air. The main attraction at Longwood Gardens this month is invisible. Inside the monumental Kennett Square conservatory, dozens of visitors are nosing around searching for scents. The first thing you will notice as you enter "Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance" is a whiff of hyacinth that could stop you in your tracks. After you sniff it, you realize that you are standing in a hyacinth-lined gazebo shaped like a giant perfume bottle. "Making Scents" is a context switch for frequent visitors to Longwood, who are accustomed to a feast for the eyes with four acres of colorful indoor blooms.
February 12, 2010 |
Don't call me a snob, but I don't want a dozen long-stemmed red roses for Valentine's Day. Flowers thrill me, but not the ubiquitous red roses. How did the American public get fixated on the red rose as the ultimate symbol of St. Valentine's Day, anyway? To me, the distinctive rose fragrance is as important as the visual display, but most cut roses today have had the fragrance bred out of them in favor of uniformity in shape and extended vase life. Balking at uniformity is what brought Englishman David Austin's eventual fame among gardeners around the world.
October 27, 2008
Doctors are most concerned about exposures among pregnant women between their 8 and 15 weeks. During that period, a delicate balance of hormones directs the development of sex organs in the fetus. Experts say phthlates can be hard to find on the label because they are often used as a solvent for fragrances, and firms can simply list "fragrance. " DEP (diethyl phthalate): deoderant, frangrance, hair gel, hair moussse, hair spray, hand and body lotions. DBP (dibutyle phthalte)
October 23, 2007 |
ACCORDING to TMZ.com, rapper Lil' Wayne was the headliner Sunday night at a "Stop the Violence" event in gunshot-plagued Wilmington, N.C. But when only 1,000 concertgoers showed up (tickets were $30-$40 and 3,000 were expected), Wayne, who had been paid only a portion of his fee up front, waited backstage for three hours hoping to see the rest of his cash walk through the gates. Eventually, about 80 sheriffs and police officers in attendance said they'd put up the remainder of Wayne's money themselves, if he could wait until yesterday, to get the rapper to perform.
July 21, 2006 |
Pam Coath has a funny habit of sticking her nose into things, but it's not other people's business she's after. Coath is a fragrance freak. She's crazy about scented flowers, especially roses, given to exclamations of "Wow!" and "Bang!" after breathing in the light, fruity scent of a butter-yellow rose known as Jude the Obscure. "Fragrance is number one for me," she says. Five years ago, when she moved to Wayne, Coath designed her new gardens with fragrance in mind. It's an idea that once enjoyed great favor among serious gardeners, especially the Victorians.