Niche perfume line The Different Company has opened its first boutique, on the Rue Chabanais in Paris. (via cosmeticnews)
The Brazilian rosewood tree has become an endangered species due to its popularity as an ingredient in perfume and other scented body products. This article in the New York Times talks about local efforts to create sustainable rosewood plantations.
A study at the University of California, Berkeley, found that humans have better sniffing abilities than previously thought, and can "track" odors in the same manner as dogs. Thanks to Tania for the link!