"No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory."


"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."

Give your nose the best experience possible.

So the next time you're trying out some new scents, or maybe even trying to create your own Ogleby personalized fragrance blend, remember to keep a small bowl of fresh coffee grounds or coffee beans nearby. Your nose will thank you for it.

Fun Fact:

What if you were a coffee critic or what if you ran your own coffee shop? What if you needed to smell different kinds of coffee beans, one after the other, to ensure that you're selling only the best and freshest product? What would you take a whiff of inbetween then? The answer just may surprise you - it's your very own skin! That's right, your skin acts as a cleansing agent for your nose when it comes to taking whiffs of several different types coffee. Isn't your skin such a beautiful and versatile thing? We here at Ogleby sure think so. 

Life tip:

Keeping fresh flowers in your home is bound to make you a little bit happier on your regular, day to day basis. They breathe new life into your space and create a wonderful floral fragrance for your nose to indulge in every time you walk into the room. (Try to find flowers with closed or nearly closed buds in order to maximize their life span in your home).

"Smelling coffee aroma between perfume samples, as compared to smelling unscented air, actually works. The perceived odor intensity of the perfume from sample to sample stayed the same after smelling coffee aroma while it decreased when smelling air between samples. The pleasantness of the perfume, however, was similar after smelling coffee or air."

Controversial topic...

In neuroscientist Noam Sobel's article "Influence of Smelling Coffee on Olfactory Habituation."


"Fragrance is something very personal because it is something you wear everyday. It should represent you and be an extension of your style."

"Nasal fatigue" happens when you're sampling different fragrances continuously, one after the other. The receptors in your nose get worn out, and therefore they slowly become less sensitive to certain fragrance notes. And when this happens, scent samples start to seem as if they all smell the same. But don't worry; you're sense of smell isn't going out. All you need to do is give your nose a little break by smelling some coffee.

Give your nose a break.

Just like when food critics sample sorbet to cleanse their taste palate in-between courses, coffee is commonly used to cleanse the nasal palate. The strong odor of coffee excites and stimulates your nose, reawakening it in a sense (or shall we say - reawakening it in a "scents"). After taking a whiff of coffee, you'll allow your nose to experience a more sensitive smell.

Take a whiff.

All parts of our body tend to get fatigue after we've exerted continuous or intense activity upon them. We are after all, human, and this is the undeniable nature of our physical bodies. And our nose is no different. It too can get fatigue after you've been sampling different perfumes or colognes, one after the other. But we here at Ogleby are here to share a beautiful little secret on how to cleanse your nasal palate. And that secret just happens to be coffee. That's right, your favorite wake up call is ready to do more for you than just get you moving on those early, dark mornings.

Cleansing with Coffee