Elena Vosnaki

Perfume history curator
Historian, fragrance writer and industry consultant who established herself as one of the foremost bloggers in the field with the Perfume Shrine. She has learned the principles and history of perfumery both formally and informally, at the University and via seminars, honing her skills by building a vast collection of perfumes & perfumery raw materials and gathering experience during her worldwide travels. Her expertise has been acknowledged by the Fragrance Foundation, which has twice shortlisted her writing for Editorial Excellence, by the Met Museum, the Food & Wine Magazine and by the former New York Times scent critic & art museum curator Chandler Burr, among many others, praising her encyclopedic, historically contextualized knowledge and her lyrical & succinct prose. She has been writing and consulting for international publications, popular perfume webzines such as Fragrantica and Osmoz, and copywriting for fragrance companies ever since 2005. Fluent in English, French and Greek and musically trained, Elena Vosnaki is a graduate of the National University of Athens, with degrees in History BA, History of Arts BA and Archaeology MA, as well as of the University of Cambridge, UK. She has also attended specialized perfumery seminars and conversed about the tricks of the trade with some of the world’s most prestigious “noses”.