'It's the perfume equivalent to taking the knee': Why it's time for fragrance to drop 'oriental'

Increasingly, fragrance houses are switching the language they use to describe warm, heady and spicy scents from ‘oriental’ to ‘amber’ in a bid for inclusivity. Cosmetics Business explores the history behind the term and the social factors encouraging this change

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