My name is dana sandu and I’m a Romanian-born, US-based olfaction anthropologist.
I research, review, and contextualize perfume, perfumery, and all things fragrant under two nom-de-plumes: a nose knows, and nas de nas (in translation from Romanian: “quite a nose”; links below). With a few accidental but controlled exceptions, the vast majority of fragrances I own and review were purchased by me.
In my other (read: non-fragrance-related) life I consult hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley; I write and I produce documentaries; I founded an ONG, and I’m a committed charity worker; I’m a community builder and an awareness champion on social, environmental, and political issues; I’m a huge cook, an eclectic fashionista, a feminist, a traveler, a gifter, a bigmouth (in 6 languages!), and a tireless can-doer.
Here are some of my content channels for fragrance-related pensees.