Raphaella Brescia Barkley
Editor In Chief of Sniffapalooza Magazine
Sniffapalooza Magazine was founded and created by Raphaella Brescia Barkley out of love and passion of fragrance.
She formed the popular international on-line fragrance site in early 2006.
You are welcome to browse the latest news, articles, events, reviews and new releases on the fragrance front. The Magazine, in it's first year,
has received thousands of hits and already has many fans the world over. The publication was designed to fill the need for a true Magazine/blog
format that supported the world of fragrance. Sniffapalooza Magazine is an independent entity that was created to enhance the exclusive,
truly sophisticated and exciting world of fragrance and the fragrant world around it.
Passionately involved in fragrance, Raphaella has spent the past few years researching and studying fragrance.
She founded and formed Sniffapalooza Magazine as an outlet for creativity in April, 2006, instead of chatting on
the perfume blogs/forums which she found unproductive and left her feeling unfulfilled. Under her direction, she has pulled together an assortment of professional writers to contribute to the magazine she founded, sharing with the world a huge assortment of unique articles, interviews and reviews.
The magazine currently has readers from around the world sharing a love of fragrance. Her personal philosophy is to never write a negative
review of a fragrance; as she believes that all fragrance is subjective. She believes that negative reviews are "time wasting"
and causes the public to believe what they read; she believes that negativity causes unjustifiable confusion and does a great disservice to the fragrance industry as well as to the perfumers and creators. Here at the magazine, everyone has a unique opinion and we are like a living room where all are welcome, where the light shines on everyone who enters. The Magazine makes no distinction between the small perfumers and the large houses; everyone gets a chance to shine. She agrees that while we are all very opinionated, negativity or snarky remarks has no place here.
The Magazine is about the love and beauty of fragrance, without compromising integrity.
A former model, beauty queen and professional ballet dancer, Ms. Barkley also has a business background that includes executive experience in marketing, fundraising and event management. She served as Artistic and Executive Director for two successful major arts organizations; working
with international ballet super stars with primary responsibility for all event productions. She was also responsible for all fund raising/grant
writing in excess of $500,000 and for all event management, including overseeing 100 volunteers. Raphaella is also a former artistic director of two professional ballet companies and a choreographer who has directed musicals, television commercials and was personal manager to dancers
from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After retiring from the performing arts world, she became the General Manager of a historical boutique hotel in a ski-resort. She has been involved in animal rescue for many years, is an avid book and music collector and enjoys traveling with her husband.
Passionately involved in fragrance, Raphaella has spent the past few years researching and studying fragrance. She has had a fragrance library of over 400 fragrances of which she blames her grandmother. View "Couer de Fleur...Heart of the Flower" here. Other interests involve
is currently in the process of re-discovering classic and iconic fragrances, mass luxury fragrances as well as certain commercial fragrances.
Raphaella is also the new Contributor for Beauty Fashion Magazine, a national industry beauty magazine featuring her new column,
Raphaella believes that fragrance is an art form, magical and healing. She still stops to smell the roses.
Sniffapalooza Magazine is independently owned and operated by Raphaella Barkley since it's inception in 2006.