On Cloud Nine

“Derived from the Turkish name for wood, Odoon is an ode to the wood where it becomes the main character, front, and center. Showcasing the simple beauty inherent in wood, from forest to workshops and sap to ashes, it awakens instinctive respect.” HouseMeo FusciuniOriginItalyFragranceSpiritoYear2019NoseGiuseppe ImprezzabileConcentrationParfumSeasonSpringtime PersonifiedSize/Cost100ml / $280SourceImpossible-Color.comSoundtrackDormi Bene, Spirito by Dawn Chorus and the... Continue Reading →

A Rose Vapor

“Smoke and rose perfume. Creating a perfume involves tremendous patience and experimentation. When I embarked on this process, I didn't fully know how engrossing it would become. Curiosity is a strong driver; the more you read, smell, experience, the more you want to know what this elusive scent is composed of, or what a certain... Continue Reading →

One House of Different Strokes

IS THREE BETTER THAN ONE?: Tobacco Oud : “A woody spicy fragrance for men & women. Rich smoky warm masculine & charismatic. Contains notes of agarwood (oud) tobacco sandalwood patchouli spicy accords & whiskey. Recommended for evening or colder seasons wear.” Ombré Leather: “True luxury doesn’t shout. If you’ve been on the hunt for the... Continue Reading →

Casting Shadows

“I am at once both soothed and intrigued by the dry air that carries in its memory a myriad of fragrant notes that weave an exquisite tapestry of incense, wax, wood and leather. Patiently crafted by countless wisps of rich incense, the patina of time is lifted by the soft, effusive light of sweet beeswax... Continue Reading →

Triple Threat Set

HEADS WILL (ROCK &) ROLL: “Perfume is such a legitimately personal pursuit, I highly recommend trying out a sample set including all three of my perfumes before committing to a full-bottle purchase. Buen Camino is a perfume about pilgrimage, enameled in vivid yellow to signify the signposts which lead pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.... Continue Reading →

Urban Infinity

IN A SINGLE BOUND!: “Unisex fragrance that evokes hand made gestures in shaping wet clay, the mother of all, fire and air to finalize an outstanding ceramic's piece of art.” Correction: Apologies -- Extrait D'Atelier is based in Italy (not France as voiced). Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseExtrait D’AtelierOriginItalyFragranceMaître CéramisteYear2018NoseMaurizio Cerizza... Continue Reading →

Tip O’ The Tongue

“Experience an ancient ritual with raw cacao from the jungle combined with coarsely crushed spices, dried fruit, and fragrant herbs. Chocolatl is an exploration of cacao as a plant, not necessarily only as a confection, with all of its potential nuances…Quite the aphrodisiac…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseEuphorium BrooklynOriginUSAFragranceChocolatlYear2015NoseStephen DirkesConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonThe... Continue Reading →

EP 15: Undistilled Spirits

Since the late 1860's the fragrance house of Penhaligon's has brought the Cornish spirit to their crafting of deluxe parfums for men, and women. Speaking of spirits....as I approach the bar the man asks me "what'll it be?" and my response on this fine occasion is, I'll take a Juniper Sling, please. This refined, bowed... Continue Reading →

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