Day In / Day Out

“The NŌSE perfumes brand returns to the phenomenon of the "Russian spirit" and reinterprets the story of the fragrances that tell about the country themselves. Coniferous forests and grassy meadows, burning frosts and warming furs, summer gardens and May thunderstorms - in each bottle there is a small history of the country, which many know... Continue Reading →

Herbal Tempest

AERATED: “NŌSE is very memorable for one trip on the river. He woke up early in the morning and started the boat trip with the sunrise. The drops of water from the strokes of the oars were splashed the skin while the cool wind invigorated the soul. In the surrounding silence he could hear only... Continue Reading →

Expert Discoveries

After a year like no other in my lifetime, or likely in human history, it seemed like as good a time as any to respond to the "Covid Blues" with expressions of the sensory variety. Along the way a handful of amazing perfume shops and vendors really helped shape this journey for me (even though... 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 →

Green, Clean + Promethean

Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. “An intriguing fragrance with a hint of eccentricity. Reminiscent of a Hinoki forest, smoky notes descend into subtle spice and dark green, earthy accords.” HouseAesopOriginAustraliaFragranceHwylYear2017NoseBarnabé FillionConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonN/ASize/Cost50ml, $135SourceLuckyscent.comSoundtrackA Dark Shadow by M² (2002)Rating89%

A Blast From The Past

Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. "Not for boys! For real men only. A cross-generation composition for grandfather, father and son. Citrus cologne bomb. Aromatic and refreshing fragrance. A real heartbreaker. For a bearded man from a barber shop, a gentleman and a fan of the classics...." PS: This is not 'really'... Continue Reading →

EP 81: Put Down The Axe

PLAID PERFUME: This truly hits me smack dab at the center of my being. It'll potentially put hair on your chest, oh, wait, I don't need any more. 😉 One thing is for sure, this may not make a man outta you, but it will make any manly man consider his gentlemanly side due to... Continue Reading →

EP 75: Greener Not Meaner

UPROOTED: Fresh bouquet of 'just kissed' deep greenery comes from the house of January Scent Project out of New England. Eiderantler is in its very own lane, containing a harvest of unfamiliar notes that raise an eyebrow, or nostril, as it were. OriginUSARating82%SourceAveParfum.comSoundtrackMovement 4 by Edouard Cheritel (2019)

EP 73: Follow Me Into The Dusk

FROM THE DEPTHS: A fragrance that takes its sweet sweet time to open into something extremely complex. Ambra del Nepal was released by I Profumi di Firenze a full three decades back! If this isn't amber, where does it come from? One hint, this is for the adventurer in all of us. Eastern spirits flow... Continue Reading →

EP 64: Aquatic Tic-Tac-Toe

This vegan-friendly potion is one that just may stop you in your wake (pun intended). Questionable Motives from the house of Mirus is a double-take, for sure. Imagine communing with manatees right off your favorite coastal spot, just outside of where the sea meets land. AveParfum says: "It’s a fragrance of contrasts that showcases both... Continue Reading →

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