Wild is the Wind

“The scent imagines moments wAn ancient king named Yuvanaswa had great wealth, good fortune and many wives. But no children, which he wanted more than anything. So the holy sage Bhrigu agreed to help prepare a magic potion for the king, and Yuvanaswa, being a very devout man, arranged a great ritual to please the... Continue Reading →

Bitter Gets Better

“It's warm. Balsamic. Ceremonial. An ancient ruler. Spiritually layered. Embrace your power.” HouseOthús PerfumeryOriginUSAFragranceAmberYear2019NoseColleen Keenan NelmsConcentrationEDPSeasonTo Ward Away The Bad Spirits of HumiditySize/Cost15-30ml / $65-110Source/LinkOthús PerfumerySoundtrackBitter Sweet by Joe Lewandowski, 2021Rating84%

Honeydripper

DRIZZLE UP TO THIS: “Thick. Sweet. Sticky. Yes, we’re talking about honey, but not your average supermarket honey; this is Black Honey. Black Honey is sexy, mysterious, smoky, and sensual. It’s wearing black velvet lingerie in the middle of the week because you want to. It’s dessert before dinner. It’s the smoky backroom of a... Continue Reading →

Measured Cool

“…unisex fragrance features notes of wild mint, pink peppercorn, sambac, evergreen needles, pomelo zest and beeswax. The scent was created as a collaboration between Dasein’s Sam Rader and fellow indie perfumer Josh Meyer of Imaginary Authors. All Dasein scents are toxin and cruetly free…” HouseDaseinOriginUSAFragranceWinter GreenYear2019NoseSam Rader and Josh MeyerConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonTo Chill DownSize/Cost50ml / $125SourceDaseinSoundtrackWintergreen by... 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 →

Soft Sweet Tobacco

SINEWY BLONDE: “In the advent of the biggest drought in Cuban history, the amount of harvested tobacco leaves had become increasingly scarce. The Reina del Mar, a cargo ship exporting goods to the continental United States, contained only one crate of the famed Cohiba Maduro cigars during its maiden voyage. The finest, refined medio tiempo... Continue Reading →

Aye Aye Matey

KEEP IT NATURAL: “A recreation of the explosion of scents in the hold of a pirate vessel: from the caramelized sweetness of Rum and Spices, to the enriched timber. A gourmand; a tantalizing, hypnotic, oriental potion for irresistible attraction.” So much better to wear this than to swab the deck! Click Play, to hear my... Continue Reading →

Incense-sation

INFUSED + EMBEDDED: “Sideris was created during a walk along a Mediterranean beach in Liguria, Italy at night. It was such an enchanting moment that you could feel something like floating in the sky, between the sea and the stars. It is a purely poetic fragrance. Dedicated to the last night star “In The Morning... Continue Reading →

Hot Honeyed Hue

HONEY-DIPPED FLEURS!: “A hot breeze of Immortelle flower blowing on a dreamy skin for hours....set amongst the parched, rocky terrain, Bois Lumiere projects a dusty, intensely bright floral and woodsy character, honey sweet but bone dry, a hot desert wind that sings of sun-soaked relaxation and an almost alien beauty..” Click Play, to hear my... Continue Reading →

Fort & Manlé Discovery Set

“Similar to a movie scenario that sets the tone by recreating a particular atmosphere and giving insight into the characters’ personas, the real-life stories behind each of the Monsillage perfumes are a way to create a bond with the perfumes and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

Ineke Deluxe Discovery Collection

LOVELY GIFT PACKAGE: As Discovery Week continues we have a unique set here. “Ineke’s Deluxe Sample Collection contains spray samples of a selection of Ineke’s fragrances from her signature Alphabetical Collection….presented in an elegant box and includes a brochure describing all the fragrances. Each individual 1.5 ml fragrance is housed in a decorative “matchbox” with... Continue Reading →

The Sarah Baker Range

BETTER SEAS + GARDENS (& unexpected journeys): From US-born, UK Based Sarah Baker, a visual artist and brand ambassador comes a flight of fancy. My first impressions of Sarah Baker Perfumes' Discovery Set include eight fragrances in all. These are all Extrait de Parfum. Broken down there are four noses here including: Sarah McCartney, Andreas... Continue Reading →

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