A Half Dozen Blackbirds

"…a dimension all its own, a playfully imperfect experiment in design and scent, where all humans are invited. Established in 2004, Blackbird evolved over time into a fragrance design house specializing in perfumes and incense. The brand is known worldwide for its forward-thinking installations and products." HOUSE: Blackbird ORIGIN: USANOSE: Nicole MillerCONCENTRATION: EDPSIZE/COST: 30ml / $96SOURCE:... Continue Reading →

Rose or Rosé?

"Ancient rituals of oils and bath, blurring the realities of past and future, humility and godliness. Perfumer Nicole Miller's first perfume (never intended for sale), relaunched in limited edition for the 15th anniversary of Blackbird. This is an updated version of Blackbird's original Hallow perfume launched in 2012. Modernized with brightness, improved projection, and longevity, this fragrance... Continue Reading →

Meet Me At The Shore

"It's that bright fizzy blue elixir with the power to make eyes sparkle-sparkle-sparkle and transform sadness into revolutionary energy. With only a few years remaining to change our ways, this pep-juice will unite the masses, clean the beaches, take on the establishment, save the blue planet and turn your tongue blue." HouseBlackbirdOriginUSAFragrancePipe Bomb BlueYear2020NoseHenry AesophConcentrationEDPSeasonMaybe... Continue Reading →

Best of 2020

2020. What can be said about this year? Lots, yes. Despite all the goings-on (good + bad) I managed to put my nose through the paces, and sprayed a heck of a lot of fragrances in the studio. There were a lot of good olfactory sensations in the air that did not make this list,... Continue Reading →

EP 20: Eastern Smoke

If you are going to get lost amid the ecstatic, this may be the perfect elixir for noses in (and out of) the know. Targa is a revelation and Blackbird out of the Pacific Northwest is testifying loud and clear - well, actually soft, dark and smokily (I can make up words!). As far as... Continue Reading →

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