I Profumi di Firenze Quartetto

“Florentine perfumer and founder of i Profumi di Firenze, Dr. Giovanni di Massimo discovered Catherine de Medici's secret perfume recipes and other Medici fragrance formulas in 1966 in the aftermath of a devastating flood. That year torrential rains caused the Arno River to overflow into the city’s historical center engulfing it in muddy water. While sorting... Continue Reading →

A Layered Trio

“(Audacity) Those of you that wear this be warned. You will become the center of attention, the alpha-male of the room. So wear it with pride.…(Ecstasy) The feeling of joy, sexual tension and happiness transcends into your very own body while wearing this statement-making "here I am" fragrance that will make you the center of... Continue Reading →

Catch The Eclipse

“This is 70's rock and roll. The sound of beads dancing to the beat. Unapologetically sexual and indulgent. A wisp of floral and musk hanging in the hot summer air. Give in” HouseOthús PerfumeryOriginUSAFragranceTurquoiseYear2021 (and in solid form in 2019)NoseColleen Keenan NelmsConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodAfter MidnightSize/Cost15-30ml / $65-110Source/LinkOthús PerfumerySoundtrackTurquoise and Blue by Matthew Prokop, 2019Rating89%

Made for Moderns

“While fashion may be cyclical, good taste never goes out of style. Marcel gives the time-tested Eau de Cologne style a new lease on life, accenting the classic structure with the a leathery ylang-ylang, aromatic lavender, woody cedar and earthy patchouli.” “A fresh and elegant take on that paragon of good taste: the Eau de... Continue Reading →

A Timeless Retreat

SAVE THE LEMURS! "Inspired by the lush forests of Madagascar and the delightfully sociable lemurs who inhabit them, Luminous Lemurs opens with a rush of blood orange and Madagascar ylang ylang – a double delight of rich, floral fruitiness. The scent evolves over time, revealing spicy, narcotic carnation at its heart and hints of antique... Continue Reading →

Manifest Fluidity

OOOOOud: “An intense blend of citruses and spices simmering around an oud wood accord. Inspired by the mysterious and rich universe of the Middle East, Oud is a work of art that is bold, inventive and infinitely smooth. Extract 20%. Use sparingly.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseLes ÉlixirsOriginUSAFragranceOudYear2020NoseRodrigo Flores-RouxConcentrationExtracts/Natural SprayGenderU/MSeasonFall/WinterSize/Cost100ml/$235SourceLes... Continue Reading →

An Eternal Flame

AFFIRMATIVE! “I embrace Life as eternally deepening and expanding. Love, compassion, and joy deepen within oneself and for others. The eternal essence of Life grows with confidence and faith in Divine Creation….” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseArtisan ParfumsOriginUSAFragranceEternalYear2010, reformulated in 2018NoseIxchel LeighConcentrationParfum - Natural PerfumeSeason/MoodMoody and AffirmingAtmosphereMeditating Upon Soft BreezesColor/ToneAmber... Continue Reading →

Citrus n Spice n All Things Nice

HIDE AND SEEK: "Eau Contraire, a velvet water: Solar and generous. Blood orange from Sicily is infused with Indian cardamom. Thirdman, the perfumery for a new era: Ultra sensorial, personal and freed from excessive design Thirdman focuses on the intrinsic beauty of nature's textures, the unprecedented sensation of contemporary molecular research and the innovative engineering to its... Continue Reading →

Activated Shapeshifter

CITRUS + OUD + TOBACCO: "Dark corners of a room seem to creep and reach out as the midnight clouds steal the last remaining shards of moonlight. Memories of smokey dreams are lost within your mind. Ruminating over the scent of mystery and nightfall, the fire you went through drifts along the air, the spices... Continue Reading →

Opposites Attract

“The rich pairing of ripe blood orange and brilliant red geranium creates a bright and fruited opening. Middle notes of sweet honeyed fruits, balsams and sparkling amber are given depth and texture with a hint of cocoa and spicy patchouli. Nutty balsamic resin and creamy notes provide a dark grounding with musk to resolve the... Continue Reading →

Botanical Induction

SLIDE RIGHT: “Created with the most exquisite natural ingredients that change in depth and character when in contact with skin. So when you wear a One Seed perfume, you are experiencing a fragrance that is completely individual to you, and we think that’s pretty special.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOne SeedOriginAustraliaFragranceNothing... Continue Reading →

EP 66: Bloody Bright Botanical

Ripe and bloody, the Sicilian orange is anything but common - thanks to Perris Monte Carlo. Arancia de Sicilia is a bit of a revelation when it comes to the fruit, extracted in two ways. This is my first experience with the house, and, let's just say, I'll be back for more! Keep juicy. OriginMonacoRating88%Source... Continue Reading →

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