Roses & Wine

ROSY ATMOSPHERE: “Bulgarian rose petals awaken your senses in this sparkling Eau de Parfum. The soft note of iris extract is juxtaposed with warm spices of cardamom, patchouli and Indian sandalwood…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMiller et BertauxOriginFranceFragranceShanti ShantiYear2008NoseMiller et BertauxConcentrationEDPSeasonLate Spring Into SummerSize/Cost100ml / $120SourceAedes.comSoundtrackOm Shanti Shanti by Adham... Continue Reading →

Stay Chill

"The eau de cologne Colonia Pura is a vibrant interpretation of the classic Colonia fragrance, blending bright and fruity notes of bergamot, orange, and petit grain. A combination of coriander and jasmine scents gives it a harmonious essence while the signature duo of cedar wood notes and patchouli rounds it off with a woody base."... Continue Reading →

Boundless Emergence

"Yann Vasnier has a history of creating outstanding men's scents for Divine, and L'homme infini, his latest creation for the line, does not disappoint. Resolutely masculine and warmly reassuring, this has the confident ease of a man who has all the time in the world, surveying the vast horizon to see the next adventure ahead.... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Orbital

"Under a silvery Moon, amongst night fragrant blooms of sweet honeysuckle & Jasmine, you lay on a bed of cool dewy soft grass beneath a bitter orange tree , with its’ intoxicating orange blossoms, twigs & leaves. Deeply inhaling the herbal blend of clary sage, marjoram, lavender & magical mugwort, you drift asleep into a... Continue Reading →

Seasons Change

"The amusingly-named Cedar Woodpecker is a spicy, citrusy cedar fragrance with impeccable taste and noble lineage. At once robust and refined, the rich Virginian cedarwood forms the glowing brown heart of the fragrance, displaying a stoutness of character you just know you can rely on. On top, a turbo-charged cedrat fizzes and snaps like a... Continue Reading →

Spring Hath Sprung

“As soon as the snow was melted but the soil still frozen, we took a walk into the forest where we heard the first larks chirp; we did this always. With expectation we looked forward to father's birthday on April 22. To prepare for this, far ahead of time, we gathered moss, ivy, forest violets,... Continue Reading →

Subliminal Vetiver

IN B/W + GREEN: "Masque Milano has gained a well-earned reputation as a launching pad for young talent- a brand that takes chances on up-and-coming noses and gives them the freedom to discover their creative voices. So when they met IFF trainee Fanny Bal, apprenticing under the legendary Dominique Ropion, and heard of her facility... Continue Reading →

Bittersweet + Magnifico

“An ever-evolving perfume extract, Bergamask hangs on the skin and keeps changing over time. A dance of seduction between the killer and his victim, Bergamask runs through you like a nagging wound….” “Bergamask is literally a fragrance with no heart. Bright, fresh citrus corrupted with a base of dirty animal musk. You shouldn't trust the... Continue Reading →

Mirrors Without Smoke

"Since ancient days, disparate societies separated by thousands of miles and thousands of years have all nevertheless used incense as a centerpiece of their spiritual practices, and it's certainly no mystery why- with its delicate, ethereal nature, incense seems like a crucial connection point between our world and a higher plane of existence where the... Continue Reading →

Motif Olfactif Four Ways

“This brand is a natural progression in my fragrance journey.  A journey that started with smelling fragrances at the mall, to exploring niche and indie houses…fragrances made around the world! I found the fragrance community on YouTube and began reviewing fragrances that I found compelling.  My taste tends to lean towards creative and enjoyable scents... Continue Reading →

Rosy Leather Offering

“Zdravetz. It literally translates as 'health,' and this herb has a lot of traditional medicinal and symbolic use. The essential oil is rare (and costly) and the supply is unpredictable, so it’s not used in mainstream perfumes. It’s very tenacious with a uniquely herbal and woody-rose note. I added leather and woods along with a... Continue Reading →

Biography x 3

“A new line of ineffable fragrances from groundbreaking conceptual artist Anicka Yi, Biography uses scent to challenge traditional notions of femininity and subjectivity…Through olfaction, the series invokes characters buried in history for refusing these limitations and posits a future where all femmes are connected in a fluid network. Disrupting the “natural” by means of mutation... Continue Reading →

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