Playa or Player?

"You know that feeling of soaring through the air and dunking on an 8-foot hoop at an elementary school? That's what it feels like to wear the Grant. Never done that before? Neither has he…." HouseGuy FoxOriginUSA (California)FragranceGrantYear2019NoseunknownConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodA Blast of Spring Break + Summer EnergySize/Cost50ml / $59.50Source/LinkGuy FoxSoundtrackGrant's Stand by Booker Ervin, 1963Rating80%

Orange Pops

Sparkling Syrup // Sheer Gourmand // Abstract Pastry HouseHendley PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceColaYear2021 (a now sold out reissue from the 2020 Laboratory Series #1)NoseHans HendleyConcentrationExtrait de ParfumSeason/MoodSave for SummertimeSize/CostSample - 50ml (sold out)SourceHendley PerfumesSoundtrackAgent Orange by Depeche Mode, 1987Rating89%

Ooo La La La Montaña

“The La Montaña Discovery Set gives you the opportunity to try all our fragrances in room mist form, so that you’ll know exactly how your candle or reed diffuser will perfume your home. 9 x 2.5ml sprays in a cute wallet. Sustainable, plant-derived, biodegradable, low carbon footprint, and non-toxic to humans or the environment. Spray... Continue Reading →

A Trio of Gingers: A Teaser

RHIZOMATIC! “A flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.” Catch our full spotlight on gingery fragrances coming on April the 1st! Full Ginger Spotlight (here). HousesTiziana Terenzi... Continue Reading →

Aromatic Mirage

“Sybaris was described by Herodotus as a powerful city, yet one of opulence and luxury, founded in 720 BC, on the Ionian coast, now Calabria in southern Italy. Rich spices and precious wood are reunited in a carnal blend for ardent lovers of life. Racy birchtar and aromatic lavender intertwine with the intoxicating patchouli to... Continue Reading →

Persuasive Seducer

"The moonlight is cast on the illuminated city. The whir of luxury automobiles and bleeding dialogues add to the soundtrack of the city after dusk. Neon lights and towering skyscrapers define the aesthetic of the landscape in which our protagonist is found wandering. Enshrouded in an air of mystery, we follow our obscure figure through... Continue Reading →

Tobacco: Smoky, Soft, Sweet

DRIED, SMOKED, HONEY-DRENCHED. Well, well, well. Take an extended drag while scrolling through with us and this full house of fragrances! As a non-smoker I cannot truly vouch for the pleasures that are sought in the world of tobacco, however I think I’ve searched and found several wide uses and interpretations in the world of... Continue Reading →

Sunny, Steely, Soapy

IT GLISTENS, IT GLEAMS!: “Austere and elegant. This fragrance is a journey through time and Sergio’s memories, like his encounter with the effortlessly beautiful and talented Ingrid Bergman and iconic film director Roberto Rossellini and the excited turmoil that their factory visit would cause. The initial fresh and inviting notes of Verbena and Brazilian Oranges... 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 →

Romancing A Rose Ritual

IRIS & OUD: “Suleyman the magnificent reigned as Sultan for 46 years during the "Golden Age" of the Ottoman empire when the kingdom was at the height of grandeur, enlightenment and prosperity….A lawmaker, yet defying tradition. An imposing military commander, yet a romantic poet. These conflicting attributes are embodied in this fragrance using the animalic... Continue Reading →

One House of Different Strokes

IS THREE BETTER THAN ONE?: Tobacco Oud : “A woody spicy fragrance for men & women. Rich smoky warm masculine & charismatic. Contains notes of agarwood (oud) tobacco sandalwood patchouli spicy accords & whiskey. Recommended for evening or colder seasons wear.” Ombré Leather: “True luxury doesn’t shout. If you’ve been on the hunt for the... Continue Reading →

Charming and Calming

“This scent is a sandalwood fragrance with a dominant cedarwood & sandalwood accord supplemented by a spicy cinnamon nutmeg complex with an earthy vetiver note.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMaison Louis MarieOriginUSAFragranceNo. 4 / Bois de BalincourtYear2015NoseunknownConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonN/A (Spring is recommended)Size/Cost50ml, $85SourceAmazonSoundtrackHeimkehr Der Vulgaren by Farben & James Din A4, 2014Rating87%

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