Nobile 1942 Four Square

“Everything started with Umberto Nobile, Massimo’s grandfather, a name that has always been synonymous with luxury fragrances. Since the early 30s he represented Nina Ricci perfumes and in 1942, at the heigh of Second World War, he decided to open a perfumery for his wife in Rome. It became a family tradition: Massimo’s father did... Continue Reading →

A Libertine Quartet

“Rather than creating products that jumped on trends to scrape up as many possible sales he dreamt of creating honest objects that sparked joy and intrigue in those that used them. He dreamt of creating things that people could enjoy and love for what it did for them, not how it made them look to... 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 →

Four Times Le Jardin Retrouvé

“In 1975, Yuri Gutsatz, a renowned Master Perfumer, rejecting the constraints of traditional perfumery dominated by marketing, became the first perfumer to found his own House. In 2016, Clara and Michel Gutsatz boldly reinvented Le Jardin Retrouvé, while keeping the delicate formulas of Yuri and his historical suppliers…” HOUSE: Le Jardin RetrouvéORIGIN: FranceFRAGRANCE: Citron Boboli, Eau... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Citrus Twist

"From the start it evokes the crystal clarity of a midsummer day. Its original freshness, which does not conceal the personality of the wearer, it is achieved by concentrating the hesperidian note. The middle note presents a flowery procession. The fragrance extends over an elegant, sensual base note enriched by refined boisé notes." Courtesy of... Continue Reading →

A Pop Of Color

Vancouver, Canada: "A spicy oriental with warm notes of cardamom, honeyed peach, opoponax, rose water & amber. These Eau de Parfums' are a blend of locally wildcrafted & carefully sourced from the globe, essential oils, absolutes & extracts in a base of a special perfumers' alcohol. Blending beautifully with your own body chemistry to create a scent... Continue Reading →

The Tonsorial Equation

“Old Sport was a limited edition we made using materials all available in 1923 for a Gatsby Event at London University. A classic fougère….In 2016 Living Literature ran a marvellous party at the magnificent modernist Senate House in Bloomsbury. It was part of the University of London School of Advanced Studies immersive Gatsby event, and... Continue Reading →

Alexandria Travel Set

Masculine Leaners: “Alexandria Fragrances is an independent fragrance house that provides handcrafted niche fragrances. Located in Los Angeles, they started their journey in Cairo, Egypt - a land of mythical sights & aromas…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseAlexandria FragrancesOriginUSA/EgyptFragranceCasanova, Arabian Horse, Brazilia Cologne, OvationYear2017NoseHany HafezConcentrationParfum ExtractGenderVaries (M to Unisex)SeasonVariesSize/CostSet: 4x10ml,... Continue Reading →

EP 82: Assorted Elixirs

BOXED + READY: Perfumer Manuel Cross is a true independent house of parfumerie, and brings some classic magic to his repertoire. The Sample Set includes ten small rollerball vials and gives you a perfect picture of what Rogue Perfumery offers. These are strictly quick first impressions to help get my appetite whet. These fragrances were... Continue Reading →

EP 64: Aquatic Tic-Tac-Toe

This vegan-friendly potion is one that just may stop you in your wake (pun intended). Questionable Motives from the house of Mirus is a double-take, for sure. Imagine communing with manatees right off your favorite coastal spot, just outside of where the sea meets land. AveParfum says: "It’s a fragrance of contrasts that showcases both... Continue Reading →

EP 14: The Nu Orange

Irida / Cyclades 38°3’N hit the spot, and took me somewhere. Just where? You will have to offer your ears to find out. This citrus-leaning fragrance is one-of-a-kind and just may be a distant relation to a famous, much older brother. Hey, I'm someone's older brother. Is that just a coincidence? This is most definitely... Continue Reading →

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