Hot Honeyed Hue

HONEY-DIPPED FLEURS!: “A hot breeze of Immortelle flower blowing on a dreamy skin for hours....set amongst the parched, rocky terrain, Bois Lumiere projects a dusty, intensely bright floral and woodsy character, honey sweet but bone dry, a hot desert wind that sings of sun-soaked relaxation and an almost alien beauty..” Click Play, to hear my... Continue Reading →

Zoning In

“Life in rhythm, connected and attuned to the precision of Greenwich Mean Time, Awaken (08:00 GMT) is an energizing fragrance that is refreshing, revitalizing and stimulating.…Unwind (20:00 GMT) is a warm and sensually casual fragrance that helps recalibrate and reset the mind.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseTumiOriginFranceFragranceAwaken + UnwindYear2020NoseunknownConcentrationEDPGenderM (also... Continue Reading →

The Monsillage EDT Collection

“Similar to a movie scenario that sets the tone by recreating a particular atmosphere and giving insight into the characters’ personas, the real-life stories behind each of the Monsillage perfumes are a way to create a bond with the perfumes and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

La Folie A Plusieurs Set

Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. “We believe the use of fragrance should not be limited to only enhancing our physical appearance, but should also broaden our emotional, intellectual and cultural experience. By using fragrance as a medium for deepening the emotional and kinesthetic engagement of art; our aim is to elevate... Continue Reading →

The Harlem Botanica Discovery Set

WOODS + SPICE + NICE: "Since 2015, we’ve been handcrafting organic and cruelty-free fragrances using the finest natural botanicals. Our unisex scents are empowering and evocative, made with globally-sourced ingredients to take your senses on a round-the-world trip.” All fragrances here were released in 2015 and are blended in Organic Corn Alcohol Base. Here's our... Continue Reading →

Herbaceous Grooming

“Inspired by the wonderfully diverse, aromatic plants of Italy. This sophisticated men's fragrance helps us to create new memories, but also to look to the past, encouraging us to: Keep the memory alive…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMilano CentoOriginItalyFragranceMilano Cento HimYear2019NoseunknownConcentrationEDPGenderM/UnisexSeasonSummer, SpringSize/Cost100ml, $140SourceLuckyscent.comSoundtrackMovement Two by Marvin Ayres, 2012Rating86%

Number 1 + 2

Luckyscent says of No. 1: “Built on crisp citrus, fresh spices and herbaceous, mossy green notes, No.1 veers away from tradition by supplementing that classic masculine structure with the strength of another iconic gentleman's genre…” and of No. 2: “Perhaps we are going to end up in a leather armchair in a wood paneled room... Continue Reading →

EP 71: Ready, Set, Groom

FRESHLY SHORN: When I went in to review these, live, there was nothing especially connecting these two except a masculine sense of good grooming. That seemed enough. Though I realized these were more disparate than I imagined, not 100% night + day, more a few degrees of separation. One is a bit more complex, one... Continue Reading →

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