Beaufort by 4

“BeauFort London is a line of fragrances inspired by elements of British history, both real and imagined. With scents that are heavily influenced by stories of the sea, trade, and war. Guided by a preoccupation with the darker elements of British history, BeauFort London works with accomplished perfumers to create fragrances that are bold and... Continue Reading →

Time Travel Bliss

“Close the blinds and send the kids to bed- Salome, the latest sensation from Papillon Artisan Perfumes, is Sexy with a grown-up, capital "S"-- a swooningly vintage-feeling delight that proves that the golden era of full-bodied perfumery isn't nearly as bygone as the doubters might claim. Built around a strikingly animalic blend of rich, dirty... Continue Reading →

Ilk in Quartet

HOUSE: IlkORIGIN: UKFRAGRANCES: Devious, Fantasist, Libertine, VirtuousYEAR: 2020NOSE: Annabella Fasano-Leslie + Holly HutchinsonCONCENTRATION: Extrait de ParfumSIZE/COST: 50ml / $164SOURCE: https://www.ilkperfume.com/entershop Devious: While all these fragrances are layer-able and unisex, I’m going to explore them one at a time, starting here with Devious. This opens up like oozing liquid gold, and then the dancefloor ditty ‘I... 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 →

Sweet Sweat

“Previously know as 50 ml of Ambiguity. A subtly metallic, peppered beginning gives way to a more resinous heart and powder accents. Elegant, quaint, unnerving, the perfume settles down and sinks into the skin, becomes one with and gives voice to the flesh, warms the pores, exudes once more. A waxen, oily appearance emerges, softly... Continue Reading →

Serge Lutens³

"Call it the primal scream of perfumery. Coumarin was the very first molecule that allowed perfumers to cut loose from the past and venture into modern abstraction. First used in the groundbreaking 1882 Fougère Royale, this synthetic marvel ignited a new era of artistic expression. Named after kumarù, the word for the tonka bean tree... Continue Reading →

Go For The Gold

WHY'S IT GOTTA BE YELLOW?: "A study around Patchouli alcohol and Ambroxan, enriched with Norlimbanol, Davana, Labdanum, a safe Moss reconstruction from Firmenich and a whisper of Cumin." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfume.SucksOriginSwitzerlandFragranceYellow (130C)Year2018NoseAndreas WilhelmConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonAutumnal (Winter + Early Spring Defrost)Size/Cost52ml/$79Source/LinkPerfume.SucksSoundtrackAmber Decay by Kangding Ray, 2014Rating98%

Burnt Offerings

SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN: “Imagine yourself walking through the Imperial courts of Japan, with incense burning and aromas of spices, burnt aloes-wood (oud), resins, and flowers tingle with your sensations.This scent is excellent for those who want to experience the Japanese Kodo tradition and incense burning ceremonies.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one.... Continue Reading →

Leathered Likeness

BOUND VOLUMES: “Leathery and organic, Leather Shot is a woody, smoky, and spicy leather supported by the powdery elegance of iris, cedarwood, and driftwood notes.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOlfactive StudioOriginFranceFragranceLeather ShotYear2018NoseBertrand Duchaufour (@ Technicoflor)ConcentrationExtrait de ParfumGenderU/MSeasonFall + Winter + Early SpringSize/Cost15ml/$79, 100ml/$275Source/LinkOlfactive StudioSoundtrackAlchemy Of Snow by Netherworld, 2013Rating88%

An Apple A Day As They Say

Ave Parfum says of this fragrance: “Destruction and renewal, a fragrance of opposites. Spring rain paints a pastoral picture, vivid watercolor of fields of daffodils reaching towards the sky while waterlogged crannies hold daffodils that are near collapse, their bloated stems prematurely decaying in the soggy soil.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this... Continue Reading →

SP x Miguel Matos Private Perfumes

Here we have a collaboration between the house of SP Parfums and perfumer Miguel Matos, who has his own line of perfumes. There are five fragrances in all, below there is a link to a set of three which is currently available on the site. These all use synthetic notes regarding any animal related accords.... Continue Reading →

Prescent Summer 2020 Duo

“More than ever, we could do with help in managing our moods and our mindfulness.  We spent eighteen months creating perfumes that enhance your moods and help you tune your state of mind. The hero ingredient this Summer is the finest natural Vanilla Absolute - an ancient aroma the Aztecs used over centuries as a calming, connecting aphrodisiac...” Click Play, to hear my thoughts... Continue Reading →

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