Pure Meadowlands

“…based on the fragrant plant life that sustains butterflies and their habitat. Although perhaps a peculiar starting point to develop a fragrance palette, butterflies have done a remarkable job of curating a wide range of fragrant floral, mint, grass, & herbaceous notes for a perfumer to work with.” HouseEuphorium BrooklynOriginUSA FragranceButterflyYear2017NoseStephen DirkesConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSpringtime PersonifiedSize/Cost50ml / $180... Continue Reading →

Hypnotic, Exotic, Quixotic

“Intended, in part, to evoke bucolic memories of perfumer, Christian Rosenkreuz’ Bavarian study. Windows open to receive fresh heather and bitter herbs from the verdant splendour that is the end of summer blends with the aroma of his musty volumes of yellowed parchment and rich sweet tobacco notes from the humidor. Transported by this fragrance,... Continue Reading →

Green Fairy Rises

L'HEURE VERTE: Combining botanicals and other spirits like aniseed, grande wormwood, and fennel, this age old concoction has been attributed to artists, hallucinations and legality for eons. I searched near and far for various perfumed potions that may include absinthe, the infamous aphrodisiac as a featured ingredient, and cast my net wide. Ending up with... Continue Reading →

Best of 2020

2020. What can be said about this year? Lots, yes. Despite all the goings-on (good + bad) I managed to put my nose through the paces, and sprayed a heck of a lot of fragrances in the studio. There were a lot of good olfactory sensations in the air that did not make this list,... Continue Reading →

Casting Shadows

“I am at once both soothed and intrigued by the dry air that carries in its memory a myriad of fragrant notes that weave an exquisite tapestry of incense, wax, wood and leather. Patiently crafted by countless wisps of rich incense, the patina of time is lifted by the soft, effusive light of sweet beeswax... Continue Reading →

Opposites Attract

“The rich pairing of ripe blood orange and brilliant red geranium creates a bright and fruited opening. Middle notes of sweet honeyed fruits, balsams and sparkling amber are given depth and texture with a hint of cocoa and spicy patchouli. Nutty balsamic resin and creamy notes provide a dark grounding with musk to resolve the... Continue Reading →

Tip O’ The Tongue

“Experience an ancient ritual with raw cacao from the jungle combined with coarsely crushed spices, dried fruit, and fragrant herbs. Chocolatl is an exploration of cacao as a plant, not necessarily only as a confection, with all of its potential nuances…Quite the aphrodisiac…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseEuphorium BrooklynOriginUSAFragranceChocolatlYear2015NoseStephen DirkesConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonThe... Continue Reading →

EP 18: Into The Embers

A pleasant introduction to a NYC-based perfume house that makes fragrances "Sourced from the Finest Rare and Exotic Oils, Tinctures and Absolutes." This is Euphorium Brooklyn's unique Wald. Majesty, mystery, magick. With an air of reverence, and a hint of dinge, this is a strange perfume that will have you guessing, and considering where to... Continue Reading →

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