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 →

Happy Hour

SHAKEN, INDEED: "Charismatic and elegant — but surprising — this composition centers around the natural essence of Haitian vetiver. An unexpected Gin accord infuses it with freshness from Mexican lime and juniper essence. Accents of natural lavandin and gentian add even more interest, intensified by mysterious facets of cashmere wood and natural Indonesian patchouli. Mon... Continue Reading →

Subliminal Vetiver

IN B/W + GREEN: "Masque Milano has gained a well-earned reputation as a launching pad for young talent- a brand that takes chances on up-and-coming noses and gives them the freedom to discover their creative voices. So when they met IFF trainee Fanny Bal, apprenticing under the legendary Dominique Ropion, and heard of her facility... Continue Reading →

It’s All Quite Fuzzy

ASSORTED BLANKETS: “I was inspired by the comforts of home on a cold winter’s night snuggled beside a crackling fire wrapped in the soothing softness of the most precious handcrafted material of a silky wool blanket beneath me.   The feeling radiates a completely comforting mood when my skin feels the soft touch of wool, both... Continue Reading →

Wit & West Duo

"Perfume can't truly be experienced if treated as disposable, uninspired fast-fashion. We believe perfume is an experiential art, both for the perfume wearer and the perfumer. Our approach is based on a commitment to creating authentic, handcrafted perfumes developed with 100% natural whole botanicals and naturally derived ingredients that are unique and never boring. At Wit &... Continue Reading →

Pandora’s Box Reopened

"Just as we might give into a staggering impulse too strong to resist, it declares its urges, teasing tension to the breaking point, until one brush turns into a tidal wave of sensuality." HouseJovoy ParisOriginFranceFragranceIncident DiplomatiqueRelease Date2017NoseVanina MuraccioleConcentrationEDPGenderU/MSeason/MoodLate Summer through Early WinterSize/Cost100ml / $180AtmosphereInside An Antique Treasure ChestColor/ToneTaupe, ButterscotchRating90%Source/LinkLuckyscentSoundtrackRêves de l’électricité by The Dead Mauriacs,... Continue Reading →

Catching Light

SIMILAR NOT THE SAME: Barry Lyndon: “In the wide and enchanting meadows of the Val d’Aosta, Maria Candida feels the presence of Barry Lyndon. The steps of the young Barry echo in the mist through the paths covered with the heather and the peat. Scents of fresh leather of his saddle mixes in the air... Continue Reading →

Pure Exotica

"A sustainable Thaï basil and black pepper from Timut opens this fragrances followed by a sustainably produced Haitian Vetiver, and freesia notes by Petalia. The heart is built around the Akigalawood. This exclusive natural ingredient is upcycled from unused Patchouli parts, sustainably produced from Indonesia. It is upcycling. This sustainably produced Pathchouli from Indonesia brings... Continue Reading →

One Day We’ll Be Free

OUTSIDE IN: “The scent your new lover leaves behind brings comforting familiarity with a tinge of longing. Inhale deeply and you're filled with a yearning that makes your heart race and your stomach flutter. With every inhalation, you go from craving to contentment and back again. Caribou's Can't Do Without You is a song that... Continue Reading →

Fruit of the Vine

FLORAL DOUBLE-TAKE: “The cistern is an architectural resource for storing water, generally potable and widely used in Andalusian Spain. Aljibe Extrait De Parfum represents the garden of an Andalusian cistern, where everything revolves around a dry floral body, and a green outlet on a base with a wet stone effect. Daring and particular, Aljibe stands... Continue Reading →

Green Thumb Manifest

BACK TO MY ROOTS: “A chorus of chlorophyll sings the songs of a new waking world. Sharp green shoots push from muddy soil. The earth stirs as it shakes off many months of rest. Tendrils reaching and stems stretch, exuberant and promising. In the final act before the toil of summers' heat, blossoms explode, reminding us what life... Continue Reading →

An Earthly Catharsis

“We all know what a beautiful summer day feels like. In GREEN SPELL, perfumer Antoine Lie has conjured up—as if by magic— the greenest notes in perfumery to create an elixir that will lift your spirits and transport you through scent to that joyous place.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseEris... Continue Reading →

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