The Book of Hours Suite

A CONTEMPLATIVE TRILOGY: “The Book of Hours suite is composed by three perfumes that take references from the medieval Paleography studies carried out by Ricardo Ramos with Stanford University / USA. This is an olfactory journey through medieval monastic activities, with an aim of capturing their intriguing mysticism, from the intimate erudite atmosphere of the... Continue Reading →

A Quintet from Aftelier Perfumes

SLOW SCENT: These perfumes speak (volumes) for themselves. "Everything I make is free from synthetics, parabens, glycols, and petrochemicals. I hand-blend and bottle all my products in small batches in my Berkeley, California studio, and personally attend to every detail of the process in creating every product. I love adding a sense of luxury and... Continue Reading →

Catch The Eclipse

“This is 70's rock and roll. The sound of beads dancing to the beat. Unapologetically sexual and indulgent. A wisp of floral and musk hanging in the hot summer air. Give in” HouseOthús PerfumeryOriginUSAFragranceTurquoiseYear2021 (and in solid form in 2019)NoseColleen Keenan NelmsConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodAfter MidnightSize/Cost15-30ml / $65-110Source/LinkOthús PerfumerySoundtrackTurquoise and Blue by Matthew Prokop, 2019Rating89%

The Vapors

ANCIENT TEMPLE: “A ritual in the holy Kiso forest: ceremonial katana unguent of rare woods, temple incense, leather bushi armor....Spare, serene, and deceptively deep, Amber Kiso is an enchanting new vision of an amber fragrance through the prism of feudal Japan. It's amber stripped down to its essence- an abstraction of captured light- taking a... Continue Reading →

Resinous Shores

"Neandertal them™ echoes a message from a time we have not yet experienced. It is a portrait of an optimistic future full of technological advances, hinting at an improved human life and the progress of generations to come. Unconventional molecular materials, transparent woods and fresh, floral top notes combine seamlessly with natural essences of ambergris... Continue Reading →

EP 96: Tatamis, Temples + Other Reflections

URBAN DREAM: This fragrance from Gallivant is a bit of a travelogue, well, one part of an entire passport! They describe it as: "Inspired by exploring the quiet back streets of Tokyo, this award-winning perfume is a playful tribute to kōdō, the Japanese Way of Fragrance...." I've yet to visit Japan, so who knows...as my thoughts... Continue Reading →

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