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 →

Aye Aye Matey

KEEP IT NATURAL: “A recreation of the explosion of scents in the hold of a pirate vessel: from the caramelized sweetness of Rum and Spices, to the enriched timber. A gourmand; a tantalizing, hypnotic, oriental potion for irresistible attraction.” So much better to wear this than to swab the deck! Click Play, to hear my... Continue Reading →

A Warm Glow

BLONDES HAVE MORE _____: "Ma Blonde Eau de Parfum is a burst of bright fruit and intoxicating floral notes, with a warmth and softness enveloped in just a touch of sweetness." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMa BlondeOriginCanadaFragranceMa BlondeYear2019NoseJean-Claude Delville (w/Candice Rosa)ConcentrationEDPGenderU/FSeasonSummer/SpringSize/Cost30ml/$75Source/LinkMa BlondeSoundtrackAwake by Ashtoreth & Stratosphere, 2020Rating84%

Seasoned Layers

LEATHER BOUQUET: “As part of Tiziana Terenzi's Anniversary collection, Chimera Extrait De Parfum is produced in a small batch every year, handcrafted using only the rarest raw materials. Each bottle is marked with the year of production, like a precious wine. This unforgettable journey starts in a sail boat in the Gulf of Fethiye, known... Continue Reading →

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 →

Honey-Infused Libido Boost

"Panah is a London based brand focused on Artisanal Luxury. The earliest edition was created in 2016 and the newest is from 2019. Panah London fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Christian Carbonnel and Kedra Hart." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePanah LondonOriginUKFragranceDarkincenseYear2019NoseChristian CarbonnelConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonAnytime - To Turn Up The Heat... Continue Reading →

Selections from Gather Perfume

BODACIOUS BOTANICALS: “Conceptual, complex natural fragrances that unfold on your skin, telling stories of landscapes, memories, exotic lands, or familiar seasons. Each botanical perfume is expertly composed in small batches using only the finest, authentic plant aromatics from around the world, carefully gathered from the wild, or organically grown in the home garden. Olfactory art, plant alchemy,... Continue Reading →

Fort & Manlé Discovery Set

“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 →

Fragrance du Bois Perfumers Discovery Collection

ILLUSTRIOUS TEN-SPOT: "Luxury Perfume is redefined “Born in Nature, Crafted in France” a unique sustainable brand story of vision, passion and creative integrity. True vision takes time and over the years our collections have grown and evolved exclusively collaborating with the worlds leading perfumers, crafting the rarest, finest, most exclusive and sustainably sourced pure perfume... Continue Reading →

The Sarah Baker Range

BETTER SEAS + GARDENS (& unexpected journeys): From US-born, UK Based Sarah Baker, a visual artist and brand ambassador comes a flight of fancy. My first impressions of Sarah Baker Perfumes' Discovery Set include eight fragrances in all. These are all Extrait de Parfum. Broken down there are four noses here including: Sarah McCartney, Andreas... 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 →

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