Happy Go Lightly

“Debaser's refrain, "I am un chien andalusia, " is a nod to the title of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí's classic surrealist film. Black Francis said of Buñuel, "I wish Buñuel were still alive. He made this film about nothing in particular. The title itself is a nonsense." D.S. and Durga's Debaser is therefor a... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Diptyque

Returning are our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary (Dana and Grace Ann) to help us with this second in a three-month long miniseries focused on one house monthly. This time around our exploration into the Paris-based house Diptyque for the very first time. Founded in 1961 Diptyque has been described as “a pioneering parfumerie Maison, a... Continue Reading →


TAKE A BREATH(ER): "This is a portrait of a nocturnal wild child. Her scent is informal, dark, uplifting and not too flowery. The internal illumination recalls black licorice: deep, earthy and sweet with a surprising sharpness. She is all of these things,… and green. Tarragon becomes the central note due to its sweet, anisic and green profile. Her portrait is kissed... Continue Reading →

Alexandria Travel Set

Masculine Leaners: “Alexandria Fragrances is an independent fragrance house that provides handcrafted niche fragrances. Located in Los Angeles, they started their journey in Cairo, Egypt - a land of mythical sights & aromas…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseAlexandria FragrancesOriginUSA/EgyptFragranceCasanova, Arabian Horse, Brazilia Cologne, OvationYear2017NoseHany HafezConcentrationParfum ExtractGenderVaries (M to Unisex)SeasonVariesSize/CostSet: 4x10ml,... Continue Reading →

EP 17: A Treasure Trove

They say: "An ode to vanilla, crowned with tonka bean and sublimated with a hint of cinnamon, Herod leaves behind a delicate sillage which is both warm and bold" - and I do not beg to differ too much, but I do have more to say on the matter. Remember to click the 'Follow' button... Continue Reading →

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