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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 →

Biography x 3

“A new line of ineffable fragrances from groundbreaking conceptual artist Anicka Yi, Biography uses scent to challenge traditional notions of femininity and subjectivity…Through olfaction, the series invokes characters buried in history for refusing these limitations and posits a future where all femmes are connected in a fluid network. Disrupting the “natural” by means of mutation... Continue Reading →

Taking Temperatures

“Unutamam was bound to defy easy categorization as the first entry in NISHANE's bold new "Experimental Collection". But that turns out to be the point: Unutamam, intentionally straddles the line between lush seduction and animalic ferocity, leaving it to the wearer to decide which mood to allow the scent to embody. Unutamam, from first spray,... Continue Reading →

Sheer Citrus

“Every creation is meticulously developed on-island at historic Stewart Hall under the direction of Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone. "Art reflects environment," she says and Bermuda's authenticity is present in every bottle filled by hand. You can catch Isabelle in the Perfumery early in the morning weighing essential oils and blending them into a fragrance that captures... Continue Reading →

The Singing Conifers

“This scent is a confluence the coniferous forests and the incense burning in the newly settled hamlet. It's a confluence of cultures and of scents….Here in Saint Louis, the word “confluence” is used for many reasons. Of course, the easiest connection is the meeting of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. But also, due to its origins... Continue Reading →

Woodland Tonic

“1976 Eau de Parfum is a fragrance of juxtaposition in an era of light and shade. A fragrance of youth, where light and energy were born from a period of change in the late 20th century. A positive outlook from a generation claiming London for their own. Fashion, art, music and culture created a hub... Continue Reading →

Ooo La La La Montaña

“The La Montaña Discovery Set gives you the opportunity to try all our fragrances in room mist form, so that you’ll know exactly how your candle or reed diffuser will perfume your home. 9 x 2.5ml sprays in a cute wallet. Sustainable, plant-derived, biodegradable, low carbon footprint, and non-toxic to humans or the environment. Spray... Continue Reading →

Mood Shifter

“The Faraway comes from the high deserts of northern New Mexico. In this land of extremes, white sage, douglas fir, juniper and piñon are set amongst wind carved cliffs which tower over an icy river lined by shady cottonwood trees. Those who are searching for the escape of creative exile, elemental source and ancient magic... Continue Reading →

They Delivered On The Promise

ROSE 2.0: “Flower Child. Color of Love. Clinging to a Scheme. Rebellion within a traditional theme. Rose and sandalwood thrown askew by patchouli and incense.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseHendley PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceRosenthalYear2015NoseHans HendleyConcentrationEDPGenderU/FSeasonSpring/SummerSize/Cost1.5ml-100ml / $7-300SourceHendley PerfumesSoundtrackGhost Colored by Lovesliescrushing, 2013Rating88%

Light + Dark

END TO END: “Journey into the agave fields of Mexico with Eau de Mezcal – fragrance inspired by the world’s most enrapturing spirit.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseKelly + JonesOriginUSAFragranceMezcal Blanca + Mezcal NegraYear2018NoseKelly JonesConcentrationEDP / Perfume Oil Roll-OnGenderU/MSeason/MoodSpring/Summer + Fall/WinterSize/Cost6ml/$30 each (larger size available)SourceKelly + JonesSoundtrackDax Att Sticka Ut... Continue Reading →

Nude Illusion

“This iconic fragrance from the collection beholds an identity like no other in contemporary perfumery. Perfumer Olivier Pescheux describes it as “the closest one yet to the Palm Tree Note. It finds its inspiration in the gusts of wind blowing through the palm grove. With its roots in the heart of the oases where travellers... Continue Reading →

Circadian Brew

“Cold stars gaze down from behind an ancient moon, glittering within an endless black sky. The cold sighs across bracken and moss and needle as gold filters through fog rolling in from the Pacific, an awakening as ageless as the world. A spirit belonging to a specific place is known as the genius loci. The... Continue Reading →

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