Three Sides of Floris

“Quietly and meticulously composing a symphony, a perfect balance between art and science. Our elegance is borne from experience not artifice. Made in Britain, using the finest essential oils and essences gathered from around the world. Discover the skill and artistry that goes into the creation of a Floris fragrance. It's a skill that has been passed down for 9... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Anat Fritz

This is the finale in our short series with our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary. This time around our exploration into the German slash USA-based designer house Anat Fritz and it's a pleasure to experience their two focal fragrances for the very first time. Both of these are re-formulations of their originals. Anat Fritz is a... Continue Reading →

Spring Hath Sprung

“As soon as the snow was melted but the soil still frozen, we took a walk into the forest where we heard the first larks chirp; we did this always. With expectation we looked forward to father's birthday on April 22. To prepare for this, far ahead of time, we gathered moss, ivy, forest violets,... 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 →

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 →

Perfume As Mirage

"In Oriento Murraciole reconstructs the eternally appealing combination of rose and oud. The result is a feminine fragrance that is unabashedly sultry. At first, Oriento is deeply sweet, almost sparkling in this sugared dimensionality. Lemon is a spike of contrast, a concentrated element that creates an almost gourmand sensation of tangy irresistibility. Saffron's heat singes... Continue Reading →

Woody Whispers

“The fragrance aims to enhance all the manifestations of male strength.'' The Nose. Boldly masculine, Duro is a raw, bittersweet woodsy scent that communicates an untamed, virile spirit. With speculated notes of wood, leather, and spices, this fragrance begins with a sharp, invigorating tang, not unlike the smell of fresh sap or of a particularly... Continue Reading →

Blushing Waves

CITRUS 2.0: “Neroli Voyage draws inspiration from the beautifully scented orange blossom trees that grow along the Ligurian coastline of France and Italy, on a voyage of ancestry and scent.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseFlorisOriginUKFragranceNeroli VoyageYear2019NoseunknownConcentrationEDPGenderU/MSeason/MoodSummer + Late SpringSize/Cost3.4oz/$180SourceMerz Apothecary / Smallflower.comSoundtrackNeroli by Ipek Gorgun, 2018Rating92%

Proposition Late Night

“Blocki Perfumes gracefully blend a timeless classic structure, exceptional naturals, and vibrant modern notes: This Grand Affair is a festive oriental illuminated by a modern citrus twist..…an invigorating, romantic, vivacious fragrance that promises to make the banal beautiful.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseBlocki PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceThis Grand AffairYear2015NoseKevin VerspoorConcentrationEDPGenderF/USeasonVaries on MoodSize/Cost50ml/$165Source/LinkSmallflower/Merz ApothecarySoundtrackOut... Continue Reading →

Royal Woody Essence

“A complex fragrance with enduring appeal and British character that is both fresh and woody. Named after ‘Lotion Elite' – a Floris after shave cream which first featured in our catalogue in 1851. Elite was initially a slow burner in the Floris range and shows that patience in the art of perfume creation, really does... Continue Reading →

Rare Malted Miracle

“Baraonda is an elemental mash up that smells distinctly of infinite possibility. The fragrance encourages a raw taste sensation. It is the result of a quest to evoke the powerful and mighty whisper of an olfactory stirring, which magically rejoins the whole and the nothing…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. This... Continue Reading →

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