Nobile 1942 Four Square

“Everything started with Umberto Nobile, Massimo’s grandfather, a name that has always been synonymous with luxury fragrances. Since the early 30s he represented Nina Ricci perfumes and in 1942, at the heigh of Second World War, he decided to open a perfumery for his wife in Rome. It became a family tradition: Massimo’s father did... Continue Reading →

A Unika Quartet

“With her UNIKA collection, her perfumes are in her image: sparkling and generous.” “Unique, each creation has no limits: I take pleasure in formulating with the raw materials I want. The 5 fragrances are « revealing emotions, sensuality enhancers, a second skin.” HouseUnika ParfumsOriginFranceFragrance3 Poivres, Vanille Réglisse, Oud Osmanthus, Cédrat Myrte ImmortelleYear2021NoseVéronique StambouliConcentrationEDPMood/SeasonGet Out Your Old... Continue Reading →

Reserved

"Autumn storm is the name given by Jacques Fath to the very short haircut he created for his fetish model Bettina, so that she looks “divine”. Her style was naturalness, freshness and allure. These elements are represented through a strong, dominant note of Sandalwood, which has great intensity and soft creamy facets. It opens with... Continue Reading →

White Wedding, Musky Train

"On a pleasant autumn evening, in the golden light, the cold suddenly swept over me. Winter would be upon us at dawn. Opening the front door, I turned to look one last time at the last stem of the tuberose flowers, a gift from a summer that had survived, thinking that in the morning I would... 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 →

Just Add Rum

"Wind caresses on the face, marine notes in the air, sensations of freedom and exaltation. Curacao Bay is a voyage to the blue horizon. The natural Grey Amber infusion, rare, with the iodine facets, confers to this perfume a truly warm oceanic cocktail of scents." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseJacques... Continue Reading →

Breaking Through

"A thick carpet of silver envelops the landscape, untouched but for the dazzling reflection of the sun. Snow stretches as far as the eye can see, while a bitter wind rolls silently across the sky, its hush barely broken by the powerful beat of an ivory wing. Despite the stillness of the arctic, the snowy... Continue Reading →

Electrique Rouge

SHAKEN, INDEED: “The most sensual of all flowers displays all its facets in this creation — playful, addictive, and modern in turn. A hint of bitter grapefruit and fresh peppermint contrast against the lush femininity of the rose. Layers of lychee, natural cedarwood, musks, and natural vanilla bean add to its intoxicating appeal. At the... Continue Reading →

We Three Queens

'TIS ROYALTY: Of the White Queen they say: “We wanted to create a sense of wonder, and to celebrate the idea of disappearing down the rabbit hole and finding ourselves in a new world of aromatic delight, and we think we succeeded.” And next is the Red Queen: “Red Queen is a rose fragrance made... Continue Reading →

Peeling Back The Layers

A SWIRLING SPICE MARKET: "An ancient city teeming with freshness and modernity. Old luxury meeting new confidence. The exact spot where two continents, and two cultures, meet, with every result you could imagine. With Istanbul, Gallivant celebrates this thrilling, august, contradictory city in all its complication and glory, delivering a rich, ostensibly masculine scent that... Continue Reading →

Shades of Smoky Citrus

“Mothlight is a sweet song of the impossible and eternal passion between moth and flame. Fantasy and illusion hold court as a flickering candle beckons, throwing suggestive shadows across sheer curtains that sigh in the night air. Romantic and narcotic, Mothlight opens with soft hazy lemon fluttering above sparkling pink peppercorn to create a glimmering... Continue Reading →

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