Making A Splash

"From every trip, I have always brought back an olfactory memory of the places visited. From a trip to the Antilles, I can recall the memory of their olfactory power: on the slopes of the volcanoes grow the roots of Vetiver, with its virile and woody notes. Here the mornings shine with the freshness of... Continue Reading →

Unwound

"The spring sky combines the typical and unique olfactory notes of linden blossom…  this slightly floral, honeyed and spicy nutmeg note that can be noticed throughout Berlin, with a fresh CAVOK accord, Marie’s interpretation of the slightly ozonic and crystalline blue sky. The construction is rather linear (not really the typical head, heart, base)… more... Continue Reading →

A New Vintage

“Inspired by the winery tradition of Sybaris, the perfume unveils intensely flavored grapes, fruit flavors, rich spices and seduce those who have a fondness for opulent smells.This liqurous, full-body concoction has an unparalleled voluptuous feel. The multifaceted aroma of ylan-ylang counterbalances the plummy sweetness successfully. Warm notes of sandalwood alongside the dry notes of cedarwood... Continue Reading →

A Wisp O’ Citrus

DANGLING LEAVES: In a tribute to his Russian ancestry and to celebrate the year of Russia in France, the Different Company's co-founder (with Jean-Claude Ellena) and renowned designer Thierry de Baschmakoff joined forces with the perfumer Céline Ellena to compose the fragrance which bears his name. De Bachmakov is not a literal evocation of Russia,... Continue Reading →

Sun Through Citrus

“As one of the strongest fresh scents in the market, it opens on citrus notes of bergamot, orange and mandarin that provide the sparkling freshness. While Mediterranean fig and musk provide a base for the fragrance, oolong tea mesmerizes in an evasive way…” HouseNishaneOriginTurkeyFragranceWulong ChaYear2015NoseJorge LeeConcentrationExtrait de ParfumSeasonIt’s A Summer ThangSize/Cost100ml / $310SourceSoAvantGarde.comSoundtrackMediterranean by Nur,... Continue Reading →

Orange Pops

Sparkling Syrup // Sheer Gourmand // Abstract Pastry HouseHendley PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceColaYear2021 (a now sold out reissue from the 2020 Laboratory Series #1)NoseHans HendleyConcentrationExtrait de ParfumSeason/MoodSave for SummertimeSize/CostSample - 50ml (sold out)SourceHendley PerfumesSoundtrackAgent Orange by Depeche Mode, 1987Rating89%

Bitter Gets Better

“It's warm. Balsamic. Ceremonial. An ancient ruler. Spiritually layered. Embrace your power.” HouseOthús PerfumeryOriginUSAFragranceAmberYear2019NoseColleen Keenan NelmsConcentrationEDPSeasonTo Ward Away The Bad Spirits of HumiditySize/Cost15-30ml / $65-110Source/LinkOthús PerfumerySoundtrackBitter Sweet by Joe Lewandowski, 2021Rating84%

Aromatic Mirage

“Sybaris was described by Herodotus as a powerful city, yet one of opulence and luxury, founded in 720 BC, on the Ionian coast, now Calabria in southern Italy. Rich spices and precious wood are reunited in a carnal blend for ardent lovers of life. Racy birchtar and aromatic lavender intertwine with the intoxicating patchouli to... Continue Reading →

Scent of a Woman

“The Orange Blossom is a symbol of fertility, of abundance—because Orange trees produce flowers and fruit at the same time—of innocence and marriage by excellence. It is also the emblem of love. It is an orange blossom note wrapped in a sophisticated perfume blend of Turkish rose absolute warmed by an animalistic note of Egyptian... Continue Reading →

Tobacco: Smoky, Soft, Sweet

DRIED, SMOKED, HONEY-DRENCHED. Well, well, well. Take an extended drag while scrolling through with us and this full house of fragrances! As a non-smoker I cannot truly vouch for the pleasures that are sought in the world of tobacco, however I think I’ve searched and found several wide uses and interpretations in the world of... Continue Reading →

A Timeless Retreat

SAVE THE LEMURS! "Inspired by the lush forests of Madagascar and the delightfully sociable lemurs who inhabit them, Luminous Lemurs opens with a rush of blood orange and Madagascar ylang ylang – a double delight of rich, floral fruitiness. The scent evolves over time, revealing spicy, narcotic carnation at its heart and hints of antique... Continue Reading →

Thai Spice

“The nocturnal fragrance of mystery that plays with the duality between light and shadows while painting a wonderful scene of a night in the city bathed by moonlight and fly flies. Moonlight in Chiangmai has been selected: Fragrantica Editors' Favorite Perfumes of 2020.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseParfums DusitaOriginFranceFragranceMoonlight In ChiangmaiYear2020NosePissara UmavijaniConcentrationEDPAtmosphereIn... Continue Reading →

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