Mirrors Without Smoke

"Since ancient days, disparate societies separated by thousands of miles and thousands of years have all nevertheless used incense as a centerpiece of their spiritual practices, and it's certainly no mystery why- with its delicate, ethereal nature, incense seems like a crucial connection point between our world and a higher plane of existence where the... Continue Reading →

Unexpected. That’s The Way I Like It.

“After arriving in Saint Louis at 19, Henry Shaw sold steel products from his family's business in Sheffield, England and made his fortune quickly. After retiring at an early age, Shaw set out to travel the world, exploring Southern Europe, Northern Africa and the Far East. In his travels, Shaw decided to bring back the... Continue Reading →

Wrapt.

Seasons Change, People Change: “Balsamic Blush. Cordovan Fleece. Gathering Wool. Spices & incense caramelize with smooth woods.” HouseHendley PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceFelt (Reissue – Laboratory Series #1)Year2019 NoseHans HendleyConcentrationEDPSeasonChanging Seasons + MoodsSize/Cost(sold out)SourceHendley PerfumesSoundtrackFelt Slippers by Russell Mills and Mike Fearon, 2018Rating92%

Polished Vanilla

“Essential and oriental, Vanilla Shot boasts a fresh and sensual richness that blossoms thanks to myrrh resin. The fragrance is energized by top notes of coriander, saffron and aldehydes and enhanced by the presence of rose and dried fruits..” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOlfactive StudioOriginFranceFragranceVanilla ShotYear2018NoseBertrand DuchaufourConcentrationExtrait de ParfumGenderUAtmosphereBaroom to... Continue Reading →

Ooooooud

"Chords of rose and golden saffron give a mystical persona to the oud wood. Discover the woody-musky character once the nutmeg and cardamom reveal its spicy touches. Cinnamon and patchouli scents reinforces the magical force, charisma and power of this black diamond-inspired drop of sunshine." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOrlovOriginFranceFragranceSun... Continue Reading →

Meo Fusciuni Four Ways

“Born from the definition of artistic perfume as olfactory memory, Meo Fusciuni blend fragrances that recall moments of life lived, in a unique and exciting collection, the olfactory vision of a modern and nomad artist. Today Meo Fusciuni is an Italian independent brand, where the planning got boundaries in research of olfactory memory, yesterday nomad... Continue Reading →

Three Variable Sides To Every Story

Akaster: “This distinguished and charismatic oriental fragrance is structured around the Taif rose and Bulgarian rose, enhanced by a bouquet of woody notes (patchouli and oud). An indulgent scent, Akaster reveals a praline note which adds a hint of sensuality.”… Lippizan: “Lipizzan Inspired by the daring horse race that charmed France during the King Louis... Continue Reading →

Rose or Rosé?

"Ancient rituals of oils and bath, blurring the realities of past and future, humility and godliness. Perfumer Nicole Miller's first perfume (never intended for sale), relaunched in limited edition for the 15th anniversary of Blackbird. This is an updated version of Blackbird's original Hallow perfume launched in 2012. Modernized with brightness, improved projection, and longevity, this fragrance... 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 →

Cognoscenti x Trois

"As a painter, architect and designer, Dannielle Sergent is an artistic creator by trade. Her passion for fragrance, and the desire to blend old-world craftsmanship with a modern day sensibility, provided the inspiration for her creative foray into the world of scent.Sergent’s decision to create a unisex fragrance line stems from the historical origins of... Continue Reading →

Mixing Colors

“He speaks to us, reveals to us, completes us. The role of perfume is to transcend what comes to us from the animal, to know how to find one's way through the smell, to leave a trace of us. Unconsciously, when we perfume ourselves, we wish to leave a trail, such as the signature of... Continue Reading →

Under The Influence

NO IMITATION: “Inspired by Dior Addict. Longer lasting, nostalgic and as close to the discontinued as it gets! Addicted starts the show with an (YES) "Addicting" fresh blast of Mandarin leaf and Orange blossom that seduces the soul. Exotic sandal wood, sweet and exuberant Tonka bean and Bourbon Vanilla that will make you weak to... Continue Reading →

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