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 →

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 →

Catch The Eclipse

“This is 70's rock and roll. The sound of beads dancing to the beat. Unapologetically sexual and indulgent. A wisp of floral and musk hanging in the hot summer air. Give in” HouseOthús PerfumeryOriginUSAFragranceTurquoiseYear2021 (and in solid form in 2019)NoseColleen Keenan NelmsConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodAfter MidnightSize/Cost15-30ml / $65-110Source/LinkOthús PerfumerySoundtrackTurquoise and Blue by Matthew Prokop, 2019Rating89%

Great Unexpectations

"Whether in body or mind, a readiness to adapt is a skill requisite for success. Primas is the beginning, and it signals the start of a new journey. An awakening blend of green, ripe mango is complemented by the juicy freshness of grapefruit and invigorating bergamot. Jasmine and patchouli establish an earthly warmth that is... 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 →

Honeydripper

DRIZZLE UP TO THIS: “Thick. Sweet. Sticky. Yes, we’re talking about honey, but not your average supermarket honey; this is Black Honey. Black Honey is sexy, mysterious, smoky, and sensual. It’s wearing black velvet lingerie in the middle of the week because you want to. It’s dessert before dinner. It’s the smoky backroom of a... Continue Reading →

A Minty Citrus Vintage

"Mizu, meaning water in Japanese, combines zesty yuzu with spearmint for an aqua seltzer opening that feels like ice water running down your spine. It’s the perfect palate cleanser, especially on stupid hot days when your brain seems to stop working. Although Mizu is technically a woody-aromatic citrus, you wouldn’t mistake Mizu for a French... Continue Reading →

The Tonsorial Equation

“Old Sport was a limited edition we made using materials all available in 1923 for a Gatsby Event at London University. A classic fougère….In 2016 Living Literature ran a marvellous party at the magnificent modernist Senate House in Bloomsbury. It was part of the University of London School of Advanced Studies immersive Gatsby event, and... Continue Reading →

Rebirth of the Cool

“American sagebrush, flowering white thyme, and prairie switchgrass from the wild western territories. Perfect for robbing banks on horseback.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseDS & DurgaOriginUSAFragranceCowboy GrassYear2008NoseDavid Seth MoltzConcentrationEDPGenderM/UnisexSeasonSpring/Summer/Early FallSize/Cost100ml, $260; 50ml, $175SourceAedes.comSoundtrackPrime Number by Neina, 2000Rating86%

The Monsillage EDT Collection

“Similar to a movie scenario that sets the tone by recreating a particular atmosphere and giving insight into the characters’ personas, the real-life stories behind each of the Monsillage perfumes are a way to create a bond with the perfumes and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

EP 56: Intimate Complexity

Before you go in deep to the audio portion here, rest assured, this is just plain gorgeous (I refrained from all caps). Seen as an Oriental woody (is it OK to use the 'O' word anymore?), this is a lush trip through blended spices and so much more. You may want to put on some... Continue Reading →

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