Zoning In

“Life in rhythm, connected and attuned to the precision of Greenwich Mean Time, Awaken (08:00 GMT) is an energizing fragrance that is refreshing, revitalizing and stimulating.…Unwind (20:00 GMT) is a warm and sensually casual fragrance that helps recalibrate and reset the mind.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseTumiOriginFranceFragranceAwaken + UnwindYear2020NoseunknownConcentrationEDPGenderM (also... Continue Reading →

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 →

Fragrance du Bois Perfumers Discovery Collection

ILLUSTRIOUS TEN-SPOT: "Luxury Perfume is redefined “Born in Nature, Crafted in France” a unique sustainable brand story of vision, passion and creative integrity. True vision takes time and over the years our collections have grown and evolved exclusively collaborating with the worlds leading perfumers, crafting the rarest, finest, most exclusive and sustainably sourced pure perfume... Continue Reading →

EP 51: Layered Luxury

For the dapper in all of us, this fragrance from the house of Clive Christian will turn a few heads in your direction. It's hard to imagine that 1872 for Men is now nineteen years young, but truth be told. It's really a timeless classic that more it absorbs into your personal space, though it's... Continue Reading →

EP 46: A Pastel Island

Some scents simply whisper like the wind. From their ongoing Blu Meditteraneo series, here we have the discontinued (?) Ginepro di Sardegna by Acqua Di Parma. It's only six years young, why? I guess its pastel washes didn't appeal to the masses, or something like that. Personally I like soft + subtle as opposed to... Continue Reading →

EP 38: The Past Lingers On

Thank heavens for Mr. Tom Ford, right? I've been waiting nearly fifteen or so years to get my nose on this again. Honestly, I'm unsure if my sample has lost or gained it's classic signature over time, I don't even know when the sample was manufactured, but I know what I know. And what I... Continue Reading →

EP 36: Estranged Dualities

Here are two various fragrances from the nose of Shawn Maher, one available from American Perfumer - the truly 'strange perfume' called Lamplight Penance, and also I am sharing my very first experience of his Admiral - both fragrances today come from the Chatillion Lux line. These are so very distinctly different in composition and... Continue Reading →

EP 11: Unlayering

Look what the goddess brought in! Demeter and their fragrance library may seem like a lot in one go, but you are encouraged to try one layer at a time before create your own personal concoctions from many notes. Fly your own flag, mold your own composition. This half-dozen of natural sprays will have you... Continue Reading →

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