Three Sides of Floris

“Quietly and meticulously composing a symphony, a perfect balance between art and science. Our elegance is borne from experience not artifice. Made in Britain, using the finest essential oils and essences gathered from around the world. Discover the skill and artistry that goes into the creation of a Floris fragrance. It's a skill that has been passed down for 9... 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 →

Scented Snapshots from Ulrich Lang

“Inspired by fine photography, you’ll find intoxicating niche scents that will enhance or reflect your own unique character. Ulrich Lang New York’s luxurious fragrances take you on a journey of discovery — where eccentric creativity meets refinement and style, and opulence can be worn casually.…” HOUSE: Ulrich LangORIGIN: USAFRAGRANCE: Aperture, LetheSIZE/COST: 100ml / $135 (Aperture... Continue Reading →

Spring Hath Sprung

“As soon as the snow was melted but the soil still frozen, we took a walk into the forest where we heard the first larks chirp; we did this always. With expectation we looked forward to father's birthday on April 22. To prepare for this, far ahead of time, we gathered moss, ivy, forest violets,... 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 →

Re-Retro in Pinstripes

The folks at Penhaligon's say: "Vivid yet subtle, No. 33 is a classic cologne-style fragrance with lasting power. Shimmering and tart, 33 emulates the bounce in your step on the sunniest of days, and the crisp lines of your best suit, freshly laundered. Bergamot, orange and grapefruit form a virtual yellow diamond set atop this... Continue Reading →

Woodland Tonic

“1976 Eau de Parfum is a fragrance of juxtaposition in an era of light and shade. A fragrance of youth, where light and energy were born from a period of change in the late 20th century. A positive outlook from a generation claiming London for their own. Fashion, art, music and culture created a hub... Continue Reading →

Perfume As Mirage

"In Oriento Murraciole reconstructs the eternally appealing combination of rose and oud. The result is a feminine fragrance that is unabashedly sultry. At first, Oriento is deeply sweet, almost sparkling in this sugared dimensionality. Lemon is a spike of contrast, a concentrated element that creates an almost gourmand sensation of tangy irresistibility. Saffron's heat singes... Continue Reading →

Woody Whispers

“The fragrance aims to enhance all the manifestations of male strength.'' The Nose. Boldly masculine, Duro is a raw, bittersweet woodsy scent that communicates an untamed, virile spirit. With speculated notes of wood, leather, and spices, this fragrance begins with a sharp, invigorating tang, not unlike the smell of fresh sap or of a particularly... Continue Reading →

Blushing Waves

CITRUS 2.0: “Neroli Voyage draws inspiration from the beautifully scented orange blossom trees that grow along the Ligurian coastline of France and Italy, on a voyage of ancestry and scent.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseFlorisOriginUKFragranceNeroli VoyageYear2019NoseunknownConcentrationEDPGenderU/MSeason/MoodSummer + Late SpringSize/Cost3.4oz/$180SourceMerz Apothecary / Smallflower.comSoundtrackNeroli by Ipek Gorgun, 2018Rating92%

Chance Encounters

Sponsored by our friends at Smallflower: “A cult favorite that’s both unusual and classic. Lampblack is named for the pigment in India ink, formerly made from the soot of oil-burning lamps…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseFzoticOriginUSAFragranceLampblackYear2013NoseBruno FazzolariConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonN/ASize/Cost30ml, $125SourceSmallflower.comSoundtrackScolopendra by Dovim, 2015Rating91%

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