Proposition Late Night

“Blocki Perfumes gracefully blend a timeless classic structure, exceptional naturals, and vibrant modern notes: This Grand Affair is a festive oriental illuminated by a modern citrus twist..…an invigorating, romantic, vivacious fragrance that promises to make the banal beautiful.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseBlocki PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceThis Grand AffairYear2015NoseKevin VerspoorConcentrationEDPGenderF/USeasonVaries on MoodSize/Cost50ml/$165Source/LinkSmallflower/Merz ApothecarySoundtrackOut... Continue Reading →

Royal Woody Essence

“A complex fragrance with enduring appeal and British character that is both fresh and woody. Named after ‘Lotion Elite' – a Floris after shave cream which first featured in our catalogue in 1851. Elite was initially a slow burner in the Floris range and shows that patience in the art of perfume creation, really does... Continue Reading →

Rare Malted Miracle

“Baraonda is an elemental mash up that smells distinctly of infinite possibility. The fragrance encourages a raw taste sensation. It is the result of a quest to evoke the powerful and mighty whisper of an olfactory stirring, which magically rejoins the whole and the nothing…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. This... Continue Reading →

Herbal Tenderness

“Conveying the delicate line between understated yet having individuality, the fragrance envelopes the wearer with its complex and distinctive character, defined by a juxtaposition between dark green notes and smoky, velvety, woody scent accords, both fresh and warm in equal measure…” Special thanks to Smallflower. Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseFlorisOriginUKFragranceVert... Continue Reading →

Minty Fleurs

“A heavenly freshness tinted with lime, cool mint and blackcurrant, softened by the generous fullness of mimosa blossoms from Provence. A celestial, musk-scented escape.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMaison Francis KurkdjianOriginFranceFragranceAqua CelestiaYear2017NoseFrancis KurkdjianConcentrationEDTGenderUSeasonSummer, SpringSize/Cost2.4oz, $205 (also 1.2oz. + 6.8oz)SourceSmallflower.comSoundtrackOriginal Light by Hammock, 2014Rating83%

EP 87: Futuristic eScape

A GLITCH IN TIME: The house of Orto Parisi has concocted a marvelously subtle parfum that will immerse you on the coastal (l)edge. Megamare is, what Smallflower aptly describes as a fragrance that transports: "The sea takes you to the shores of new lands, and calls you to meet down there  — Through the salty... Continue Reading →

EP 72: Hive Minded

ALL THE BUZZ: This blends spices, and ooey gooey dripping essences au nature with a mad science lab. Penhaligon’s now decade-young Sartorial tippy toes between the past and present so fluidly. Well, it is a fluid after all. But this takes on a very fluid sensibility, between resins and waxes and chemical compounds, you will... Continue Reading →

EP 69: Ooo Ooo Oud

OUD SCHOOL: This is a tricky oud, that lies in switching the signals on the note altogether, developed for a real 'now' sensibility. This may be the first time we've dived into the house of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, but it will not be our last! This is nothing short of the hilt of craftsmanship. Elegant,... Continue Reading →

EP 65: The Fire Within

Can a fragrance make you weak in the knees? Can it then give you a huge boost of sensory energy? Woody and spicy, and just plain _________. You can listen to my thoughts, simply press play, to fill in the blank. I'll give you a hint, this just might have been the best all month.... Continue Reading →

EP 54: A Cordial Compound

This is the second scent that we have covered from the house Imaginary Authors. Here we have the curiously titled, Memoirs of a Trespasser. If that doesn't sound like a Hemingway novel, huh!? This gives me flexible memory flashbacks to summer camp, being in the hospital and warming to my music library in my pj's... Continue Reading →

EP 48: A Fire Below

Montale Paris has invented a fragrance that assimilates genuine leather in such a spicy and unfamiliar way. Who is the nose behind this? Where will this transport you? One thing is sure, this will permeate your attention. They say: "Leather Patchouli invites us onto the shores of a lake in India where we surprise the... Continue Reading →

EP 35: The Dusty Resonance of Modernity

Our neighbor to the south, just outside the capital of the Lone Star State, this is West Third, and their fragrance anonymously called Untitled Heroes. This one, launched in 2019 is a concoction from the longtime collaborative team of noses: Lynette Reed (Fluid) and Michael Loring Probst (West Third) - and is slightly tricky, and... Continue Reading →

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