Bianchi Four

“The constant search for qualitative raw materials is crucial for the achievement of a great result. The same formula performed with materials coming from different suppliers will sort out a different olfactory profile. My perfumes are conceived in my laboratory in Amsterdam. When the formula is ready, I can finally order the raw materials in... Continue Reading →

A Half Dozen Blackbirds

"…a dimension all its own, a playfully imperfect experiment in design and scent, where all humans are invited. Established in 2004, Blackbird evolved over time into a fragrance design house specializing in perfumes and incense. The brand is known worldwide for its forward-thinking installations and products." HOUSE: Blackbird ORIGIN: USANOSE: Nicole MillerCONCENTRATION: EDPSIZE/COST: 30ml / $96SOURCE:... Continue Reading →

The Book of Hours Suite

A CONTEMPLATIVE TRILOGY: “The Book of Hours suite is composed by three perfumes that take references from the medieval Paleography studies carried out by Ricardo Ramos with Stanford University / USA. This is an olfactory journey through medieval monastic activities, with an aim of capturing their intriguing mysticism, from the intimate erudite atmosphere of the... Continue Reading →

Time Travel Bliss

“Close the blinds and send the kids to bed- Salome, the latest sensation from Papillon Artisan Perfumes, is Sexy with a grown-up, capital "S"-- a swooningly vintage-feeling delight that proves that the golden era of full-bodied perfumery isn't nearly as bygone as the doubters might claim. Built around a strikingly animalic blend of rich, dirty... Continue Reading →

Dreamy + Creamy

“A decadent balance between regal and rebel. Inspired by 19th century bohemians, re-imagined in an original elegance. Cashmere-like ambery notes smoothing out the carnal earthiness associated with counter-culture. In MISFIT what was once decadent is now made addictively desirable. In a bedroom in the City of Flesh, a Kashmiri shawl drapes decadently over the bed. Once extremely coveted, the shawls are... Continue Reading →

Coffee, Tea or Ch’i

“Based on a documented transoceanic voyage in 1618 uniting East and West. NANBAN is a woody and smoky oriental fragrance evoking the dark hull of a galleon full of exotic cargo. Following a diplomatic mission to the West, a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charges through dark ocean currents. Loaded with a rare and precious cargo, the ship’s hull is... Continue Reading →

Resinous Shores

"Neandertal them™ echoes a message from a time we have not yet experienced. It is a portrait of an optimistic future full of technological advances, hinting at an improved human life and the progress of generations to come. Unconventional molecular materials, transparent woods and fresh, floral top notes combine seamlessly with natural essences of ambergris... 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 →

A Celestial Awakening

BREATHE DEEPLY: “Ancient Egyptians truly appreciated incense, in their ceremonies as well as their funerals, and religious ceremonies they used incense extensively. You will experience labdanum, smoke, spikenard, frankincense, myrrh sandalwood smoke and copaiba balsam.” Sacred + Profane. Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseElixir AttarOriginUSAFragranceSacred Incense: Al Bokhoor Al MuqaddasYear2018NoseAhmed (Elixir... Continue Reading →

Seeing Spots Melt Before Your Eyes

“A powerful scent spiced up to the extreme. Reminiscent of the hippie days where patchouli oil were used to mask scents of certain rituals. Sparkling pepper notes contrasted by warming resinous cashmere and richly blended amber. Calmingly landed by creamy natural sandalwood.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMalbrum ParfumsOriginNorwayFragrancePsychotropeYear2015NoseDelphine ThierryConcentrationExtrait de ParfumAtmosphereDarkly CozySeasonAutumn into Spring ThawSize/Cost30ml / $135SourceMalbrum... Continue Reading →

We Three Queens

'TIS ROYALTY: Of the White Queen they say: “We wanted to create a sense of wonder, and to celebrate the idea of disappearing down the rabbit hole and finding ourselves in a new world of aromatic delight, and we think we succeeded.” And next is the Red Queen: “Red Queen is a rose fragrance made... Continue Reading →

Liquid Topaz

DRIPPING IN LEATHER: “Leder. Even the sound of the German word for leather sounds über naughty, doesn’t it? But if you’re worried that Leder 6 is a hardcore leather with the full-on kink factor of a Berlin night club, then rest easy – it’s not. With its notes of hot milk, candy, and rubber, Leder... Continue Reading →

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