EP 84: A Bigger Picture

MUSKY LEATHER: This is Etat Libre d’Orange‘s Tom of Finland. From ELd’O: “The water slips over him as if sliding down a marble rock, sinking into the grooves of his muscles, vanishing into his pores. This is fresh, pure water, with top notes of aldehydes and lemon, a water that washes away the sins of […]

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EP 83: Green Inside Out

IT’S EASY BEING THIS GREEN: This is Escentric Molecules‘ Molecule 03. From Aedes: “The overall impression is spicy but fresh with warm balsamic undertones, like a traditional chypre. It’s sensuous without sweetness, which is a signature by perfumer Geza Schoen. And, because he also excels at unexpected associations, you may even detect a fugitive tang […]

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EP 82: Assorted Elixirs

BOXED + READY: Perfumer Manuel Cross is a true independent house of parfumerie, and brings some classic magic to his repertoire. The Sample Set includes ten small rollerball vials and gives you a perfect picture of what Rogue Perfumery offers. These are strictly quick first impressions to help get my appetite whet. These fragrances were […]

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EP 81: Put Down The Axe

PLAID PERFUME: This truly hits me smack dab at the center of my being. It’ll potentially put hair on your chest, oh, wait, I don’t need any more. 😉 One thing is for sure, this may not make a man outta you, but it will make any manly man consider his gentlemanly side due to […]

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EP 80: Golden Halcyon Chimera

SMOKESCREEN + SENSIBILITY: Oh. I nearly imploded like one of those Cronenberg heads in Scanners (1981), it was that telepathic a message to my senses. Slumberhouse pleases the most finicky (again). Yes. Please. More. Origin USA Rating 92% Source Luckyscent.com Soundtrack Korall by Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble (2014)

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EP 79: Las Easy Brisas

FRESH SENSATIONS: If you look up into the atmosphere you may recognize the Santal Sky, that appears upon my wrist and into your ear. Does that sound weird? Kierin NYC who runs a clean shop that boasts cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably sourced and recyclable materials, here has really pulled off something that will likely be the […]

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EP 78: Eau Sh*t

IN THE MOMENT: Something quite new, and the first fragrance to be released from the American house of ES-84 Parfums, made in France. This will offer a double-take, inside and out (and maybe even back again)! And just wait for that dry down, well, on the other hand, the opening is also a surprise. Check […]

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EP 77: Effervescent Petals

ALL ROSY: By American perfumer Shawn Maher comes another wildly interesting fragrance that is a curious as it is indulgent. His work often references sense of place, and this one is “an homage to the gardens of Henry Shaw, a philanthropist and botanical enthusiast whose gardens are Saint Louis’ present-day Missouri Botanical Gardens and Tower […]

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EP 76: Enchanted Brew

ACCENTED SO SOFTLY: Paris house Isabey‘s L’Ambre de Carthage is for those who like their personal fragrance to draw others in closely. Though its hushed tones may not break walls, instead it begs intimacy, and couldn’t we all use a bit of that right now? A lovely work of perfumery. Origin France Rating 84% Source […]

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EP 75: Greener Not Meaner

UPROOTED: Fresh bouquet of ‘just kissed’ deep greenery comes from the house of January Scent Project out of New England. Eiderantler is in its very own lane, containing a harvest of unfamiliar notes that raise an eyebrow, or nostril, as it were. Origin USA Rating 82% Source AveParfum.com Soundtrack Movement 4 by Edouard Cheritel (2019)

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EP 74: Off The Grid

MANCAVE REINVENTED: This is not about glamping, though it’s not roughing it either. There’s something overtly masculine in this “testosteronic” gem. One of the headturners for me this year Montecristo from the Italian house of Masque Milano has a rugged, resinous appeal with so much else going on. This will grab ya by the…… Origin […]

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EP 73: Follow Me Into The Dusk

FROM THE DEPTHS: A fragrance that takes its sweet sweet time to open into something extremely complex. Ambra del Nepal was released by I Profumi di Firenze a full three decades back! If this isn’t amber, where does it come from? One hint, this is for the adventurer in all of us. Eastern spirits flow […]

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