Sun Through Citrus

“As one of the strongest fresh scents in the market, it opens on citrus notes of bergamot, orange and mandarin that provide the sparkling freshness. While Mediterranean fig and musk provide a base for the fragrance, oolong tea mesmerizes in an evasive way…” HouseNishaneOriginTurkeyFragranceWulong ChaYear2015NoseJorge LeeConcentrationExtrait de ParfumSeasonIt’s A Summer ThangSize/Cost100ml / $310SourceSoAvantGarde.comSoundtrackMediterranean by Nur,... Continue Reading →

Contemplative Oud

"The encounter of warm classic, oriental notes of saffron, incense and patchouli with the freshness of green fig and Laotian oud results in a vibrant liaison of the mystique of the orient and the modernism of the occident." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseUrban ScentsOriginGermanyFragranceSingular OudYear2016NoseMarie Le FebvreConcentrationEDPSeasonAutumnal (and for Wintertime... Continue Reading →

Go The Distance

PURPLE PLUME: "A study around real Ambergris Tincture, Swiss stone Pine, Maceal, Mimosa, Olibanum, Ginger and Hedione HC." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfume.SucksOriginSwitzerlandFragrancePurpleYear2018NoseAndreas WilhelmConcentrationEDPGenderUSeason/MoodSpring through Early FallSize/Cost52ml/$79Source/LinkPerfume.SucksSoundtrackMysterious Crystal by Sun Ra, 1972Rating81%

Playa or Player?

"You know that feeling of soaring through the air and dunking on an 8-foot hoop at an elementary school? That's what it feels like to wear the Grant. Never done that before? Neither has he…." HouseGuy FoxOriginUSA (California)FragranceGrantYear2019NoseunknownConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodA Blast of Spring Break + Summer EnergySize/Cost50ml / $59.50Source/LinkGuy FoxSoundtrackGrant's Stand by Booker Ervin, 1963Rating80%

Horn of Plenty

“Warmth radiates from within and comfort sets in.  Sweetness surrounds you as you rest below a grove of sandalwood and fruit trees on a warm afternoon. A feeling similar to time spent with loved ones. Smiles, laughter, and reassuring voices provide a shield around you…” HouseMotif OlfactifOriginUSAFragranceNectar BoiséYear2019NoseOswald PareConcentrationEDP (24%)SeasonRipe + ReadySize/Cost50ml / $130SourceMotif OlfactifSoundtrackInvisibility... Continue Reading →

Sighs of Citrus

“A syrupy scent; burnt fig and heartwarming ginger. Orange blossoms unfurl their petals towards the sky, the quiet hours of morn, full of reverie. Round, dewy stone fruits in the height of summer. Sweet tangerine dreams.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOne SeedOriginAustraliaFragranceDreamerYear2017NoseLiz CookConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSummer/SpringSize/Cost30ml/$77SourceOne SeedSoundtrackFruity Loops #2 by Jurgen Paape, 2010Rating82%

A Surge of Enchantment

“Rausch means rush in German, and boy, they weren’t kidding - this is one powerful rush to the head that you won’t forget in a hurry. One spritz of this stunning fragrance and you are ready for a night of Berlin-style debauchery that even Baudelaire would be proud of." Click Play, to hear my thoughts... Continue Reading →

Metroscent

“It’s not easy to create a fragrance inspired by the name of one of the most diverse, evolving and breathtaking cities in the world. New York is an unforgettable inspiring place. With two different beautiful images in the perfumers mind, the glorious summer in New York, and the fancy winter which means spending Christmas time... Continue Reading →

Candlesnuffer

“With Ennui Noir, a fragrance unlike any we've experienced, UNUM invites us to engage with stillness in a daring and mystical new fashion. Boundlessly deep, hypnotically tranquil, this scent seems to possess an elemental potency, deploying sweet, weightless florals, crisp myrtle and a gently smoky cedarwood and vetiver combination that stirs beneath the placid surface... Continue Reading →

The Mystique of Amber

"poudre impériale (imperial powder) - a woody oriental ambery scent. Based on the original recipe of a love potion from the 19th century in France, the perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer dressed it with bergamot oil, elemi oil, cardamom oil, black pepper oil, pink pepper oil, lily of the valley, jasmine abs, incense oil, heliotrope, benzoin resin,... Continue Reading →

Take A Bite

“A beautiful, fascinating, sophisticated, regal woman… and truly lethal, like the fragrance named after her. When we conjure up an image of Lucrezia, her figure becomes hazy. She is such a universal and powerful character that she fills every nook of her reverberating strength, just as this fragrance evolves in its compelling bouquet. Precious flowers with a hypnotic scent,... Continue Reading →

Amorous Musky Amber

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: “Absolutely captivating, Blessed Baraka weaves a blend of musks, woods and rich amber around the wearer to create a palpable sense of divine energy that instantly commands the room. At the center is a beautiful specimen of sandalwood, at once excitingly vivid and compellingly creamy, given sharp definition and a sensual edge... Continue Reading →

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