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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 […]

The Ball Is In Your Court

MAKE A WISH: “A confluence of various elements. Art and Fashion. Heritage and History. Music and Sport. Wish ATL is a cultural conservatory for today’s creative class. Colorful, playful, whimsical and curious. This is the first signature fragrance for Wish ATL crafted by Zapah Lab.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. House […]

Soft Purring Time Capsule

“The first Lalique Masculine fragrance. A timelessness fragrance for an elegant and refined man. Fresh and virile, this perfume has top hesperidic and aromatic notes of Sicilian Bergamot, Italian mandarin with Alpine Lavender and Rosemary over a jasmine, orris and Virginian cedar wood heart. On the dry-down, amber, Indonesian Patchouli, Indian Sandalwood, oak moss and […]

Temple of Smoky Bliss

THROUGH THE TREES: “Evergreen fueled. Forest floor. Through smoke.Wafts of burnt coniferous woods contrasted with fertile soil & sap-smeared leather.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. House Hendley Perfumes Origin USA Fragrance Fume Year 2015 Nose Hans Hendley Concentration EDP Gender U Season Autumn/Winter Size/Cost 1.5ml-100ml / $7-300 Source Hendley Perfumes Soundtrack forest by […]

The Lull of Marine Rose

“The good omen of an early rain came and quenched the desert city grass on which we’d say our vows by the time the sun set. That salty morning mist dared to linger in the air, but couldn’t long survive the burning in us, nor the radiance of hearts surrounding and uplifting us that day […]

One House of Different Strokes

IS THREE BETTER THAN ONE?: Tobacco Oud : “A woody spicy fragrance for men & women. Rich smoky warm masculine & charismatic. Contains notes of agarwood (oud) tobacco sandalwood patchouli spicy accords & whiskey. Recommended for evening or colder seasons wear.” Ombré Leather: “True luxury doesn’t shout. If you’ve been on the hunt for the […]

Interpolated + Acquired

SOFT AS SUEDE + THEN SOME: “Ganymede, the rocky satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1610 by Galileo, both luminous and covered with salt-water oceans. In collaboration with Quentin Bisch, Marc-Antoine Barrois has dreamt of the essence of this new planet: an elegant and unexpected harmony around a quartet of mandarin, violet, immortelle and suede.” Click […]

Rrrrrrrose!

REAL RUBY RED ROSE: “With Rrose Sélavy, Maria Candida interprets the “double” of Marcel Duchamp, and his jeux des mots Rrose Sélavy which sounds in French like “eros, c’est la vie”, or “arroser la vie”, to make a toast to life. Maria Candida pays tribute to Duchamp, making a toast to life with her velvet, […]

Surreal Tropicalia

DANCING DALI: “Debaser’s refrain, “I am un chien andalusia, ” is a nod to the title of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí’s classic surrealist film. Black Francis said of Buñuel, “I wish Buñuel were still alive. He made this film about nothing in particular. The title itself is a nonsense.” D.S. and Durga’s Debaser is […]

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