Scented Snapshots from Ulrich Lang

“Inspired by fine photography, you’ll find intoxicating niche scents that will enhance or reflect your own unique character. Ulrich Lang New York’s luxurious fragrances take you on a journey of discovery — where eccentric creativity meets refinement and style, and opulence can be worn casually.…” HOUSE: Ulrich LangORIGIN: USAFRAGRANCE: Aperture, LetheSIZE/COST: 100ml / $135 (Aperture... Continue Reading →

A Hendley Quartet

A FOUR-FER: “Hendley Perfumes is an independent, artisan perfume practice founded in 2014. Each batch of perfume is meticulously formulated, blended, bottled, labeled & shipped by Hans Hendley.” HouseHendley PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceCure, Jupiter, Mown, Tobacco CiderYear2017-19 NoseHans HendleyConcentrationEDPSeasonWarm, Warmer, WarmestSize/CostCheck The Site For MoreSourceHendley PerfumesSoundtrackFeeling, Smelling, Tasting by Steve Roden, 2014Rating86%, 84%, 90%, 93%

Mirrors Without Smoke

"Since ancient days, disparate societies separated by thousands of miles and thousands of years have all nevertheless used incense as a centerpiece of their spiritual practices, and it's certainly no mystery why- with its delicate, ethereal nature, incense seems like a crucial connection point between our world and a higher plane of existence where the... Continue Reading →

Polished Vanilla

“Essential and oriental, Vanilla Shot boasts a fresh and sensual richness that blossoms thanks to myrrh resin. The fragrance is energized by top notes of coriander, saffron and aldehydes and enhanced by the presence of rose and dried fruits..” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOlfactive StudioOriginFranceFragranceVanilla ShotYear2018NoseBertrand DuchaufourConcentrationExtrait de ParfumGenderUAtmosphereBaroom to... Continue Reading →

Sylvan Grace

NOW, DON'T MOVE A MUSCLE!: "A celebration of the sensuality of physical endeavour. This scent transforms the smells of the mechanic’s pit - oil and rubber, fuel, hot skin – into something magnetic and muscular. With a smoky, brooding aspect, it is made for those who like to walk on the wild side." Click Play,... Continue Reading →

Blue Velvet, Deux

BLUE ON BLUE: "The scent is aquatic-fresh…Perfume.Sucks is a niche brand from Switzerland founded in 2017. "We don’t make perfumes, perfumes suck! We create scents: sprayable alcoholic solutions made from raw materials that smell great when combined. We don’t believe in fancy packaging or deceiving marketing. Instead, we write the ingredients right on the bottle... Continue Reading →

Strapped In

GIVE ME SOMETHING TO GRAB FOR: "This is a scent that doesn’t stand still. It moves back and forth from effervescent top notes to sultry base notes like a piece of sexy improvisational music. The heart has a boozy quality, reminiscent of your favorite whiskey with notes of vanilla (Tonka Bean) and smoky Vetiver. However,... Continue Reading →

B/W + Mint All Over

“As the seventies turned to the eighties, the nightlife at Bains Douches turned from the glitzy excess of disco to a new sound that was both melodic and modern, but also rawer and more emotionally intense than what had come before. As an ode to this New Romanticism and its dark and cheerful contradictions, 1979... Continue Reading →

Melding Mood

THE INK FLOWETH: "From novels to newspapers, poetry to periodicals, online content to cultural commentaries on social media, the written word has the greatest capacity to effect change. This fragrance, inspired by the scribes who enrich our lives, is designed to aid concentration and summon the muse." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this... Continue Reading →

Eris Parfums Discovery Set

FLORA, FAUNA + MUCH MORE: From the house of Eris Parfums in collaboration with master perfumer Antoine Lie comes a series of fragrances (2016-2021). “Named after Eris, the Greek goddess of troublemaking and disruption, the brand is inspired by muses — divine, human, and fragrant — that exemplify unconventional beauty and dark, subversive glamour.” I... Continue Reading →

The Sarah Baker Range

BETTER SEAS + GARDENS (& unexpected journeys): From US-born, UK Based Sarah Baker, a visual artist and brand ambassador comes a flight of fancy. My first impressions of Sarah Baker Perfumes' Discovery Set include eight fragrances in all. These are all Extrait de Parfum. Broken down there are four noses here including: Sarah McCartney, Andreas... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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