DS & Durga By The Half Dozen

“The power of scent is equal to that of sight and sound. A great scent is a world you can return to over and over–a keyhole into another realm. You can travel via the mind-nose connection to larger collective spaces…Our scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite exploration. They are an... Continue Reading →

Comme Des Garçons Smoke Signals

“Comme des Garcons is a Parisian fashion brand run by Rei Kawakubo, its owner. Rei Kawakubo is avant-garde Japanese fashion designer whose collections demonstrate 'anti-fashion' elements. Black is many things. One of those things is a positive number on a balance sheet, the opposite of red…2 MAN's simmering and incensey opening unfolds into an unusual... Continue Reading →

Beaufort by 4

“BeauFort London is a line of fragrances inspired by elements of British history, both real and imagined. With scents that are heavily influenced by stories of the sea, trade, and war. Guided by a preoccupation with the darker elements of British history, BeauFort London works with accomplished perfumers to create fragrances that are bold and... 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 →

UFO Parfums Trio

UFO Parfums is a fine fragrance brand inspired by rave culture, using luxury materials. UFO Parfums does not recognize gender constructs in perfumery and believes deeply in social justice. All UFO Parfums fragrances, candles, and products are handmade with care in Los Angeles. HOUSE: UFO Parfums ORIGIN: USAFRAGRANCES: Hentai, Literal Volcano, LiquidNOSE: Maxwell WilliamsDATE: 2019-2020SIZE/COST: 50ml /... Continue Reading →

One Day We’ll Be Free

OUTSIDE IN: “The scent your new lover leaves behind brings comforting familiarity with a tinge of longing. Inhale deeply and you're filled with a yearning that makes your heart race and your stomach flutter. With every inhalation, you go from craving to contentment and back again. Caribou's Can't Do Without You is a song that... Continue Reading →

Aromatic Mirage

“Sybaris was described by Herodotus as a powerful city, yet one of opulence and luxury, founded in 720 BC, on the Ionian coast, now Calabria in southern Italy. Rich spices and precious wood are reunited in a carnal blend for ardent lovers of life. Racy birchtar and aromatic lavender intertwine with the intoxicating patchouli to... Continue Reading →

Casting Shadows

“I am at once both soothed and intrigued by the dry air that carries in its memory a myriad of fragrant notes that weave an exquisite tapestry of incense, wax, wood and leather. Patiently crafted by countless wisps of rich incense, the patina of time is lifted by the soft, effusive light of sweet beeswax... Continue Reading →

Kaleidoscopic Breeze

“My hope with creating this fragrance is to blend natural woods, earthy greens with salty marine notes and burnt hues of birch. By combining a slightly crisp component, giving it an airy, windswept feel, results in a dry coastal dream -however there exists within it, a veil of foreboding melancholy lurking in the distance.” Click... Continue Reading →

La Folie A Plusieurs Set

Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. “We believe the use of fragrance should not be limited to only enhancing our physical appearance, but should also broaden our emotional, intellectual and cultural experience. By using fragrance as a medium for deepening the emotional and kinesthetic engagement of art; our aim is to elevate... Continue Reading →

EP 41: Soft Smoke

From Hiram Green this is the award winning Hyde. A vanilla/leather combo that makes a nice first impression. At the center of this fragrance is a tiny yellow flower that grows within a thorny bush/tree, talk about blood, sweat and tears going into the making of such an uncharacteristic formula. This will make you want... Continue Reading →

EP 18: Into The Embers

A pleasant introduction to a NYC-based perfume house that makes fragrances "Sourced from the Finest Rare and Exotic Oils, Tinctures and Absolutes." This is Euphorium Brooklyn's unique Wald. Majesty, mystery, magick. With an air of reverence, and a hint of dinge, this is a strange perfume that will have you guessing, and considering where to... Continue Reading →

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