“Smoke and rose perfume. Creating a perfume involves tremendous patience and experimentation. When I embarked on this process, I didn’t fully know how engrossing it would become. Curiosity is a strong driver; the more you read, smell, experience, the more … Continue reading A Rose Vapor
Introvert / Extrovert: “When it comes to Black Pepper they say: “Crisp and energizing, juicy citrus combines with a fresh marine accord, woods and pepper seeds….Once considered a luxury, black pepper was something only the upper class could enjoy. Because … Continue reading New Blacks: Sugar + Spice
THE HISTORY OF FRAGRANCE IN HINDSIGHT: “Birth year of a Parisian gentleman, named Donatien-Alphonse-François, which posterity remembers as the Marquis de Sade. For this man, whose licentious morals had him imprisoned many times, luxury rhymes with literature. The libertine writer … Continue reading Two Men, Two Scents
A ROOM INSIDE A ROOM: “In the seemingly endless expanse of the Siberian birch forests, the majesty and power of nature can leave one with a humbling and awe-inspiring new perspective on where they fit into the hierarchy of the … Continue reading Floral Leather Recline
“As a perfume connoisseur, Neela had a keen awareness of the difference good natural raw materials can make. She began her work with Bertrand Duchaufour by giving him free rein to use a costly palette of attars and resins that … Continue reading Sunbeam to Sofabed
GET READY, SET SAIL!: Oh, the sun, the surf, the sailing. Eight & Bob has made it easier to envision such places even while on lockdown. They say: “A fragrance inspired in the French Riviera summer days. This fragrance captures the … Continue reading EP 89: As Wide As The Ocean
Eight & Bob (since 1937) “is a luxury fragrance house whose exclusive scents have been passed down for generations dating back to the 20th century.” As they say. In this episode I opened up the Discovery Set, spraying from six … Continue reading EP 7: Rounding Up 5, 6, 7….
Noir – Anthracite comes from the house of Texas-born Tom Ford (worldwide). This is my first go at any fragrance from this particular designer brand, but likely one of his most elusive and ‘particular’ scents. As someone only catching up … Continue reading EP 4: Unmasked