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 →

Roses & Wine

ROSY ATMOSPHERE: “Bulgarian rose petals awaken your senses in this sparkling Eau de Parfum. The soft note of iris extract is juxtaposed with warm spices of cardamom, patchouli and Indian sandalwood…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMiller et BertauxOriginFranceFragranceShanti ShantiYear2008NoseMiller et BertauxConcentrationEDPSeasonLate Spring Into SummerSize/Cost100ml / $120SourceAedes.comSoundtrackOm Shanti Shanti by Adham... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Diptyque

Returning are our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary (Dana and Grace Ann) to help us with this second in a three-month long miniseries focused on one house monthly. This time around our exploration into the Paris-based house Diptyque for the very first time. Founded in 1961 Diptyque has been described as “a pioneering parfumerie Maison, a... Continue Reading →

Three Variable Sides To Every Story

Akaster: “This distinguished and charismatic oriental fragrance is structured around the Taif rose and Bulgarian rose, enhanced by a bouquet of woody notes (patchouli and oud). An indulgent scent, Akaster reveals a praline note which adds a hint of sensuality.”… Lippizan: “Lipizzan Inspired by the daring horse race that charmed France during the King Louis... Continue Reading →

Rosy Leather Offering

“Zdravetz. It literally translates as 'health,' and this herb has a lot of traditional medicinal and symbolic use. The essential oil is rare (and costly) and the supply is unpredictable, so it’s not used in mainstream perfumes. It’s very tenacious with a uniquely herbal and woody-rose note. I added leather and woods along with a... Continue Reading →

A Rosy Evolution

“Rose Trocadero is a floral Eau de Parfum with sweet notes of rose petals, blackcurrant buds and white musk. A fragrance inspired by nature reminiscent of the fragrant roses of yesteryear, the gardens of our childhood. A fragrance full of emotions, memories and delicacy. A creation full of the nostalgia of Yuri, the founder of our... Continue Reading →

Dreamy + Creamy

“A decadent balance between regal and rebel. Inspired by 19th century bohemians, re-imagined in an original elegance. Cashmere-like ambery notes smoothing out the carnal earthiness associated with counter-culture. In MISFIT what was once decadent is now made addictively desirable. In a bedroom in the City of Flesh, a Kashmiri shawl drapes decadently over the bed. Once extremely coveted, the shawls are... Continue Reading →

Teo Cabanel Discovery Set 

“The best way to discover our range of rare fragrances. Take the time to wear each fragrance, discover all its facets beyond the notes of heads that are the most volatile. Over the course of the hours, the trail of your future fragrance will be revealed on your skin and you will then be able... Continue Reading →

EP 52: An Evolved Rose

Plucked from Papillon Artisan Perfumes the fragrance Tobacco Rose is truly unique in a world of floral fragrances. I'm in love with the dry-down period, however this has a complex life cycle that many, especially rose lovers (and even to those not so keen), will find indulgently pleasing. Though there is no tobacco built-in so... Continue Reading →

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