Tom Ford – A Duo In The Woods

“Costa Azzurra Acqua is a fresher expression of Costa Azzurra. It merges cool air and refreshing waters as one.”… “Impulsive, debonair, extravagant. Fougere Platine inhabits the exhibitionist and his most brilliant, mischievous, indulgent, and infinitely exhilarating. Opulent doses of refreshing woods magnetize you like the shining gleam of platinum, or a devilish grin replaying the... Continue Reading →

Day In / Day Out

“The NŌSE perfumes brand returns to the phenomenon of the "Russian spirit" and reinterprets the story of the fragrances that tell about the country themselves. Coniferous forests and grassy meadows, burning frosts and warming furs, summer gardens and May thunderstorms - in each bottle there is a small history of the country, which many know... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Anat Fritz

This is the finale in our short series with our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary. This time around our exploration into the German slash USA-based designer house Anat Fritz and it's a pleasure to experience their two focal fragrances for the very first time. Both of these are re-formulations of their originals. Anat Fritz is a... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Orbital

"Under a silvery Moon, amongst night fragrant blooms of sweet honeysuckle & Jasmine, you lay on a bed of cool dewy soft grass beneath a bitter orange tree , with its’ intoxicating orange blossoms, twigs & leaves. Deeply inhaling the herbal blend of clary sage, marjoram, lavender & magical mugwort, you drift asleep into 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 →

Cognoscenti x Trois

"As a painter, architect and designer, Dannielle Sergent is an artistic creator by trade. Her passion for fragrance, and the desire to blend old-world craftsmanship with a modern day sensibility, provided the inspiration for her creative foray into the world of scent.Sergent’s decision to create a unisex fragrance line stems from the historical origins of... Continue Reading →

Catching Light

SIMILAR NOT THE SAME: Barry Lyndon: “In the wide and enchanting meadows of the Val d’Aosta, Maria Candida feels the presence of Barry Lyndon. The steps of the young Barry echo in the mist through the paths covered with the heather and the peat. Scents of fresh leather of his saddle mixes in the air... Continue Reading →

Re-Retro in Pinstripes

The folks at Penhaligon's say: "Vivid yet subtle, No. 33 is a classic cologne-style fragrance with lasting power. Shimmering and tart, 33 emulates the bounce in your step on the sunniest of days, and the crisp lines of your best suit, freshly laundered. Bergamot, orange and grapefruit form a virtual yellow diamond set atop this... Continue Reading →

Sighs of Citrus

“A syrupy scent; burnt fig and heartwarming ginger. Orange blossoms unfurl their petals towards the sky, the quiet hours of morn, full of reverie. Round, dewy stone fruits in the height of summer. Sweet tangerine dreams.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOne SeedOriginAustraliaFragranceDreamerYear2017NoseLiz CookConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSummer/SpringSize/Cost30ml/$77SourceOne SeedSoundtrackFruity Loops #2 by Jurgen Paape, 2010Rating82%

A Pop Of Color

Vancouver, Canada: "A spicy oriental with warm notes of cardamom, honeyed peach, opoponax, rose water & amber. These Eau de Parfums' are a blend of locally wildcrafted & carefully sourced from the globe, essential oils, absolutes & extracts in a base of a special perfumers' alcohol. Blending beautifully with your own body chemistry to create a scent... Continue Reading →

Herbal Tempest

AERATED: “NŌSE is very memorable for one trip on the river. He woke up early in the morning and started the boat trip with the sunrise. The drops of water from the strokes of the oars were splashed the skin while the cool wind invigorated the soul. In the surrounding silence he could hear only... Continue Reading →

Mmmm + More

ITS A SECRET RECIPE: “Imagine yourself in space, what would you crave from Earth? Your favorite childhood dessert? This fragrance is rich and decadent with notes of Persian saffron, rose, milky lactones, and tonka yet manages to be airy and crisp; it seems to float between sparkling stars and sweet nostalgia — suspended between weightlessness... Continue Reading →

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