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 →

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 →

The Book of Hours Suite

A CONTEMPLATIVE TRILOGY: “The Book of Hours suite is composed by three perfumes that take references from the medieval Paleography studies carried out by Ricardo Ramos with Stanford University / USA. This is an olfactory journey through medieval monastic activities, with an aim of capturing their intriguing mysticism, from the intimate erudite atmosphere of the... 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 →

A Quintet from Aftelier Perfumes

SLOW SCENT: These perfumes speak (volumes) for themselves. "Everything I make is free from synthetics, parabens, glycols, and petrochemicals. I hand-blend and bottle all my products in small batches in my Berkeley, California studio, and personally attend to every detail of the process in creating every product. I love adding a sense of luxury and... Continue Reading →

Motif Olfactif Four Ways

“This brand is a natural progression in my fragrance journey.  A journey that started with smelling fragrances at the mall, to exploring niche and indie houses…fragrances made around the world! I found the fragrance community on YouTube and began reviewing fragrances that I found compelling.  My taste tends to lean towards creative and enjoyable scents... Continue Reading →

Strange Lemon Elixir

"A burst of lemon; a scent synonymous with Lebanon. The wind carries the scent of the sea, merging with the fresh scent of green nature and the vastness of the mountains. Juxtaposed with woods and a faint Arak accord (Levantine Anisic spirit similar to Ouzo) to create a ‘turquoise’ colour. Fairuz’s legendary voice echoes in... Continue Reading →

On Cloud Nine

“Derived from the Turkish name for wood, Odoon is an ode to the wood where it becomes the main character, front, and center. Showcasing the simple beauty inherent in wood, from forest to workshops and sap to ashes, it awakens instinctive respect.” HouseMeo FusciuniOriginItalyFragranceSpiritoYear2019NoseGiuseppe ImprezzabileConcentrationParfumSeasonSpringtime PersonifiedSize/Cost100ml / $280SourceImpossible-Color.comSoundtrackDormi Bene, Spirito by Dawn Chorus and the... Continue Reading →

Night & Day

DOUBLE FUN: Two Dimensions, Two Very Different Stories To Tell...Misfit -- "Billy was just fourteen from Greenville Georgia, a small bible belt town of 20.000 people, very conservative, churches on every other dirt road, he was fresh out of Junior High, and had no clue Roosevelt High would eventually become the bane of his existence….He... 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 →

The Vapors

ANCIENT TEMPLE: “A ritual in the holy Kiso forest: ceremonial katana unguent of rare woods, temple incense, leather bushi armor....Spare, serene, and deceptively deep, Amber Kiso is an enchanting new vision of an amber fragrance through the prism of feudal Japan. It's amber stripped down to its essence- an abstraction of captured light- taking a... Continue Reading →

A Cure-All Cordial

SHAKEN + STIRRED: “I crafted SGO Batch #501 with notes of warm Sandalwood with Cardamom, Cypress and Juniper Berries to age in the Gin seasoned charred oak barrel which added a darker nuance and new dimension of spicy tones to the final fragrance.  This fragrance has a sensually lingering sillage.” I'll drink to that! Click Play, to hear my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

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