Ricardo Ramos – An Exquisite Twofer

“Ricardo Ramos inherited the sense of smell from his paternal grandfather, also named Ricardo Ramos, horseman and pioneer in the Colombian coffee export business from the late 1940s to the mid 1980s, and a great promoter of the implantation of international strains of coffee in Colombian territory, he taught his grandson from the early age of 7... Continue Reading →

Stora Skuggan: Thirds

“It happened many seasons ago. Of course to explain it you would have to be here. We had all been used to only the same smells, the same architecture. Until the monsoon came. At first we were weary. What did she want with us? But then we became dizzy. The allure became a way of living. Without it we were dust.”... Continue Reading →

Get Lost

“Nautilus is a fragrance inspired by the colors, sounds and energy of a summer Bermuda storm. It reflects the supernatural energy of the crashing waves, which have sculpted so perfectly our idyllic landscape. Nautilus is a gift from nature with its most dramatic expression of power and beauty.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

Green Fairy Rises

L'HEURE VERTE: Combining botanicals and other spirits like aniseed, grande wormwood, and fennel, this age old concoction has been attributed to artists, hallucinations and legality for eons. I searched near and far for various perfumed potions that may include absinthe, the infamous aphrodisiac as a featured ingredient, and cast my net wide. Ending up with... Continue Reading →

Sunbeam to Sofabed

“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 would do justice to the sensual splendors of the east-west connections.” Click Play, to hear... Continue Reading →

Fort & Manlé Discovery Set

“Similar to a movie scenario that sets the tone by recreating a particular atmosphere and giving insight into the characters’ personas, the real-life stories behind each of the Monsillage perfumes are a way to create a bond with the perfumes and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

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