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 →

I Profumi di Firenze Quartetto

“Florentine perfumer and founder of i Profumi di Firenze, Dr. Giovanni di Massimo discovered Catherine de Medici's secret perfume recipes and other Medici fragrance formulas in 1966 in the aftermath of a devastating flood. That year torrential rains caused the Arno River to overflow into the city’s historical center engulfing it in muddy water. While sorting... Continue Reading →

A Unika Quartet

“With her UNIKA collection, her perfumes are in her image: sparkling and generous.” “Unique, each creation has no limits: I take pleasure in formulating with the raw materials I want. The 5 fragrances are « revealing emotions, sensuality enhancers, a second skin.” HouseUnika ParfumsOriginFranceFragrance3 Poivres, Vanille Réglisse, Oud Osmanthus, Cédrat Myrte ImmortelleYear2021NoseVéronique StambouliConcentrationEDPMood/SeasonGet Out Your Old... Continue Reading →

Looking, Languishing, Learning

“The nostalgia of youthful summer nights spent in swimming pools and the patter of bare feet on soft emerald grass. Familiar comforts of warm milk, coconut and vanilla. A quiet confidence paired with an everlasting thirst for life. Joy and abundance. A scent that inspires us to do more, see more.” Click Play, to hear... Continue Reading →

Opposites Attract

“The subtly sinister follow-up to Lenora Blumberg’s acclaimed debut “Violet Disguise,” tells the story of a farmer’s wife who, after maintaining a decades-long affair with a crop duster pilot, decides to come clean to her husband (who also happens to be her lover’s employer)….Set in California's tranquil and dusty San Joaquin Valley, the elaborate tale... 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 →

Deeper Than Midnight

“This unconventional Chypre Oriental fragrance unfolds depending on the nature of the wearer. Like the cloud dance in the sky over Berlin, this scent lives from contrasts of brightness, lightness and the opulent appearance of a fascinating storm. The heart of the scent of jasmine absolute and ylang is combined with oak moss, fern, black... 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 →

Marshy, Marshy, Marshy

“Topkapi Palace was built by the Ottoman sultans (after 1453) in a Byzantine olive grove on the Seraglio hill overlooking the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorous. Many of the buildings survive and there are some records of the gardens in which they were set. The form of the gardens appears to have drawn more... Continue Reading →

Tiptoe Through The Sweet Woods

COME HITHER NOW: “10 a.m. Flirt is a complex yet clean, unique scent that reserves its most lasting and memorable notes for those you allow to get close.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseKierin NYCOriginUSAFragrance10AM FlirtYear2018NoseMathieu NardinConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonLate Winter to Early FallSize/Cost10-50ml / $30-84Source/LinkKierin NYCSoundtrackBlue Gardenia (alt. take) by Lee Morgan, 1967Rating91%

Mood Setter

“Its heart notes sway between spicy oak and musky amber. Terriblament’s dark and fiery scents capture trouble. Heady, tender and powerful, imbued with lively energy, its lingering masculine notes glorify a spirited temperament. A surprising fragrance which marries together the sweetness of jasmine and musk with the passion of pink peppercorns and amber. It’s love... Continue Reading →

Contemplative Oud

"The encounter of warm classic, oriental notes of saffron, incense and patchouli with the freshness of green fig and Laotian oud results in a vibrant liaison of the mystique of the orient and the modernism of the occident." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseUrban ScentsOriginGermanyFragranceSingular OudYear2016NoseMarie Le FebvreConcentrationEDPSeasonAutumnal (and for Wintertime... Continue Reading →

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