“A spicy saffron and cardamom hint, enriched with the essence of the rose mixed with the intense and deep aroma of the most refined leather. Special essences blend in a mix of feelings that envelope the body in a warm … Continue reading Sublime Shimmer
SACRED vs PROFANE: “Evil lurks in each of us and we hold it in check: envy, cowardice, contempt, hatred can lead us if exasperated to unimaginable and unmentionable acts. The secret will remain hidden in a casket within us and … Continue reading Equinox Redux
LOOK AGAIN: On Bortnikoff: “When you have access to raw materials as exceptionally high quality as those used in Bortnikoff scents, the word “cologne” should never be mistaken to mean a fragrance is light or fleeting. Instead, it’s an invitation … Continue reading Cologne: Two Ways
KEEP IT NUTTY!: “Inspired directly from Genmaicha tea, this perfume is a soft mix of Japanese Sencha tea and grilled rice grains with sesame-hazelnut notes. A gourmet, full fragrance, with that little ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes it so … Continue reading I Don’t Know What, Do You?
ROSE TEA + TREE: “A warm and smouldering return to the liquid gold essence of oud and the precious tree of its origin Just as the aroma of wood smoke spikes winter’s air, AQUILARIA injects warmth into that which is … Continue reading Floral Fossils
THAT OLE STRANGE PERFUME: “Perfumer Christian Provenzano has created a cannabis accord that vibrates with daring Oud facets and smoky wood tones of guaiac and patchouli. The grassy character is combined with warm elements of sichuan pepper and cardamom lifted … Continue reading The Green Green Grass of Ganja
Ooo, What’s That Smell?: “Ancient and evocative, the Incense Series features spiritual scents that have stirred monks, high priestesses and holy men throughout the ages. Magic and ethereal, yet bound to the earth, these five scents represent a pilgrimage to … Continue reading No(ta)ble Incense Trio
IN A SINGLE BOUND!: “Unisex fragrance that evokes hand made gestures in shaping wet clay, the mother of all, fire and air to finalize an outstanding ceramic’s piece of art.” Correction: Apologies — Extrait D’Atelier is based in Italy (not France … Continue reading Urban Infinity
“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 … Continue reading The Monsillage EDT Collection
“Inspired by legends of love, power and glamour of Rome, Electimuss is a London based artisan brand creating daring and decadent perfumes. Bewitched by scent, the Romans collected exotic ingredients from across their empire and the Silk Road, refining the … Continue reading Sampling A Trio by Electimuss
ILLUSTRIOUS TEN-SPOT: “Luxury Perfume is redefined “Born in Nature, Crafted in France” a unique sustainable brand story of vision, passion and creative integrity. True vision takes time and over the years our collections have grown and evolved exclusively collaborating with … Continue reading Fragrance du Bois Perfumers Discovery Collection
INTO + OUT OF THE WOODS: These are my first impressions of SP Parfums‘ Wood Sample Set, five fragrances in total. These use no animal products. There is a lot to explore here, something for everyone. I am a huge … Continue reading EP 93: Got Wood?