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 →

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 →

Bianchi Four

“The constant search for qualitative raw materials is crucial for the achievement of a great result. The same formula performed with materials coming from different suppliers will sort out a different olfactory profile. My perfumes are conceived in my laboratory in Amsterdam. When the formula is ready, I can finally order the raw materials in... Continue Reading →

Rattling Rousing Rose

“Lazarus Douvos is an internationally renowned hair stylist who has been perfecting the technique of hair design and styling for over three decades. The incomparable and critical combination of innate talent, dedication, and relentless hard work has enabled Lazarus to perfect his vocation to the highest artistic level…. Rose 1845 is a daring rose fragrance hints of a forbidden love;... 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 →

Sea Sex

Sex and The Sea: “This scent is designed to evoke a complex, intimate atmosphere. It’s a combination of coconut sun lotion, a fresh memory of pineapple, delicate yet troubling note of sunburnt, salty and sweaty skin, slightly suggesting the wild intimacy of an erotic encounter at the seaside.” Sex and The Sea Neroli: “…a heart... Continue Reading →

Tobacco: Smoky, Soft, Sweet

DRIED, SMOKED, HONEY-DRENCHED. Well, well, well. Take an extended drag while scrolling through with us and this full house of fragrances! As a non-smoker I cannot truly vouch for the pleasures that are sought in the world of tobacco, however I think I’ve searched and found several wide uses and interpretations in the world of... Continue Reading →

Two Men, Two Scents

THE HISTORY OF FRAGRANCE IN HINDSIGHT: “Birth year of a Parisian gentleman, named Donatien-Alphonse-François, which posterity remembers as the Marquis de Sade. For this man, whose licentious morals had him imprisoned many times, luxury rhymes with literature. The libertine writer would undoubtedly have enjoyed the audacity of this spiced wooded scent, an invitation to pleasure... Continue Reading →

Serge Lutens³

"Call it the primal scream of perfumery. Coumarin was the very first molecule that allowed perfumers to cut loose from the past and venture into modern abstraction. First used in the groundbreaking 1882 Fougère Royale, this synthetic marvel ignited a new era of artistic expression. Named after kumarù, the word for the tonka bean tree... Continue Reading →

Triple Threat Set

HEADS WILL (ROCK &) ROLL: “Perfume is such a legitimately personal pursuit, I highly recommend trying out a sample set including all three of my perfumes before committing to a full-bottle purchase. Buen Camino is a perfume about pilgrimage, enameled in vivid yellow to signify the signposts which lead pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.... Continue Reading →

Hot Honeyed Hue

HONEY-DIPPED FLEURS!: “A hot breeze of Immortelle flower blowing on a dreamy skin for hours....set amongst the parched, rocky terrain, Bois Lumiere projects a dusty, intensely bright floral and woodsy character, honey sweet but bone dry, a hot desert wind that sings of sun-soaked relaxation and an almost alien beauty..” Click Play, to hear my... Continue Reading →

Naomi Goodsir Discovery Sampling Set

What a cool packet, visually and in terms of its thoughtful contents. Do not spill a drop as this one includes some bright ideas on perfumery. “Exceptional fragrances concocted with Renaud Coutaudier, represent a natural extension of Naomi’s notable universe.” Click Play to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseNaomi GoodsirOriginUSAFragrancesBois D'Ascese, Cuir Velours, Or... Continue Reading →

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