Notetaking’s Best of 2021 [So Far…]

EXCEPTIONAL OLFACTION: Wait one hot minute...it's only July! Yes, I fully realize that there are likely stunning fragrances to come (or that I've missed altogether), with amazing scents just right around the corner. Before I step away from the microphone I wanted to give credence to those which have already impressed halfway through the year.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Great Unexpectations

"Whether in body or mind, a readiness to adapt is a skill requisite for success. Primas is the beginning, and it signals the start of a new journey. An awakening blend of green, ripe mango is complemented by the juicy freshness of grapefruit and invigorating bergamot. Jasmine and patchouli establish an earthly warmth that is... Continue Reading →

Sun Through Citrus

“As one of the strongest fresh scents in the market, it opens on citrus notes of bergamot, orange and mandarin that provide the sparkling freshness. While Mediterranean fig and musk provide a base for the fragrance, oolong tea mesmerizes in an evasive way…” HouseNishaneOriginTurkeyFragranceWulong ChaYear2015NoseJorge LeeConcentrationExtrait de ParfumSeasonIt’s A Summer ThangSize/Cost100ml / $310SourceSoAvantGarde.comSoundtrackMediterranean by Nur,... Continue Reading →

Fruit of the Vine

FLORAL DOUBLE-TAKE: “The cistern is an architectural resource for storing water, generally potable and widely used in Andalusian Spain. Aljibe Extrait De Parfum represents the garden of an Andalusian cistern, where everything revolves around a dry floral body, and a green outlet on a base with a wet stone effect. Daring and particular, Aljibe stands... Continue Reading →

Persuasive Seducer

"The moonlight is cast on the illuminated city. The whir of luxury automobiles and bleeding dialogues add to the soundtrack of the city after dusk. Neon lights and towering skyscrapers define the aesthetic of the landscape in which our protagonist is found wandering. Enshrouded in an air of mystery, we follow our obscure figure through... Continue Reading →

Aromatic Utopia

“This Olibanum-based perfume is a clean veil like the morning atmosphere after the nightly religious processions in the city of Granada, LaAurora is a fragrance of subtle sophistication belonging to the Oriental Amber family, and is dedicated to the Virgin of La Aurora, Queen and Mother of the Albaycín/Granada.” Click Play. HouseRicardo Ramos Perfumes de... Continue Reading →

Peeling Back Fleshy Layers

GREEN TWO WAYS: “Vetiver, also known as Khus, is along with mango the second and third export products of Haiti, respectively. Mangoe Khus is the result of mixing vetiver and green mango as an allegory to this tropical combo, to the refreshing and happy vibration they have in common, dancing elegantly on a green heart... Continue Reading →

Ripe Tropical Fruit & Sandy Shores

“Rich and natural-smelling rather than sporty or cheap, the pineapple note is so well done here that it redeems the reputation of the much-maligned fruit. Hacivat wears on the skin as lightly as a white linen shirt in summer…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseNishaneOriginTurkeyFragranceHacivatYear2017NoseJorge LeeConcentrationExtrait de ParfumGenderU/M-leaningSeasonSummertime (& Spring)Size/Cost50ml/$240, 100ml/$380SourceLuckyscent.comSoundtrackDubwise... Continue Reading →

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