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 →

A Trio from Mihan Aromatics

“Familial scents that rise to occasion. A strategic underlining for all matter of characters. Aromas that conjure heartache, hubris and harmony. Designed and developed in Australia..” HOUSE: Mihan AromaticsORIGIN: AustraliaFRAGRANCES: Mikado Bark, Sienna Brume, UntitledNOSE: Josh and Julia MihanSIZE/COST: 30-100ml / $71-174 Mikado Bark (EDP, 2017): This is my second attempt to review this trio... Continue Reading →

Anticipation

"Intent on getting lost in heady afflictions. Richly rubbery, stubbornly unattainable, inviting to touch. Hot like a sun-licked car bonnet yet smooth like the inside of an oyster shell. A familiar scene that’s hard to catch and harder to forget. Volatile of its own volition. Piquant, irreverent and sort of troubled." Click Play, to hear... Continue Reading →

Deep Breath!

TOP TIER: "Deep roots in undisturbed land. Creaking and creek-lined. Gasps of crushed fir needles. A balsam of dense blue cypress and tree sap. A remedy of morning air inhaled deeply. Evergreen botanicals that mimic the quietness of first light. Ancient flowering trees and woods who graciously lend their oils for revival." Click Play, to... Continue Reading →

A Pixelated Dreamstate

TOP TIER: "A welcomed relief from prolonged abstinence. Drenched from the sky, an invigoration of wood and earth, asphalt and ash. Awoken, aerated, then released. A eulogy for long hot days broken with weighty rain. Outdoor showers absorbing a drink. Dormant rock and aching fields entering the ether and resting on skin." Click Play, to... Continue Reading →

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