Catching Light

SIMILAR NOT THE SAME: Barry Lyndon: “In the wide and enchanting meadows of the Val d’Aosta, Maria Candida feels the presence of Barry Lyndon. The steps of the young Barry echo in the mist through the paths covered with the heather and the peat. Scents of fresh leather of his saddle mixes in the air... Continue Reading →

Peachy

A CARNIVAL OF SWEETNESS: "A cotton candy Orris fragrance, unisex, a left over from a study around an old classics. Maybe the biggest amount of Orris ever seen in a fragrance in the past 50 years." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfume.SucksOriginSwitzerlandFragranceLiving CoralYear2019NoseAndreas WilhelmConcentrationEDPGenderU/FSeason/MoodSummer, and alternatively SpringSize/Cost52ml/$79Source/LinkPerfume.SucksSoundtrackCanto coral a Túpac Amaru... Continue Reading →

Re-Retro in Pinstripes

The folks at Penhaligon's say: "Vivid yet subtle, No. 33 is a classic cologne-style fragrance with lasting power. Shimmering and tart, 33 emulates the bounce in your step on the sunniest of days, and the crisp lines of your best suit, freshly laundered. Bergamot, orange and grapefruit form a virtual yellow diamond set atop this... Continue Reading →

Cologne: Two Ways

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 to discover the tremendous amount of depth that the traditionally fresh style can contain- something... Continue Reading →

Easy Elegance

“Imagine a sensual and magnetic allure. An elusive man, with charismatic powers, who can conquer any challenge… He invites you on a journey into the mysterious world of perfume, on the roads to the rarest scents.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseNino Amaddeo Parfums & BijouxOriginFranceFragranceCatch Me If You CanYear2019NoseNino AmaddeoConcentrationEDPGenderU/MSeasonFall/WinterSize/Cost50-100m/$71-104SourceNino... Continue Reading →

Fort & Manlé Discovery Set

“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 and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

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