DS & Durga By The Half Dozen

“The power of scent is equal to that of sight and sound. A great scent is a world you can return to over and over–a keyhole into another realm. You can travel via the mind-nose connection to larger collective spaces…Our scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite exploration. They are an... Continue Reading →

Nobile 1942 Four Square

“Everything started with Umberto Nobile, Massimo’s grandfather, a name that has always been synonymous with luxury fragrances. Since the early 30s he represented Nina Ricci perfumes and in 1942, at the heigh of Second World War, he decided to open a perfumery for his wife in Rome. It became a family tradition: Massimo’s father did... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Anat Fritz

This is the finale in our short series with our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary. This time around our exploration into the German slash USA-based designer house Anat Fritz and it's a pleasure to experience their two focal fragrances for the very first time. Both of these are re-formulations of their originals. Anat Fritz is a... 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 →

Malin + Goetz – We Three Greens

“A collection of eau de parfums + perfume oils inspired by traditional apothecary ingredients + favorite memories from founders Matthew Malin + Andrew Goetz. elevated through the modern pairing of opposite but complementary notes, each dynamic scent is formulated for everyday wear + gender-neutral appeal.…” HOUSE: Malin + GoetzORIGIN: USAFRAGRANCE: Bergamot, Cannabis, VetiverCONCENTRATION: EDPSIZE/COST: 50-100ml... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Diptyque

Returning are our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary (Dana and Grace Ann) to help us with this second in a three-month long miniseries focused on one house monthly. This time around our exploration into the Paris-based house Diptyque for the very first time. Founded in 1961 Diptyque has been described as “a pioneering parfumerie Maison, a... Continue Reading →

Three Variable Sides To Every Story

Akaster: “This distinguished and charismatic oriental fragrance is structured around the Taif rose and Bulgarian rose, enhanced by a bouquet of woody notes (patchouli and oud). An indulgent scent, Akaster reveals a praline note which adds a hint of sensuality.”… Lippizan: “Lipizzan Inspired by the daring horse race that charmed France during the King Louis... Continue Reading →

Herbalicious

“A contemporary eau in an ”aquatic” theme, Eau Mer is playful and young. An interplay of vetiver and anise suggest the sea and the rest conjure the breeze carrying the scent and sound of everything it touches.” HousePekjiOriginTurkeyFragranceEaumerYear2015NoseÖmer IpekçiConcentrationEDPSeasonTo the left, and to the rightSize/Cost50ml / $165SourceImpossible-Color.comSoundtrackVerbal Herbal by Fonosandwich, 1997Rating88%

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 →

The Wild West Never Smelled This Good

“The scent imagines moments within the Battle of Trafalgar.  Powerful accords of smoke, gunpowder, Blood, and Brandy combine with sea spray and a penetrating citrus note. The fragrance is singularly bold in its composition, yet ultimately refined, provocative and unique.” HouseBeaufortOriginUKFragrance1805 TonnerreYear2015NoseJulie Dunkley, Julie MarloweConcentrationEDPSeasonA Player Piano + A Ballroom BlitzSize/Cost50ml / $150SourceImpossible-Color.comSoundtrackHired Gun by Steve... Continue Reading →

Sheer Citrus

“Every creation is meticulously developed on-island at historic Stewart Hall under the direction of Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone. "Art reflects environment," she says and Bermuda's authenticity is present in every bottle filled by hand. You can catch Isabelle in the Perfumery early in the morning weighing essential oils and blending them into a fragrance that captures... Continue Reading →

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