Comme Des Garçons Smoke Signals

“Comme des Garcons is a Parisian fashion brand run by Rei Kawakubo, its owner. Rei Kawakubo is avant-garde Japanese fashion designer whose collections demonstrate 'anti-fashion' elements. Black is many things. One of those things is a positive number on a balance sheet, the opposite of red…2 MAN's simmering and incensey opening unfolds into an unusual... Continue Reading →

Imaginary Authors – A Trio

“Imaginary Authors offers wildly unique fragrances born from the concept of scent as art and art as provocation. Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. In these bottles are layered narratives that are sure to generate stirring conversation, fragrances that might be capable of changing the course of your own personal... Continue Reading →

Stay Chill

"The eau de cologne Colonia Pura is a vibrant interpretation of the classic Colonia fragrance, blending bright and fruity notes of bergamot, orange, and petit grain. A combination of coriander and jasmine scents gives it a harmonious essence while the signature duo of cedar wood notes and patchouli rounds it off with a woody base."... Continue Reading →

Unexpected. That’s The Way I Like It.

“After arriving in Saint Louis at 19, Henry Shaw sold steel products from his family's business in Sheffield, England and made his fortune quickly. After retiring at an early age, Shaw set out to travel the world, exploring Southern Europe, Northern Africa and the Far East. In his travels, Shaw decided to bring back the... Continue Reading →

Opposites Attract

“The subtly sinister follow-up to Lenora Blumberg’s acclaimed debut “Violet Disguise,” tells the story of a farmer’s wife who, after maintaining a decades-long affair with a crop duster pilot, decides to come clean to her husband (who also happens to be her lover’s employer)….Set in California's tranquil and dusty San Joaquin Valley, the elaborate tale... Continue Reading →

Let The Sun Shine In

“Perfumer Shawn Maher, a finalist for the 2020 Art + Olfaction Awards, made his name through Chatillon Lux. However, a desire create without restrictions on budget or materials led to Maher Olfactive. This is olfactory art for art's sake.  A juxtaposition, reframing classic materials in a way that presents them with a new sense of wonder in cruelty-free... Continue Reading →

Conductivity For You + Me

NU-PATINA: “Fiery red metal, yet cool to the touch. The clarity of contrast. The newest from CDG is a provocative olfactive exploration of perceived differences and harmonious alignment built around another everyday material worthy of re-evaluation: copper….Is this a photo-perfect capture of the actual smell of copper? Why would it be? Rather, this is the... Continue Reading →

Down On The Forest Floor

"Rich with contrast, dreamlike in its serenity, Figment Man draws exquisite florals, woods and animalics together to create an utterly original, rapturously imaginative men's scent that will challenge and delight in equal measure. Opening with fresh, tranquil notes of lemon, geranium, and pink pepper, Figment then moves into a luminous heart of sandalwood that entwines... 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 →

The Singing Conifers

“This scent is a confluence the coniferous forests and the incense burning in the newly settled hamlet. It's a confluence of cultures and of scents….Here in Saint Louis, the word “confluence” is used for many reasons. Of course, the easiest connection is the meeting of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. But also, due to its origins... Continue Reading →

Burnt Offering +

ABLAZE: “A brilliantly dark graphic novel, A City On Fire, is the story of two match-makers. Rupert literally fabricates matches in a factory on the waterfront while Frances writes a dating column for the city’s newspaper. Both are recluses who haunt the night’s shadows observing clandestine activities from afar but never partaking. That changes one fortuitous evening... 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 →

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