“Ancient rituals of oils and bath, blurring the realities of past and future, humility and godliness. Perfumer Nicole Miller’s first perfume (never intended for sale), relaunched in limited edition for the 15th anniversary of Blackbird. This is an updated version of Blackbird’s … Continue reading Rose or Rosé?
“Unutamam was bound to defy easy categorization as the first entry in NISHANE’s bold new “Experimental Collection”. But that turns out to be the point: Unutamam, intentionally straddles the line between lush seduction and animalic ferocity, leaving it to the … Continue reading Taking Temperatures
“The shade cast by the boughs of a cypress tree brings a moment of relief and refreshes the soul. The symbol of eternity and of feminine beauty lends itself to painting the purest of bonds between man and woman, be … Continue reading Shades of Cool
“A thick carpet of silver envelops the landscape, untouched but for the dazzling reflection of the sun. Snow stretches as far as the eye can see, while a bitter wind rolls silently across the sky, its hush barely broken by … Continue reading Breaking Through
“The large Italian population in Argentina often made me wonder why my ancestors ended up in the US instead of a bit further South. Upon learning that Fernet-Branca is the national drink of Argentina I decided to use it as … Continue reading Grande Melange
“A mythical fragrance. A timeless and elegant freshness. Created in 1946 by perfumer Vincent Roubert, Green Water is classified as a modern fragrance. In 2016, Parfums Jacques Fath with the fine sensibility of Cecile Zarokian, re-habilitated noble ingredients such as … Continue reading Cool, Calm, Collected
“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 … Continue reading The Monsillage EDT Collection
GET READY, SET SAIL!: Oh, the sun, the surf, the sailing. Eight & Bob has made it easier to envision such places even while on lockdown. They say: “A fragrance inspired in the French Riviera summer days. This fragrance captures the … Continue reading EP 89: As Wide As The Ocean
A shortlist of notes that somehow becomes an incredible hybrid of its ingredients. Vetiver is presented in a completely new way in this blend by the house of Heeley called Vetiver Veritas. It’s a dreamy compound of aromatic woody notes … Continue reading EP 29: Civilized Citrus
Eight & Bob (since 1937) “is a luxury fragrance house whose exclusive scents have been passed down for generations dating back to the 20th century.” As they say. In this episode I opened up the Discovery Set, spraying from six … Continue reading EP 7: Rounding Up 5, 6, 7….