A Hendley Quartet

A FOUR-FER: “Hendley Perfumes is an independent, artisan perfume practice founded in 2014. Each batch of perfume is meticulously formulated, blended, bottled, labeled & shipped by Hans Hendley.” HouseHendley PerfumesOriginUSAFragranceCure, Jupiter, Mown, Tobacco CiderYear2017-19 NoseHans HendleyConcentrationEDPSeasonWarm, Warmer, WarmestSize/CostCheck The Site For MoreSourceHendley PerfumesSoundtrackFeeling, Smelling, Tasting by Steve Roden, 2014Rating86%, 84%, 90%, 93%

Covert + Mystic

“A mythical destination: New York. A legendary liner: the Normandie. A bottle blue like the Atlantic Ocean. A new olfactive odyssey: Hommage à l’homme Voyageur. This Masculine fragrance is a woody and spicy scent imbued with confident masculinity and refined elegance, in which two beautiful raw materials from perfumery come together: oud wood and violet.” Click... Continue Reading →

Pure Meadowlands

“…based on the fragrant plant life that sustains butterflies and their habitat. Although perhaps a peculiar starting point to develop a fragrance palette, butterflies have done a remarkable job of curating a wide range of fragrant floral, mint, grass, & herbaceous notes for a perfumer to work with.” HouseEuphorium BrooklynOriginUSA FragranceButterflyYear2017NoseStephen DirkesConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSpringtime PersonifiedSize/Cost50ml / $180... Continue Reading →

Ilk in Quartet

HOUSE: IlkORIGIN: UKFRAGRANCES: Devious, Fantasist, Libertine, VirtuousYEAR: 2020NOSE: Annabella Fasano-Leslie + Holly HutchinsonCONCENTRATION: Extrait de ParfumSIZE/COST: 50ml / $164SOURCE: https://www.ilkperfume.com/entershop Devious: While all these fragrances are layer-able and unisex, I’m going to explore them one at a time, starting here with Devious. This opens up like oozing liquid gold, and then the dancefloor ditty ‘I... Continue Reading →

Pineward Foursome

“Pineward perfumes capture abandoned alpine farmsteads, boreal bracken and briars, frost-laden and fog-blanketed firs, loam-covered logs, prickles of pine, thickly thicketed thistles, rotting rooted carpets, morel mushroom mycelium, sap encrusted spruces, misty, murky, mossy, forests up in a stoppered bottle. My hope is that wearing Pineward perfume will transport you to remote untamed forests far,... 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 →

The Vapors

ANCIENT TEMPLE: “A ritual in the holy Kiso forest: ceremonial katana unguent of rare woods, temple incense, leather bushi armor....Spare, serene, and deceptively deep, Amber Kiso is an enchanting new vision of an amber fragrance through the prism of feudal Japan. It's amber stripped down to its essence- an abstraction of captured light- taking a... Continue Reading →

Hypnotic, Exotic, Quixotic

“Intended, in part, to evoke bucolic memories of perfumer, Christian Rosenkreuz’ Bavarian study. Windows open to receive fresh heather and bitter herbs from the verdant splendour that is the end of summer blends with the aroma of his musty volumes of yellowed parchment and rich sweet tobacco notes from the humidor. Transported by this fragrance,... Continue Reading →

Fresh Garden Party

“A refreshing and spicy scent that combines sweet mountain pepper, bergamot, crisp apple with moss and woods. Mountain Peppers are known for their sweet and fruity taste at first, followed by a lingering peppery after taste. The same can be said for its fragrance, which makes it ideal unexpected spice in masculine scents. Suitable for... Continue Reading →

Woody Whispers

“The fragrance aims to enhance all the manifestations of male strength.'' The Nose. Boldly masculine, Duro is a raw, bittersweet woodsy scent that communicates an untamed, virile spirit. With speculated notes of wood, leather, and spices, this fragrance begins with a sharp, invigorating tang, not unlike the smell of fresh sap or of a particularly... Continue Reading →

Dark Is The Juice

"Wardé is a flower that gives; generous as all flowers are. Because flowers play an important part of our everyday life, we wanted the fragrance that holds the name of the collection “Wardé” to embody this role. If you take a look around you, you will find flowers available in one form or another, whether... Continue Reading →

The Lull of Marine Rose

“The good omen of an early rain came and quenched the desert city grass on which we’d say our vows by the time the sun set. That salty morning mist dared to linger in the air, but couldn’t long survive the burning in us, nor the radiance of hearts surrounding and uplifting us that day... Continue Reading →

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