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 →

Boundless Emergence

"Yann Vasnier has a history of creating outstanding men's scents for Divine, and L'homme infini, his latest creation for the line, does not disappoint. Resolutely masculine and warmly reassuring, this has the confident ease of a man who has all the time in the world, surveying the vast horizon to see the next adventure ahead.... Continue Reading →

Top Shelf Shaman

“I crafted notes of blonde oud, ginger, sandalwood, juniper berries and a trace of olibanum to age in a bourbon seasoned oak barrel which imparted a warmer and smokier dimension to the top… A mysteriously alluring and easy to wear smokey spiced oud for women and men aged 47 days in a bourbon seasoned American Oak barrel.” And,... Continue Reading →

The Sheen of Night

A COLLABORATIVE POSTSCRIPT: “The P.S. perfume is a beautiful August evening recreated in detail. Musk and quality leather, dry vetiver and foggy resinous patchouli paint a convincing picture of tired summer with warm asphalt after rain. The theme of hard day's night is continued with crispy opopanax, as well as chords of precious resins of... Continue Reading →

Whittling Wonderful

“Derived from the Turkish name for wood, Odoon is an ode to the wood where it becomes the main character, front, and center. Showcasing the simple beauty inherent in wood, from forest to workshops and sap to ashes, it awakens instinctive respect.” HousePekjiOriginTurkeyFragranceOdoonYear2015NoseÖmer IpekçiConcentrationExtrait de ParfumSeasonAll Season Pass To The Great OutdoorsSize/Cost50ml / $165SourceImpossible-Color.comSoundtrackair over... Continue Reading →

A Cure-All Cordial

SHAKEN + STIRRED: “I crafted SGO Batch #501 with notes of warm Sandalwood with Cardamom, Cypress and Juniper Berries to age in the Gin seasoned charred oak barrel which added a darker nuance and new dimension of spicy tones to the final fragrance.  This fragrance has a sensually lingering sillage.” I'll drink to that! Click Play, to hear my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

Vanillelixir

VANILLA RIPPLES: “A richly dark, complex shared Vanilla with woody undertones and a smokey bourbon back”….”An exotic, intoxicatingly sensual Vanilla sun scent party for the skin.” I'll drink to that! Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOK Fine FragrancesOriginUSAFragrancesVBO + VROYear2019-20NoseSteven DeMercadoConcentrationEDP (15% perfume)GenderUSeasonA Warm-UpSize/Cost1oz/$95Source/LinkOK Fine Fragrances + PerfumologySoundtrackVanilla Crush by Thomas... Continue Reading →

Bubbly Intoxication

BARREL O' BUBBLY: “Champagne Port CPO Batch #601 is a one-of-a-kind limited-edition oak barrel aged OK Fine Fragrance of 99 bottles. A stunningly rich and boldly exhilarating bubbly scent celebration. Steve’s sparkling champagne scent aged 58 days in a Port wine seasoned American oak barrel.” Let's all toast to a new year ahead - I'll drink... Continue Reading →

Vivacious + Arboraceous

CHANGELING: “Nostalgic to a moment in the woods during my childhood. The Grange Estate was first established in 1682, collecting 300 years of history before my friends and I played in Cobbs Creek. We were preadolescents, not caring that William Penn, George Washington, and Marquis de Lafayette walked the same grounds. The same trees may have listened to... Continue Reading →

A Toast to the Coast

“Inspired by the emotion of Italian Aperitivo, Eau de Negroni is an all-new, dual-experience aroma. Spritz in the atmosphere to set the scene. Spritz on body to pair skin with every sip. Made with naturals of Italian Grapefruit, Tuscan Rosemary and Geranium with hints of Mimosa and Oak. Unisex. Body & Room Perfume.” Additional background notes. Click... Continue Reading →

In The Thick Of It And Back Again

“Exhilaration and gratification make up the perfect drive. Leather seats, a heavy foot, the exhaust, a wake of fallen leaves, cool air and hot tires. A perfume that represents the gratifying sensation of a connecting to the road. That’s Clutch.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfumologyOriginUSAFragranceClutchYear2018NoseJustin Frederico w/Nir GuyConcentrationParfumGenderM/USeasonSpring + FallSize/Cost2.5ml/$8, 50ml/$95SoundtrackAs... Continue Reading →

The Seducer

COZY-UP! “A creation that can be worn and mostly understood, only by those who really have a spirit free from all conditioning, from every stylistic conformity. Its uniqueness is perceived from the outset, with an unusual explosion of camphor that stuns like a glass of absinthe drunk in a moment, a strong counterpoint to the... Continue Reading →

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