Notetaking’s Best of 2021 [So Far…]

EXCEPTIONAL OLFACTION: Wait one hot minute...it's only July! Yes, I fully realize that there are likely stunning fragrances to come (or that I've missed altogether), with amazing scents just right around the corner. Before I step away from the microphone I wanted to give credence to those which have already impressed halfway through the year.... Continue Reading →

Alcoholic Spirits Atomized

PROST! This month's One Note Wonders is a focus on the Boozy side of perfume. Alcoholic spirits are rising and we tried our best to capture something from most categories that found their way to our studio. Some of these may be quite intoxicating, but I assure you, that whether in moderation or full tilt,... 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 →

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 →

Green Fairy Rises

L'HEURE VERTE: Combining botanicals and other spirits like aniseed, grande wormwood, and fennel, this age old concoction has been attributed to artists, hallucinations and legality for eons. I searched near and far for various perfumed potions that may include absinthe, the infamous aphrodisiac as a featured ingredient, and cast my net wide. Ending up with... 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 →

Patchouli 2.0

RIGHT DOWN THE BARREL: “I crafted notes of Patchouli, Tonka, Vanilla and Woods to age in the golden rum seasoned oak barrel which added a distinctly sweet and buttery dimension to what I think turned out to be a very special and magical fragrance.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOK Fine FragrancesOriginUSAFragrancePatchouli Aged In... Continue Reading →

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