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 →

Bittersweet + Magnifico

“An ever-evolving perfume extract, Bergamask hangs on the skin and keeps changing over time. A dance of seduction between the killer and his victim, Bergamask runs through you like a nagging wound….” “Bergamask is literally a fragrance with no heart. Bright, fresh citrus corrupted with a base of dirty animal musk. You shouldn't trust the... Continue Reading →

Divided By Destiny

“A paean to mistakes, imperfections and turbulence, Brutus is a magnetic fragrance that communicates the force of undeniable desires. Folks, meet the new man-scent of your dream.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. This review was nicely sponsored by the good folk at Smallflower/Merz Apothecary in Chicago! HouseOrto ParisiOriginItalyFragranceBrutusYear2014NoseAlessandro GualtieriConcentrationEDPGenderM/UnisexSeasonWinter/FallSize/Cost50ml, $195SourceSmallflower.com (Merz... Continue Reading →

EP 87: Futuristic eScape

A GLITCH IN TIME: The house of Orto Parisi has concocted a marvelously subtle parfum that will immerse you on the coastal (l)edge. Megamare is, what Smallflower aptly describes as a fragrance that transports: "The sea takes you to the shores of new lands, and calls you to meet down there  — Through the salty... Continue Reading →

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