A Trio from Guy Fox

"…not your normal fragrance company. We're just two best friends from California who got tired of paying huge mark-ups for colognes & candles simply because they had some Italian dude's name on it. We've spent the last 2 years researching, testing, and developing our first 6 cologne scents as well as our first 3 candles…Hand Bottled... Continue Reading →

Beyond The Elemental

“Burst of colors begin to dance and swirl. A kaleidoscope effect rich in pattern. Until a veil of smoke and spice subtly creeps in attempting to darken the dancing colors. The colors carve out space amid the darkness allowing vibrant beams of light to splinter all around…” HouseMotif OlfactifOriginUSAFragranceVoile D’encensYear2019NoseOswald PareConcentrationExtrait de Parfum (28%)SeasonLate Summer... Continue Reading →

This Rose Purrs

“I intended to create an alluring and seductive fragrance to fully represent the subject matter. A scent that beguiles and entices and just as you feel you have the fragrance figured out, it proceeds to change over and over again…..Using predominantly naturals, I intended to enable the fragrance to dance and become ever-changing to symbolise... Continue Reading →

Rousing to Rest

“Refreshes, calms, eases jet lag, renews, and opens pathways for any transitions. The Element of Water speaks to emotions. Your heart is as water with the ability to soothe, purify, love, and heal..” HouseArtisan ParfumsOriginUSAFragranceHarmonieYear2007, reformulated in 2018NoseIxchel LeighConcentrationNatural PerfumeSeason/MoodSummer into Early AutumnSize/Cost5-100ml / $32-450Source/LinkArtisan ParfumsSoundtrackA Thousand Harmonies in Silence by Bedroom, 2020Rating85%

Meo Fusciuni Four Ways

“Born from the definition of artistic perfume as olfactory memory, Meo Fusciuni blend fragrances that recall moments of life lived, in a unique and exciting collection, the olfactory vision of a modern and nomad artist. Today Meo Fusciuni is an Italian independent brand, where the planning got boundaries in research of olfactory memory, yesterday nomad... Continue Reading →

A Quintet from Aftelier Perfumes

SLOW SCENT: These perfumes speak (volumes) for themselves. "Everything I make is free from synthetics, parabens, glycols, and petrochemicals. I hand-blend and bottle all my products in small batches in my Berkeley, California studio, and personally attend to every detail of the process in creating every product. I love adding a sense of luxury and... Continue Reading →

Let The Sun Shine In

“Perfumer Shawn Maher, a finalist for the 2020 Art + Olfaction Awards, made his name through Chatillon Lux. However, a desire create without restrictions on budget or materials led to Maher Olfactive. This is olfactory art for art's sake.  A juxtaposition, reframing classic materials in a way that presents them with a new sense of wonder in cruelty-free... Continue Reading →

Motif Olfactif Four Ways

“This brand is a natural progression in my fragrance journey.  A journey that started with smelling fragrances at the mall, to exploring niche and indie houses…fragrances made around the world! I found the fragrance community on YouTube and began reviewing fragrances that I found compelling.  My taste tends to lean towards creative and enjoyable scents... Continue Reading →

Pale Shelter

"A woody, floral orris perfume, composed with star perfumer Ralf Schwieger. A fairytale Uzbek city on the Silk Road. Fruits and spices – sophistication and adventure. A journey into Central Asia. Bukhara is an earthy perfume, composed around the enigmatic orris – one of perfumery’s most prized (and expensive) raw materials." HouseGallivantOriginUKFragranceBukharaYear2020NoseNick Steward w/Ralf SchwiegerConcentrationEDPSeasonSpring... Continue Reading →

Playa or Player?

"You know that feeling of soaring through the air and dunking on an 8-foot hoop at an elementary school? That's what it feels like to wear the Grant. Never done that before? Neither has he…." HouseGuy FoxOriginUSA (California)FragranceGrantYear2019NoseunknownConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodA Blast of Spring Break + Summer EnergySize/Cost50ml / $59.50Source/LinkGuy FoxSoundtrackGrant's Stand by Booker Ervin, 1963Rating80%

Plush Patina

“Pas ce Soir is inspired by a mysterious and sensual night in Paris. The fragrance is fruity, spicy and woody, made by a trilogy of jasmine, quince, and orange blossom. Recommended for those in search of an indulgent floral perfume…” HouseBDK ParfumsOriginFranceFragrancePas Сe SoirYear2016NoseDavid BenedekConcentrationEDPSeasonFall/Winter (but still flexible)AtmosphereParis A Go GoSize/Cost100ml / $180SourceSo Avant GardeSoundtrackQuince... Continue Reading →

New Blacks: Sugar + Spice

Introvert / Extrovert: “When it comes to Black Pepper they say: “Crisp and energizing, juicy citrus combines with a fresh marine accord, woods and pepper seeds….Once considered a luxury, black pepper was something only the upper class could enjoy. Because of this, it was a sacred offering to the Gods centuries ago.” And then there’s... Continue Reading →

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