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 →

Pekji Trio

“Pekji is an independent Turkish perfume brand, founded by the Istanbul perfumer Ömer İpekçi. Before officially launching Pekji had a growing underground existence for years, as the perfumes made for a small circle of perfume enthusiasts quickly garnered a dedicated following through word of mouth.” HOUSE: PekjiFRAGRANCE: Battaniye, Ruh, ZeybekNOSE: Ömer İpekçiYEAR: 2015-2018SIZE/COST: 50ml /... Continue Reading →

Herbalicious

“A contemporary eau in an ”aquatic” theme, Eau Mer is playful and young. An interplay of vetiver and anise suggest the sea and the rest conjure the breeze carrying the scent and sound of everything it touches.” HousePekjiOriginTurkeyFragranceEaumerYear2015NoseÖmer IpekçiConcentrationEDPSeasonTo the left, and to the rightSize/Cost50ml / $165SourceImpossible-Color.comSoundtrackVerbal Herbal by Fonosandwich, 1997Rating88%

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 →

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