Heeley x 2

“As a designer influenced by nature, it was natural that James Heeley should be fascinated by the world of scent. It was after meeting Annick Goutal in 1996 that he discovered how scents are ‘designed’. His first scent, ‘Figuier’, is remarkable for it’s precision in evoking the natural scent of a Mediterranean Fig tree. With... Continue Reading →

In Full Bloom with Smallflower feat. Anat Fritz

This is the finale in our short series with our friends from smallflower.com/Merz Apothecary. This time around our exploration into the German slash USA-based designer house Anat Fritz and it's a pleasure to experience their two focal fragrances for the very first time. Both of these are re-formulations of their originals. Anat Fritz is a... Continue Reading →

Four from Sarah Baker

“Inspired by the cultural melting pot and fragrance hub of the Ancient World with its bustling markets and port. Combines oud with the freshness of a cologne tradition. ClasEach of our fragrances tells a story. Each juice whisks you off to fantastic worlds of glamour, adventure, romance or pure hedonism. Their scented tales are inspired... Continue Reading →

Stay Chill

"The eau de cologne Colonia Pura is a vibrant interpretation of the classic Colonia fragrance, blending bright and fruity notes of bergamot, orange, and petit grain. A combination of coriander and jasmine scents gives it a harmonious essence while the signature duo of cedar wood notes and patchouli rounds it off with a woody base."... Continue Reading →

Sheer Citrus

“Every creation is meticulously developed on-island at historic Stewart Hall under the direction of Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone. "Art reflects environment," she says and Bermuda's authenticity is present in every bottle filled by hand. You can catch Isabelle in the Perfumery early in the morning weighing essential oils and blending them into a fragrance that captures... Continue Reading →

Balancing Delicacies

“Inspired by the cultural melting pot and fragrance hub of the Ancient World with its bustling markets and port. Combines oud with the freshness of a cologne tradition. Classical.” HouseSarah Baker PerfumesOriginUKFragranceSymmetryYear2020NoseChris MauriceConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodIn The Mood For LoveSize/Cost50ml / $95Source/LinkSarah Baker PerfumesSoundtrackVLA 1 by Aperus, 2018Rating93%

A Spiffy Lavender

MODERN FOUGERE W/A TWIST: “The aromatic intensity and elegance of lavender wrap around the woody notes of oud, vetiver and cedar wood. The Tonka bean and the patchouli give to the accord a dimension of warm and sweet, powerful and delicate. Masculine, modern and unique.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseRania... Continue Reading →

Made for Moderns

“While fashion may be cyclical, good taste never goes out of style. Marcel gives the time-tested Eau de Cologne style a new lease on life, accenting the classic structure with the a leathery ylang-ylang, aromatic lavender, woody cedar and earthy patchouli.” “A fresh and elegant take on that paragon of good taste: the Eau de... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Citrus Twist

"From the start it evokes the crystal clarity of a midsummer day. Its original freshness, which does not conceal the personality of the wearer, it is achieved by concentrating the hesperidian note. The middle note presents a flowery procession. The fragrance extends over an elegant, sensual base note enriched by refined boisé notes." Courtesy of... Continue Reading →

It’s Got That Zing

“Night on the island of Java: by the edge of a lake; the perfumed sounds of a court gamelan orchestra drift across the water, hovering in the air like a constellation of shimmering insects…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePaul Schütze PerfumeOriginUKFragranceCirebonYear2016NosePaul SchützeConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSummerSize/Cost50ml/$183SourcePaul Schütze PerfumeSoundtrackorange sky by Joel Cahen, 2018Rating87%

Get Lost

“Nautilus is a fragrance inspired by the colors, sounds and energy of a summer Bermuda storm. It reflects the supernatural energy of the crashing waves, which have sculpted so perfectly our idyllic landscape. Nautilus is a gift from nature with its most dramatic expression of power and beauty.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

Take A Bite

“A beautiful, fascinating, sophisticated, regal woman… and truly lethal, like the fragrance named after her. When we conjure up an image of Lucrezia, her figure becomes hazy. She is such a universal and powerful character that she fills every nook of her reverberating strength, just as this fragrance evolves in its compelling bouquet. Precious flowers with a hypnotic scent,... Continue Reading →

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