DS & Durga By The Half Dozen

“The power of scent is equal to that of sight and sound. A great scent is a world you can return to over and over–a keyhole into another realm. You can travel via the mind-nose connection to larger collective spaces…Our scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite exploration. They are an... Continue Reading →

Stora Skuggan: Thirds

“It happened many seasons ago. Of course to explain it you would have to be here. We had all been used to only the same smells, the same architecture. Until the monsoon came. At first we were weary. What did she want with us? But then we became dizzy. The allure became a way of living. Without it we were dust.”... Continue Reading →

Bitter Sweet Darkness

❤FIRE: “Beaver trappers were the cowboys of early America. Renegade mountaineers of the Jacksonian era who cut trails through the wild in search of beaver pelts–prized by hatters, doctors, and perfumers. Dark cedar, snake root, synthetic beaver castor, and wild bergamot.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseDS & DurgaOriginUSAFragranceFreetrapperYear2011 (happy 10th!)NoseDavid Seth MoltzConcentrationEDP... Continue Reading →

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 →

Dark Is The Juice

"Wardé is a flower that gives; generous as all flowers are. Because flowers play an important part of our everyday life, we wanted the fragrance that holds the name of the collection “Wardé” to embody this role. If you take a look around you, you will find flowers available in one form or another, whether... Continue Reading →

EP 84: A Bigger Picture

MUSKY LEATHER: This is Etat Libre d’Orange's Tom of Finland. From ELd'O: "The water slips over him as if sliding down a marble rock, sinking into the grooves of his muscles, vanishing into his pores. This is fresh, pure water, with top notes of aldehydes and lemon, a water that washes away the sins of... Continue Reading →

EP 23: A Rose Is A Rose (‘cuz)….

Have you ever smudged sage? Now imagine doing that with a bouquet of roses of various varieties. This is from the house of Bologna's Bogue Profumo, and this is the enigmatic O/E. The roses are fading, crumbing into dust, and airbourne. I assume (?!) this is a loveletter of sorts. But is this from an... Continue Reading →

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