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 →

Beaufort by 4

“BeauFort London is a line of fragrances inspired by elements of British history, both real and imagined. With scents that are heavily influenced by stories of the sea, trade, and war. Guided by a preoccupation with the darker elements of British history, BeauFort London works with accomplished perfumers to create fragrances that are bold and... Continue Reading →

A Unika Quartet

“With her UNIKA collection, her perfumes are in her image: sparkling and generous.” “Unique, each creation has no limits: I take pleasure in formulating with the raw materials I want. The 5 fragrances are « revealing emotions, sensuality enhancers, a second skin.” HouseUnika ParfumsOriginFranceFragrance3 Poivres, Vanille Réglisse, Oud Osmanthus, Cédrat Myrte ImmortelleYear2021NoseVéronique StambouliConcentrationEDPMood/SeasonGet Out Your Old... Continue Reading →

Day In / Day Out

“The NŌSE perfumes brand returns to the phenomenon of the "Russian spirit" and reinterprets the story of the fragrances that tell about the country themselves. Coniferous forests and grassy meadows, burning frosts and warming furs, summer gardens and May thunderstorms - in each bottle there is a small history of the country, which many know... 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 →

Imaginary Authors – A Trio

“Imaginary Authors offers wildly unique fragrances born from the concept of scent as art and art as provocation. Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. In these bottles are layered narratives that are sure to generate stirring conversation, fragrances that might be capable of changing the course of your own personal... Continue Reading →

A Half Dozen Blackbirds

"…a dimension all its own, a playfully imperfect experiment in design and scent, where all humans are invited. Established in 2004, Blackbird evolved over time into a fragrance design house specializing in perfumes and incense. The brand is known worldwide for its forward-thinking installations and products." HOUSE: Blackbird ORIGIN: USANOSE: Nicole MillerCONCENTRATION: EDPSIZE/COST: 30ml / $96SOURCE:... Continue Reading →

Four Square THOO

“THOO was born from the collaboration between an Italian master perfumer and manufacturer of Oud in Jakarta. This is a story of friendship between two virtuosos who gave birth to valuable perfume creations…Created for lovers of perfume, the fragrances blend together the tradition and the know-how of distillation of essential oils to choose the ingredients.... Continue Reading →

The Book of Hours Suite

A CONTEMPLATIVE TRILOGY: “The Book of Hours suite is composed by three perfumes that take references from the medieval Paleography studies carried out by Ricardo Ramos with Stanford University / USA. This is an olfactory journey through medieval monastic activities, with an aim of capturing their intriguing mysticism, from the intimate erudite atmosphere of the... Continue Reading →

Roses & Wine

ROSY ATMOSPHERE: “Bulgarian rose petals awaken your senses in this sparkling Eau de Parfum. The soft note of iris extract is juxtaposed with warm spices of cardamom, patchouli and Indian sandalwood…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMiller et BertauxOriginFranceFragranceShanti ShantiYear2008NoseMiller et BertauxConcentrationEDPSeasonLate Spring Into SummerSize/Cost100ml / $120SourceAedes.comSoundtrackOm Shanti Shanti by Adham... Continue Reading →

Spiced Right

"Call it the primal scream of perfumery. Coumarin was the very first molecule that allowed perfumers to cut loose from the past and venture into modern abstraction. First used in the groundbreaking 1882 Fougère Royale, this synthetic marvel ignited a new era of artistic expression. Named after kumarù, the word for the tonka bean tree... Continue Reading →

Polished Vanilla

“Essential and oriental, Vanilla Shot boasts a fresh and sensual richness that blossoms thanks to myrrh resin. The fragrance is energized by top notes of coriander, saffron and aldehydes and enhanced by the presence of rose and dried fruits..” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOlfactive StudioOriginFranceFragranceVanilla ShotYear2018NoseBertrand DuchaufourConcentrationExtrait de ParfumGenderUAtmosphereBaroom to... Continue Reading →

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