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 →

A Trio from Mihan Aromatics

“Familial scents that rise to occasion. A strategic underlining for all matter of characters. Aromas that conjure heartache, hubris and harmony. Designed and developed in Australia..” HOUSE: Mihan AromaticsORIGIN: AustraliaFRAGRANCES: Mikado Bark, Sienna Brume, UntitledNOSE: Josh and Julia MihanSIZE/COST: 30-100ml / $71-174 Mikado Bark (EDP, 2017): This is my second attempt to review this trio... Continue Reading →

Ilk in Quartet

HOUSE: IlkORIGIN: UKFRAGRANCES: Devious, Fantasist, Libertine, VirtuousYEAR: 2020NOSE: Annabella Fasano-Leslie + Holly HutchinsonCONCENTRATION: Extrait de ParfumSIZE/COST: 50ml / $164SOURCE: https://www.ilkperfume.com/entershop Devious: While all these fragrances are layer-able and unisex, I’m going to explore them one at a time, starting here with Devious. This opens up like oozing liquid gold, and then the dancefloor ditty ‘I... Continue Reading →

And The Livin’ Is Easy

“A bona fide fragrance sensation, Pacific Rock Moss had the internet abuzz before anyone outside of Australia had even had the chance to smell it. But now that it's here, we'll be direct- the hype is real. Crisp, fresh and compelling, made with naturally harvested Australian coastal moss, Pacific Rock Moss is one of the... Continue Reading →

Cool Summer

“Verveine d’Eté is an Eau de Parfum with a delicate and fresh scent. It will be an ideal partner on hot summer days but also in the heart of winter to bring you joy and comfort. A mixed scent, sparkling and energizing that brings back memories of the freshness of a bed of aromatic plants... Continue Reading →

Fougere à la Mode

“With an aromatic start, this fragrance pairs lavender with the subtly gourmand aromas of almond and tonka tonka bean, combining authenticity and freshness….A soft, bitter-sweet tonka and cooling lavender blend. Marie Jeanne’s beautiful vision of a 21st century fougere.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseMarie JeanneOriginFranceFragranceTonka Lavande (Materie Premiere collection)Year2020AtmosphereLaidback ContentmentConcentrationEDPSeasonSpringtime... Continue Reading →

Tobacco: Smoky, Soft, Sweet

DRIED, SMOKED, HONEY-DRENCHED. Well, well, well. Take an extended drag while scrolling through with us and this full house of fragrances! As a non-smoker I cannot truly vouch for the pleasures that are sought in the world of tobacco, however I think I’ve searched and found several wide uses and interpretations in the world of... Continue Reading →

Wonderous Witchy Ways

“Häxan is an ode to the ancient practices of sorcery, magic, alchemy and witchcraft. It is inspiredby Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 seminal film on this subject. The perfume uses over 100 ingredients that are traditionally represented in potions and elixirs associated with these practices. Häxan is a dark witchy fougere style perfume which incorporates dark woody... Continue Reading →

Green Fairy Rises

L'HEURE VERTE: Combining botanicals and other spirits like aniseed, grande wormwood, and fennel, this age old concoction has been attributed to artists, hallucinations and legality for eons. I searched near and far for various perfumed potions that may include absinthe, the infamous aphrodisiac as a featured ingredient, and cast my net wide. Ending up with... Continue Reading →

The Green Green Grass of Ganja

THAT OLE STRANGE PERFUME: “Perfumer Christian Provenzano has created a cannabis accord that vibrates with daring Oud facets and smoky wood tones of guaiac and patchouli. The grassy character is combined with warm elements of sichuan pepper and cardamom lifted with herbal tones and a swirl of tart grapefruit.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts... Continue Reading →

After Hours

TIC-TOC-TIC-TOC: “Mysterious and sensual, Nightscape evokes the vibrant energy of a cosmopolitan bustling city after dark through patchouli, soft leather, musk and amber, fused with lighter florals like jasmine and geranium and a top note of citrusy bergamot.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseUlrich Lang New YorkOriginGermany/USAFragranceNightscapeYear2009NoseUlrich LangConcentrationEDTGenderM/USeason/MoodFeels Like A Chilly... Continue Reading →

Seasoned Layers

LEATHER BOUQUET: “As part of Tiziana Terenzi's Anniversary collection, Chimera Extrait De Parfum is produced in a small batch every year, handcrafted using only the rarest raw materials. Each bottle is marked with the year of production, like a precious wine. This unforgettable journey starts in a sail boat in the Gulf of Fethiye, known... Continue Reading →

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