Citrus Mistral

“Starting from the citrusy notes of Vespri Esperidati, we created two different olfactive composition declining the original scent in two different personalities. Vespri Aromatico took inspiration from the smell of Mediterranean bush, blending citruses with aromatic and sea- side smells waking with the wind after a summer storm on the coast of the Riviera.The Mediterranean... Continue Reading →

Opposites Attract

“The subtly sinister follow-up to Lenora Blumberg’s acclaimed debut “Violet Disguise,” tells the story of a farmer’s wife who, after maintaining a decades-long affair with a crop duster pilot, decides to come clean to her husband (who also happens to be her lover’s employer)….Set in California's tranquil and dusty San Joaquin Valley, the elaborate tale... 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 →

Warm, Wet, Wonderful

“Fresh, crisp and bold. A modern vetiver composed of hay absolute, cut grass and freshly turned earth from galloping hooves, threaded with a bright neroli top. The feeling of grass and soft powder of a polo field underfoot. The freedom of a child’s laugh in the distance chasing the sun. Macanudo represents both the groundedness... Continue Reading →

Mixing Colors

“He speaks to us, reveals to us, completes us. The role of perfume is to transcend what comes to us from the animal, to know how to find one's way through the smell, to leave a trace of us. Unconsciously, when we perfume ourselves, we wish to leave a trail, such as the signature of... Continue Reading →

Under The Influence

NO IMITATION: “Inspired by Dior Addict. Longer lasting, nostalgic and as close to the discontinued as it gets! Addicted starts the show with an (YES) "Addicting" fresh blast of Mandarin leaf and Orange blossom that seduces the soul. Exotic sandal wood, sweet and exuberant Tonka bean and Bourbon Vanilla that will make you weak to... Continue Reading →

Dreamy + Creamy

“A decadent balance between regal and rebel. Inspired by 19th century bohemians, re-imagined in an original elegance. Cashmere-like ambery notes smoothing out the carnal earthiness associated with counter-culture. In MISFIT what was once decadent is now made addictively desirable. In a bedroom in the City of Flesh, a Kashmiri shawl drapes decadently over the bed. Once extremely coveted, the shawls are... Continue Reading →

Willy Wonka x Pink Floyd

“FZOTIC is a San Francisco based project by artist-perfumer Bruno Fazzolari dedicated to bringing independent vision and artistry to everyday life…Dark, rich, mysterious, intoxicating amber with chocolate, tobacco and woody notes. Loaded with real tonka bean absolute!…” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseFzoticOriginUSAFragranceUmmagummaYear2017NoseBruno FazzolariConcentrationEDPGenderUSeason/MoodAutumn through SpringSize/Cost30ml, $125SourceTigerlilySoundtrackSysiphus Part 4 by Pink... Continue Reading →

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 →

Re-Retro in Pinstripes

The folks at Penhaligon's say: "Vivid yet subtle, No. 33 is a classic cologne-style fragrance with lasting power. Shimmering and tart, 33 emulates the bounce in your step on the sunniest of days, and the crisp lines of your best suit, freshly laundered. Bergamot, orange and grapefruit form a virtual yellow diamond set atop this... 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 →

Open Sesame

“Created for her father about twenty years ago, this perfume is revisited with new raw materials. Like a tribute to the paternal scent, tender, warm and enveloping. The soft roundness of the facets of the tonka bean, very coumarinized here, makes you salivate at the idea of savouring a moment of complicity. The leather note... Continue Reading →

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