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“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 →

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 →

Boundless Emergence

"Yann Vasnier has a history of creating outstanding men's scents for Divine, and L'homme infini, his latest creation for the line, does not disappoint. Resolutely masculine and warmly reassuring, this has the confident ease of a man who has all the time in the world, surveying the vast horizon to see the next adventure ahead.... Continue Reading →

Seasons Change

"The amusingly-named Cedar Woodpecker is a spicy, citrusy cedar fragrance with impeccable taste and noble lineage. At once robust and refined, the rich Virginian cedarwood forms the glowing brown heart of the fragrance, displaying a stoutness of character you just know you can rely on. On top, a turbo-charged cedrat fizzes and snaps like a... 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 →

Mirrors Without Smoke

"Since ancient days, disparate societies separated by thousands of miles and thousands of years have all nevertheless used incense as a centerpiece of their spiritual practices, and it's certainly no mystery why- with its delicate, ethereal nature, incense seems like a crucial connection point between our world and a higher plane of existence where the... Continue Reading →

Pandora’s Box Reopened

"Just as we might give into a staggering impulse too strong to resist, it declares its urges, teasing tension to the breaking point, until one brush turns into a tidal wave of sensuality." HouseJovoy ParisOriginFranceFragranceIncident DiplomatiqueRelease Date2017NoseVanina MuraccioleConcentrationEDPGenderU/MSeason/MoodLate Summer through Early WinterSize/Cost100ml / $180AtmosphereInside An Antique Treasure ChestColor/ToneTaupe, ButterscotchRating90%Source/LinkLuckyscentSoundtrackRêves de l’électricité by The Dead Mauriacs,... Continue Reading →

Under Its Spell

"A highly revered, resinous extract from the forests of Vietnam and Laos, Agarwood has been used for devotion and meditation in Buddhist temples for centuries. 'Agarwoud' combines notes of Bulgarian rose, amber and benzoin to create a surprisingly contemporary, clean and elegant accord in which the unique character of oud is instantly recognisable. Dark, mystical... Continue Reading →

Forest Echoes

"Described by Jovoy François Hénin as his ideal Oriental scent, he continues that it is “the archetypal parfum de sillage: it leaves a distinct trail while remaining consistent over time.” Earthy, elegant, and stunning, Private Label is sure to appeal to vetiver and leather lovers, as well as any perfumista who wants to walk on... Continue Reading →

Scent of a Woman

“The Orange Blossom is a symbol of fertility, of abundance—because Orange trees produce flowers and fruit at the same time—of innocence and marriage by excellence. It is also the emblem of love. It is an orange blossom note wrapped in a sophisticated perfume blend of Turkish rose absolute warmed by an animalistic note of Egyptian... Continue Reading →

Serge Lutens³

"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 →

EP 74: Off The Grid

MANCAVE REINVENTED: This is not about glamping, though it's not roughing it either. There's something overtly masculine in this "testosteronic" gem. One of the headturners for me this year Montecristo from the Italian house of Masque Milano has a rugged, resinous appeal with so much else going on. This will grab ya by the...... OriginItalyRating93%SourceLuckyscent.comSoundtrackEmotone... Continue Reading →

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