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 →

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 →

Bianchi Four

“The constant search for qualitative raw materials is crucial for the achievement of a great result. The same formula performed with materials coming from different suppliers will sort out a different olfactory profile. My perfumes are conceived in my laboratory in Amsterdam. When the formula is ready, I can finally order the raw materials in... Continue Reading →

Carnicure Your Ails

“Carnicure is one naughty little kitty. In case you’ve been looking for it, Carnicure is the sweet spot between the ferocious dirtiness of Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai Khan, the smutty florals of Kiehl’s, and the milky innocence of Helmut Lang EDP. In other words, this one is not only gorgeous, not only elegant, but above... Continue Reading →

Subliminal Creamy Fruit

"A puff of bright powder on amber and vanilla taffetas. She awakes with a natural blush. A line of rouge on the lips, an iridescent dash of raspberry over the cheeks, a flush of fresh flowers round the neckline and adorned she is. She awakes with a natural blush. A line of rouge on the... Continue Reading →

Pure Meadowlands

“…based on the fragrant plant life that sustains butterflies and their habitat. Although perhaps a peculiar starting point to develop a fragrance palette, butterflies have done a remarkable job of curating a wide range of fragrant floral, mint, grass, & herbaceous notes for a perfumer to work with.” HouseEuphorium BrooklynOriginUSA FragranceButterflyYear2017NoseStephen DirkesConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSpringtime PersonifiedSize/Cost50ml / $180... Continue Reading →

Peachy

A CARNIVAL OF SWEETNESS: "A cotton candy Orris fragrance, unisex, a left over from a study around an old classics. Maybe the biggest amount of Orris ever seen in a fragrance in the past 50 years." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfume.SucksOriginSwitzerlandFragranceLiving CoralYear2019NoseAndreas WilhelmConcentrationEDPGenderU/FSeason/MoodSummer, and alternatively SpringSize/Cost52ml/$79Source/LinkPerfume.SucksSoundtrackCanto coral a Túpac Amaru... 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 →

Wild is the Wind

“The scent imagines moments wAn ancient king named Yuvanaswa had great wealth, good fortune and many wives. But no children, which he wanted more than anything. So the holy sage Bhrigu agreed to help prepare a magic potion for the king, and Yuvanaswa, being a very devout man, arranged a great ritual to please the... 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 →

Metroscent

“It’s not easy to create a fragrance inspired by the name of one of the most diverse, evolving and breathtaking cities in the world. New York is an unforgettable inspiring place. With two different beautiful images in the perfumers mind, the glorious summer in New York, and the fancy winter which means spending Christmas time... 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 →

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