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New Fragrance Review: House of Matriarch The Longing, The Beauty of BespokeNew Fragrance Review: House of Matriarch The Longing, The Beauty of Bespoke

Scented Snippets 02/14/17 11:55 (3 comments)

  Many of us have pondered: what would it be like if someone we admire created a bespoke perfume just for us? If we placed ourselves in their capable hands and gave them their head, coupled with our fragrant desires? Perfume reviewer Joseph Sagona of Brooklyn, NY did just that. LIMITED EDITION release of the bespoke fragrance created for pillar of the fragrance community, Joseph Sagona. The Longing is an ultra-gourmand unisex f... (more)

"It is well and truly named: darkly erotic and ravenous, like its poetic namesake. If you are seeking wistful longing, this is not it."

La Fleur By Livvy Dosha Collection: Perfume as MedicineLa Fleur By Livvy Dosha Collection: Perfume as Medicine

Scented Snippets 02/12/17 06:54 (4 comments)

It would be fair to say that I'm a dabbler, a seeker, a mutant philosopher and innately insatiably curious individual. So it comes as no surprise that I've poked around the Ayurvedic in an attempt to further my understanding of other cultures and healing modalities. In 'my other job' [more like “life work, métier”], I  frequently care for Indian folk who hold fast to deeply-rooted beliefs. They are in hospital for serious health issues a... (more)

"If you are seeking an intimate collection of natural perfumes perfect for meditation, exercise, office wear, or personal pleasure – why not give them a try?"

New Fragrance Review: Providence Perfume Co. Heart of Darkness, a Divinely Twisted Fougère

New Fragrance Review: Providence Perfume Co. Heart of Darkness, a Divinely Twisted FougèreScented Snippets 01/25/17 08:21 (4 comments)

"A divinely twisted fougère for our contemplation: we have our requisite lavender, tonka, vetiver, oakmoss - but oh, this is no breezy barbershop aftershave."

New Fragrance Review: Zoologist Civet / Besotted

New Fragrance Review: Zoologist Civet / BesottedScented Snippets 12/31/16 12:28 (24 comments)

"Civet is an enigmatic perfume possessing all the stature of a fine chypre minus any fussiness"

DSH 2016 Holiday Quartet: Three Mysteries and One Dessert

DSH 2016 Holiday Quartet: Three Mysteries and One DessertScented Snippets 12/10/16 12:34 (5 comments)

"Whether you crave the musky, the dusky, the briny or the headiest vanilla – Dawn has something for you in her coffers this season."

New Fragrance Review: Tauerville “Hyacinth and a Mechanic”

New Fragrance Review: Tauerville “Hyacinth and a Mechanic”Scented Snippets 12/04/16 09:25 (7 comments)

"Hyacinth and a Mechanic...perfume is storytelling. Perfume comes with a beginning and an end. And in between is the story that unfolds differently for everybody."

Aftelier Amber Tapestry Perfume and Pu-Erh Tea with Tangerine – A Cocoon for the Cold

Aftelier Amber Tapestry Perfume and Pu-Erh Tea with Tangerine – A Cocoon for the ColdScented Snippets 11/24/16 06:04

Ida explores two wildly different things from Mandy Aftel: her latest perfume, a sheer dreamy veil of amber – and an aged Chinese tea.

New Fragrance Review: Ava Luxe's Sorcière Casts a Spell

New Fragrance Review: Ava Luxe's Sorcière Casts a SpellScented Snippets 11/19/16 06:33 (10 comments)

“Darkness and light. Heady nocturnal white flowers dance among the black woodland earth and grasses.”

House of Cherry Bomb Immortal Beloved: Rebirth of the Ageless

House of Cherry Bomb Immortal Beloved: Rebirth of the AgelessScented Snippets 11/16/16 09:40 (5 comments)

"Immortal Beloved is a hauntingly floral oriental chypre: it hovers."

Parfums Jazmin Saraï Solar '1: It Glows

Parfums Jazmin Saraï Solar '1: It GlowsScented Snippets 11/15/16 10:50 (3 comments)

"Solar'1 hums, it murmurs. The melody is a soothing one, with percussion weaving seamlessly throughout fragrant harmony. There is a distinct fluidity and mellowness which is intimately pleasurable.

Zoologist Macaque and Nightingale: Eastern Promises

Zoologist Macaque and Nightingale: Eastern PromisesScented Snippets 11/09/16 12:26 (8 comments)

One celebration of ancient temples and another of Japanese springtime.

Fitzgerald & Guislain: New Naturals, Victorian Dandies

Fitzgerald & Guislain: New Naturals, Victorian DandiesScented Snippets 10/06/16 16:03 (32 comments)

A new American brand inspired by Victorian perfumery. One lucky commenter will win a sample set!

The Muse Resurfaces: Ava Luxe Perfumes, Tabak Kretek and Bergamot

The Muse Resurfaces: Ava Luxe Perfumes, Tabak Kretek and BergamotScented Snippets 10/03/16 09:27 (5 comments)

"Serena has been creating/revising perfumes again, and I couldn't be more pleased. You will be, too – because her compositions are stellar."

Aftelier Memento Mori: Of Love and Loss

Aftelier Memento Mori: Of Love and LossScented Snippets 10/01/16 12:35 (4 comments)

"A memento mori is designed to “remind the viewer [or wearer] of their mortality and the shortness and fragility of human life.”

Amouage Myths Man and WomanAmouage Myths Man and Woman

08/03/16 10:47 (11 comments)

Providence Perfume Co. a*poth* a*care*teaProvidence Perfume Co. a*poth* a*care*tea

10/06/15 20:34 (5 comments)

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