Scented Snippets

New Fragrance Review: Bruno Fazzolari Feu Secret, Alchemical IrisNew Fragrance Review: Bruno Fazzolari Feu Secret, Alchemical Iris

Scented Snippets 04/07/17 04:52 (2 comments)

Painter/perfumer Bruno Fazzolari  encapsulates his work neatly: smells in color . It says so, right on the back of the card encased with my sample of his latest oeuvre Feu Secret .     Feu Secret hemlock spruce, eucalyptus iris, turmeric, pink pepper Himalayan cedar, birch tar, vanilla   Secret fire of the alchemists: the elusive scent of iris root smolders with spice, c... (more)

"Turmeric – woody-warm, gingery and rooty – consorts with pink peppercorn, sweetly dry with herbal accents and whispers of juniper in its DNA"

New Fragrances Review: January Scent Project Heraldic TrioNew Fragrances Review: January Scent Project Heraldic Trio

Scented Snippets 04/02/17 06:27 (8 comments)

It's hard for me to believe that it has been over a year since I interviewed and reviewed our mutual friend and colleague John Biebel regarding his first perfume Smolderose for January Scent Project . John, being the polymath that he is – has been the proverbial busy beaver, creating passionately on all fronts: writing, painting, working his demanding day job [don't ask], and YES! - Composing more perfume. Tweaking Smolderose , utilizing hi... (more)

Ida Meister profiles an exceptional new American brand and interviews its perfumer and founder, John Biebel.

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

New Fragrance Review: House of Matriarch The Longing, The Beauty of BespokeScented Snippets 02/14/17 11:55 (3 comments)

"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 Medicine

La Fleur By Livvy Dosha Collection: Perfume as MedicineScented Snippets 02/12/17 06:54 (4 comments)

"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!

Aftelier Memento Mori: Of Love and LossAftelier Memento Mori: Of Love and Loss

10/01/16 12:35 (4 comments)

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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