Posts Tagged: oakmoss

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve: the Portrait of a Lady

Nobody forgets the first time they smell Aromatics Elixir. The perfume released in 1971 was a marketing breakthrough for a company specialising in minimal, antiseptic, utilitarian cosmetics. It approached perfume from a completely different direction than one would have expected

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve: the Portrait of a Lady

Nobody forgets the first time they smell Aromatics Elixir. The perfume released in 1971 was a marketing breakthrough for a company specialising in minimal, antiseptic, utilitarian cosmetics. It approached perfume from a completely different direction than one would have expected

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Jacomo Silences

Jacomo Silences: why speak if you have nothing new to say?

Do you have an old aunt who lives across the city, you really love her but do not see her very often and at some point you feel the urge to visit with her because you do not know how

Jacomo Silences

Jacomo Silences: why speak if you have nothing new to say?

Do you have an old aunt who lives across the city, you really love her but do not see her very often and at some point you feel the urge to visit with her because you do not know how

Sun-bleached

Angel Sclesser Homme: Sun and cicadas

While we are at it I thought I ‘d write about another “Greek summer” fragrance I have in my wardrobe. It was a blind buy because it was cheap and I had read great things about it. First of all

Sun-bleached

Angel Sclesser Homme: Sun and cicadas

While we are at it I thought I ‘d write about another “Greek summer” fragrance I have in my wardrobe. It was a blind buy because it was cheap and I had read great things about it. First of all

Kilian Asian Tales

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy: Asiaxploitation Tales

Kilian is the most generous perfume house. I just clicked once on their Facebook page and I keep receiving unexpected, unsolicited samples in the mail. This is so generous and I cannot thank them enough. I have recently received samples

Kilian Asian Tales

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy: Asiaxploitation Tales

Kilian is the most generous perfume house. I just clicked once on their Facebook page and I keep receiving unexpected, unsolicited samples in the mail. This is so generous and I cannot thank them enough. I have recently received samples

Alec Lawless

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless

I have always been intrigued by natural perfumes. I have not been able to test many of them mostly because the US is the Mecca of natural perfumery and buying samples from independent natural perfumers and having them shipped to

Alec Lawless

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless

I have always been intrigued by natural perfumes. I have not been able to test many of them mostly because the US is the Mecca of natural perfumery and buying samples from independent natural perfumers and having them shipped to

The Creature is alive...

Kerosene Copper Skies and Creature: on a winning streak

I have tried the two recent Kerosene releases and I am happy to say that Kerosene is not a one hit artist. Copper Skies is an in-your-face amber scent and as such I am not the most suitable person to

The Creature is alive...

Kerosene Copper Skies and Creature: on a winning streak

I have tried the two recent Kerosene releases and I am happy to say that Kerosene is not a one hit artist. Copper Skies is an in-your-face amber scent and as such I am not the most suitable person to

tobacco nights

Fougère Bengale: from the Cyclades to India in a whiff

There are some perfumers who aim not only at making beautiful perfumes but whose work also aims at creating atmospheres, instant clouds of illusions that transport us in different places, situations. Some perfumes are just liquid air from a place

tobacco nights

Fougère Bengale: from the Cyclades to India in a whiff

There are some perfumers who aim not only at making beautiful perfumes but whose work also aims at creating atmospheres, instant clouds of illusions that transport us in different places, situations. Some perfumes are just liquid air from a place

The haunted iris

Colours of Iris* Part 1: Iris Silver Mist

The grey iris A few years ago iris was the big thing. Everyone discovered overnight how iris is the most expensive note in a perfumer’s cabinet. How it takes 5 years of growing the beautiful flower and 3 years of

The haunted iris

Colours of Iris* Part 1: Iris Silver Mist

The grey iris A few years ago iris was the big thing. Everyone discovered overnight how iris is the most expensive note in a perfumer’s cabinet. How it takes 5 years of growing the beautiful flower and 3 years of