Friday, September 30, 2016

Charm and misery: Baraonda by Nasomatto


Ugo Gattoni, Hippopolis

While we are still discovering his latest fruit - Seminalis - that the house released news Alessandro Gualtieri - founder and nose behind Nasomatto, Orto Parisi and MariaLux - adds a new fragrance to his Nasomatto line which the house had formerly announced for its departure from their future programs. Nasomatto is by far the most celebrated collection by the artist since it contains Black Afgano (hippie oud), Duro (wry-smiling leather), and Pardon (naughty chocolate oud).

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tribally delicious: M├ętamorphose Lilas Cuir by Nadia Z

Photo from sculpture exhibition catalog, Dar es'Salam/Tanzania, 2002

While natural perfumes are mostly thick and heavy due to high volume of plant oils in their compositions, I have always considered this range of olfactory arts a sensitive and fragile branch because it is directly in touch with nature and as long as it obtains ingredients from nature, any climatic change comes to ruin or disaffect results. Today, like our own lives, natural perfumery is subjected to threaten by environmental harms. Yet, it is beyond happiness to see more and more noses approach to this trend of perfumery.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Smoky medicinal camphor and unfloral rose: Royal Mayfair by Creed


"The House of Creed releases Royal Mayfair, a vaulted scent bespoke for the Duke of Windsor. Royal Mayfair debuts nearly 80 years after its original commission as one of the brand’s most coveted accords. Known as London’s most posh neighborhood, Mayfair thrives as one of the globe's most desirable fashion hubs, toting high-end labels that attract the super-stylish and elite. Originally launched to the public as Windsor in 2009, it was reissued in 2010 and 2011 in limited quantities. Renamed Royal Mayfair, fashionable and daring, it celebrates all men of style and London’s premier fashion destination. The Mayfair district is home to our London-based Creed boutique."

I copied this description from Creed official to give the shortest and most accurate description behind creation. I'm sure I would talk all night just about this part. Furthermore, since I'm not going to describe Royal Mayfair upon resemblance to Windsor, I skip over it and begin my impressions.