Happy 4th of July & A List of My Favorite American Indies

Ellen Drew

Happy 4th of July! I hope my American readers are enjoying today and the weekend.

In celebration of Independence Day, I’ve put together a quick list of my current favorite American indie perfumes.

Keep in mind this list is in no particular order:

1. Providence Perfume Co. (Rhode Island)

2. Sonoma Scent Studio (California)

3. Charenton Macerations (New York)

4. Phoenicia (New York but always Seattle to me…)

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M.Micallef Parfum Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture EDP Perfume Review

M.Micallef Denis Durand

M.Micallef Couture has created a designer perfume for Denis Durand Couture. I love these designer collaborations with niche perfumery (Providence Perfume x Jonathan Joseph Peters Mousseline Peche, CdG x Stephen Jones)*. I feel collaborations are the future of niche perfumery.

Parfum Couture opens with hot, spicy cinnamon rose petals dusted with dazzling orange dew droplets. I pick up on some animalic oud in the background. The citrus in this is sweet and honeyed. It goes from pulpy oranges to orange blossoms. It’s a blend of sultry, honeyed orange blossoms and… Continue┬áreading | 5 Comments


Costamor Beachwood EDP Perfume Review

Costamor Beachwood EDP perfume

Costamor is a perfume house inspired by the scents of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its beaches and Beachwood is the beach scent in the collection.

Beachwood opens up as Earl Grey tea. It’s the bergamot but it really does smell like warm, steeped tea in water. There is a salt-aquatic vibe to Beachwood. This saltiness is subtle and mixed with coconut water. The heart is a fresh neroli, coconut water and driftwood musks. It’s probably an issue with my skin, but… Continue┬áreading