Chris Rusak is a Los Angeles-based indie perfume brand (oh, and a person that is an artist and teaches at The Institute of Art and Olfaction too) that has launched a trio of new perfumes.
Unfortunately, I’ve been sitting on these for most of the summer. The “little” move across town, graduation, job hunting and travel really ate up my life. Long story short, I misplaced the samples but they weren’t ever misplaced (moving is so much fun). They were in a totally logical place… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Many years ago when I first became interested in niche perfumes, I was obsessed with ambers and sandalwoods. Over a decade later, I rarely wear perfumes that fit into this genre. It’s not that I dislike them, I just don’t find myself wearing them that often. They don’t fit with my current mood or environment. However, there are a few that I still wear. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble is one of them.
Santal Noble is like spicy, saffron coffee beans with oak. It’s bitter, green… Continue reading
Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger is a French perfume line that is fairly new to me. I tried Lavande Ombrée, a smoky lavender, and have decided I really should try the rest of the line.
Lavande Ombrée is a smoky lavender. This is a lavender walking around in a badass leather motorcycle jacket. It opens as a motor oil and a sweet lavender, a dark aromatic scent. The lavender and birch tar are accented by a spicy, dark rose. The heart… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Alchemologie Sol de la Foret is a natural perfumer’s take on the classic fougère. This perfume is overflowing with coumarin and herbs – a harmony of bitter and sweet.
Sol de la Foret opens with a cooling artemisia and lavender. It reminds me of absinthe and caramel. Fougères are on a spectrum, varying from light to dark. Sol de la Foret is a dark as a forest during the new moon. The heart introduces a spicy, clove-like carnation floral with a musky sage, still… Continue reading | 6 Comments