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Phoenicia Far NWest EDP Perfume Review

Phoenicia Far NWest

From the brand that brought you my favorite perfume of 2013, we now have a perfume with skunk essence. Seriously. Phoenicia Far NWest is a perfume inspired by the perfumer’s olfactory memories of driving through the Olympic Rainforest in an old Rambler. And yes, it has skunk essence but before you jump to any hasty judgements, continue reading my review.

The opening of Far NWest  is surreal. It’s like new tires sliding over a frozen-over pond. It’s mentholated rubber. The evergreens are… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Phoenicia Gone But Not EDP Perfume Review

Phoenicia Gone But Not

Phoenicia Perfumes Gone But Not is one of those “vaguely familiar yet completely new” perfumes. It’s a mash up of old/new, trashy/elegant, natural/synthetic and masculine/feminine.

Gone But Not is WD-40 and sulfuric fruits. It’s loud and slightly obnoxious, but in an enjoyable way. I compare it to going to shows at my current age. I’m starting to find myself as a I get older, well, feeling like the oldest person at these shows (I know this is a ridiculous feeling).  Sometimes I’m… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Northwest Indie Perfumers Circuit at Blackbird – February with Phoenicia Perfumes

In February, Seattle-based perfume line, Phoenicia, by David Falsberg launched at Blackbird Ballard during the Northwest Indie Perfumers Circuit. Here’s my overview of the event:

Phoenicia Perfumes

A little about the line: I can not tell you about the line without talking about David. And I’ll try to keep it short because it’s one hell of an inspiring story. After suffering from terrible complications with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome*, a syndrome that affects the mucus membranes and literally causes the skin to slough off, David temporarily lost his sight. I wish I… Continue reading | 3 Comments