Sonoma Scent Studio is an indie brand that mostly has mixed-media offerings; however, over the past few years, Laurie Erikson has taken on the challenge of creating all-natural compositions. As the name implies, Amber Incense is an amber and incense perfume, but without using any synthetics.
Amber Incense opens with a fruitiness paired with honeyed sweetness that reminds me of cherry pipe tobacco. It then turns into a spicy, honeyed tobacco. Then it becomes true to its name. It wears as a smoky blend… Continue reading
Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang¹ is a perfume of contrasts. It focuses on bright notes like citrus, aldehydes and florals followed by darker notes like musk and woods. Now, I wouldn’t say that this is an innovative concept. Basically, this is the formula of top, middle and base notes. However, Yin and Ylang does stand out. It’s a showcase of the different angles of white florals. They can be bright, light and airy. They can also be dense, velvety and dark… Continue reading | 5 Comments
In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.
Who’s in the house? Sonoma Scent Studio
The perfumer: Laurie Erickson… Continue reading | 22 Comments
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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If you are looking for an “authentic” smelling incense perfume that focuses more on the raw ingredients of traditional incense more than smelling like something liturgical, check out Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure.
Incense Pure opens as a musty frankincense and myrrh. I also get a sharp piñon. I have little apothecary jars filled with resins: frankincense, myrrh, piñon, and labdanum. And I have little apothecary jars filled with woods and plants: sandalwood, Virginian cedar, patchouli leaves and orris root. When I have all… Continue reading | 11 Comments