Don’t be tricked by the “cherry” in this perfumer’s name. Thorn & Bloom Stranger in the Cherry Grove isn’t a fruity perfume. This is a botanical perfume that is like charred woods and smoke.
Perhaps it was a romantic rendezvous lit by firewood, a bonfire-side party in your home town when your visiting from college or maybe holidays spent at a loved one’s home, there’s something about smoky fragrances that people find nostalgic. It appears like many of us have pleasant memories… Continue reading
Rose Week 2016
Every Rose Week, I like to include an all-natural rose soliflore because roses are naturally beauty. This year’s natural is from indie brand, Thorn & Bloom.
Wild Rose opens as an entanglement of fruits, wild weeds and incense haze. I’ve always said that tarragon and rose should be in more perfumes because it’s a stunning combo. And this stunning combo is prominent here. It adds a “green spiciness” to this naturally fruity rose. Wild Rose wears like a… Continue reading | 2 Comments
When most perfume enthusiasts think of orange blossoms, they think of big, feminine white florals or breezy, unisex eau de colognes come to mind. Usually orange blossoms are highlighted in such a way. These are the most popular “uses” of orange blossoms. There are a few exceptions, but I think for the most part, people think of syrupy white florals like Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger or classic eau de colognes like 4711. Thorn & Bloom Orange Blossom is a different side of orange blossom… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Thorn & Bloom Savage Garden is one of those perfumes that plays up the cool, minty aspect of white florals. And when perfumes do that, it’s like they play up the “wildness” of florals like ylang-ylang.
Savage Garden opens with tangled wild weeds and ylang-ylang. The ylang in this is cool, minty. Tarragon gives the impression of a “cool anise”. It’s like anise but greener and cooler. Savage Garden wears as a cool, herbal white floral. It eventually dries down to bitter herbs and… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Thorn & Bloom is a new artisanal botanical perfume brand that launched last month. So far, I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m rather impressed, especially with the floral compositions. Bird of Paradise is an unreserved white floral that is a contrast of cool white florals and warm resins.
Bird of Paradise opens as an intoxicating white floral with a juicy pineapple sweetness. The scent blossoms into an indolic jasmine. This is a huge, heady and very realistic jasmine. As it wears… Continue reading | 5 Comments