I genuinely enjoy writing about perfume and my impressions of them. However, it’s a bit difficult for me to write about Timbre from indie brand Chris Rusak. Why? Because the brand’s description is absolutely accurate. EauMG has existed since 2008 and I can only remember a few perfumes that I’ve tried where I thought the brand did a better job of explaining the perfume than I could or any other perfume blogger/writer/hobbyist could. I’m not being arrogant. Let’s be real, most perfume descriptions are minimal or try to sell you on… Continue reading | 4 Comments
One of my many character flaws is that I love the Hermès Hermèssence collection. I live for sheer, ephemeral things that are basically non-existent. According to online perfume platforms and other perfume-related reviews, this is a problem. But, it’s not for me. I think things that last forever on the skin are a nightmare; they’re oppressive. My attention span and patience aren’t equipped for marathon perfumes.
This year Hermès has launched additional perfumes in the Hermèssence collection. The names suggested “heavier” perfumes, but I’m a… Continue reading | 4 Comments
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
OK, OK, so the inspiration of Blackbird Ophir is a fictional trade planet and some pulp paperback storylines. I’m fine with all of that. I’m not here to debate what I think a fictional trade planet should smell like, but I’ll say this. This fictional trade planet smells a lot like what is in this Seattle-based brand’s backyard.
If it were up to me to classify Ophir, I’d have to say it’s a woods fragrance. It smells like a forest floor in the Pacific Northwest. There’s damp… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I’m continuing from yesterday with the Part 2 Edition of my reviews of Floraïku perfumes.
FORBIDDEN INCENSE COLLECTION
This is a collection that consists of a trio of perfumes inspired by kōdō/incense ceremonies. Their bottles are black.
Sound of a Ricochet
vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood
Sound of a Ricochet is a sweet sandalwood. Mainly it’s vanilla and sandalwood (giving me strong vibes of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black). The sandalwood is soft and balsamic. The vanilla… Continue reading | 2 Comments