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Late Summer Releases Sampler

Your late summer pick-me-up is here!


You’ve been wearing your lighter-weight perfumes for a while now- 

and you’re ready for something different. 


We present you with a wide range of families, notes and moods.

Late Summer Sampler

The Les Cocottes de Paris trio is the new chapter by Anaïs Beguine (of Jardins d’Écrivains).

The perfumes tell the memorable stories of three nineteenth-century French courtesans:

La Castiglione‘s combination of notes is utterly unique, ranging from citron and mugwort to licorice, myrrh and styrax. A ride to the fascinating darker side…

Melle Cléo is an unusual floral for those who prefer no sweetness. It is fresh and delicate in a substantial sort of way.    

La Belle Otero opens with a sweet neroli/fig tempered by the spice of pepper/ginger. Violet and a dry iris evolve into a woody dry down. Its progression is captivating.


Framboise Noire by Shay and Blue made its debut this week. With notes of black raspberry, Iris pallida, white oud and dark woods- all perfectly balanced to prevent it from becoming too sweet or fruity. Darkly noir.

An Air of Despair was just launched by Josh Meyer at Imaginary Authors. This limited summer edition focuses on cedar, with saffron and musk working their magic to provide an ode to the outdoors.

Jul et Mad‘s new trilogy of perfume extraits, Les White, continues their line of modern, refined fragrances using the best of ingredients. Madeleine and Julien enlisted the assistance of award-winning Luca Maffei to create Néa and Garuda. Nine-Shar’s nose is Sidonie Lancesseur. 

Garuda is as smooth as metal, as warm as saffron and as exquisite as the Cambodian oud in its heart. Its fruit and spice opening combination leads to an oud accord that is modulated by saffron and rum. Its base of smooth and comforting woods extends its silky warmth.  

Nin-Shar opens with a rich bergamot + rose liquor blend. Turkish rose and Egyptian jasmine become evident in the heart, continuing the display of the rose’s soft, floral petals to the green leaves, steam and thorns, and all the way to the roots with the earthy, woody base of oud, cedar wood and sandalwood.  

Néa is composed around a gourmand accord with rich oriental influences. A beautiful fruit combination of date, pomegranate and plum opens the scent, eventually accented by rose and jasmine. It progresses through a woody dry down, finishing with its gourmand vanilla/benzoin/tonka bean flourish.

Place your order here.

Indigo Perfumery, Upcoming Events

July Fourth Celebration Sale

We invite you to celebrate the Fourth of July with us: receive 20% off orders of $100 or more of FULL BOTTLES only in our website collection on July 4th & 5th!


Use code Special Fourth during checkout.

This offer is not good on gift certificates, samples or premium lines**.

The minimum order amount is pre-tax and pre-shipping.

Orders will be shipped on July 7th-8th.

**Tauer, Jul et Mad

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Gratefully Scented



The day began with 3.5 inches of rain in 2 hours, with too much of it seeping into our entire basement. Cleanup and drying out is well underway. Unexpected was the relief at purging- good for the soul.

The rain and humidity delighted our scented garden and we were rewarded with Lady of Shalott roses (they smell a bit like tea, but richer with hints of clove and apple),

Lady of Shalott rose

gardenia buds unfolding with their amazing scent

Gardenia bud Gardenia unfurling

and a jasmine sambac plant that is covered with buds about to burst.

Jasmine sambac 1 Jasmine sambac 2

Life is good!

We’ll be smelling these on Sunday as part of Indigo Perfumery’s Mix Your Own Floral Workshop.

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San Francisco’s Tigerlily Perfumery hosted an i Profumi di Firenze trunk show with Miryana Babic today (Saturday) and we’d like to continue the love with 10% off through Sunday, April 26th.
Yes- 10% off any full bottle of an I Profumi di Firenze perfume.

The i Profumi scents are beautifully wearable and ideal for spring and summer.

And have you smelled their Vaniglia del Madagascar?

Be sure to use code LOVEPROFUMI during checkout.


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Welcome to a très unusual new outlook on the art of fragrance: Sabé Masson and their line of soft perfumes!

Yes, we said soft perfumes.

Sabé Masson will revolutionize the way you travel with their easy to store fragrances that need not be kept in a separate little baggie any more. Doesn’t that make sense?

Sabé Masson was founded by Isabelle Masson, who broke into the beauty world by beginning as an intern in a tiny perfume company, Shop 8, which would later transform into the beauty mecca, Sephora. Over the years, Sabé, along with her partner, revolutionized the tiny concept store. After the selling of Sephora, Sabé was given an opportunity to pursue her true passion: fragrance and all its forms. Voila, “Sabé Masson Perfumes and Soft Perfumes” was born!

Since childhood, Isabelle “Sabé” Masson has had a love for fragrance, art and nature, and subsequently built her brand by merging all three. An artist, innovator and cosmetics industry insider, Sabé Masson has built her career by pushing boundaries, perfecting her creations and insisting customer satisfaction determines the success of any brand.

This past week, Sabé Masson’s new boutique opened in Paris and is the buzz of the city.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we celebrate its opening here at Indigo and dare you to choose just one! With their amazing price points, why stop at only one?

Begin your exploration HERE.

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Continuing the April 2015 Traditional Home New + Next column, Indigo would like to propose the following scents to complement the “soon to be red hot” colors of Cobalt, Blood Orange and Mint.


The color, Cobalt, “packs just the right amount of punch.” Indeed, the perfume Indigo, by the new-on-the-scene Dutch perfume house, Baruti, certainly radiates “ blue summer skies, continuous music, and effervescent big-city life.” The notes include Mastic Oil, Hyacinth, Rose, Frankincense, Atlas Cedar, Sandalwood,Nooud and Amber.

Baruti Perfumer and Fragrance Engineer, Spyros Drosopoulos, creates kaleidoscopic explosions of beauty that can blow you away. His Indigo remix, Berlin im Winter, is reminiscent of an intimate and cozy blanket enveloping you on a long, cold, winter night with notes of Lavender, Mastic Oil, Rose, Iris, Cassis, Plum, Myrrh, Frankincense, Irish Coffee,Nooud, Amber and Leather. Both fragrances have just arrived here at Indigo!


Blood Oranges by Shay and Blue is the obvious choice for Blood Orange, the color. With its “cheerful but sophisticated vibe,” Blood Oranges reveals blood orange throughout. Napa leather precedes the dry down of musk and charred woods.

Backing it up is our other Blood Orange choice, Classic Orange by Von Eusersdorff, also an ode to blood orange. Traveling from crisp to warm, it demonstrates play between blood orange, black tea, osmanthus and suede leather.


Mint the color exudes an “icy cool” feel “with just a bit of sweetness.”
Aqua Sextius, by the elegant Parisian perfume house, Jul et Mad, is a hands down favorite of our customers to wear in spring and summer for an explosion of freshness. It opens with a sparkling citrus effervescence, revealing its mint, white flower and fig heart notes before its slight warming in the base with woods and ambergris.

Our other nomination for its mint inspiration is Providence Perfume’s all natural Eva Luna. This is a spring green, sparkling floral with notes including carrot, fresh mint, tuberose, jasmine and lemon frankincense.


If you have any other color / scent requests, please contact us for your color reinvention.


In Conversation..., Indigo Perfumery

Floris: Into the Future


With Indigo Perfumery’s recent post on Floris and a bit of its illustrious history, it is obvious that Floris’ pedigree is both timeless and impeccable. But a company cannot rest on its laurels in today’s always changing, scented world.

It is evident that this ninth generation of the Floris family is passionate about perfume and is dedicated to craftsmanship and quality. Their understated and sophisticated style will continue to be reflected in the evolution of their 2015 launches. Stay tuned…


Indigo recently had the opportunity to chat with the new Managing Director of Floris, Jon Graham, one of the key members of the management team working directly with Edward Bodenham, the Floris Chairman.



Would you please tell us a little about your background – what did you study and what path led you to what you’re doing now?

I have worked in retail and wholesale for over 25 years working primarily with British Heritage brands and over 10 years in the Beauty industry. I have worked in all the major overseas markets and have very little interest in working for the cookie-cutter brands and retailers we see populating the global high street. I have always had a keen interest in brands with soul and personality – brands like Floris – steeped in history and romance – hold particular interest for me.


Why did you agree to take on your new role at Floris?

The lure of fragrance and scent has always had great appeal. Dealing in emotion – sparking memories. It’s an incredibly powerful and exciting medium. The challenge of working in a Family business (this business is owned by the founding family who created Floris over 285 years ago) is also a great attraction and having spoken to the Chairman and the family we all shared the same vision for the brand. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a brand with an authentic heritage, a truly proud London brand, only perfumers to HRH The Queen, a library of fragrances and history that is second-to-none. Being entrusted to manage the business is a great honour. It was an easy decision to make!



How do you plan to strike a balance between the success Floris has had for generations and innovations for today’s market?

It’s a very careful balance. We will never be a “path-finder brand” it’s not part of our DNA. We have a very loyal following – the brand is held in very high regard and with great affection and we recognize this – but we also have to generate the new Floris history – being mindful of the past – but looking to the future. Seduce, excite and delight the Floris customer of the future.

Everything we do will be sympathetically considered, from our products, our packaging, to the tone of voice we use, the social media we generate. To stand still and rely on former glories in todays’ fierce market-place would be fool-hardy. I am working with the 8th & 9th generation family members to impart centuries of fragrance knowledge and craftsmanship, through our passion and excitement for fragrance and perfumes, to the new generations of Floris devotees.


What is your favorite fragrance in the line?

Too difficult to choose just the one! I wear fragrance dependent on my mood, the season, the occasion, who I want to impress!

My top 3; Elite, Special 127, Leather Oud – but I honestly wear our whole collection at various times.


How do you feel about the pressure to release new fragrances often?

Newness brings excitement and brand exposure but there shouldn’t be newness for the sake of newness. If it’s trend driven (Saffron or Oud) then we should consider it. The market is moving constantly and though we shouldn’t be led by this blindly, we should be aware of it. We need to provide the customer with the fragrances that they want – this is what ultimately drives our new fragrance development. We have a relatively small number of fragrances in our collection but a huge library of historical fragrances housed in our archives – we need to mine these and blend in the new developments in the fragrance market to create collections that inspire and excite.


What are your plans for the future of Floris?

First and foremost our legacy must be to secure the brand and the business for the next generation of family members. The brand has been around for 285 years which is testament to its strength and an indication of how highly regarded it is by the customer. We will steer the business carefully through the sea of brands and retailers we see through our London window and introduce the brand to the new Floris customer. We want to share our secrets and our passion for fragrance. We’re a hidden gem. A secret. We will start to whisper our secret just a little bit louder.

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The Roses Have It


Thus far, 2015 seems to be the year of the rose.


These are our recent rosy arrivals:

Andy Tauer’s ROSE flash (the first release with Mr. Tauer’s new Tauerville)  is a perfume extrait that unabashedly exudes the same experience that one has when sticking one’s nose into a rose bloom. Andy describes it:

“ROSE flash is the most luxurious rose that I have created so far… a stunning rose, rich, oriental, gourmand… This rose is here to share the joy and fun I had in my lab exploring rose petals.”


Desert Rose by Dame Perfumery is a lovely, classic rose that leans a bit toward a dry but sweet rose. Jeffrey Dame’s creations are an excellent value.

Viktoria Minya‘s Hedonist Rose has been called the most beautiful of her line thus far. Fresh roses are softened with Viktoria’s wine accord, with peach, vanilla, amber and musk rounding out the composition.

Asphalt Rainbow, by Charente Macerations, is “…a roughed up rose with a re-envisioned rose accord that distorts and morphs over time like a fragmented floral collage…”

Try them all!

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We’ve turned the corner- there’s no denying Spring is at the ready!


Sure, the weather may slip a bit here and there, but now that it is the middle of March, the color green is returning to our surroundings.

Green grass, green foliage on the bulbs, perennials and trees…


Indigo is celebrating with a festive Springtime in Paris sample set!


Our Parisian fragrance lines feature gorgeous florals and fresh green scents.


Explore the set of six fragrances!


Order HERE to receive the six samples for $22.




Ann Gerard created Perle de Mousse as an elegant, green floral chypre. Its opening definitely places you on a walk in the fresh air, encountering the green of grass and new foliage. Lily of the valley is celebrated in the heart, complimented by touches of rose, jasmine and gardenia. Its light and elegant drydown is wrapped in a verdant combination that includes Lentisque Absolute instead of the usual patchouli.




Ciel d’Opale places you under the linden tree’s brand new foliage, taking in its honeyed bouquet. Its opening, fresh citrus notes soon turn to a white floral medley that includes honeysuckle and mock orange. The drydown becomes a bit more spicy, but always remains fresh- a perfect fragrance to wear when those warm days make their appearance.





Jul et Mad’s Stilettos on Lex instantly puts one in a happy mood with its sparkling, fruity opening notes. The floral heart of the fragrance is celebratory, keeping one on course with an uplifted mood. It settles down to a mysterious mélange of woods and musk. Stilettos is an Extrait de Parfum and has excellent longevity.





 Terrasse à St-Germain opens with a green freshness to awaken the senses. Its subtle floral palette includes the rarely used freesia and lotus flower, along with rose. Its sensual drydown is the perfect symbiosis of the classic trio of musk, sandalwood and patchouli.





Jardins d’ÉcrivainsGigi (the ode to Gigi, the famous heroine of French author Colette) opens with a nod to freshly cut grass and the sweet innocence of orange blossom. Its white floral bouquet is flattered by black currant before the mix becomes a refined, warm skin scent.




We round out the Parisian collection with a rather unconventional fragrance that describes William S. Burroughs (the American novelist of the Bea t Generation), Junky. It is a unisex, green floral that seamlessly switches between hemp, the floral trio of gardenia, iris and violet and its incense vibe base notes. It evolves over time, but amazingly remains light-hearted and carefree-

a fragrance meant for a spring day.

Order HERE to receive six samples for $22.

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When searching for a spring fragrance,

why not try a fresh fig scent?


The set of five fig fragrance samples is available HERE.


Here are some of Indigo Perfumery’s favorites:





Debaser is the latest release from D. S. & Durga.


Opening with a pear stem/green leaf combo, fresh fig bursts onto the scene, tempered by a milky coconut. Although iris and dry woods arrive later, Debaser is all about that crazy fig and coconut combo that becomes addicting.






Figure Fruitée by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranges has been excitedly described as “It’s my Signature Fragrance”!


A true, unabashed fig greets you in all of its green glory. Lime and grapefruit add a dash of citrus. Its dry down ventures into leather and woods, but fig still remains a constant.







Tan-Tan is the fifth of six scents created by Coquillete Paris.


Inspired by the Moroccan province of the same name, Tan-Tan seeks to pay homage to the land, sand and air of this port city, but it’s the soft, white fig that claims one’s attention. This fig is clean and green. Tan-Tan is decidedly masculine.







Yesterday Haze is Josh Meyer’s latest addition to his impressive collection of scents at Imaginary Authors.


For those who think they are not fig lovers, we promise you Yesterday Haze will change your mind. The fig is nicely accented by tonka and iris to create a softly sweet and creamy fig. This fig will grow on you, catching you by surprise.




Jardins d’ÉcrivainsWilde is a sheer joy.


Wilde opens as a fruity assemblage of bergamot and grapes. Fig makes its debut in a transparent way, combining with green tea and carnation which prevent it from becoming too thick and heavy. Wilde says Happy Spring!





Looking for a spring home scent? Belle Fleur‘s scented candle, Figure Noir, fits that bill.


Figue Noir explores all the facets of the fig tree: leaves, bark and fruit. Its scent is earthy with a touch of sweetness. Vetiver and juniper berry accent the fig without taking over.



Aren’t you tempted?


Explore the set of five fragrances!

Order HERE to receive five samples for $18.