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A Peak into Palettes for the Senses

 

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Palettes for the Senses: Art + Scent Demystified is a multi-sensory exhibition by Indigo Perfumery and HEDGE Gallery that allows you to experience art through all of the senses, including the sense of smell.

This new approach to viewing and interpreting art begins with works by Hedge-represented artists. Each piece of art is accompanied by a smell station containing a glass dome that is lifted to sniff the accompanying fragrance curated by Indigo Perfumery. Combining the visual and olfactory elements allows you to experience the art in a whole new way.

Indigo is also offering the Palettes for the Senses Sampler Set at Indigo. You will receive six 1 ml. spray samples (After the FloodSulmonaDupont CircleFathom VAnabasisAu Coeur Du Desert) plus a surprise fragrance that you won’t forget!

Palettes for the Senses is open until March 4th at HEDGE Gallery. Local Cleveland residents are invited to experience this intimate and immersive adventure that highlights scent as an avenue of engaging the viewer on a visceral level.

For further details, go HERE.

Here is your chance to experience all seventeen of the artworks with the accompanying fragrances paired by Indigo:

Rebecca Cross:

Shield (pink spikes) 2017 Medium: Silk, Dye 20” x 15”

Shield (pink spikes), 2017
Medium: Silk, Dye 20” x 15”

Shield (pink spikes) 2017

Perfume pairing: Dupont Circle by Monsillage

While seemingly delicate, Shield (pink spikes)’s inherent strength is reflected in the beauty of the rose, the main floral note in Dupont Circle. The cedar, patchouli and oakmoss in its base offer strength and grounding.

 

 

 

 

 

Shield (green spikes) 2017 Medium: Silk, Dye 25” x 30”

Shield (green spikes), 2017
Medium: Silk, Dye 25” x 30”

 Shield (green spikes) 2017

Perfume pairing: Lumen_esce by Nomenclature

Lumen_esce bubbles with transparency when first encountered, as does the silk in Sheild (green spikes). The sizzling violet heart note shoots forward, emulating the spikes of silk that reach out to greet the observer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Gallagher:

Growth; Bos Taurus 2017 Medium: Encaustic on Bone

Growth; Bos Taurus, 2017                       Medium: Encaustic on Bone

Growth; Bos Taurus 2017

Perfume pairing: Anabasis by Apoteker Tepe

Encountering a skull calls to mind the scent of both life and death. Earthy, musty, adventurous, mysterious, Anabasis walks you closely up to its smooth, yet irregular, texture.

 

Matthew and Luke Gallagher:

Growth Mantra 2017

Growth Mantra 2017 Medium: Encaustic on Panel

Growth Mantra, 2017
Medium: Encaustic on Panel

 

 

Perfume pairing: Lonestar Memories by Tauer

Smell the sweet saddle leather on a dusty Texas ranch, with smoke settling on the older and wiser animal’s antlers…

 

 

 

 

 

Meghann Hennen:

Mind.Body.Soul.  2016

Perfume pairing:  Artist’s own creation by Meghann Hennen

Mind.Body.Soul. 2016 Medium: Acrylic paint, chalk, varnish, graphite on canvas 4.5' x 4.5'

Mind.Body.Soul. 2016
Medium: Acrylic paint, chalk, varnish, graphite on canvas 4.5′ x 4.5′

 

 

Christopher Kier:

Transitional Object Studies: Studies I,II,III, 2016 Medium: Encaustic and Mixed Media on Canvas 9" x 50" x 3

Transitional Object Studies: Studies I,II,III, 2016
Medium: Encaustic and Mixed Media on Canvas 9″ x 50″ x 3

Transitional Object Studies: Studies I,II,III  2016

Perfume pairing: Falling Into the Sea by Imaginary Authors 

An encaustic work can be smooth to the touch, yet one senses the complexity of depth below the surface, very similar to the sea. Falling Into the Sea calls to mind the salt, sea and wind with its cheerful scent and uplifting notes.

 

David Masters:

David Masters: June 14, 2015 Medium: Digital Prints, 16” x 20”

June 14, 2015
Medium: Digital Prints, 16” x 20”

June 14, 2015

Perfume pairing: Brezza di Mare by i Profumi di Firenze

Standing on the sand, contemplating the clouds and surf… the freshness of the ocean breeze, combined with the salty air… the understated scent of sea & sand…

August 17, 2015  

August 17, 2015 Medium: Digital Prints, 16” x 20”

August 17, 2015
Medium: Digital Prints, 16” x 20”

Perfume pairing: L’Attesa  by Masque Milano

Evening is here, with the summer heat and dry earth evident as you pull to the side of the road. L’Attesa  recalls the dusty dryness of iris and still beauty at hand with creamy sandalwood and smoky leather.

 

 

 

Liz Maugans:

Fractured Atlas, 2017

Perfume pairing: Molecule 02

A collection of pieces, a collection of notes. With a slight mineral-like edge to it, Molecule 02 is also transparent and cohesive, much like the amalgamation before you.

Fractured Atlas, 2017 Mixed Media paper, 11" x 17"

Fractured Atlas, 2017
Mixed Media paper, 11″ x 17″

Brian Mouhlas:

Fireworks [Temple] 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas 47.25” x 63.75”

Fireworks [Temple] 2016
Medium: Oil on canvas 47.25” x 63.75”

Fireworks [Temple] 2016

Perfume pairing: Indochine by Belle Fleur

A beautiful evening, illuminated by fireworks amongst the tropical trees- Indochine takes you to a region of the world redolent with spice, exotic woods and sensual accords that are warm and seductive.

 

 

Trace 2016

Trace 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas 30.25” x 30”

Trace 2016
Medium: Oil on canvas 30.25” x 30”

Perfume pairing: Fathom V by Beaufort London

Surrounded by a haze of green textures and rippling waters, Fathom V reflects light and shade, bright herbals and dark mosses and spices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Pinsky:

Equal I, 2017 Medium: Partly Handspun Weft And Cotton Warp, 60” x 60”

Equal I, 2017
Medium: Partly Handspun Weft And Cotton Warp, 60” x 60”

Equal I, 2017

Perfume pairing: Au Coeur Du Désert by Tauer

Au Coeur Du Désert weaves spices such as Coriander and Cumin alongside long-lasting woods and greens, much like Equal I organizes its fibers into a chorus of deep colors and textures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katy Richards:

The Brit, 2016

Perfume pairing: Aqua Sextius by Jul et Mad

Full of aromatic fruit, the hint of water and movement, Aqua Sextius (and The Brit) are both refreshing and complex.

The Brit, 2016 Medium: Oil on Panel 20” x 16”

The Brit, 2016
Medium: Oil on Panel 20” x 16”

 

Seaweed, 2015 Medium: Oil on Panel 48” x 36”

Seaweed, 2015
Medium: Oil on Panel 48” x 36”

Seaweed 2015

Perfume pairing: Entre Ciel et Mer by Pierre Guillaume

Delicate fruits, Pacific sea algae, lichen and moss- all are notes in Entre Ciel at Mer as well as depicted in Richards’ Seaweed. A journey under the open sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dott von Schneider:

Earth, 2017

Perfume pairing: After the Flood by Apoteker Tepe

The scent of the many textures of earth itself- soil, rocks, gooey wetness- are captured in After the Flood. Add in mushroom, patchouli and green cardamom and the wet soil accord comes alive before you. 

Earth, 2017 Medium: Soil, Primer, Dye on Birch Panel, 23” x 34”

Earth, 2017
Medium: Soil, Primer, Dye on Birch Panel, 23” x 34”

 

Nikki Woods:

Sugar Shack 2016

Perfume pairing: Sulmona by Coquillete Paris  

Standing in the kitchen, licking your fingers and surrounded by sweet smells is where both Sugar Shack and Sulmona immediately take you to.

Sugar Shack, 2016 Medium: Oil on Canvas 25.5” x 23.5”

Sugar Shack, 2016
Medium: Oil on Canvas 25.5” x 23.5”

 

Forbidden Forest 2016

Perfume pairing: Go Ask Alice by En Voyage

You are almost lost in this abstract forest scene, taking in the colors and textures. And then you begin to feel a calm happiness as Go Ask Alice reassures you with its joyous celebration of green, fruit and floral notes, culminating with a luscious dry down.

Forbidden Forest, 2016 Medium: Oil on Canvas 36” x 30”

Forbidden Forest, 2016
Medium: Oil on Canvas 36” x 30”

In Conversation..., Indigo Perfumery, New Releases, Perfumes

Behind the scenes with Art de Parfum

Art de Parfum is Indigo’s newest fragrance line and exclusive in the U.S.! These popular unisex perfumes span the fragrance families and are very wearable, from the office to sultry nights out. And did we tell you that they are all perfume extraits?

Recently Ann caught up with Ruta Degutyte, Art de Parfum’s founder, to discover the inspirations behind the line. Here is what we found:

Ruta Degutyte Art de Parfum creator

Ruta Degutyte Art de Parfum creator

How did you decide on the name Sensual Oud as oud is not listed as a note.

Because of the ethical and technical difficulties of working with real oud oil in commercial perfumery, we chose instead to use a variety of other materials such as cypriol, an essential oil from a type of grass, to supply that sour, smoky animalic effect of real oud oil. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love real oud oil. Love it! I have a small (but precious) collection of oils that I turn to for reference. But procuring a stable supply of the real stuff for commercial perfumery is almost impossible, unless you settle for procuring it from a plantation, which is of course a possibility for the future. If we can find some way to secure a stable supply without harming the economic interest of local people or endangering the environment, then we will. 

But even if we used real oud oil, ensuring that the aroma is the same from batch to batch is difficult because oud oils are distilled from different groupings of wood and can smell completely different from one batch to another. Oud oil is a perfumer’s nightmare, actually, because we need to be 100% consistent and use formulas that will produce the same result every time. A good analogy for oud oil is naturally woven cloth where minute variations occur from one length to another. 

I would say that the oud accord we use in Sensual Oud tends more towards the soft, sensual side than the overtly powerful, pungent side. 


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

I have a degree in International Business and an MBA, and my professional background is in marketing and consulting. In 2010 when the financial crisis hit I had savings and courage, and I just decided, yes – why not leave the corporate world and go to Australia regroup and start my own company afterwards? I had a dream and absolutely no fear at all. But, yes, it was not a methodical approach.

I think my upbringing has a lot to do with my ability to leap into things with full confidence. I was born in Lithuania to a family of academics. My father is a famous philosopher, Algirdas Degutis, who has authored books such as “Language, Thought, and Reality” and “Individualism and Social Order.” My mother, who sadly died when I was very young, was an interpreter, and my stepmother, Grazina Miniotaite was a famous political researcher. My family helped me to understand that my dreams were just ambitions waiting to be realized – and that nothing should be allowed to get in my way, let alone me!

Perfume has always been an interest of mine, since I was a small child. When I was about 8, I started trying to make tinctures of stones, leaves, daisies, and so on – using water, of course, because I didn’t understand about ethanol, perfumer’s alcohol, etc. They smelled awful, of course, but that didn’t stop me!:-)

My interest developed into passion when I visited Grasse for the first time, where I met with people working in the factories, spoke to old, retired workers, began to learn a bit about the real business of making perfume. Alas, I have no formal training as a perfumer beyond what I have taught myself. So I have engaged a young, super-talented perfumer working out of the South of France to help translate my vision into reality. If I could spend my days looking over her shoulder, I would – I find the work of a perfumer endlessly fascinating. 

We make the perfumes in a small factory outside of Grasse, but our marketing and sales are all out of London, which is where I’m based. 

What led you to launch a perfume company in this era of mega releases?

Partly because there is so much noise. I wanted my perfumes to cut across all that noise using a simple, streamlined type of beauty. In the hustle and bustle of modern day lives, I think we are all attracted to the notion of living more simply, paring back to the essentials, and investing only in objects that are both beautiful and useful. I wanted my perfumes to espouse that type of simplicity. 

Also, my fragrances are smartly priced – they are luxurious extraits but in terms of price they buck against the trend of, like you said, mega releases where the focus is on the bling, the bottles, the dazzling marketing, and so on. At Art de Parfum, we keep the focus on the fragrances themselves. 

Who are you inspired by?

In perfumery, there are a few perfumers who inspire me deeply and whose work has guided my own. For example, the great Edmond Roudnitska, who created Diorella and many of my favorites. His style unites the classical, citrusy French eau de cologne traditions with a sort of soft, decaying fruit undertone that injects a sultry sexiness. Diorella really is astonishing. When I spray it on, it feels fresh and summery, but as the day wears on, it develops into something a lot more human. Chandler Burr described it as “mint toothpaste rubbed onto fur”, which I think is accurate!

I also have to give a shout out to Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Maurice Roger, who are the largely unsung heroes behind my all-time favorite fragrance, Fahrenheit by Dior. I am a huge lover of Fahrenheit. But it has to be vintage! I hunt down small bottles of the vintage and stockpile them for my own personal use. I’m aware that it’s marketed to men, but I don’t believe in such arbitrary gender classifications. Luca Turin in The Guide said that perfumes can’t be masculine or feminine because perfumes don’t have genitalia – which makes me laugh, because it’s both true and funny!

Business-wise, I am inspired by the work of independent perfumers Andy Tauer, Vero Kern, and Liz Moore. They balance a fierce artistic independence with a good sense for what will still be commercial enough to sell. They are also excellent role models for how to build a friendly, engaging, and authentic relationship with followers and fans of their brands.

How would you describe your artistic style?

Streamlined, minimalist French chic! The French are never gaudy or flamboyant. In fact, their style relies on simplicity. Coco Chanel said that every woman must stand in front of the mirror and take one thing off. The idea is that only the essence of that woman’s style remains. And it is exactly this principle that my fragrances reflects.  

What is your oldest olfactive memory?

Ah, my mother, of course! Even at a very early age I was conscious of the beautiful powdery smell of her make-up and perfume, which would brush off on me when she kissed me. She only ever had one bottle of perfume at a time, bought for her by my father once a year on birthdays or Christmas. The perfumes varied, but most of all I remember her wearing Joy, Chanel No. 22, Chanel No. 19…..they must have been the pure parfum because I remember the bottles as being very small and precious-looking. 

I will never forget the pure rush of happiness I experienced when I would sneak into her bedroom, take the stopper out, and sniff the top of the bottle. Never on the skin, you understand! Even as a child, I knew just how important these small bottles of luxury were for my mother. She worked hard all her life and didn’t have much in the way of nice clothes or jewelry. That’s kind of how I’d like people to treat my perfumes – as little objects of pure luxury and indulgence for people who deserve a bit of beauty in their lives. 

How did you choose your beautiful bottles? 

Thank you for saying that they are beautiful! I also think they are lovely. I thought a lot about how I wanted my perfumes to be packaged. The most important thing, of course, is how the perfume smells. But I also wanted the presentation to send a message of simplicity and beauty. It is easier to hide aesthetic flaws in a gaudy bottle – mine are minimalist so they have to be perfect in every dimension. The box feels like textured linen and opens like a book, and the cap is of a cool, textured wood. 

What do you have in store for the future?

First of all, I want to establish a warm, approachable, and friendly connection with our fans, clients, and buyers. That right there is our core base for operations – we will only survive and grow if we are making perfumes that strike a chord with our customers.

Meet the five perfumes: 
Gin and Tonic Cologne

Excentrique Moi

Sea Foam

Sensual Oud

Signature Wild

 

 

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Sultry Jasmine in Perfumery

 

 

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought it appropriate to explore one of the most well known aphrodisiac ingredients in perfumery: jasmine. If you have not smelled jasmine yet, it will be quite challenging to imagine its sultry character that, defying expectations, somehow contributes lightness to an accord.

 

Jasmine has hundreds of species; the two most commonly used in perfumery are Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminum sambac. Jasmine is thought to have originated either in India or Persia. It is famously nocturnal. The blooms open at dusk and remain open all night, becoming a nectar source for moths and other nocturnal insects. The blooms are harvested ideally in the early morning hours.

 

Jasmine’s scent is obtained through the process of solvent extraction, producing a “concrete” which is then treated with alcohol to separate the precious jasmine absolute. In the early days of perfumery, enfleurage was used which consisted of placing jasmine blooms onto layers of fat, which absorbed the scent after many days and many blooms used. The blooms are harvested in September and October.

 

It takes around 8,000 blooms to produce one milliliter of jasmine absolute. One can understand why it is among the most expensive ingredients used in perfumery.

 

Besides jasmine’s aphrodisiac properties, it also is considered to be an anti-depressant and is used to relieve headaches. In skin care products, jasmine helps to improve the elasticity of the skin and balances oil production.

 

What do the jasmines smell like? Both are rather intense and strong when smelled on their own, but when used in a blend, they add brightness to an accord.

 

Jasminum grandiflorum absolute is described as floral, slightly animalic (due to the indole and skatole notes within), resembling orange blossom flowers, rich, sexy, musky and intense. It is the jasmine most well known in the West. It is described as creamy and full-bodied.

Jasminum grandiflorum

 

Jasminum sambac absolute’s scent is greener, fruitier and fresher than its cousin. It is used more in Indian and Far Eastern cultures than in the West, but it is gaining a strong surge in popularity. J. sambac is the national flower of Indonesia and the Philippines (where it is called Sampaquita) and much loved in India and Japan.

 

Jasminum sambac

 

It is important to mention the “jasmines” which are really not part of the Jasminum family, even though they are widely considered to be so.

These include “night blooming jasmine” (really Cestrum Nocturnum), “night flowering jasmine” (really Nyctanthes arbor-tristis), “Madagascar jasmine” (really Stephanotis floribunda) and “Confederate or star jasmine” (really Trachelospermum jasminoides).

 

Here at Indigo Perfumery, jasmine takes a prominent role in the following perfumes:

Sumatera by Coquillete Paris

Jasmin Rêvé by Aux Pays de La Fleur d’Oranger

Loretta by Deco London

Indochine by Belle Fleur

Pretty Machine by Kerosene

Fiore di Bellagio by En Voyage

Hindu Honeysuckle by Providence Perfume

Néa by Jul et Mad

 

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For a short but sweet view on J. sambac‘s harvesting in India, check this out:

 

 

Behind the Scenes, Indigo Perfumery, Perfumes

CINNAMON in Perfumery

 

Ceylon cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon

 

 

Cinnamon in a perfume? Customers are often surprised when I answer their question “What am I smelling? I can’t put my finger on it.”

Too often cinnamon is associated with that all too potent potpourri smell of the holiday season- you know, the smell that clings to your clothes for days? Thankfully the perfumers of our four perfumes have fine noses and know when enough is perfect.

 

 

The true cinnamon, C. Verum or zeylanicum is from Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon). It is an evergreen, aromatic tree that must be grown for at least two years before its bark can be cut. After harvesting, the stems must be immediately processed while its inner bark is still wet. The outer bark is first scraped off, the stem is beaten to loosen the inner bark, which then allows the inner bark to be pried off in long rolls which are cut to exactly 4.2 inches long.

 

In America, Cinnamomum cassia or Cinnamomum aromaticum are used because they are sweeter and more aromatic, although they are inferior to the Ceylonese cinnamon. You can tell the difference by smell as well as looks: Ceyonese cinnamon sticks (also known as quills) use only the inner bark and have numerous thin layers with a subtle and aromatic flavor and smell, whereas the C. cassia sticks, using all layers of the bark, are much harder, harsher and stronger in taste and smell.

 

Cinnamon is a well known medicinal spice high in antioxidants, and noted for its boost to mood and memory, for lowering blood sugar and “bad” cholesterol (LDL), for stopping the growth of bacteria in food, for alleviating sinus headaches or migraines and for preventing the onset of cold or flu.

Cinnamon quills can be stored for periods of years as long as they are not a powder.

In perfumery, only Ceylonese cinnamon is used. According to Mandy Aftel, in her must read book, Fragrant, “Cinnamon opens with warm, sweet, candy-like notes, and finishes with a powdery, dry wood.”

 

Cinnamon most often is used as a heart note, imparting a warmth and lightness to other notes.

It takes a very small amount before it overtakes the perfume, so a very light touch is advised.

 

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Perfumes

Summer Kick-Off!

 

We’re ready to welcome summer!

Join us and choose your new favorite summer scent that will put you in a light and breezy state of mind.

Cefiro– A bit of spice added to the floral garden that will leave you wondering who smells so good.

Brezza di Mare – The elegant, understated scent of sea and sand.

Cologne du Maghreb– For those looking for a true classic cologne… with woody contrasts at the back end.

Copacabana– Sunny, breezy, tropical. A mini-holiday on the beach. This solid perfume has added skincare benefits: moisturizing shea butter and free from parabens and alcohol.

Aqua Sextius– A full blown citrus-fresh beginning with the added bonus of heart and base notes that not only add to its beauty, but also to its longevity.

Neroli Blanc Eau de Perfume– Celebrate the essence of summer with the orange blossom at its peak.

Sicilian Limes– A full liquor hit of a salt margarita, complimented by lime, rosemary and moss.

Samples are prepared fresh in .7 ml. glass vials with dauber.

With the purchase of the Summer Kick-Off Sampler Set, you will receive a coupon code for $10 off one full bottle purchased from the Sampler Set.

Click HERE to place your order.

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Lily of the Valley

One of the first flowers in May is the beloved lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis).

With its fresh, green, earthy beauty with honeyed undertones, it has been a favorite fragrance for centuries.

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Lily of the valley is grown in cooler climates and prefers the partial shade of a woodland setting. It spreads via its underground stems called rhizomes. It can take a few years to get established, but once it is, it will spread far and wide.

According to Elanour Sinclair Rohde, in her book, The Scented Garden, “The lily-of-the-valley is, I think, the very first of the flowers whose scent is a true summer scent, for the May lily, as our ancestors called it, never flowers till the bitter winds we so often get in late spring are over. When the lily of the valley flowers we know in truth that summer has come.”

 Lily of the Valley 2 Its flowers hang, with each bell consisting of six florets with edges that turn back into six small scallops. While there is no honey in the flowers, there is a sweet sap stored in tissue at its base which is very attractive to bees. They also visit to collect its pollen.

Lily of the valley flowers contain extremely minute amounts of oils, making them too labor intensive to pick as each floret opens at different times. Any perfume with lily of the valley notes means that it is a combination of other natural oils, such as rose and jasmine. There is no lily of the valley absolute or essential oil.

Hydroxycitronellal is widely considered to be the aroma chemical material closest to the scent of Lily of the Valley, although its use is limited by IFRA restrictions to 1% of the finished fragrance.

Diorissimo, composed by Edmond Roudnitska in 1956, is generally referred to as the gold standard for lily of the valley perfumes.

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At Indigo, our favorite lily of the valley perfume is by Floris London. Lily of the Valley was created in 1847 and is a true soliflore that is as close to the real flower as one can get. Its sillage and longevity are medium. It is a refreshing floral to wear on a spring or summer day. It is also the perfect office fragrance.

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Perle de Mousse, authored by Bertrand Duchaufour in 2012 for Ann Gerard, is an artistic interpretation of lily of the valley. It is a memorable green chypre that begins with green galbanum and bubbly aldehydes, with a heart of lily of the valley, rose and tuberose. Its base notes include ambergris, musk and vanilla. Its longevity is outstanding, its sillage is very good.

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Stilettos on Lex is a lively fruit and floral bouquet that starts off with pear and plum liquor. Lily of the valley joins the heart notes, along with rose, heliotrope, iris and carnation and is followed by a base of musk, patchouli, vanilla and Atlas cedar wood.

What is your favorite lily of the valley scent?

Lily of the valley web copy

 

 

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Perfumes

Dark Florals

 

Dark Florals in Traditional Home’s May 2015’s Secret Garden:

“When set against a dark, inky background, colorful florals seem to radiate a larger-than-life presence. Depending on their pattern and hue, the blooms appear either electrified and voluminous or sophisticated with a slight edge. So take some time to stop and smell these roses.”

 

We decided to find Indigo’s dark florals and share them with you as we enter the height of the floral season. Stop by for a sniff!

 

Asphalt Rainbow by Charenton Macerations definitely falls under the sophisticated but edgy category. It is described as “a roughed up rose that’s been hyper-colored, torn apart and twisted on its head, then nailed to the wall for your sniffing pleasure.” Need we say more?

 

Shay and Blue’s Atropa Belladonna is just what atropa belladonna purports to be: bewitching and mesmerizing. With the heady white blossoms of jasmine and narcissus combining with cassis berries and Bourbon vanilla, it is a beauty.

 

ROSE flash by Tauerville is an extrait strength rendition of rose in all its glory. There is nothing shy about this rose; you will be asked, “What are you wearing?!” Its sweetness is tempered by the woods and spices that Mr. Tauer is so well known for.

 

Neroli Blanc Intense by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger is not an innocent neroli or orange blossom perfume. It says evening, date night, come hither, with the base notes of vanilla, balsam and benzoin turning on the charm.

 

Rose Cut by Ann Gerard bursts forth with a bubbly, happy presence of aldehydes and pink pepper. An exquisite rose quickly becomes evident, which eventually settles down into one heck of a sexy rose and patchouli blend that lingers till dark…

 

Thirty Three by Ex Idolo is deep, velvety and sensual. Equally memorable on males or females, Thirty Three is all about a rose and its relationship with a fabulous oud.

 

 

 

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Perfumes, Upcoming Events

A Gift For The Epicurean Mother

 

Finding a scent that matches her essence is the key to success with the Epicurean Mother. She’ll instinctively pay attention to the ingredients and may even opt for the unexpected. Lavender, vanilla and spices are within the comfort zone of the passionate gourmand.

Like This, by État Libre d’Orange, will delight her senses with its unexpected olfactory assortment of notes. Created with Tilda Swenson in mind, one can expect that it will make its own statement with a distinct gourmand quality.

Indigo Vanilla, created by Shelley Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes, is an unconventional gourmand with a subtle spice trail complimenting its focus on violet. Yes, there is very good vanilla, but don’t worry, Indigo Vanilla avoids being too sweet or edible. It’s just plain beautiful.

Provanilla (Providence Perfume Co.) also has to be included for Our Epicurean Mother. Whether your Mother is a connoisseur of vanilla or not, she will love Charna Ethier’s uniquely creative ode to vanilla. Not only does Charna incorporate five different (sublime) vanillas, she discovered that adding the unexpected twist of a clean aquatic accord keeps the fragrance light and fresh throughout. (Order directly from Providence Perfume… our bottles are not here yet…)

Gift certificates are always available as well.

To ensure sufficient time for delivery, all web orders should be placed by Wednesday, May 6th.

Complimentary gift wrap is available.

Please let us know if you would like it in the Special Request box during checkout.

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A Gift For The Loves-To-Travel Mother

 

The Loves-to-Travel, Adventurous Mother craves new experiences and needs to pack up quickly and easily.

Copacabana’s (Sabé Masson) soft perfume ease of use and vacation-perfect scent

contrasts with L’Air du Désert Marocain (Tauer Perfumes), a spicy, memorable perfume with lots of character.

Of course you can always opt for a gift certificate.

To ensure sufficient time for delivery, all web orders should be placed by Wednesday, May 6th.

Complimentary gift wrap is available.

Please let us know if you would like it in the Special Request box during checkout.

MD 5-10-15 Athletic Mom
Perfumes, Upcoming Events

A Gift For The Athletic Mother

 

 

The Athletic Mother benefits from a fresh scent with a big pick-me-up like Aqua Sextius (Jul et Mad) with its sophisticated, fresh green piquancy of an outdoor day,

or Zazou (Sabé Masson) invigorating citrus notes complimented by its woody dry down.

Of course you can always opt for a gift certificate.

To ensure sufficient time for delivery, all web orders should be placed by Wednesday, May 6th.

Complimentary gift wrap is available.

Please let us know if you would like it in the Special Request box during checkout.