An olfactive reconstruction of 17th century Viceregal Mexico: the mineral notes of terra cotta tile floors and stucco walls, the wooden beams and gilded altars give way to a heart of of spiced cacao. In the background, the incense from the church mixes with the kitchen spices, creating an evocative Baroque concoction between heaven and earth. Notes include: Cocoa absolute, Mexican vanilla, cinnamon, and a smoked chili infusion.
November 1695, Mexico City. Deep inside the halls of the Royal Convent of Jesus Maria, a group of reverent nuns prepares a Baroque recipe of spiced Cocoa. The brew is infused with an assortment of chilies that tempt rapture, and the air is rich with the scent of exotic spices. After centuries of safe-keeping within this closed world, their secrets are finally revealed to the senses.
In Aztec Mexico, flowers were an august offering to Gods and Princes. Transporting you to a temple altar where heaps of flowers exude their intoxicating scent, FLOR Y CANTO is a white floral fragrance with a subtle copal incense base. Focusing on the highest quality natural essences and absolutes of five native Mexican flowers: Mexican tuberose, magnolia grandiflora, plumeria, marigold and wild acacia.
August, 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico. On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums palpitates as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating breath of Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of the sacred Marigold, Cempoalxochitl.
Flor Y Canto Fragrance Notes:
Mexican acacia, Marigold , Crushed leaf accents
Tuberose absolute, Magnolia grandiflora, Red and white plumeria
Evoking the traditional smoking of tea leaves in ancient China, Indigo Smoke is an aromatic landscape of narrow serpentine rivers, blue mountains and incense-filled temples condensed into a complex formula of black tea, woody notes and incense. Rich, realistic and long-lasting. With notes of lapsang souchong tea, mandarin orange, apricot, guaiac wood, incense and pine tar.
Created with master perfume Calice Becker, Indigo Smoke is a fragrance for every gender, inspired by the aromatic history of lapsang souchong tea. Like the mountain terraces from which it originated, it encapsulates an aromatic landscape of indigo blues, purples and greens.
Inspired by the 19th century courtesans and bohemians that embraced the scent of patchouli, MISFIT won the Fragrance Foundation 2021 Award for Best Independent Perfume. A scent balanced between regal and rebel, where cashmere-like ambery notes smooth out the carnal earthiness associated with patchouli and counter-culture. In MISFIT what was once decadent is now made addictively desirable. With main notes of: French lavender, ambrette seed absolute, patchouli, Venezuelan tonka bean and tolu balsam.
September 1877, Port of Marseille, France. In a bedroom in the City of Flesh, a Kashmiri shawl drapes decadently over the bed. Once extremely coveted, the shawls are now out of fashion with the bourgeois, their distinctive patchouli scent a victim of their downfall. Adopted by bohemians and courtesans, the fragrance mixes with French lavender, musky ambers and exotic balsams. With a new edge, and in the hands of misfits with style, the ‘undesirable’ becomes desired again.
An intoxicating incense and leather scent based on the ancient commercial trade between Asia, Europe and the Americas, with a spicy, sensual opening and a lush, robust incense base. Inspired by a 1618 voyage uniting East and West, NANBAN is transports you to the dark hull of a galleon full of exotic cargo. With notes of: Malabar black pepper, Persian saffron, Chinese osmanthus, coffee absolute, Spanish leather, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood and cade.
January 1618, a Japanese galleon, the Pacific ocean.
Following a diplomatic mission to the West, a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charges through dark ocean currents. Loaded with a rare and precious cargo, the ship’s hull is redolent of sweet-smelling tropical woods, heady Spanish leather, frankincense, fine black pepper and other exotic ground spices—the intoxicating spirit of a singular, extraordinary voyage of discovery.
Nanban Fragrance Notes:
Malabar black pepper, Persian saffron, Black tea accord, Chinese osmanthus
Finalist: Indie Fragrance of the Year 2022 The nape of the neck, the idealized scent at a lover and a lost embrace. PEAU is based on Roman Emperor Hadrian's memories of Antinoös, his lost lover. To evoke the contours of his idealized body, salty, peppery and musky notes blend in to evoke intimacy, life and the idealized memory of skin. With main notes of: Ambergris, clean musk accord, clary sage, white pepper from India, labdanum derivatives and okoume wood from Gabon.
AD 134, Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy.
Such was the love emperor Hadrian had for his favorite Antinoös, that he commissioned thousands of sculptures to memorialize him after his demise. Like the contours of a statue, the physical and spiritual presence of the body is likewise defined by a fragrant silhouette. Here is the emperor recalling his lover: the touch and smell of him, the warm redolence of skin, the soft musk at the nape of the neck. Paying tribute to the beloved, like Hadrian did Antinoös, this fragrance captures the memory of skin, conjuring intimacy and closeness, and living in our hearts and minds as an idealized scent.
Ever noticed how good your skin smells after a day at the beach? The warmth of the sun, the saltiness from the sea, the faint tropical creaminess from the sunscreen. SYDNEY ROCK POOL is a mineral, ambery and subtly tropical scent evoking a perfect day at the incredible Sydney beaches. With notes of: Australian sandalwood, coconut skin accord, driftwood note, frangipani, seaweed, ambermax and sea salt.
Golden Hour, January 2016, Sydney.
The surf crashes against the sandstone rocks. Your skin glows in the warm sun underneath a blazing Australian sky. As you climb out of the water, a gentle breeze blows through the nearby jasmine and frangipani trees, mixing with the subtle scent of sea, salt and rock. Take the moment to soak it all up, and dive down under with this evocative fragrance.
Sydney Rock Pool Fragrance Notes:
Mineral accord, Coconut skin accord, Australian sandalwood
Transporting you to 1930's London, inside a cozy martini and cigar bar of velvet banquettes and fine Art Deco marquetry. Where blond tobacco and smoky vanilla mix with the crisp herbal notes of a gin martini. THE ARCHITECTS CLUB is a comforting, smoky vanilla with an amber woody base and an cool gin opening. Notes include: Juniper berry oil, angelica root, lemon peel oil, pepper wood, guaiac wood, oak wood, vanilla absolute and amber.
Cocktail time, March 1930, London.
A group of architects gather for cocktails at Mayfair’s smartest Art Deco smoking room. As they settle in the warm interior of dark woods, leather and velvet, London’s bright young things burst in, frosted martinis in hand, surrounded by a cloud of laughter, white smoke and fine vanilla.
The Architects Club Fragrance Notes:
Juniper berry oil, Angelica root, Bitter orange, Lemon sfumatrice, Italian bergamot, French clary, Lavender