Tobacco Cognac is a dark, heady scent of 35 million year old fossilized amber oil, touches of honey, hints of ambergris, chestnut, cassis, brandy and the scent of decadent, aged cognac that leaves a trail of tobacco in its wake. Worn by men and women alike, this fragrance can take you from daytime strolls in Manhattan to darkened Brooklyn speakeasies.
“The book I’m going to read tonight in bed is ‘Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball‘ by Deborah Davis. The year was 1966, and the only place to be on the night of November 28th was the Plaza Hotel in NYC. Everyone wanted an invitation but only select 540 got the chance to be there and rub shoulders and masks with the likes of Frank Sinatra and his young wife Mia Farrow, Lee Radziwill, Lauren Bacall, and Tallulah Bankead (above). which brings us to the question: What perfume would you wear to such an event had you been invited?
Tonight my answer is Tuberose Tobacco Cognac from the House of Cherry Bomb, the collaboration of two NYC perfumers Maria McElroy (Aroma M) and Alexis Karl (Scent by Alexis). It seems like a good fit: dark as a night, warm like a plush ballroom, rich and heady as the atmosphere of the most coveted event of the century….”
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Pink Haze is an ebulliently floral scent with a certain metallic brilliance to it. It smells faintly of wet sidewalks and the summer sun on a heated car grill: cheerily optimistic and somewhat hip. There’s nothing stuffy or stodgy here, and it is as fun as its name.
Notes: lilac, lily-of-the-valley, gardenia, metallic notes, cedar, honeysuckle and beeswax.
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“Coffee Amber Vanilla is a full rich rendition of these three soothing sensory stimulants all together, veering close to the intoxicating end of the olfactory scale, in the house style. A gourmand liqueur that might fuel a winter’s day and night, entering into the spirit of black/brown sepia that sinks into the skin like an ink stain. It dwells the longest in the upper register of a new kind of incense that burns coffee and amber vapors so that you may then give yourself up to the worship of the concentrated brunette beauties of dark vanilla, chestnut, agar and oud. Try this and hopefully get it worked into your sweaters and scarves, and enjoy the cashmere softness it will veil over your winter wools.”
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This scent, Coffee Amber Vanilla delves into the dark with bitter coffee, madagascar vanilla and a pairing of deep, amber, chestnut and agar woods. Many secret notes lie beneath, delicate hints of resins and ouds that call to the seduction of a cold evening.
“The Atelier Scents have a sophisticated lyrical minimalist spirit, the presentation is an elegant leather band wrapped around an etched spray flacon, and their tone is focused and direct. Many of them layer with each other in an appealing way. They are lovely to experiment with, and easy to love. These are not perfumes that are difficult or that you must develop a taste for; they are immediate pleasures for the aromatically inclined of all levels of experience. Then can be worn applied either lightly or with abandon and work both ways.”
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“A truly Brooklyn inspired fragrance, composed of the fragile and fragrant petals of street trees in bloom, mixed with the scent of gritty sidewalks and traffic soot, washed by rains and collecting together at the street corners. That very specific city and earthy metallic feel as lightened by cherry and apple blossom petals, that infusion of the natural into the man made environment. ”
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“Like House of Cherry Bomb’s Cardamom Rose and Tobacco Cognac, Pink Haze cleverly paints an entire scene using relatively few elements. It opens with the stone and metal notes. They are cool and slightly chilly, and surprisingly realistic, evoking rain-damp sidewalks and shady stone stoops. After about twenty minutes, however, the entire tone of the fragrance changes. There’s an unexpected shift from mineral to floral notes, as if you had just walked down a cobblestoned alley between towering warehouses and found yourself entering a hidden private garden. The green-tinged lily of the valley and the soapy-powdery lilac are most noticeable, so it must be a spring garden; I think I can also catch a breath of freesia in the mix. The honeysuckle and beeswax emerge later, like a premonition of summer, and add some warmth….”
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