“I was very aware of the role that scent played in my own life, often acting as a sort of remedy,” Boechler told us. “For these works in particular, the scents they are paired with are quite often the antithesis of what is being depicted. The scents are meant to level out the unrest of the work, just as I’ve noticed it’s capable of doing for me personally in day-to-day life.”
“Tobacco Cognac seems like something out of French New Wave. It’s late nights smoking cigarettes having indifferent conversations, drinking cognac while wearing frayed wool sweaters, shorts and dock shoes. It’s lazy weekday mornings sunbathing on the little beaches of a forgotten French resort town in a faded polka dot bikini.”
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“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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PINK HAZE is the scent of tree lined Brooklyn streets, of stone buildings,
both old and new, and of the hot metal of subway cars. It is the heady yet
ephemeral scent of gardens blooming with lily of the valley, gardenia,
lilac and honeysuckle on early summer nights. It is beauty of light
haze tinting the sky pink, and the energy of throngs of people. It
captures the old elegance of the city while regaling the modernity and
change of our neighborhoods. It is the scent of our Brooklyn- artistic,
musical, inspiring, beautiful….equal parts classic and new, as is this city
we live in.
Notes: Lilac, Mouget, Gardenia, Stone, Metal, Cedar Wood, Honeysuckle.