I made a video (again, accidentally deleted the first…) illustrating how the creative process behind the development of Velouria for Maher Olfactive has progressed, the considerations and variations of the formula, and how I hone in on a final direction to focus on the final scent formula.
Author Archives: Shawn Maher
Last run of original Lamplight Penance
Legato Extrait de Parfum Video
Legato Extrait de Parfum by Maher Olfactive is oud, stone fruit, floral and spices playing in harmony
Sometimes, you have ideas that you don’t think are feasible. But you just can’t get them out of your head, no matter what. For me, I wanted to do an oud perfume. Of course, that’s not so unique. However, I wanted to create one that not only features the oud as the star, but alsoContinue reading “Legato Extrait de Parfum by Maher Olfactive is oud, stone fruit, floral and spices playing in harmony”
Waking Dream Video Scent Notes
Now available at MaherOlfactive.com with samples at American-Perfumer.com!
Scent Notes: Waking Dream is Delirium through Iris, Sandalwood and Amber
One note that I have always loved is iris. Even though I (obviously this is the case) love raw orris butter, the iris accord intrigues me even more. Anything that doesn’t have a true natural material analog allows for pure interpretation, acting as a Rorschach test of the perfumer. What do they smell when theyContinue reading “Scent Notes: Waking Dream is Delirium through Iris, Sandalwood and Amber”
Video Scent Notes: Agua Fresca
Scent Notes: Sumemer Refreshment from Agua Fresca by Chatillon Lux
Years ago, I created a scent for a brand. However, during the process, the whole thing went sideways and we had to part ways. This left me with a formula that I liked but had no use for, so I released it as a limited edition called Nonaginta. The name came from its inspiration fromContinue reading “Scent Notes: Sumemer Refreshment from Agua Fresca by Chatillon Lux”