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”

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”

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”

Red Skies from Maher Olfactive: A Maritime Chypre

From the first time I heard it as a kid, the expression always seemed so mystical and full of wonder. Red skies at night, sailors delight. Red Skies in morning, sailors take warning. For a kid who only knew about the high seas from books and stories, it fed into the larger-than-life idea of lifeContinue reading “Red Skies from Maher Olfactive: A Maritime Chypre”