Another great monthly prescription box to tell you all about, this one is a perfume one, How awesome is this what woman doesn’t love to smell pretty. For only 18.00 a month you can have three perfumes delivered to you. Olfactif will have you discover the art of perfume.
Around the first of each month, we send subscribers some of the finest and hardest-to-find perfume samples from niche artists around the world. Our samples aren’t those tiny vials you get at the department store; we give you 2.25 ml of each scent in a glass spray vial, and each vial has enough for 15 – 20 wearings.
Autumn bridges our seasonal extremes. And while it has its own olfactory delights—cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, smoke—it’s hard to find a scent that’s out-of-place in autumn. The days are still bright and warm, and they can carry the scent of summer’s fruit and flowers. The night air is thin and cool, full of the wintery smells of spice and dry wood. So many smells suit autumn—and for lovers of scent, is there anything better?
Our October 2014 collection, A Change In The Air, reflects this rich variety of fall-perfect scents. It starts with a gorgeous daytime fragrance that echoes the sun and warmth of early fall afternoons and progresses into deeper, richer scents that come alive in the cool night air.
Ginger Ciao borrows its name from perfumer Yosh Han’s protagonist in her unpublished novel: daring, direct, confident, adventurous, and ultra-feminine. “I notice that my energy level increases whenever I wear Ginger Ciao,” Yosh says. It’s a luscious scent with the perfect balance of gourmand notes and tropical floral notes, spicy enough to merit wearing on those still-balmy days of early autumn. Notes include black coconut, night queen, tiger lily, neroli, ylang ylang, ginger, and basil.
If you’re not familiar with Imaginary Authors, here’s a crash course: Josh Meyer makes perfumes that manage to be both wildly creative and perfectly polished. Then he invents a backstory around each perfume, imagining that he has created it based on a book by a famous author—when, in reality, Meyer himself is the creator of the perfume, the book, and even the author. That’s the concept behind Portland-based Imaginary Authors, a deliciously inventive house that is a creative mashup of olfactory, literary, and graphical arts. Yesterday Haze, the newest release from Imaginary Authors, is a creamy, gently sweet fig perfume inspired by California’s dusty San Joaquin Valley and the imagined love triangle set there. “Just as sunsets are more beautiful on hazy days,” our imaginary author Lenora Blumberg writes, “so, too, are the memories of yesterday.” Notes include fig, iris, cream tonka, tree bark, walnut bitters, and orchard dust.
Aperture, like other fragrances from perfume creator Ulrich Lang, was inspired by a photograph. The photo, by talented young photographer Olivia Bee, captures a young man’s silhouette against a vivid sunset with bright bands of violet, orange, and indigo—the camera’s aperture set wide open to put the subject in sharp focus against the hazy, dreamlike sky. What we love is how the perfume corresponds to the colors of the photograph, with fizzy, light aldehydes at the top; warm, bright notes of tobacco and woods in the heart; and a deep bed of woods. A portion of proceeds from Aperture goes to the Aperture Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing photography. Notes include aldehydes, pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper, tobacco, jasmine, cedarwood, muguet, musk, vetiver, ambergris, animalic notes, and amber.