You’ve probably never stuck your nose inside someone else’s leather jacket. We have. We’re just curious like that. That’s how Scent Tattoo smells to us.
Scent Tattoo uses a big dollop of cedar wood and some seriously sexy musks to create a warm, rugged, lived-in quality humming with bodily warmth. Add to that a nice hit of sandalwood with a twist of spiced lily accord. Is your heart racing yet?
The real magic is brought about by the addition of mimosa. You might think it odd to imagine finding bright, fluffy mimosa mixed into a heavy leather fragrance, but in Scent Tattoo it's used more for its texture. Its extracts smell naturally of leather, and it adds a deep, plush vibe that gives Scent Tattoo a real three-dimensional quality.
Scent Tattoo is a garment fragrance to be sprayed on jumpers, scarves, blankets or even your socks.
Scent Tattoo won the 2018 Art & Olfaction Award for Artisan Perfume. Its perfumer, Christophe Laudamiel, was awarded winner for Contribution to Scent Culture at the 2017 award ceremony.
Captured by Candlelight hits at just the right side of appetising.
Balance and restraint are the key to making any perfume with gourmand elements work. The last thing anyone wants to smell like is a cupcake. Well, maybe some people do. No judgement. (We’re totally judging).
Captured by Candlelight is a perfume inspired by perfumer (and writer) Sarah McCartney’s story of the same name. There’s a scene in the story where a huge, flaming Christmas pudding is being wheeled into a candlelit, oak-panelled dining room. She’s told that part of the story with smells.
We love its considered construction of notes - the gummy, stewed fruits, flaming treacle, oak panels and freshly extinguished candles. You really smell the story when you wear it.
Medullary-ray takes sandalwood to a Mediterranean countryside. A fresco of gilded flowers, saccharine red fruits and lazily harvested Tuscan fruits in an olfactory encounter with crafted woods, dry grasses and balsamic resins.
Fig leaf, Cardamom, Olive, Juniper
Frankincense, Orris Butter, Rose Absolute, Pomegranate
Tokyo is another story of incense taken outside the familiar church territory we’ve all probably smelled before. It’s a full-circle exploration of humid back streets leading to a sun dappled forest bath while chasing a tail of elusive smoke.
A fragrant mash-up of the ancient and modern. Istanbul tips its hat to the big ambery perfumes of the early 20th century, but revamps them to fit into a 21st century modern lifestyle. Warm, viscous resins in a gentle whirl of lighthearted aromatics. Your jumper’s going to smell so good.
A clutch-your-pearls subversive beamed into the 21st century from a time when perfumes didn’t shy away from celebrating the nooks and crannies of the body with an animalic radiance. This one might make you blush a bit. Or a lot.