Nanshe feels full of contrasts, pushing and pulling, tender and rough, powdery and watery, flowing and glowing – its dynamics, and the way how wearing Nanshe makes me feel were the main reason why I chose it as the matching perfume for the Scent Semantics word of the month – FAMILY.
Mohammadreza Kazemian is a relatively new indie perfume brand (founded in 2019) located in Tehran, Iran, with an interesting story about the founder, perfumer, and CEO of the brand – Mohammadreza Kazemian. Starting up an indie perfume brand, the first one in Iran definitely wasn’t easy, but where’s a will there’s a way! And artisan perfume!
Cornucopia, or “horn of plenty” – this is the Scent Semantics word of the month, and Zoologist Camel is the matching fragrance I chose!
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” – William Shakespeare / Henry V
Sarah Baker Perfumes Bascule thrusts off with impeccably-groomed fields of fresh grass, adds a touch of elegance by well-dosed citruses-infused bitterness, canters in a round, balanced frame with neatly arranged and addictive smelling stacks of hay, jumps over a steeple-chase fence wearing high leather boots, and finishes all the combinations and all the rounds of its development in a well-composed way, remaining refined all the way, and through the drydown.
(This review was first published in Cafleurebon)
Esxence 2022 – The Art Perfumery Event turned out to be a success: numbers have arrived, and they are impressive. This is my Esxence Report Part III – about more new fragrances, brands, collections, meetings, and events!