March 2014: Welcome to the Cult

It’s obscure to the majority but revered by the few. It’s part of a secret language for those in the know. But how does it happen in the first place? How does something build a cult following?

Maybe it’s surprising or strange. Maybe it thumbs its nose at convention. Perhaps it says something that few others are saying—something the open-minded have been hungry to hear.

In our March 2014 collection, we give you three cult favorites. One is a classic, one has been around for a few years, and one is the new kid on the block that's already turning heads. But they all captured attention because they provide a refreshing counterpoint to trends and conventional wisdom. And if there's one thing we niche perfume fans love, it's a scent that makes no apologies for who it is.   

 

Perfect Nectar by Sarah Horowitz Parfums is pure prettiness with no need of a complicated dark side. It is sun and sand and fruity drink in hand. It starts lively and citrusy, and its parade of notes from fruit to green tea and soft florals is like the progression from giddiness to happy contentment. Its cult following calls it "The Nectar," which we think should tell you something.

  

 

Grand Cuir from Parfums Rétro is a new release that is already developing a cult following among perfumistas in the know, and we think that's because it's not your typical leather fragrance. It is vintage but fresh, edgy but soft, and it's ideal for people who prefer a crisp, at times herbaceous leather over a warmer, heavier leather. 

  

 

If there's one perfume that appears on every perfumista's must-smell list, it is Luctor et Emergo. The iconic scent from Dutch design house The People of the Labyrinths is unforgettable from the first spray, with a boozy hit of cherry, almond, and tobacco, which transforms into a smokey, soft, woodsy base sweetened with spicy vanilla.  

  

Welcome to the cult. We think you'll like it here.

 

 


Olfactif Editorial Team
Olfactif Editorial Team

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The Olfactif editorial team is made up of people who love to get geeky about perfume and scent.



8 Comments

Patricia Beckwith
Patricia Beckwith

March 26, 2014

Your fragrances sound divine. At those prices, however, I will wait til you offer samples before I fall victim to the lovely descriptions. I remember the big bottle of horribly expensive Chanel Russian Leather I bought back in the sixties…..It reacted to my body chemistry and settled down to a flawless rendition of Tom Cat Piss. I am not kidding. I had to leave work and go home for a change of clothing. They all thought I’d been peed on by my cat. So: I will wait until your company offers a sample or a small size bottle for us wary folks to try your fragrances.

Thanx,

PLBeckwith

Elissa
Elissa

March 25, 2014

I absolutely adored Luctor et Emergo. Perfect for The Cult – I’m a follower now.

The other two were interesting – Perfect Nectar is far too sweet and feminine for my taste and then Grand Cuir was almost too strong. It’s nice but has a niche in my selection and unfortunately, I don’t need to fill that niche often.

Cari
Cari

March 08, 2014

I like Perfect Nectar, it is as described on me. Grand Cuir is something I would never choose for myself but is my favorite of this trio. I thought I would love Luctor et Emergo but it smells like red Playdough on me.

Gloria
Gloria

March 04, 2014

Have been in perfume for years and years! Will always be interested!

Anastasia
Anastasia

March 03, 2014

Well, I’ve been in “the Cult” for a long time now,(no newbie here), however I could not be more delighted with your selection’s this month….choosing one will be difficult!

Megan
Megan

March 03, 2014

Love the theme. This perfume thing is becoming an obsession for me, so yeah, I think I’m officially in the cult. LOL

Kristine
Kristine

March 03, 2014

Perfect Nectar sounds fun – perfect for summer vacay! Haven’t smelled the other two but love the idea of a fresh leather that could work in the summertime…

Amy
Amy

March 03, 2014

AHH! I LOVE Luctor et Emergo. Have a sample that I used up and have been wishing for more!

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