November 2015: Layered

November 01, 2015

As the temperatures drop, we pile on the layers—and that goes for our perfumes as much as for our clothing. We might not realize it, but the scents we reach for in cooler, drier air are often richer and more complex.

This collection features three wonderfully complex scents that will take your nose on a journey through rich, layered stories. Notes will sing solos one moment and blend into a harmonious ensemble the next. They might even smell different each time you put them on, and if you have problems describing them in words—well, that's the perfume lover's agony and delight. And in this case at least, you can be sure that you're not alone.

Take your time with these three. Explore, examine, enjoy. This is where your perfume hobby gets really, really fascinating.


1826 by Histoires de Parfums was inspired by Eugenie de Montijo, the last French empress and wife of Napoleon, who led a life of glamour, nobility, political intrigue, international conflict, and, at times, heartbreak. And as you might expect, a perfume inspired by Eugenie reflects the complexity of her life in the many facets of its composition. Read more...



La Fin du Monde by Etat Libre d'Orange was inspired by a book called  The End of the World Filmed by the Angel of Notre Dame, but don't be fooled by the name and the shiny orange symbol for radioactivity. We are not smelling nuclear annihilation; we are smelling the distant aftereffects through the lens of satire, when the world has found a new normal that may be disconcertingly like what came before. Read more... 

by Neela Vermeire Créations is a beautifully meditative scent that represents India's Vedic period, which lasted for 1,000 years and spawned the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Trayee captures it all: the intricate rituals and temple ceremonies, ayurveda, the universe of yoga, and the holistic quest for knowledge. It is gloriously complex, with notes rising and falling and swirling like waves over many hours. Read more...

It's going to be a fascinating month, so hurry: Sign up yourself or someone you love by November 15, and we'll start them with the Layered collection. 


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