June 2017 for Men: Juxtaposed

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One of the best things about becoming a fragrance connoisseur is the fun of exploring scent combinations that you'd rarely find in mass-market scents. This month, we're featuring three scents that juxtapose notes in unusual ways.


This time-tested classic juxtaposes patchouli with rose, and the effect is not the floral you might be expecting. Voleur de Roses ("The Rose Thief" in French) by L'Artisan Parfumeur captures a rose garden ravaged by a summer thunderstorm, complete with a whiff of petrichor, that famous scent of rain as it falls on the earth. Read more...

Black Velvet Cafe
by 4160 Tuesdays started as a bespoke scent for a friend of perfumer Sarah McCartney. But good things have a way of getting out, and when other people got their hands on it, demand grew. And now it's made its way across the Pond to you. Black Velvet Cafe features juxtaposes traditionally gourmand notes with cool, camporous oud. Read more...

When Vosges Haut-Chocolat selected Aoud Violet by Mancera for last month's unisex collection, we knew we couldn't wait long to feature it in the men's collection, too. It's a fascinating combination of a delicate, traditionally feminine note -- violet -- and a host of deep, woodsy, masculine notes. Read more...

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Olfactif Editorial Team
Olfactif Editorial Team


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

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