The maker of The Mauve describes it as “an alternate world free from disarray.” And given the calming effect of lavender, we have to agree. Lavender is the ultimate unisex note, and perfumers can choose to play up its floral side or its barbershop vibe by surrounding it with certain notes. Here, the addition of tea leaves and oak ground The Mauve in the forest -- and men and women have been snapping it up. So far, the only category it hasn't defied is "bestseller." Fun fact: The full bottle contains a tiny silver bead as a nod to the maker’s handmade jewelry line. P.S. Perfumistas rejoice: The nose behind this line is Josh Meyer of Imaginary Authors. Notes include tea leaves, fresh lavender, and oak.
The Sum is a Portland-based brand that creates hand-made jewelry and body adornment.