An elusive, smokey blend of burning wood, Madagascar Vanilla, and Tonka. We find this one to be elementally simple, but unusually mercurial and highly responsive to different skin chemistries… the vanilla and the smoke dance with each other almost continuously… sometimes the foreground is smoky, then sweet, then returns with sweetly smoky, then smoky.
Smoke & Mirrors makes a fabulous layering scent that adds intriguing and mysterious elements to other perfumes... works particularly well for toning down any perfumes that are too sweet, deepening and gloriously complicating resin and incense based scents, and softening chypres and any 'sharp' woody scents.
Art: Fumée d’Ambre Gris by John Singer Sargent, 1880
It's so warm, like a nice hug. I love how every time I catch a whiff it's a little different b... view moreut still so nice no matter what notes I'm grabbing.
It's also very comforting somehow, so much so that I've started putting a dab on before bed most nights.
I've also had great fun layering this with various other offerings! Would highly recommend playing around with that, especially with incense-y or patchouli-forward fragrances. view less