B&K Thoughts

Advice on perfume, ingredients, musing, and new releases.

Embers – New Fragrance Release

Embers The essences and description of a new botanical perfume release. A smokey campfire experience. Fire, Smoke, Leather, Amber, Amyris, Tobacco, Myrrh Top lasts 15 minutes. No body.  Drydown lasts 8 hours, slowing down at the 6-hour mark. Fragrance becomes subtle...

Wellspring – New Fragrance Release

Wellspring The essences and description of a new perfume release: An explosion of bright bubbly flowers, with honey notes, in a gentle bed of light woods, and the spicy sensual scent of lotus. And that's just at the start. This is a romantic scent with great longevity...

Love & Disaster – New Fragrance Release

Love & Disaster  The essences and description of a new perfume release.Palo Santo Resin, Tahitian Lime, Patchouli2-3 hours3 hoursFragrance becomes subtle and soft at the 5-hour mark.0-10 minutes: The lime strikes with hints of animalistic vanilla. Light camphor,...

Cabinet of Curiosities – New Fragrance Release

Cabinet of Curiosities The essences and description of a new botanical perfume release. Animalistic, woody, amber.Cedar, Dark Amber, Musk, Patchouli, FrankincenseHeart lasts 2 hours. This has a throw of about 0.5-1 feetDrydown lasts 8 hours.Fragrance becomes subtle...

Howling Cypress, Overgrown Rose – New Fragrance Release

Howling Cypress, Overgrown Rose The essences and description of a new perfume release.Cypress, Rose, Orange Blossom, Vetiver, Papyrus, Lily2-3 hours1-2 hoursFragrance becomes subtle and soft at the 5-hour mark.0-10 minutes: Walking alone in a forest of Cypress, the...

The Aegean – New Fragrance Release

The Aegean The essences and description of a new botanical perfume release. A spicy mystical, Mediterranean perfume.Mandarin, Anise, Pink Pepper, Cardamon, Cherries, Olives, Tonka BeanHeart lasts 3 hours. This has a throw of about 1-2 feet.Drydown lasts 8 hours,...

What’s the best natural or botanical fixative for perfumes oils and fragrances?

When creating or using natural perfume the holy grail of the experience is creating a potion that can last. Yet the process is not intuitive and requires a significant devotion to the trial and error of many substances to learn which will last and which,...

Botanical perfume or man-made perfumery? Natural vs Synthetic perfume.

I love botanicals. It’s true that there is an aura to natural perfume that is mysterious and permeating and this quality makes these fragrances alluring to the thousands of people who choose them over the designer fragrances available on the common market. There is an...

Photography Credits

Photography in various posts comes from these professionals: Photo credits: Laura Kranz Katherine Hanlon freestocks.org Clem Onojeghuo Isabella Alves Annie Spratt Roksolana Zasiadko laura goodsell Maria Mekht Kris Atomic Annie Spratt Andrew Walton @w_andrew_j...

Wellspring – New Fragrance Release

Wellspring The essences and description of a new perfume release: An explosion of bright bubbly flowers, with honey notes, in a gentle bed of light woods, and the spicy sensual scent of lotus. And...

Love & Disaster – New Fragrance Release

Love & Disaster  The essences and description of a new perfume release.Palo Santo Resin, Tahitian Lime, Patchouli2-3 hours3 hoursFragrance becomes subtle and soft at the 5-hour mark.0-10...

Cabinet of Curiosities – New Fragrance Release

Cabinet of Curiosities The essences and description of a new botanical perfume release. Animalistic, woody, amber.Cedar, Dark Amber, Musk, Patchouli, FrankincenseHeart lasts 2 hours. This has a...

The Aegean – New Fragrance Release

The Aegean The essences and description of a new botanical perfume release. A spicy mystical, Mediterranean perfume.Mandarin, Anise, Pink Pepper, Cardamon, Cherries, Olives, Tonka BeanHeart lasts 3...

Photography Credits

Photography in various posts comes from these professionals: Photo credits: Laura Kranz Katherine Hanlon freestocks.org Clem Onojeghuo Isabella Alves Annie Spratt Roksolana Zasiadko laura goodsell...

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