Happy Lunar New Year: Got wood? Get your goat back with luxurious artisan fragrances
February 19, 2015

Happy New Moon and Happy Chinese New Year, the year of the Wood Sheep! There's been some debate to whether or not this is the year of the sheep or the goat. The truth of the matter is the way...

Scent Memoirs: Expensive fashion, sex, and teenage memories
February 16, 2015

"What fabulous fragrances. Daft Love reminds me of wonderful older teenage moments. Oh My Stars reminds me of expensive fashion and sex. That's within the first hour. It's nice when you can't distinguish specific scents but the outcome is smooth and...

Nature is the Ulimate Luxury - Northwest Essence
February 02, 2015

CHRISTI MESHELL, the owner and nose behind the Bellevue-based line House of Matriarch High Perfumery, dips her finger into a jar of tobacco-leaf extract and rubs some on the top of my hand, and in an instant I am transported...

"Oh my stars, daft love behind the curtain!" House of Matriarch throws down three new fragrance tracks
January 01, 2015

1/1/15 House of Matriarch "Nose" Christi Meshell has just released a DISCO EDITION trio of perfumes for Carlos Powell's Peace, Love & Perfume Project.  Ever inspired by song in her fragrance designs, this project allowed Christi to go "all the way" with her craft...