We believe in the transcendent power of fragrance to connect us to the past, captivate our being to excite the present moment and help us to write the future.  Our Founder, Scent Strategist and Perfume Mage, Christi Meshell, is “the Nose” behind some of the most compelling and award-winning fragrances now hitting the niche fragrance scene.  Her versatility as both Creative Director and Fragrance Composer allow her to single handedly develop a concept from initial inspiration, to rare ingredient gathering and onwards to final display.

While Meshell’s fragrance narrative tells stories of the misted past, her principles of action carry our community into the future, to the pinnacle of the highest art of perfume making and layered scent storytelling.  Hearkening back to the mysteries of thousands of years of discovery and experiment, craft and artful application, Christi has gathered that heritage to a renewed modernist appraisal of the futurist art of high perfumery.  House of Matriarch High Perfumery is modern perfume science and art — as richly layered as our expression in the magical alchemy of the marvelously detailed fragrances that we create.
We believe in the power of fragrance to connect us to the past, harness our being to the present and help us to write the future.

Fragrance Immersion: House of Matriarch High Perfumery Blog

Fragrance House or Perfume Brand? HOW THEY DIFFER AND WHY IT MATTERS.

February 19, 2017

"House" (aka Creative House) is the industry term for a company that independently designs and produces perfume.  A "Nose" (aka Perfumer) works from a fragrance... Continue Reading

New Smell Test for Perfume Enthusiasts Helps Identify Olfactory Blind Spots

January 24, 2017

More than 30% of women and nearly 40% of men have SPECIFIC ANOSMIA - olfactory blind spots which impact their evaluation of fragrances.   Now... Continue Reading

The Proper Keeping of Artisan Perfumes - Cellaring Fragrances for Future Comparison & Enjoyment

January 19, 2017

House of Matriarch perfumes are designed to IMPROVE with time and proper storage, unlike mass produced perfumes which have a two year shelf life.  Here... Continue Reading

SCENT O GRAMS: Christi Meshell's Top 12 Unisex Perfumes for Valentine's Day

January 11, 2017

Fragrance is love! Imagine receiving a surprise delivery and opening the vintage style mailing tube to find the House of Matriarch perfume you've been longing... Continue Reading