Returning Mother Nature to her rightful, healing function in our lives through the power of High Perfumery is the purpose of House of Matriarch. AMANITA perfume is the antidote to corporations, patents and mad scientists. Follow your nose into the enchanted forest, where a cornucopia of flora and fauna enchant your senses, invoking creativity, healing and recovery.
A beautiful journey
began seven years ago when our perfumer was introduced to the music of FKA twigs. Greatly moved at the display of full spectrum femininity, Christi created a jasmine perfume inspired by the entrancing music video for TWO WEEKS.
Christi did not not know that she would be personally gifting twigs the perfume the following month at the SHOWBOX, but when the stars aligned to make that happen, twigs instantly recognized it as her own true perfume - the scent of herself. A beautiful friendship and the co-creation of a growing collection of perfumes for future release have followed.
During the recording of the MAGDALENE album, Christi anointed twigs with spikenard, rose, myrrh and incense, providing a quantum connection to Mary Magdalene herself. On opening night, they filled the Palace Theater in LA with clouds of incense smoke. twigs wore the perfume each night of the tour and a small run of 180 bottles were created to share the perfume with her most ardent fans.
House of Matriarch is happy to share that BONSAI has just been announced as a finalist for the 7th Annual Art and Olfaction Awards.
BONSAI stood out from the hundreds of entries submitted from around the world.
Awarded to just eight perfumes and projects a year, The Art and Olfaction Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in independent perfumery, and raise public interest and awareness around new developments in perfumery on a global scale.
The Awards, established in 2014 by The Institute for Art and Olfaction, are given to outstanding creators in the categories of independent, artisan, and experimental perfume from across the globe, chosen for perfumes and experimental projects with scent released in 2019. In addition to those juried categories, the Art and Olfaction Awards honor excellent work being done in three discretionary categories: The Contribution to Scent Culture Award, The Septimus Piesse Award for Exceptional Vison, and the Aftel Award for Handmade Perfume.
This year’s Art and Olfaction Awards events will take place in a public ceremony at Cicada Club in Los Angeles, in late September. Each Art and Olfaction Award winner will receive The Golden Pear, which continues to cement its status as an important achievement in the perfume world.
BONSAI and TETRAMORPH were named as two of "The 5 Best New Fragrances of 2019" by a panel of esteemed judges at TasteTV and the Academy of Media Tastemakers for the The Artisan Fragrance Salon. In addition to being named as the Best New Fragrances of the Year, House of Matriarch also received the title of Official Fragrance Partner of the 11th Annual TASTE AWARDS which will take place in Beverly Hills in 2020. The judges sampled and ranked countless fragrances for elements such as Best Ingredient Combinations, Best Aroma, Most Unique and Most Seductive Scent in an effort to narrow the list down to only five fragrances. Thank you, TASTE TV and congratulations to the other three fragrance creators that also received the honor!
FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FLORAL
Love at first sight. A single day lily with voluptuous crimson petals, illuminated by the Summer Solstice sun drew her in. When Christi breathed the rapturous aroma of the flower, she was surprised and delighted by perfume it possessed. She purchased the plant (a crimson blackbeard variety) which still had many blooms left to open and studied the aroma as the rest of the buds unfurled in the week that followed.
Each part of this beautiful flower is captured herein. The complete dry down takes place over 12 glorious hours, just as the fragrance of a day lily changes throughout it's one-day long life. Pyramidal smelling notes are unlisted as this perfume is blended so that none of the notes are singularly apparent, a true quintessence novel to your Earthy senses.