BONSAI - The Fragrance of Zen

Posted on May 19, 2019 by Matriarch Blog

 

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: GREEN

Seemingly undirected, wild and natural, BONSAI honors the endless ritual and joy of the Zen Garden.  Rarified notes of alligator juniper, black copal, aglaia flower and artisan distilled PNW evergreens fully express the radiance and depth we all crave in a green fragrance.

Delightfully timeless, bursting specimen conifers are the pathway to the heart of a pristine reflection garden where you partake in bonsai's companion ritualthe tea ceremony.  Here, the fresh beginning is harmonized to an ancient, balsamic wood base, rooting into the soil of your most primitive pleasure centers with touchpoints of incense and spice. 

ships 5/31/19

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TETRAMORPH - New High Perfumery: Squaring the Scent Wheel

Posted on May 19, 2019 by Matriarch Blog


TETRAMORPH:  Four notes - one fragrance

Exceptionally rare and precious natural essences merge the four cardinal fragrance families into a singular, numinous perfume experience. 

Ethereal muskiness holds you in its tender grasp as heavenly floral, fresh green and dazzling animalic accords unfurl in polarity, revealing their elemental magic. 

Rose Leaf - Colombian Gardenia
Forest Moss - Angel Feathers 

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TWIN FLAME: New Niche Fragrance Featuring Organic Roman Chamomile

Posted on January 04, 2019 by Matriarch Blog

TWIN FLAME 

 An enlightened arrangement of double-blooming Roman chamomile and earthy ambrette seed absolute, alchemized in rose-quartz spirits.  Here you find chamomile in it's full expression - with effects to the subtle body immediately apparent to the wearer. 

Reveal. Dissolve. Reflect. Repeat. This is the journey of TWIN FLAME.

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STABLES AND BRAVERY: DESTRIER "THE WAR HORSE" - GAME OF THRONES INSPIRED UNISEX LUXURY FRAGRANCE

Posted on June 01, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

Inspired by the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, DESTRIER "The War Horse" was created exclusively with and for Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Weigand, and features two beautiful new House of Matriarch proprietary accords: Drawbridge Wood and Scentaur and a tincture of horse tail from the combings of happy horses in North Bend, WA.  

This luxury unisex fragrance encompasses natural notes of hay, clover, sweetgrass, smokey woods, valerian, with a dash of stables and bravery.

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Copper and Perfume Making: The Hidden Magic Ingredient of Artisan Spirits & Fragrances

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

  

 The creation of HIGH PERFUMERY is not achievable without copper.

House of Matriarch has incorporated copper into our branding, packaging and presentation as a constant reminder of the Venusian and alchemical foundations of perfume making.  We are always receiving compliments on our packaging, and since people are usually not accustomed to seeing copper in a brand's aesthetic, they often refer to our color palette as "blue and gold". This makes us very happy and we take the opportunity whenever this occurs to educate and draw attention to the alchemy that has taken place within their observation.  Changing copper into gold is the foundation of alchemy itself!

Copper by Christi Meshell

Copper was the first metal used by humans - known by the ancients and modern day alchemists as the "metal of Venus" - perhaps due to it's malleability - perhaps for it's beauty - or maybe because of it's high thermal and electrical conductivity.  Perfumery itself has connection with Venus as the Goddess of Love and Beauty.  How interesting that copper is the "Metal of Venus" and is absolutely essential to perfume making! 

Shown here is the copper still at Glass Distillery in Seattle where the spirits used for House of Matriarch perfumes originate.  While most perfuming alcohol is produced in stainless steel industrial grade factory-like distilleries, this small batch copper still causes reactions that remove undesirable notes/flavors in the distillate and make it 'smoother'.  Without copper, the distillate would smell sharp and unpleasant, overpowering the delicate top notes of our natural perfumes. 

 

 The color of copper is difficult to describe - and to replicate.  The shade is an enigmatic, rainbow effect of reds, golds and beige under magnification.  Ephemeral, it is always changing.  Oxidization adds shades of turquoise and green - known as verdigris. 

 Is it a coincidence that one of the largest statues in the world depicting a woman is made of verdigris copper?  Nope. The Statue of Liberty was modeled after the goddess Ceres who has had strong connotations to both Nature and Venus throughout mythology. 

It has been challenging in a world of "will that be silver or gold?" to find the components needed to complete our packaging - everything copper has to be custom made and even then it is very difficult to achieving a "match" with copper.  Even the Pantone shade is not really copper.  House of Matriarch feels it is worth the extra effort -both from an alchemical sense and an aesthetic one and tells of the level of effort and care we take in creating and presenting our fragrant creations to the world. 

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BEST GOURMAND PERFUMES: PLUM & VANILLA UNISEX FRAGRANCE - THE LONGING

Posted on May 01, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

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STOCKISTS IN SEATTLE: WHERE TO SHOP FOR HOUSE OF MATRIARCH

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

Discover World Famous Vodka and Perfume at GLASS in Seattle's SODO District
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AT GLASS DISTILLERY 
Seattle - SODO
Discover their world famous vodka while you shop for HoM Perfumes.
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Wednesday-Friday 1pm-7pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
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