NEW NICHE FRAGRANCE RELEASE: ANTIMONY: THE "SMOKY EYE" OF FRAGRANCE - TALISMANIC PERFUMES

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

In celebration of the 7th Anniversary of ÇaFleureBon, eight perfumers were invited to create perfumes drawing inspiration from a brief written by the blog's founder and Editor in Chief, Michelyn Camen.  Her request called for a perfume powerful enough to attract good fortune and ward off negativity - even the dreaded curse of the "evil eye".  House of Matriarch created ANTIMONY in response to Michelyn's brief. 

ANTIMONY
ANTIMONY
 
The smoky eye in fragrance form.  Anointing yourself with ANTIMONY is akin to the ancient protective ritual of rimming your eyes with kohl. This talismanic perfume draws from the noble history of cosmetica and the aromatic materials which have been used throughout time to create "eye shadow" - the most magical cosmetic of all. 

Charred frankincense, kewra, henna, Palo Santo, galangal, sandalwood ashes, spikenard, ghee, copal, oud and precious attars of mitti, kadam and rose have all been used to create enchanted cosmetics throughout history. They are all notes used in the formulation of this beautiful talismanic perfume which contains exactly 111 individual notes.  Subtle by design, exotic florals push up from a primitive base to bloom on your skin as they emanate like an ancient wisp of fine bakhoor.

ANTIMONY

These ancient aromas transport the wearer like a magic carpet to a dimension where cosmetics have magical purposes - the very essence of "a glamour."  A nod to a forgotten lifetime when eye shadow was compounded from powdered minerals, oils and the ashes of incense and applied by a shaman or priestess or in wealthy kingdoms, a Court Perfumer.

ANTIMONY

The minerals antimony and malachite have been among those used around the eyes throughout time due to their reflective properties - they ricochet bad vibes like mirrors. Since they are considered toxic (the alchemists would argue otherwise) they have been banned from use in cosmetics. Mystics and folk healers around the world still use them for their prehistorical purposes in treating ailments of mind and spirit and for compounding sacred cosmetics.
 
 

ANTIMONY. Elemental, Magical, Beautiful, and Powerfully Protective

2017 Debut Vintage.  99.9% Natural  (We use the Natural Perfumer's Guild standards of naturalness in rating each component of the perfume - the strictest standards in the world.)
   
ANTIMONY CARTOUCHE
The first 24 50ml bottles of ANTIMONY are adorned with a handmade copper cartouche talisman decorated with the symbols for the element antimony and the letter M. They were designed by our perfumer Christi Meshell and forged in San Diego, California under the influence of the Gemini full moon. The alternate alchemical symbol for the element antimony can be found on the nameplate's letter O.
 
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PUT YOUR SMELL TO THE TEST: Test for Perfume Enthusiasts Helps Identify Olfactory Blind Spots

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

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

Now you can put your olfactory sense to the test to discover what you may be missing with the first of it's kind PERFUME SPECIFIC ANOSMIA TEST PANEL compiled by our Perfumer Christi Meshell.  The panel tests your detection of eight common anosmic materials commonly found in fine fragrances that could be affecting your perfume evaluations and creations. Most are base notes, all are cruelty free and the kit employs both natural and synthetic materials.

Perfume Specific Anosmia Panel by House of Matriarch

Once you learn your results, the remainder of your sample can be used to train your nose to more effectively detect the odors you had difficulty smelling - or perhaps couldn't smell at all.  There have been amazing clinical successes in decreasing 'thresholds of detection' in both men and women who have used this method to increase their sensitivity to aromas that were previously a challenge to detect. 

For those who take smelling seriously, this panel is a must!  Brand owners, creative directors and fragrance critics can now be sure they are among the 60% who can "smell it all" before they begin impressing their ideas and creations onto the rest of the smelling world!

Perfumer Christi Meshell

The economically priced kit includes an email consultation with Christi regarding your results after your test is complete.  Score perfect results and you will receive a "Perfect Nose" certificate which you can proudly share on your website or blog. 

*DISCLAIMER: This panel is for fun, education and self discovery - results do not constitute a medical diagnosis, nor is there a guarantee that improvement in olfaction will result from studying with this kit. All results are being kept confidential.

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Natural Perfumes for Any Mood - Pure Essences Move Us In Incredible Ways

Posted on September 01, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

At House of Matriarch we believe that Nature is the ultimate luxury.  True essences from Nature move humans at a soul level - few things in this life have such power to alter our mood states.  Click on the energy that you would like to invoke with your new fragrance and let magic of aromatherapy do the rest!
The drama of Nature unfolds on your skin.
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Perfumes with real cannabis!
Incense fit for a king: myrrh, frankincense and oud.
The most delicious perfume in the world!
Worlds best lavender perfume.
Black leather and all that it entails! The perfect leather scent for men and women
A fragrance that actually smells like the ocean!
The golden hour in liquid form

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House of Matriarch Receives Three 2015 "Best of Scent Awards" from ÇaFleureBon

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

Every year the ÇaFleureBon team of Contributors and Editors choose the Best Fragrances and Perfumers of the year. (ÇaFleureBon is the the Number 1 niche and natural perfume blog in the world and a top international fragrance and beauty site). House of Matriarch is honored to have received three of their coveted awards for 2015!    
A TOP ARTISAN PERFUMER award went to Creatrix Christi Meshell for pioneering the House of Matriarch brand onto the shelf with the first natural perfumes ever carried at Nordstrom!
 
Next, was a Best Winter Fragrance Award for our new amber perfume, Orca.
"Coating your skin in a fleece of amber and resins, precious ambergris, hints of spice, and layered with supple leather, Orca is like the impeccable leather coat with plush lining to warm you through the winter days."
Also, an Editors Best Fragrance Award for our new perfume, Trillium. 
"Green notes sweetened with dewy spring florals are blended to capture the scent of the white trillium flower.  The nuances and transitions achieved in this perfume as well as the all-natural high quality materials make this a scent a winner  and a reminder that no matter the weather spring is a spritz away."
We are thrilled with these honors and grateful to the support that ÇaFleureBon has shown to our brand from the beginning.  ÇaFleureBon takes a one of a kind approach with their writing: it's intimate: a true community.  Their passion for the craft is legendary across the trade and they are beloved by fragrance enthusiasts across the world.  To read more about the awards, visit ÇaFleureBon.

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BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY PERFUME - NEW Liquid Music Track

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

Have you ever wondered what Richard Ashcroft was walking towards in The Verve's famous music video for their hit "Bittersweet Symphony"? We believe he was headed for a chocolate shop: what else could explain such a singular focus?
Our latest Liquid Music track embodies the broody and melancholic overtones of that epic urban hymn with an unexpected, bitter opening of henna, dong-quai and spikenard.  As the lyrics scream "I can change" so does the perfume, from bitter to sweet, breaking out of the mold of today's cloying mainstream chocolate themed fragrances.  
 
A chorus of blended teas, bittersweet Dutch process cocoa and alluring spices invite the sharp tones to linger, and they lend a very special magic to the bitter chocolate accord.  Bourbonesque charred woods, hints of warm amber and a touch of oud create a velvety, harmonic drydown that takes a full five hours to develop on the skin and lasts overnight.  
  
Created as a bespoke gift for one who cherishes this song, it develops in such an extraordinary way, we decided to offer it as part of our ongoing retail Liquid Music collection. Bittersweet Symphony is available in a 3ml Sample Size,
 a 30ml Decant eau de parfum, and a 100ml Disco Ball Decant eau de parfum (shown above).  

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