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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L.A. Story's Jessa Moore has a new Fragrant Obsession: "Coco Blanc is the Opposite of Expectations"

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

 
  
"Coco Blanc smells earthy, and sexy, and expensive, in a way mainstream fragrances don’t. I find many niches pretty unwearable if they are too out there. Yet this scent also reminds me of home."
 
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LUCA TURIN LOVES House of Matriarch Perfumes

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

Luca Turin, one of the most respected fragrance critics in the entire world, recently published a review of our perfumes. House of Matriarch has earned his seal of approval for our perfumes and influenced his perception of niche perfumery!

Click here to see Luca Turin's review of our fragrances!!

"Beautiful blue bottles with coppery labels; a distinctive look, half steampunk and half Islamic-abstract; consistently good, properly worked-out perfumes with apt but not hyperbolic names; and an overall cast of high quality and good humor."

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TOP 10 GREATEST NICHE FRAGRANCES OF ALL TIME 2017 - Black No 1 by House of Matriarch

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

Fragrance vlogger Timmy Vangtan of YouTube channel Imagine Scent shares his list of the Top 10 Greatest Niche Fragrances of All Time. Among those is Black No1 by House of Matriarch - betwixt Creed's Aventus and Amouage's Reflection - what an honor! 
  
  
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NATURAL V.S. ARTISAN - Perfumery Materials & Fragrance Price Points

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

House of Matriarch reveals the costs associated with their HIGH PERFUMERY creations explaining why their fragrances for both men and women are more costly than designer scents.

1) QUALITY & COMPLEXITY OF BLENDS  House of Matriarch perfumes are between 95 and 100 percent natural.  Blends are very complex with between 100 and 300 individual notes.  Many of the raw materials are scarce and highly valued - in the world of perfumery they are known as "noble materials".  In comparing the market price on the commonly used essences of natural jasmine, rose and sandalwood against their synthetic replacements you will notice that those natural raw materials are on average 100x more expensive.  Natural fixatives of ambergris, hyraceum and ambrette add an additional layer of luxury (and their associated cost) to the formula.

Ambergris House of Matriarch 

2) SUPERIOR DISTILLATE The ethanol used to create House of Matriarch perfumes is distilled from Washington grown, organic grapes in the copper still pictured below - it happens right here in Seattle at the famous Glass Distillery.  Mass market perfumes are blended with industrially distilled corn alcohol with de-naturants added.  (The real culprit behind most "perfume allergies") The distillate used to create our perfumes is 10x more expensive than regular "perfumers alcohol - it is pure enough for creating medicinal tinctures and for pharmaceutical compounding - it also considered Halal. Ethanol comprises up to 70% of the fragrance and is the secret for creating a perfume that improves with time, instead of degrading after a few years like mass produced fragrances. House of Matriarch perfumes are the only brand marked with the vintage year - because this kind of ethanol allows the perfume to improve with each passing year like a fine wine.

3) HANDMADE  Matriarch perfumes are produced by hand in small batches and filled by our Pefumer by hand in Seattle, WA.  Designer fragrances are made by machine; mostly in overseas factories with no personal touch.  House of Matriarch offers a direct connection to the Perfumer - there are no other fragrance house involved - this is rare and special. 

4) RELEVANCE EQUALS VALUE  House of Matriarch perfumes do not smell like anything else on the market.  There are no short-cuts or less expensive ways of achieving this level of relevance and distinctiveness without the materials and methods that we use to make our perfumes.  Mark-up is slim compared to the designer brands who add thousands of percentage points to the actual cost of production to cover the costs of issuing countless free samples and to compensate expensive spokes models. This makes House of Matriarch perfumes a better VALUE than other perfumes.   

5) WORTH THE PRICE  Artisan perfumes are not for everyone - they are not simple toiletries - they are aimed at the connoisseur who is looking for an elevated fragrance experience and who expects to pay more for the qualities our perfumes embody.  Many people who cannot wear conventional fragrances due to allergies find House of Matriarch perfumes delightful. In this case, the price informs the customer of the quality they can expect when they experience our fragrances.  

As always, let your nose decide!

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