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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We believe in magic: House of Matriarch Named as Finalist for Best Branded Video Campaign by Taste TV

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

TASTE TV has announced that House of Matriarch’s “We Believe in Magic"  video marketing campaign for the Nordstrom 2015 retail launch has been previewed and named as a finalist for the Ferrara Flame Award for Best Branded Video Promotion/Campaign and also for Best Branded Program.

We share this honor with our director and branding team, GIRVIN Design, product stylist Michael Kennedy, producer Jennie Lake and cinematographer Jenessa Joffe of Thousand Faces Media, and cinematographer Adrian Rhetoric of Lamda Entertainment. 

Here are a few behind the scenes pictures from the Trillium shoot:

Mood board for initial vision for the Trillium video.
Michael and Christi creatively collaborating on product styling before filming
Michael perfecting the product on set
Adrian is willing to do whatever it takes to get the shot
Mission accomplished! The final look all comes together in the end.
The whole team who made the magic happen

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2015 Top Artisan Fragrance Awards

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

 

 House of Matriarch has been awarded 14 medals by TasteTV at the 2015 Top Artisan Fragrance Awards. Three of our soon to be released perfumes; Madrona, Trillium and Sex Magic were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in the categories of ARTISTRY, UNIQUENESS, SEDUCTIVENESS, INGREDIENT COMBINATIONS and BEST AROMA!

ARTISAN PERFUME AWARDS: 2015

An annual Juried Awards competition rewards the Top Artisan, Niche, and Custom Fragrances of the Year.

Products from across the country were entered into this competition and sent to a panel of judges located throughout North America, who reviewed and voted on which they consider to be the “Top Artisan Fragrances of the Year.”

Madrona

Bronze in overall Top Judges Selection

Silver in Aroma

Silver in Ingredient Combinations

Bronze in Scent Seductiveness

Silver in Uniqueness

Gold in Artistry

 

Trillium

Silver in Aroma

Bronze in Ingredient Combinations

Bronze in Scent Seductiveness

Gold in Uniqueness

Gold in Artistry

 

Sex Magic

Bronze in Aroma

Bronze in Ingredient Combinations

Bronze in Scent Seductiveness

Bronze in Uniqueness

Silver in Artistry

 

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M is for MTV - House of Matriarch Selected for 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

House of Matriarch returns to the red carpet, in association with The Artisan Group, for the invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on April 10-11, 2015 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California in honor of the upcoming 2015 MTV Movie Awards.

Matriarch's 100% natural Super Natural Collection Giftset will be prominently featured at the event and all attending celebrities will be gifted the most popular artisan fragrances Bohemian Black, Coco Blanc, and Forbidden. This event will also be attended by nearly fifty press and media outlets who will also receive the perfumes. Fragrance does not usually make the cut at these events, and this is a first for natural fragrances, so this is a huge honor for the Seattle-based fragrance house, established by Christi Meshell in 2008.

More about House of Matriarch:

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. House of Matriarch is a high perfumery rooted in the rich history of magic and alchemy speaks that language – one that is luxuriously mysterious, powerfully rendered and recalling the craft of the apothecary.

Our language speaks to the past but carries our community into the future, to the pinnacle of the highest art of perfume-making. Hearkening back to the mysteries of thousands of years of science, discovery and artful application, and gathering that legacy to a renewed modernist appraisal of the futurist art of high perfumery. Matriarch is as richly layered as our expression in the magical alchemy of the marvelously detailed fragrances that we create.

Our Perfumer, Christi Meshell, is “the Nose” behind some of the most compelling fragrances now enlivening the niche fragrance scene. Her visionary versatility, as both Creative Director and Fragrance Composer, allows her to single-handedly develop a concept from initial inspiration through final display. A mystical heritage since her childhood has evoked Christi’s lifelong study of natural correspondences, sacred cosmology and plant medicine, a knowledge which finds practical application in the Matriarch fragrance creation and the storytelling of their innovative journey.

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Top Artisan Fragrance Maker: House of Matriarch

Posted on January 19, 2014 by Matriarch Blog

Located on Seattle's Eastside, House of Matriarch creates perfumes and flavors for niche market segments and independent private labels. Our award winning perfumes are created with timeless methods and noble materials. Through the ancient Royal Art of High Perfumery, we enter the Temple of Alchemy to embody fragrance at its highest: Mother Nature in liquid form.

Our Perfumer and brand visionary, Christi Meshell is "the Nose" behind some of the most compelling new fragrances in today's niche marketplace.  Her versatility as both Creative Director and Fragrance Composer allow her to single-handedly develop a concept from initial inspiration through final display.  Each of her creations is an original design, composed from her proprietary accords and without any premixed bases or fillers.  Critics and fans continually laud her designs with accolades like "The Gold Standard in Fragrance", "Genius in a Bottle" and "The Priestess of Perfumery".

A mystical heritage has called her the lifelong study of magical correspondences, plant medicine and sacred cosmology, knowledge which finds practical application in the fragrance creation process.  In August, 2013 Christi received the title Top Artisan Perfumer at the International Fragrance Awards and in December, 2013 House of Matriarch was named TOP INDIE FRAGRANCE HOUSE of 2013 by Cafleurebon. Her work has also been praised in Men's Journal, Sunset Magazine and Seattle Magazine.  

Christi launched her first perfume in Bellevue in 2009, and she's been churning out award winning compositions under her own Matriarch brand and for private labels all around the world. Her first cult classic, BLACKBIRD created a stir in fragrance circles in 2012 when it beat out anchor brands like Versace and Chanel in sniff tests.  Some say BLACKBIRD marked the "dawn of a new era in perfumery" .  Now all eyes are on Seattle and the "fragrance revolution" she has been credited with igniting.

  

    "Beauty will save the World."  C. Meshell

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House of Matriarch in Hollywood: Taste TV Awards Red Carpet Celebration

Posted on January 14, 2014 by Matriarch Blog

The TASTE AWARDS are the highest awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry. Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year's best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.


House of Matriarch was selected as Official Fragrance Partner for our outstanding showings at recent West Coast fragrance Salons.  Our Perfumer and Flavorist, "Tastemaker" Christi Meshell and the Matriarch brand will be honored on January 16, 2014 at the Red Carpet celebration at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.  

The awards event will feature a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters followed by an after-awards reception for networking, photography, mingling, interviews and socializing over wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and artisan chocolate.  Because fragrance is so personal, all the VIP's will be enjoying our perfumes after the party.  There are samples of our brand new Bohemian Black for every guest. 

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Best Indie Perfume House of 2013: House of Matriarch.

Posted on December 26, 2013 by Matriarch Blog

 

CaFleureBon The Best (And Worst) Fragrances of 2013 

Best Indie Perfume House of 2013: House of Matriarch

MB: Perfumer Christi Meshell truly stepped up her game this year and her House of Matriarch had a spectacular year of creativity. It started with The Maj and ended with Sacre Tabac Part 1; in between was Blackbird, Woo, Entendre, Lucid and the fantastic Achtung Collection. Incredible year for Ms. Meshell where she really created a brand identity for House of Matriarch.

MC: That is exactly what I would have written, almost to the word, but must add, the House Of Matriarch began its transformation last year with Forbidden, which was a special project between The Natural Perfumer's Guild and CaFleureBon for Ophiuchus. Don't forget Coco Blanc and a wonderful website redesign; House of Matriarch is a perfect example of one woman staying true to her spiritual self and she shares her good fortune with numerous charities in the Seattle Community.  2013 is the year that Christi successfully combined creativity with commerce.

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