House of Matriarch retail launch: Saturday, November 21st at the downtown Seattle Nordstrom

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

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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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Woo Artisan Perfume- A unique, addictive and stunning scent

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

"The more I wore this [Woo], the more I became addicted to this one. It is unusual but in a really sexy way. It is bold leather to start, but gradually as it melts into the skin it transforms into a real yet smooth tobacco leather illuminated by a HINT of a marine note that actually works in a contrasting way to help highlight the tobacco and leather. There is a touch of vanilla that shows up as it evolves, light real vanilla bean pod in just enough to leave to wanting more as it gently rounds the edges off the tobacco/leather. It yields that sensual edge to what is typically a 'rough' association of leather and tobacco without taking away the boldness of the combination. This is a unique, addictive and stunning scent I think everyone should at least experience."-Gardenia Girl (Fragrantica)

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M is for Meditation

Posted on March 09, 2015 by Matriarch Blog

 

Mystics and Priests have always known that aromas can increase the power of prayer by creating a bridge between us and The Divine.  In more passive meditation states, they increase our receptivity to the subtle impressions of our subconscious images.  These effects have been proven by science, and the research has shown that synthetics (no matter how pleasing to the nose) fail to offer the same consciousness enhancing effects.

Even if you don't meditate or pray, you can benefit from elevating your state of being on a day to day basis with your signature fragrance.  The natural essences in our perfumes offer a beautiful way to unite with nature and experience all of the many benefits to mind, body and spirit.

Check out our most meditative fragrances.  Try for yourself and see how zen is only a spray away! 

The Maj rare East Indian sandalwood
 Alpha grounding effects of NW conifers
 Carmine with a rooty herbal effect
oM exotic sacred incenses
Devotion the motherlode of frankincense & myrrh
 Epiphany NW lavender and creamy sandalwood



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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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Perfume Pharmer New Natural Fragrance Review: Bohemian Black

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Matriarch Blog

“Beauty Will Save The World” Christi Meshell, Perfumer House of Matriarch, New Perfume Bohemian Black ~ Review by Monica Miller

Bohemian Black is an incredibly impressive perfume. Showcasing Christi Meshell’s perfume Art Bohemian Black Sparkles and shines like a Black Opal surrounded by black velvet and rose gold. The ravishing floral bouquet is set in a creamy woods and amber base giving the dry down of this perfume a silk satin decadence.

 

Simply put Bohemian Black is a Masterpiece. I would easily and quickly recommend women (and men) of quality (and you know who you are) to try a sample or mini spray of Bohemian Black even if you have never found an all natural perfume that blew you away. I can see this perfume becoming the signature scent of sophisticated alternative lifestyle enthusiasts, those who enjoy the beauty of nature in all her forms.

That being said I do not believe that this perfume will be limited to people who only wear natural. Tonality wise Bohemian Black reminds me of classic fine oriental type perfumes. Very seductive. And why not a studded leather bracelet scented with Bohemian Black? They are available from House of Matriarch.

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Beauty Will Save the World

Posted on January 11, 2014 by Christi Meshell

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