GHAZAL - The Fragrance of Eternal Desire. Featuring Rarest Essence in Perfumery - Cedars of Lebanon

Posted on October 01, 2018 by Matriarch Blog

LIMITED EDITION SINGLE VINTAGE 2018 

Cedars of Lebanon (grown/distilled in Washington, USA)

Royal Arabian Incense Blend

Vintage 1950's Mysore Sandalwood

Vintage 1920's New Zealand Ambergris

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Twin Peaks Inspired "WONDERFUL AND STRANGE Liquid Music Fragrance Trio" by Seattle Perfumer Christi Meshell to Benefit David Lynch Foundation

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

House of Matriarch is pleased to announce what Perfumer Christi Meshell is calling one of the "most exciting projects" she has ever released.

SEATTLE, WA:  25 years have passed since Laura Palmer, the troubled coquette who worked at the perfume counter of Horne's Department Store in David Lynch's Twin Peaks, made her impression on the minds and hearts of an entire generation.  Since, the resounding echoes and haunting chords of the soundtrack have kept her memory and the mysteries surrounding her death brewing in the collective consciousness. They also ignited the creative inspiration for a collection of perfumes both "wonderful and strange".

Christi Meshell in the Snoqualmie Forest - Photo by Tim Girvin
Christi burning incense in the forest near her home. Photographed by Tim Girvin.
      

Residing near the Snoqualmie Forest where the series was filmed, our Perfumer has a deep knowing of how the dark woods depicted in the series would smell.  In a video of Angelo Badalamenti, the composer of the famous soundtrack, he recounts the story of how he and David Lynch sat together at his piano to co-compose the soundtrack.  As she followed along, Christi began to imagine the aromas which seemed to accompany the famous question still being asked:  "Who killed Laura Palmer?"

Twin Peaks Inspired Liquid Music Fragrance Trio

Future's Past
Enter the enchanted forest at it's darkest - and brightest.  Sandarac, tamarack and balsam set a deep and haunting baseline - A minor chord of Snoqualmie Forest evergreens beckons as owl feathers flutter above the damp earth.
99% Natural.

The Red Room 
Deep and powerful chord of western red cedar heartwood with melodic overtures of black currant over a baseline of leather, copaiba and incense.  Yes, this is a red perfume, naturally colored by the red cedar heartwood.  
100% Natural.
   
A World of Blue
Base notes of oud and natural heliotropin (both forbidden and rare) provide structure for the minor chord of coumarinic deerstongue and blue lotus.  A cloud of powdery iris beurre wisps in like a velvety dream, further softening the mood.
99% Natural.

 

 LIMITED EDITION - VINTAGE 2017

ALLOCATION:

100 Trio Sets, Signed and Numbered with Collector's Presentation
100 Individual Vials of Each Perfume with Collector's Presentation
    
2 Unnumbered Trio Sets Gifted to David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti
   
Full presentation only - no samples will be sold.
SHIPMENTS BEGIN MAY 22, 2017

 

13% of the proceeds from the sale of the Wonderful & Strange Liquid Music Collection of Twin Peaks perfume will be donated to The David Lynch Foundation for consciousness-based education and world peace.

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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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EAGLEWOOD Natural Oud Perfume for Men & Women

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

MAGIC in a bottle - and perhaps one of the finest blends of sustainable and vintage oud in existence. This smooth and velvety (oud) blend made it's debut in our ACHTUNG collection and contains several varieties of new sustainable and vintage oud wood extracts.  No artificial oud - all varieties are 100% natural.  

Eaglewood

A spray or dab of this incredible oud accord on it's own is exquisite and transportative. The blend can also serve as a base to your fragrance layering experiments.  When used for meditation or other sacred work, it elevates the seeker to higher planes by opening pathways in the brain which enable us to connect with The Divine.

EAGLEWOOD Oud Perfume

This blend is featured prominently in our perfumes SEXMAGIC and DEVOTION.  

A spray or dab of this incredible oud accord on it's own is exquisite and transportative. The blend can also serve as a base to your fragrance layering experiments.  When used for meditation or other sacred work, it elevates the seeker to higher planes by opening pathways in the brain which enable us to connect with The Divine.

Known by many different names such as Eaglewood, Oud, Agarwood, Aloeswood and Lign Aloes; oud wood sits at the apex of essences used for spiritual practice. Ancient. Powerful. Mysterious.

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The Legacy of a Private Label Perfume for your Brand

Posted on January 09, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

 A private label fragrance can elevate and distinguish your brand while creating new revenue streams and an ongoing legacy for your brand story.  From ultra-exclusive specialty runs to wide scale production, our Perfumer Christi Meshell offers exceptional fine fragrance and flavor creation for independent brands and artists.


As an independent House free of the usual industry confines, we offer our clients the rare opportunity to work directly with our Perfumer from start to finish.  This allows for a true co-creation of your fragrance or flavor in accordance with the vision you hold for your brand and the project. 

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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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Memories of Paris: Matriarch's Iconinc BLACKBIRD Roll-On Laid to Rest at Pere Lachaise

Posted on November 23, 2013 by Matriarch Blog

"My wife and I just returned from Paris.  I wore Blackbird exclusively during the whole trip.  Blackbird went fantastic with the fall Parisian air.  Now, it reminds me of Paris.   I used so much of it I ran out of it on the last day and left it at the grave of Jim Morrison at Pere Lachaise cemetery." 
"Sadly, I don't have a visible picture of Blackbird because it is hidden among the roses at Jim Morrison's grave. Unfortunately, there were too many people there to jump the fence and take a closeup.  There are three reason why I left Blackbird with Morrison in Paris.  First, as I have been learning about perfumery, most of the fragrances I have sampled have been produced in Paris, except for those from the House of Matriarch.

I wanted to bring an extraordinarily unique, complex, and American parfum to Paris.  Blackbird was perfect. I wanted to bring something extraordinary from the new world back to the old.

Secondly, my intention in traveling to Paris in my fortieth year was to reassess the good and the bad in my half life.  I felt Blackbird would be the perfect companion. During this 10 day trip, filled with a manic energy,  we walked almost 17 miles per day, as we enjoyed Paris, its sights, smells, its architecture, and the incredible art produced there..... Blackbird was the perfect complement.  I almost lost Blackbird half way through the trip as I had a hole in my jeans.  My wife and I actually searched the streets of Paris to find Blackbird to no avail.  I learned something about letting things go that day.  

However, upon returning to our hotel, a thought hit me and I realized that I had worn a different pair of shoes the day before.  It was the only place we had not looked and we found it.  Miraculously, Blackbird slipped into the only place where I could find it again.  I was thrilled... I thought to myself, well.. my Blackbird adventure continues...

During my trip, I thought often about your story of how Christi came up with Blackbird - the artistic process, inspiration, life, death... 

As we were walking at a pretty heavy pace, we ended up collapsing of heat exhaustion near the Sorbonne after walking the entire grand canal at Versailles.  It was at this time that I learned more about what and who are important and inspirational to me and what I am grateful for.  I felt great to be alive. And that there is so much beauty around us.

It was at this time that I wanted to pay homage to the greats that have come before us and have created such great beauty.  After recovering for a day, I wanted to visit Pere Lachaise.  First, we visited the grave of Oscar Wilde, Chopin, and lastly, Jim Morrison.   I wanted to leave Blackbird as a token of appreciation to the artistic process, Paris, and to an international American icon whose music has inspired me and my wife. Boy, were we exhausted, but exhilarated.  

I feel revitalized since my trip to Paris.  And Blackbird was integral to my experience.  Thank you very much for letting me into the world of an artist."

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