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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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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