STABLES AND BRAVERY: DESTRIER "THE WAR HORSE" - GAME OF THRONES INSPIRED UNISEX LUXURY FRAGRANCE

Posted on June 01, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

Inspired by the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, DESTRIER "The War Horse" was created exclusively with and for Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Weigand, and features two beautiful new House of Matriarch proprietary accords: Drawbridge Wood and Scentaur and a tincture of horse tail from the combings of happy horses in North Bend, WA.  

This luxury unisex fragrance encompasses natural notes of hay, clover, sweetgrass, smokey woods, valerian, with a dash of stables and bravery.

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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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Fitnessence featured in MEL Magazine: "Is Scent the Latest Performance - Enhancing Workout Trend?"

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

"Smelling something that reminds you of good memories can make you feel happy, and a scent connected with feeling refreshed can raise your heart-rate and blood pressure."

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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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SCENT O GRAMS: Christi Meshell's Top 12 Unisex Perfumes for Valentine's Day

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

Fragrance is love! Imagine receiving a surprise delivery and opening the vintage style mailing tube to find the House of Matriarch perfume you've been longing for!



Choose from 12 our top selling, award winning perfumes in our most popular 1/2 ounce size - all at the sweetest prices of the year.  We can send your "Liquid Valentine" to anywhere we ship - order one for yourself, a friend (don't forget MOM!) or even send one anonymously as the ultimate RAOK or Secret Admirer gift.  

Quantities are limited - order between January 7th and February 7th for perfect-timing delivery.  Leave any special instructions in the comments section of your check-out and please initiate a new order for each delivery address. 

ALBATROSS - BLACK No1 - COCO BLANC - DAFT LOVE
DEVOTION - FORBIDDEN - KAZIMI - THE LONGING
MADRONA - SEX MAGIC -  TRILLIUM
  From $60 
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The Proper Keeping of Artisan Perfumes - Cellaring Fragrances

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

House of Matriarch perfumes are designed to IMPROVE with time and proper storage, unlike mass produced perfumes which have a two year shelf life.  Here our Perfumer Christi Meshell explains why our perfumes are capable of being cellared (unlike designer perfumes) and offers her tips for optimizing the collectability of fine perfumes.  

  • Treat your perfume like an expensive bottle of fine spirits - not too hot, not too cold. To avoid evaporation of the precious contents, the cap must be tightly closed. Always keep your perfumes upright, this is especially true of roll-ons, as they are by design prone to leakage.
    • Go for steady temperatures, never near a heat register.  Try to create a "wine cellar" like environment. 50-60 degrees is perfect - that's why Seattle is such a great place to produce perfume - it's easy to keep everything the right temperature here. Your vehicle is the very worst place to keep perfume as the temperature extremes are impossible to control.  Keeping your perfumes in a closet or dresser will prolong their life as opposed to the bathroom counter.  That's a no-no if you plan to keep your perfume for more than 6 months.
        • House of Matriarch perfumes are created with ethanol distilled in copper (pictured above) from organic grapes, (halal) not the poisonous industrial-grade grain alcohol found in designer scents.  With proper storage, House of Matriarch perfumes will last indefinitely, improving with time as a fine compounded spirit would - because that is exactly what they are! 

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        SEX BOMB: House of Matriarch's Orca perfume earns praise in BASENOTES 'ambergris' expose!

        Posted on November 25, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

        Orca "SEXBOMB" Ambergris Perfume
        House of Matriarch Orca is a beautiful, sexed-up lump of silver driftwood that’s been rubbed all over with honey and left to bake in the sun for ten years on a beach until it develops a patina of salt crystals. The opening is enticingly dry and smoky, with charred woods and a crispy leather facet that reads like crushed seashells or dried seaweed (briefly reminding me of the dark, salty leather in HoM’s wonderful Blackbird, or Black No. 1 as it’s now known).

         

        Choya Loban, a type of Indian frankincense, adds a resiny dryness that works very well with the brief hit of bitter orange to introduce the warm, salty ambergris that dominates the scent. Christi Meshell, the perfumer behind House of Matriarch, is well-known for her deft use of naturals and her witchy-hippy aesthetic, and both these sides are showcased perfectly in Orca.

        The perfume uses a natural tincture of ambergris that Christi herself produced using a large and rare vintage piece of ambergris sourced from New Zealand. The drydown last forever, as befits a high dosage of natural ambergris, a dry veil of sparkling beach resins, salt, and spicy woods that is only very faintly sweet. I can imagine that on the slightly sweaty skin of a beach girl or boy, this stuff would be the sex bomb to end all sex bombs.  Claire Vukecvic, Basenotes See the full article here.

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