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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Posted on April 24, 2015 by Matriarch Blog
Bellevue’s High Perfumery, House of Matriarch, has partnered with emerging fitness and lifestyle brand ProFusion Labs for the launch of “FITNESSENCE”, the very first aroma-therapeutic 'fitness-optimizing' fragrance to be brought to either the fine fragrance or fitness markets.
Chemist, NASM Fitness Trainer and Founder of ProFusion Labs, Hermes Ormeni studied the aromatherapeutic effects of natural essences which could be measured to offer specific benefits. In his research, he found that frankincense, black pepper, and vetiver worked to increase oxygen in the brain and at receptor sites throughout the body, improve coordination and balance, and benefit cardiovascular function when inhaled or applied dermally. Essences of goldenrod, carrot seed, galbanum and white ginger were found to offer a profusion of additional mind-body and cellular benefits.
“The amazing thing about FITNESSENCE" says Ormeni, "is that it combines ingredients that have a neurological effect proven in scientific studies. Foods and supplements take time to be absorbed and processed, however, FITNESSENCE begins working immediately, directly affecting the place where your workout begins: your brain.”
House of Matriarch “Nose” and Fragrance Designer Christi Meshell designed the fragrance from the very finest quality essences, selecting the proper ratio of each essence for a synergistic therapeutic effect. The result, she says was “a gorgeous smelling perfume which is well balanced and rounded. It’s Nature's work. I am thrilled with the scent and excited to be at the tipping point of this new classification of fragrances we are creating.”
Clinical data aside, test marketers of FITNESSENCE reported that using the fragrance pre-gym brought pleasure to their fitness ritual and delivered on it’s promise to improve their workout. Once female test subject became euphoric during her fitness routine, and she demanded a take-home vial of the fragrance.
FITNESSENCE is 98% natural and organic, with a gender neutral scent. The aroma is green and refreshing on the opening, spicy and earthy on the drydown.....somewhat cooling with a woody, amberesque finish. Ormeni emphasizes “Fitnessence hugs the skin rather than radiating out like synthetic body sprays so it’s even okay in ‘fragrance free’ zones."
House of Matriarch is the premier fragrance house in the US for natural, private label fragrances, and will be producing the perfume to their high standards. ProFusion Labs will market and distribute the proprietary formula. Luckily for Ormeni, he is also a gorgeous fitness model (known online as The Physique Architect) capable of starring in his own marketing campaign.
ProFusion makes it’s debut at The 2015 Emerald Cup Championship (Craig Productions) on May 8th & 9th held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. As the premier fitness and bodybuilding show on the West Coast, the Emerald Cup attracts some 600 competitors, all of whom will receive a trial size of Fitnessence as a special gift in celebration of the launch. Learn more at www.ProFusionLabs.com or www.HouseofMatriarch.com.
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Posted on April 23, 2015 by Matriarch Blog
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Posted on February 02, 2015 by Matriarch Blog
CHRISTI MESHELL, the owner and nose behind the Bellevue-based line House of Matriarch High Perfumery, dips her finger into a jar of tobacco-leaf extract and rubs some on the top of my hand, and in an instant I am transported back decades to my grandfather’s tobacco farm in Kentucky. Sticky-sweet tobacco leaves, old barns, haylofts, manure — the scent-memory is unblemished, like a perfectly preserved photograph.
It gives me goose bumps.
Meshell, with her flowing black hair, sumptuous silk prints, sparkly platform heels and fairy goddess grin, is an agent provocateur of scent, melding wildly intriguing elements into luxury fragrances that defy easy descriptions.
She was raised in oil country — Port Arthur, Texas — but she’s a Northwest hippie medicine woman at heart. Every morning she drinks a glass of water infused with frankincense essence. “It’s good for you,” she insists.
Meshell leads her guests past a to-scale human skeleton hanging by the stairwell that leads up to the plush design studio of her atelier, which is decked out like an eccentric sultan’s parlor (that’s a unicorn bust hanging on one wall; that’s a live white dove perched in a picnic basket by the window; that’s loungy electro by Thievery Corporation blaring on the speaker system).
Meshell sits cross-legged on the floor and begins the interview by burning a series of opulent tree resins: Pine, then dragon’s blood, then oud, which is so precious a piece no bigger than a fingernail costs $5.
The smoke rises and curls like a dancing ghost and forms a cloud above our heads.
“This is the original ‘perfume’ — it literally means ‘through smoke,’ ” Meshell says, during a mini-lesson on the evolution of fragrance, from its use in fumigating living quarters and hair to its use in prayer, ceremonies, courtship and other life pursuits.
Meshell says her sense of smell is so exact, she can tell that a man is smoking a Cohiba cigar from a block away. She says she can smell textures, too. Put a cactus close to her face and its physical prickliness will tickle her imagination.
“Your nose is kind of the last real touch point to the natural world,” she says. “It’s like you’re being touched by nature.”
This allows Meshell to work like a collage artist, composing multilayered fragrances with spectacular resonance that project something of the wearer onto everyone who comes near.
“It’s the last thing you put on before leaving the house,” Meshell says. “It’s that mood that you carry with you, your essence, your invisible aura.”
The smell of Puget Sound seaweed mixed with evergreen extracts, cannabis, animal musk and about 300 other ingredients brings a chilled-out, mystical and sexy vibe to the Blackbird perfume Meshell made in a collaboration with the Seattle fragrance brand.
For some customers, she says, her long-lasting, $120 to $300 full-size perfumes are the only material indulgence they allow themselves.
As Meshell shows off a wall-length bookshelf with hundreds of bottled ingredients, she says that some are derived directly from the Pacific Northwest. A blazingly intense lavender essence comes from plants grown in Redmond. She makes seaweed essence with washed-up kelp she gathers on beach walks.
Her favorite place to visit is the Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula with its hanging moss.
“This is the last enchanted forest, and we live in it,” Meshell says of the Northwest in general.
“Nature,” she says, “is the ultimate luxury.”
Tyrone Beason is a Seattle Times, Pacific NW Magazine staff writer. He can be reached at email@example.com. Alan Berner is a Seattle Times staff photographer.
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Posted on December 29, 2013 by Matriarch Blog
COCO BLANC has just been named by NYC GoodSmella's Carlos Powell as one of his top perfume releases of 2013! We love our NYC fans, and would like to thank Carlos for his ongoing championing of the indie fragrance movement, here's to a fruitful and fragrant 2014!
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Posted on December 26, 2013 by Matriarch Blog
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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