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.
House of Matriarch's High Perfumery collection is now available at select Nordstrom stores across the U.S. and at Nordstrom.com.
See all nine fragrances and their descriptions below, then pick up a bottle for yourself or as a gift here.
Rare, magnificent and auspicious, the albatross bird is the captain of the air. The natural marine accord celebrates that spirit, the fresh coolness of where the ocean meets the sky. Salty Salish Sea breezes meet the soft warm notes of cork, driftwood and cottonwood evoking images of seafaring vessels, creosote-soaked timber, and barnacle covered hulls. Set your sights on the horizon, feel the wind in your sails.
Black No 1 Leather
A living work of liquid art, our first cult classic was launched as BLACKBIRD in 2012. Named “SEXIEST SCENT” at the International Artisan Fragrance Awards, TOP MEN’S FRAGRANCE by Men’s Journal Magazine and BEST OF THE WEST by Sunset Magazine, this worldly and penetrating perfume contains hundreds of exotic natural essences and has a living spirit of it's own.
Black No. 1 has evolved in it's identity while retaining all of her original magnificence; only the name of this perfume has evolved; the formulation is exactly the same. Renaming a top selling fragrance is an unprecedented act in the fragrance "business", however Black No. 1 captivates the wearer to a deep and enchanting mystique as it whispers "anything is possible".
Coco Blanc Gourmand
The “Gourmand Gold Standard”, an irresistible vanilla musk. The perfume explorer does not need to be a fan of exotic niche fragrances to enjoy this perfume. It is a universally loved accord of the highest quality noble materials which are lactonic, vanillic and warmly appealing to almost everyone. Not overly sweet like mainstream gourmands, Coco Blanc is exceptionally long-lasting on the skin and perfectly unisex in the dry down, finishing with soft woods and spicy organic vanilla.
The ultimate incense perfume: massive and timeless. Revered across cultures. The primaeval depths are almost inexplicable and volumes have been written praising this classic arrangement of two key notes: frankincense and myrrh. Resinous, dry and cold with alternating warm and spicy nuances, it’s a whole universe encapsulated in each waft of scented breeze.
Forbidden White Floral
Rooted in layers of historically feared and even outlawed aromatics, Forbidden begins with a erogenous absinthe and damiana opening, then sweetly drops into an intoxicating heart accord of tuberose, wild mushroom and papyrus. A smooth finish of precious woods, snake leather and sweet baked earth complete this long-lasting unisex perfume.
A fragrance born of the Northwest. Dream-inducing lavender fields mingle with towering cedar trees swaying gently in the misted Pacific breeze. An underlying sense of exploration, imbued through a Vetiver base note, keeps this ancient Northwest spirit youthful and exotic. Madrona, whose bark itself look like it was forged of polished bronze, lends more than just a note to this fragrance — it lays the roots of its name.
Genuine ambergris is sparkling, earthy, musky and effervescent: grounded yet ethereal. Resins lend an exotic oriental accord and regal coolness to the amber. Natural honey adds a liquid gold note, enhancing the spicy and leathery qualities that this exquisite amber perfume offers. Dancing between a fresh cleanness and the salty patina of ocean-kissed skin, this fragrance Is an intimate experience, improving throughout the day as it washes you with nuanced waves. Subtle by design.
Sex Magic Precious Woods
A blend of thirteen varieties of cedar, exotic sandalwood, and a touch of oud. Unquestionably vivid and sonorous, these woods sing with the ancient resonant voice of the aboriginal didgeridoo. These aromatics hearken back thousands of years and their smoky venerable tones play upon the collective unconscious of the wearer. They feel distinctly Tantric in their power. Gandhi root and leather add drama, depth and offer great silage.
Trillium Fresh Floral
An invitation to an enchanted tea party. Steeped in a long and noble history, this tea and white floral fantasy fragrance was brewed to capture the spirit of the elusive Great White Trillium flower. Fresh in its unfolding; tart notes from rooibos, exotic flares from aglaia and mimosa and a touch of coffee flower meld, as double blooming Roman chamomile dances above.
"This is a gorgeous oriental orange blossom perfume, completely unique in my experience. I've tried dark, syrupy, and heavy orange blossoms, airy, soapy, and clean orange blossoms, and a wide range of candied orange blossom perfumes, but oM is the first truly oriental orange blossom perfume, with more incense and wood than any of the usual accompanying note suspects. I, too, have visited southern Spain, and it's true: the scent of Spanish cathedrals and the naranjeros of Sevilla have been ably captured and harmonized in oM. What a lovely composition!" – Sherapop (Reviewer on Fragrantica)
A new small batch of oM was bottled last week. Order yours now!
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
The Stars on 45 Medley is "OH, MY STARS!" Disco in liquid form. Unapologetically vintage. TOP: iris, davana, mimosa, cannabis, shiso, geranium. HEART: patchouli, rose, amber, agarwood, jasmine, lily. BASE: ambrette musk, tobacco, orris root, labdanum, East Indian sandalwood.
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