ENCORE EDITION of the bespoke fragrance created for pillar of the fragrance community, Joseph Sagona. The Longing is an ultra-gourmand unisex fragrance with oriental undertones and a velvety amber finish. 

Top Notes: Plum, Jasmine, Butter, Agarwood, Boronia
Heart Notes: Vanilla Orchid, Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Honey, Osmanthus
Base Notes: Leather, Amber, Vanilla, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Ambrette Musk






A spiritual chant I hear echoing in the distance
a mystical rhythm that pulsates through
every fiber of my existence
a sensual dance of an erotic essence
Flowers of the divine soothe the darkest of souls
fruits picked from the fragile shrub
as pure sweetness unfolds
an everlasting beauty that longs to behold
A tussle of sweet honey slides down your wet lips
dewy skin is a temptation I cannot resist
a balmy musky climax of love
tenderness and butterfly kisses
A longing for your aroma and fragile touch
is a blessing of pure heavenly lust
a warm purple hue that blossoms through
in my vivid dreams of you
Joseph Sagona, 2016


We believe in magic. That magic is real, transformational and transportive. Like perfume, another alchemical journey, magic takes a person from one plane to another, from one portal to a new, and perhaps undiscovered realm. Matriarch is part of that magic, a portal, so in our layering, we’re building in magical code. We’re not pushing it, but we’re walking it, as a story behind the story. We believe that everyone is looking for more magic in their lives.

One such code, takes its architecture from the astrological charting of a particular date and time. We see this implemented in the design as a unique symbol for each fragrance that if understood by the user can inform them of the astral alignments on the day each fragrance was conceived. Read more about beauty marks on this page.