Different people have different priorities, even when it comes to beauty. Some people focus on skin care; others opt to pour all their energies into makeup. And then, of course, there is the “Nose”. These are the people who spend all their time checking out the latest in scents; some even go as far as to seek out the weirdest and the most unique of fragrances.
After all, you can get away with wearing the same lipstick shade as all the other girls in your department, but to have all of you wearing the same scent? Que horror. But it’s not easy finding a unique “signature” scent without spending a fortune. Cheaper colognes and perfumes are available, true, but most of them try to recreate more popular (and more expensive) fragrances.
It’s a good thing there’s Aromateria Scents and Sensibilities, with its growing line of offbeat solid perfumes. The names of the scents bear witness to the brand’s indie origins. The scents evoke literary or pop culture references; there is no attempt to recreate a knockoff of commercial brands. Austen, for example, combines French lavender, rose, and patchouli – pretty much what you’d expect of the heroine in a Jane Austen novel.
Then there’s Sherlock, with its blend of bergamot, patchouli, oak moss, basil, and cedarwood. It’s the sort of scent you expect to smell right after you conjure actor Benedict Cumberbatch in a naked black magic ritual. The scents are just unique enough to be interesting, but – and this is the most important – they all actually smell good.
Plus, the brand is just obscure enough at the moment that you can still revel in your indie quirkiness for, oh, the next few months. “Ironic” large frames not included.