Mosaic by Imaginary Authors
Owl by Sweet Anthem Perfumes
On May 4, Seattle is hosting its second annual Artisan Fragrance Salon at Bell Harbor Conference Center. The event will feature Pacific Northwest Perfumers Olympic Orchids Perfumes, Rosarium Blends, Sweet Tea Apothecary, Pirouette, On the Nose Fragrances, Nomad Two Worlds, Meshaz Natural Perfumes, and more. Concurrently, the Seattle Chocolate Salon will be happening in the same building, so come sample perfumes and chocolate and meet your local perfumers.
At the salon you can also get your hands on the first boxes of the Indie Fragrance Criterion. This sample set will feature perfumes by Blooming Dream, Olympic Orchids, Pirouette Essentials, Rebel & Mercury, Sweet Anthem, and Sweet Tea Apothecary. The sets will also be available at Sweet Anthem Perfumes and Tiger Lily Perfumery beginning in the summer.
Members of Seattle Sniff had a strong showing at the first annual Art and Olfaction Awards. The finalists were judged by such perfume industry heavyweights as Mandy Aftel and Christophe Laudamiel. Our finalists are listed below, the awards ceremony will be held April 25 in Los Angeles.
The third annual Artisan Fragrance Salon in San Francisco is March 15 and will feature several of our own perfumers from the Pacific Northwest Region. Running in tandem with the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, the all day event is open to perfume aficionados, buyers, and journalists. Additionally, the Artisan Frangrance Salon features an award component run in conjunction with TasteTV. Past Best in Salon winners from the PNW include Imaginary Authors and Olympic Orchids among others. The salon runs from 10am to 6pm at Fort Mason; tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
Check out these perfumers from the Pacific Northwest who will be presenting their perfumes:
Good luck to all of our perfumers!
Perfumer Meredith Smith of Sweet Anthem Perfumes has added two new fragrances to her line of bottled stories. Lolita and Poppy are now available for presale here. What kind of story do these alluring scents tell? In Lolita you will find a “honey-limbed, sparkling river nymph” from the alluring notes of Tonka Bean, Rosewood, Sea Salt, Black Currant, and Cherry Blossom. Poppy is “Per fumum. The caliginous, circuitous haze of resurrection.” This scent features Opium, Turkish musk, red flowers, cocoa, clove bud.
These newest editions will be joining the rest of Smith’s much loved Spring Fragrance Collection. All will be available in 30ml Eau de Parfum (for the first time ever), 10ml Eau de Parfum, 10ml Perfume Oil, 10ml Solid Perfume, and 5ml Solid Perfume.
Sweet Anthem will also be having a release party in the studio, February 13 from 6-9pm. You can find more details and RSVP on Facebook for the event.
House of Matriarch has announced plans to relocate their perfumery to the former DiStefano Winery in Woodinville wine country. Their new home, neighboring Soft Tail Spirits‘ original tasting room on Woodinville Drive, will house a retail boutique, perfumer’s atelier, offices, international distribution center, and a grand hall for gatherings and sensoria.
“We’re selling our perfumes faster than we can produce them,” says Christi Meshell, Matriarch’s founder and perfumer. ”This beautiful new location will allow us to offer expanded services to both the public and our private label clients.”
In addition to discovering the house’s magnificent fragrances - natural, luxurious perfumes that have earned an international following – wine buyers who visit Matriarch’s new location can experience “Nose Workshops” designed to optimize wine tasting experiences.
For more information, keep up to date on House of Matriarch’s blog.