It was "kid in a candy store" time when LA's Scent Bar invited me to join manager Steven Gontarski in a survey of our favorite indie fume picks of the last year or so. While Steven zeroed in on smoke and incense and leathers, I was captivated by narcotic white flowers: lily, tuberose, orange blossom.
Here is our sniffing list:
What We Do in Paris is Secret by A Lab on Fire
Bois d'Ascèse by Naomi Goodsir
Kiss My Name by Ramón Monegal
Black Amber by Agonist
Séville à l'Aube by L'Artisan Parfumeur (Inspired and co-created by perfume writer Denyse Beaulieu, who wrote about its creation in her book The Perfume Lover.)
Cuir de Nacre by Ann Gérard
Soussanne by Keiko Mecheri
All perfumes available from Lucky Scent. For more Mr. Gontarski, read his blog, still-sound.