The sun shone brightly on Seattle for the Fragrance Salon on Sunday , May 5th, with the snow capped mountains brightly illuminated in the background . The large windows in the conference room offered spectacular views all around the Sound . My husband and I arrived about noon , and were surprised how few people we saw . As I sniffed my way around the room , I became overwhelmed at the passion these scent artists put into their creations .
Michael Coyle , parfumeur and creator of the MIKMOI collection , San Francisco , graciously offered me a sample set .( Thank you Michael )
Believe it or not , he was the only perfumer in the room to do that !
He has four distinctly different scents in his collection , beautifully presented under glass .
Aldwych - an homage to Oscar Wilde and his penchant for wearing a small carnation on his lapel .Aldwich features absinthe , lavender and a touch of patchouli for depth .
Vesper - dominated by an incensey base of Myrhh and Frankincense , Vesper has a wonderful fig leaf accord and an original opening accord inspired by the apertif Lillet .
Itoh - wonderfully woody, aromatic and fresh , Itoh is really all about white cedar , and tells the story of a personal journey , a meditative walk through the redwood forest ! Fruity pink lotus and tobacco leaf add interesting texture to the mix .
AO - Tuberose flaunts her charms in this creation , ornamented with Thai ginger , fresh coconut and a hint of cade .
|Me and MIKMOI BOYS|