On October 24th, Merz Apothecary hosted our Fall Fragrance event, a laid-back get-together for fans of niche fragrances and autumnal scents. There were cocktails, snacks, and–of course–an awesome selection of indie scents. The theme of the evening was “Elements of Fire,” celebrating all the things that work together to make bonfires such a warm and welcoming fall tradition.
Our three fragrance associates worked together to create a narrative that speaks to all the elements of a flame. If you weren’t able to attend in person, what follows is a virtual walkthrough of the event, so you can follow along at home. And don’t forget that Smallflower offers a sample program, so if one of the scents below strikes your fancy, you can test it out before ordering a full size! You can find more information here →
Sharing salted caramels and fresh-baked sweets made with spices and citrus peels; the wood burns slowly, its scent contrasting with a fresh crispness in the air.
Notes: Biscuit, Sea Salt, Ginger, Caramel, Lime, Pepper, Sand, Citron, Bergamot, Oakmoss, Vanilla, Vetiver, Oud, Juniper, Mandarin, Amber
A delectable burst of heat; flames without the smoke. Cool lemon and mandarin balance fiery spices, Madagascar vanilla, tonka bean, and sandalwood.
Notes: Cinnamon, Star Anise, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Lemon, Pepper, Bergamot, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rose, Jasmine.
The last rays of light shimmer on autumn leaves before sunset. Luminous citrus pairs with spicy cardamom and nutmeg, florals, smoky vetiver, and woods.
Notes: Bergamot, Geranium, Orange, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Vetiver, Rose, Wood, Musk, Heliotrope, Labdanum, Amber, Patchouli
“Golden Chypre is great because it has this really cool, retro feeling, but with a modern freshness. The note Chypre was created by the perfumer François Coty in the 1920’s, and it always dries down to a spicy, warm musk. It’s like putting on your favorite fall sweater.”
– Dana | Fragrance Associate
Velvet Haze Eau de Parfum
The hypnotic beauty of a bonfire; in a trance, you dream of tropical warmth. Sweet coconut and hibiscus meet smooth cacao, musk, and patchouli.
Notes: Musk, Patchouli, Abrette, Cacao, Coconut, Hibiscus
by Byredo | $230 | Available only in-store
You slip on your favorite leather jacket, the essence of casual luxury. Smoky incense and dried plum with soft florals, sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli.
Notes: Leather, Plum, Incense, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Violet, Papyrus, Pink Pepper, Vanilla, Musk, Jasmine
A traveler stops to warm themselves by the fire; an old soul with a young heart. Bergamot, myrrh and lavender with patchouli, tonka bean, amber, and musk
Notes: Opoponax, Patchouli, Lime, Lavender, Amber, Cardamom, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Geranium, Red Thyme
“Istanbul makes you think differently about smoke. It’s a light trail instead of a dark, heavy plume. It’s herbaceous, which is great for fall, and it bridges a lot of notes of the fragrance world.”
– Lori | Product Specialist