Possets Summer Retour
A Haiku Pond
Japanese incense and white musk with a hint of water, and silk essence.
A Haiku Roof of Hell
Earth with a whiff of civet, a Hell-like antiphon, and the wild beauty of Linden blossom and violets.
A Haiku Soseki
A leaf-mold-like element, a cool mint-like essence, and rounded out with yuzu.
A Haiku Whale
White musk, coconut, lime, and pineapple. A bit of rum.
A Poem of Villeneuve St. Georges
Blue musk and blueberry, crystal musk and Meyer lemon zest.
Strong clove notes are combined with a grey musk, a foundation of pink damascena rose otto and a good portion of sandalwood (a dark golden sort of sandalwood).
100% natural. Grapefruit, mint and lavender.
April Is The Cruelest Month
Lavender and green tea with exquisite lilacs, and I did remember to throw in a peach for you to enjoy.
A rich blend of green tea spiked with the smoke of fragrant burning spikenard, a whiff of coumarin and a sprinkling of sweet spices finishes it all off so nicely.
Bikini Girls of Sicily
Thick myrtle blossom honey, a tot of almond bitterness and the summer jasmine, a deep portion of coumarin, a drop of blood red pomegranate and the merest breath of saffron.
Birth of Venus
The accord I use for this perfume is very very similar to my favorite jasmine. I have stirred up a special aquatic blend as a backdrop for all of this with a light citrus blend.
Fresh orange with the sly infusion of aged patchouli, a tiny dash of Saigon cinnamon, and a backup of a zesty "yellow musk".
Loads of honeysuckle resting on a bed of sweet sweet summertime goodness.
Bouquet a la Marechale
Violet and bergamot, and a bewitching light touch of bay. An upbeat floral with very herbal underpinnings.
Candy Is Dandy
Candy and booze. Very simple. VERY sexy. For those special times.
Deep fried tubes of the lightest crust filled with sweetened ricotta cheese, a deep milky creamy goodness which fits perfectly with the crust.
Teak wood, Oude wood, sweet camphor wood, a lining of cedarwood, a kiss of oude, and a rush of rockrose.
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
Carnations, lilies, and roses with the ambient scent of heavy green air and earth.
This one has a hint of catnip in it, to help you focus (as it is a mint), a drop of lime to go with, copra (dried coconut), and a blast of dark fig.
An almost sweet blend, filled with spice and the dark but smooth teas of the orient. A drop of milk rounds it out.
A very aquatic base with grey musk, and a good shot of espresso because a girl can't do her best without a nice little espresso.
Ripe ripe fruits spill out into the air, sensual and refreshing, fruity, suave, sophisticated, summery, feminine.
Light lemon, heavy sugar, a float of creaminess and it is all a wonderfully relaxing treat.
Sage from Tuscany and the famous Italian lemons from the south. A light kiss of vanilla mixes well with a limestoney base.
A back wash of frankincense, a good deal of indigo musk, and a drop of thyme.
Colossus of Memnon
Coconut, lime, pineapple, a sweet amber and a sophisticated amber.
The Crown of the Serpent
Rich, spice filled yet deeply resinous this blend is riddled with copal, thick labdenum and a smooth Dragon's Blood which makes it a perfectly exotic deep and alluring serpentine fragrance. Spicy and resinous.
The Crown of the Vulture
Tears of frankincense and tears of myrrh, lovely ambers made from several different recipes, exotic patchouli (just a kiss of it to keep all the other components together), a bit of copal and spikenard for backbone. As dark and velvety as an Egyptian night. Spicy and resinous.
Nag Champa, Fresh green skinned melon, and red honeysuckle.
Grass and chlorophyll, ice musk, and a kiss of the chilliest of violet and hint of clove.
Violet, thick black tea, a jolt of cardamom, a small amount of cumin, and peppercorn.
The Dutchess of Alba
Cardamom brought from half way around the world on the superb Spanish trading ships, black pepper once so desired and dear of price, and ginger with the fierce hot crackle. You can imagine the passion of the Duchess in the face which Goya loved. A touch of grape, a pinch of saffron and turmeric. Spicy, foody, musky.
The scent of Earth and three different blends of Sandalwood.
Pink sugar and a good sharp shot of lime combine with a surprising sting of nettle that settles down to an almost marshmallowy dry down.
Grey and crystal musk, a musk I put together which I call 992 and packs a real punch.
Pungent cleansing ginger, smoke from the sacrificial fire laden with tears of frankincense and copal.
The Eye of Horus
Starting out with tears of incense combined with a black labdenum and finished with a strong portion of black amber (which I consider a golden sort of black amber). Very beautiful and simple yet exceptionally attractive. Spicy and resinous.
Faience rings with cool blue notes and an almost Chinese incense,
Fiorie di Profumo
Acacia, neroli, the whiff of lime and linden blossom, held together with the lime juice.
5 white musks form the foundation. Very romantic with the sophistication of modern musks combined with the earthy antique scents of old Russia. White sage, Russian lavender, stachys, and artemisia.
Bamboo combined with grated ginger, and a background of green tea and luan wood.
A dash of pomegranate, lemon, and a strange mead made from the extravagant honey of Malta.
Fig layered with creamy fig, a shot of astringent fig, fig musk, set against a backdrop of deepest fig.
Lime, smooth amber, laced with bamboo sap; finished off with green tea, a grassy white amber, and Mysore sandalwood.
Gelato: Blood Orange
When the wonderful Sicilian Blood Oranges give up their essence to become gelato, the world swoons.
A ubiquitous flavor of gelato, and not at all like the pistachio ice creams in America this one has the suave character of roasted nuts, a dusting of great spices, and a rich thick bed of cream upon which to lounge.
Gelato: Profound Lavender Chocolate
Lavender and chocolate are fully explored in one gelato store which I will remember forever. Not sweet just glorious.
A wonderful creamy vanilla gelato is drizzled with a dark bitter dark chocolate and left for just a few seconds.
Gelato: Strawberry from Syracusa
You have not lived until you taste the strawberries in Sicily. Crush them and add them to gelato and the scent and taste is so glorious, your mortal body can scarcely contain the pleasure. Very fresh and not cloying at all.
Ginger lime Granita
Three kinds of ginger mix and marry with sprightly lime and icy cold fragrance. This is a fairly tart scent, one that will make you feel cosseted. It is simple yet elegant, long lasting and just right in strength.
Girl With A Watering Can
This one smells like a French tarte which is based on a shortbread crust and filled with a custard and topped with Bavarian creme. A handful of coconut has been tossed on top of that. Honestly, it's a foody gourmandy delight.
The God of Olives
A lovely rendition of olive blossom (osmanthus) combined with pure bergamot, smoothed over with a beautiful sweet musk of some intensity.
The Great Clod
Fig, earth, Pomegranate, greenery all dance together in happy harmony, a hymn to fertility and loveliness The Great Clod is one of the most graceful of summer creations. A lovely perfume. Fruity, earthy, foody.
A simple confection of pink rose petals, simple syrup saturated with a sophisticated but delicious vanilla, and a wisp of musk to keep it going on your skin.
Grapefruit meets lily of the valley, skin musk, white wood vanilla (not at all cupcake vanilla), and crystal musk. I think this one is a glorious thing which is dignified, sophisticated, and amazingly sexy all at once.
Rich, golden, flowery, almost too much but then just right. I was thinking about Maltese honey when I made this one, the finest honey I have ever tasted and smelled. Yum! Yum!
Fabulous linden blossoms, smooth neroli (both huge favorites amongst Possets fans and for good reason). Frangipani and plumeria and finally, an essence which is well loved in Ohio, fringe tree. A great infusion of soft yet persistent white/skin musk and a kiss of the greenery which knits it all together. This is a melody of white flowers which are in abundance in June and dreamt of for the rest of the year.
Bitter almond (the scent of cyanide) is the top note, darkest sticky black musk is the deepest basenote. Spices like: nutmeg and cinnamon and clove are caught in the middle, while there is a jolt of capsicum (part of the nighshade family) from the depths licking up. Black oude lurks in the background.
A path of buzzing blooming fuchsias alive with bee traffic, to read the tiny praying house. Gallarus Oratory is what it is like to be there. A cold yet cozy perfume with a waft of a turf fire in the distance, the sea lapping at the shore below, and the fragrance of stone. Remarkable in its chill, but also somehow familiar. Sophisticated, dry, unisex.
Jardin di Principio
Olive blossoms, cupped old roses, waxy white magnolia, and a hint of clove streaming out of the kitchen or was that a flower which was a clovelike blossom. Mixed with the scent of earth and the scent of water on limestone with moss. Cooling and refreshing floral!
Black fig, oakmoss, copal incense, black amber. Sultry and hot skinlike. Spicy and resinous.
My interpretation includes fig (black and pungent), sweet flag (iris) , ground spices, a small amount of fennel Caution: possible irritant for those with tremendously sensitive skin. Spicy, fruity, resinous.
Smoky gunpowder tea prized by the Chinese for centuries. Deep dark black tea which is smoked to dry and flavor it. This is strong and full throated, dark and passionate almost musky.
Leaves of Grass
This perfume perfectly captures the idea of Leaves of Grass...outdoors in lazy summer, loafing and enjoying the day rather than grinding out work. The essences of glorious chlorophyll is here, plus a bit of ozone and earth. Crush a blade of grass and this is it, but better.
Leda and the Swan
Red and perfect strawberry juice with a goodly background of the green frill of the berry, a new and green earthy patchouli, a little fig to sweeten the mix, a background of white musk. Foody and fruity, musky and resinous.
Les Fleurs du Mal
Sage and a papery essence which tempers the sage and makes it less sharp, a bit of lime, a cast of honey, a fist full of sea salt to represent tears.
Sweet and pure, the hypnotic flower of the lotus floating on the surface of a placid lake. Black lotus and a small amount of aquatic musk, a good flavor of coconut here combines with the backdrop of a very light bamboo. Very peaceful and yet vivid.
Lotus of the Nile
The lotus is the prime fragrance in the bouquet, but it is followed by bits of roseate beauty, a sort of dark incense which has been winnowed through the air, and faint aquatic background scent. This is a wonderful floral, if I may say so, really has more depth and character than most flower based scents, isn't cloying and is fresh.
Luncheon On The Grass
Possets celebrates the Luncheon in the Grass with tea, lemon curd, biscuits, a bit of melon and a good whiff of grass and just a very small gust of skin musk. Very modern and very alluring.
Madame X Squared
White ginger hides behind a veil of wheat blossoms. Deep white musk holds down the blend while a float of sunflower pollen binds it all together. Lemony but with no lemon in the blend, it is a great summertime fragrance. The miracle of Madame X Squared is that it is very light but very persistent.
This perfume is an amazing tour de force featuring one of the most beautiful melon fragrances anywhere with a lovely neroli. The requisite lemon and Mediterranean jasmine which only blooms around June. Strong, complex, sexy as hell, slightly sinful (OK, very sinful). This one is redolent with osmanthus, incense, and distant orange groves in full bloom.
The Magnificent Red Rose
The best rose fragrance I have come up with yet. I have been playing with this one for a number of years and am well pleased with this version and so the name. It's far more than a single note, and with a good deal more depth and character than any other rose fragrance I have smelled.
Mayan Queen Bloodletting Sacrifice
Incense smoke, copal resin, red fruit rich in iron scent, and the background of cacao and jungle atmosphere of greenery. Resinous, smoky, incense, green, and dry.
To celebrate the loveliness which Medusa lost Possets has come up with a coconut fragrance which is latticed throughout with a kiss of olive blossom, a hint of myrtle, and a very small amount of stone.
Now you might think that this would result in a straight cup of minty tea however, the heat performs an act of alchemy and all sorts of nuances come curling out of the mint leaves. There is a sort of grapefruit smell in there, a hint of camphor and a tiny bit of a part of honey (not honey but a part of the scent of honey).
The deep greenery of a shady dell, an accord which is the jetty side of chlorophyll, combined with the scent of green tea brewing and a goodly waft of coumarin from a blooming sweet woodruff. There is a musky undertone to all this green and a dry edge to it all which lends a refreshing quality.
Blue musk rides on a cloud of gentian, a small amount of sage and a hint of blueberry. Very refreshing yet stimulating.
A dry amber base with a lilt of grape (a symbol of success) and a drop of skin musk. Somewhat close to the body, long lasting, suave, calming.
Myrtle of Venus
Peach, apricot, myrtle, grey (seafoamy) musk. Lyrical and beautiful, simple, pure and serene.
Cool green tea and pearly pink berries, a touch of lemon zest and a big swath of grey musk. Cool yet sexy and charming. Perfumy, somewhat gourmandy, musk.
A cool almost stone-like fragrance with a kiss of mint in the topnote to start it off with all intention of cooling down your fevered brow. A garland of spikenard and cold water finish it off to perfection. Aquatic, herbal.
Three white musks, hawthorne, a sweet-cold musk, and a hint of civet. This is an exceptionally harmonious blend, perfumy, sweetish without being sugary. Innocent with an edge, like a sly little thing. Musky.
Orange Pekoe Tea
The classic zesty tea everyone starts out with and never tires of. You can smell the deep dried tea leaf here. A bit of ambient outdoor air always is a hallmark of good orange pekoe tea for me. Calming and lovely, very uplifting like a true cup.
The Panties of Ptah
The sweetest mangoes, peaches and melons combined with 'nard and amber. Gourmandy, fruity.
The deep feminine dignity of tuberose and gardenia combine gracefully with pure frankincense, drop of sandalwood and Green African musk. Oriental, floral.
The Persian Melon ("The P--- Melon" as paypal flags 'Persian'.)
It took some doing but I managed to tease cucumber into becoming a fruit of the Earth sort of a smell, and the melon is the kind of melon my dad used to grow on the farm, it's a cross between the All American cantaloup and the ancient and breathtakingly beautiful Persian variety. Of course, there are other Possety things in there as well to keep it from becoming dull. A beautiful lilting clean scent perfect for summer. Characteristics: fruity, bold, melon, summery, cooling.
Pomegranate and ice blasted with the coldest mint and thickest of tutti fruit sweets. Surprisingly astringent but oh so lovely.
Portrait of Jane Small
This is a deep summer peach scent which opens with the awakening properties of the peach pit (it tastes like bitter almond and smells that way because it is full of cyanide so don't eat one). Then the succulent, sweet summery smell of peach comes blooming out of the blend. There are actually three sorts of peach scents in here, and a couple of secret pushing fragrances which will bring the whole into a divine peach feel, as well as a skin musk. Foody and fruity and luscious.
Portrait of Mrs. Abington
Buttery chocolate cake with white frosting and a filling of the best Bavarian cream. Plain and simple a sweet sweet indulgence.
Punch and Cookies
It's sweet and fruity and sticky and great. Combined with those lacy, perfectly browned, butter kissed cookies and you have something you are going to want to hoard.
Put the ___ in the ____
Lime, coconut, booze, yum. It had to be done because it's summertime. Simple and succulent.
I have made this a very dry blend with the true fragrance of the dried rooibos leaf. The "redness" is there but manifests itself in a very insidious way throughout the perfume.
The rich resins of the Levant mingle here in sweet desire. High keyed resins which represent the modern Eastern tastes in perfumery. Bakhoor smoke and gentle carnation mix with white oude and a very black musk. A drop of majmua. Sexy, resiny.
A plate full of fruits which are being offered to some towering god amidst a swirl of incense. Watermelon and incense are the primary pieces of this perfume. Fruity and spicy.
I put in several different sorts of figs in this fragrance in order to capture the right balance of sweet, dark, and elixir. There is a small amount of lychee here to save it from being too heavy.
Sea Of Ice
Another aquatic base is frozen into a sculpture by way of mint, lime, birch, and green tea ice cubes. Put this on and be refreshed, it's like a sharp spray of 31 deg water.
Serqet The Scorpion Goddess
A golden musk, somewhat similar to the lead musk in 301, is put playfully together with a zest of Meyer Lemon, a sharp drop of crystal musk and a distant hint of pink pepper corn. A hint of green tea rounds out the presentation of Serqet. Spicy and resinous.
Ship of Fools
I have started off with the tang of the sea and added a bit of refined leather to get things started, a roll of key lime zest and a goodly portion of faux ambergris. This is a very nice aquatic with an edge of leather and fruit which somehow combine to make a jolly, boisterous blend which is just perfect for summer!"
Candied cherries of the most aromatic variety, a drop of banana for the thrill of its volatility.
Sicilian lemon mingles with oakmoss which vamps to galbanum, which flirts with yuzu. Strangely refreshing for such a passionate blend.
This is granulated sugar just as you remember it as a kid. It is so real it almost crunches. Heady, pretty, and realistic.
100% Natural. Bergamot from Sicily, and with Sicilian Blood Orange and American Clementine. Sicilian lemons and finally American Spearmint.
A thick honey base, drawn over with the fragrance of the green stem and a whiff of pollen, a background of saffron, and the distant perfume of a hidden woodland white flower. Very sexy.
Exceptionally cool with a light kiss of olive leaf, a blend of three blue musks (from light to dark and a mid tone one), a bit of cork extract, a small amount of osmanthus. Very dry and pretty and perfect for summer.
The pinkest of pink creations. Raspberry and frothed vanilla milk, add a blush of peach and you are the toast of the court. Foody, frilly, sweet, and fabulous."
A fruity blend combining the fun of strawberry munching with a bit of melons (which turtles do love as well). grapes, Watermelon, and a hint of tomato leaf. It's a pretty, zesty, summery, uplifting blend which should stay with you.
A complex blend of several ambers with a bit of arbor vitae and a hint of a green musk which is one of the least volatile and most soothing musks I have ever encountered. In addition there is a bit of rose leaf (not the blossom) which I have added to Tranquility to make it an exceptionally appealing blend, very "friendly" and positive.
Tres Riches Heures
The indulgence of sweetmeats and buttery crusts and the finest zesty fruits (in this case the most perfumed apricots). The lightest dusting of spice to give it depth. Rich, foody and oh so delicious.
Veil of the Throne
Black, green, and a pinkish Fig and honey from Anatolia.
A citrus blend of lemon and grapefruit, with the zest of a tomato leaf and pepper.
Sharp banana, creamy coconut, and a sharp vanilla musk, sandalwood, a drop of myrrh, and a grain of cinnamon.
Tomato leaf meets heavy vanilla with a hint of pipe smoke and grey musk.
The Water Burns
Essence of earth and high greenery--a hint of smoke but smelled from far away, boxwood, galbanum, and a light hint of Mysore sandalwood. Green, dry, herbal, smokey.
The flowers are a light pink and are very sweet, the water is clear and calm and fresh. Floral and aquatic.
Indigo musk and aquatic musk mingle with an ozone note.
Rich and Deep Silly fruits, and Nag Champa.
When In Good Humor
Bitter tea, essence of pollen, the scent of sunflowers, myrtle, and rue. The salt of tears is hidden in this scent, too.
A highly refined white tea, perfect in itself.
The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede
Marine vanilla (yes, I actually constructed this and it's beautiful), with an oakwood accord, silk accord, and two golden ambers. Dry and sophisticated and somehow resinous despite its aquatic parent.
14 carnations, the scent of earth and surrounding plants, a bit of fern.
4 Seasons Summer
Bamboo, Silk, Japanese incense, Water, Fresh Green Shoots, and sandalwood.