Hello, scented greetings to you! I hope this little note finds you all well.
Today, I have saturated my wrists with a breathtaking new natural perfume that has completely stolen my heart! It made a crazy day seem much more manageable, a bubble shield of serenity. As a bonus, the magnetic pull of my perfume became evident at the office today. I was alone in a conference room when a friend ran in and sniffed the air, immediately guessing that my fragrance must be the amazing scent that drew him in. Flattered, I shared a link with him – I hope his wife will be getting a phenomenal gift soon:
Antimony by House of Matriarch 2016
Antimony by Christi Meshell
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Olibanum, pandanus, henna, palo santo, galanga, sandalwood, ash, nard himalayan (jatamansi), butter, copal, agarwood (oud), mitti attar, madam, rose
This pure pleasure of a perfume opens with depth and sincerity. I sense golden resins, buttery soft leather, smoky India ink, and a kiss of the syrupy sweetness of immortelle flower. The heart and soul of the aroma on my skin from start to finish is a luxuriously balanced high end frankincense, woody but not dry. Hours later, the other notes have dissipated, but the resonant olibanum just sings and sings, an absolute joy.
The inspiration for Antimony is the ritual of applying jet black kohl around the eyes, a talisman of protection and glamour. The darkness of the intensity is spot on, but the aroma is not heavy. In fact, it lifts from the skin, buoyant and graceful, infused with the delight of confident victory.
I applied this perfume 12 hours ago and it is STILL wafting healthily from my skin. The vibrant longevity of this 99.99% natural fragrance is just unreal! Antimony is unique enough to get you noticed no matter the occasion, while pleasantly attractive enough to be wearable without challenging your companions.
Further reading: The Scented Apprentice
House of Matriach has samples from $20
I love the points system on House of Matriarch’s website. My purchases over the last year have earned me a 50% off coupon code, how rad is that? These perfumes are highly concentrated treasures rich with top-of-the-line absolutes and worth every cent.
Have you sampled House of Matriarch yet? What is your favorite?
Until next time, be well and take time to smell the roses!
Love and light,
10 thoughts on “Antimony by Christi Meshell for House of Matriarch 2016”
The only two that I’ve tried are Trillium and Albatross. Don’t like either. This is a tough house to love.
I want to try this so badly! I drool over the website from time to time but have not hit the Buy Now yet.
Bottles are stunning too.
I highly recommend getting samples where available! My faves include Forbidden, Devotion, The Longing, Black No. 1, and L’Arrivee, though I have much more to try.
Hey there Erica,
I love hoe excited you get about House of Matriarch. It’s beautiful when you find an Indie house that fits so well.
Thank you dearest Portia!! I am very lucky to have found such a special artist.
I tried several of them, the only one I liked was Coco Blanc, but I’d like to try this one and Devotion. Had trouble trying to figure out how to order individual samples off their website though.
Go to the full bottle option and then in the drop down menu, select 1 mL. Devotion is $14 for a 1 mL sample.
(The sample size for Antimony is 2 mL and is $20.)
The Devotion 1 mL sample is $13, not $14. Fat fingers 🙂
Erica, you write the most beautiful reviews ❤
House of Matriarch is still a big mistery for me but I dream to try Coco Blanc one day.
I subscribe their news though))
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