This Is What Awesome Smells Like

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Parents, take note: Ezra Woods, co-creator of Régime des Fleurs, has been wearing cologne (Orange Verte by Hermès) since kindergarten. He is now a genius perfumer—very simple. Ezra and Alia Raza, friends and self-professed "fragrance nerds," have combined their collective nerdiness and artful eyes (Ezra, a former stylist, and Alia, a video artist) into a line of handmade perfumes that manages to be opulent without pretense, and lighthearted without feeling too young or quirky. They smell of things like steel, a rainy city street, seashells, face creams, and talc cosmetics combined with real tuberose absolute, jasmine oil, and all sorts of uncommonly high percentages of authentic old-school fragrance ingredients to create an olfactory sensation that makes you immediately understand what Alia means when she says wacky things like, "Turquoise imagines a teenaged Marie Antoinette gone abroad to India," or, "Water/Wood is the scent of a pine forest under water." One spritz of Nitesurf, and you're like, "Yes, yes! This is totally what a neon orange blossom on Venice Beach at night smells like!" And the bottles? They speak for themselves.

Photos by Tom Newton. Follow Régime des Fleurs on Instagram @regimedesfleurs

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  • Haiku Jew

    Beautiful bottles
    and the scent of rainy streets
    sounds like Seattle.

    • Adrienne Angelos

      The descriptions are written to sound like poetry, I swear. You might be into it.

      • Diana

        yes, there definitely needs to be a haiku jew perfume line. i would buy it.

  • http://bellarosemu.com Katie

    The bottles are beautiful. I'll have to check out more detailed scent descriptions!

  • http://badoutfitgreatlipstick.blogspot.com Nae

    "A teenaged Marie Antoinette gone abroad to India" sounds like my kind of fragrance. I'll have to check these out when they're more widely available as decans!

  • Spacey

    They have a debut collection sampling flight on the website: could not resist ordering...these sound dope, along with everything I'm reading about the company!

  • http://thehorticult.com/ The Horticult

    Underwater ocean forest, prepare to get spritzed.

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    These all sound great!

  • Yasmeen Mjalli

    These scents are so absolutely unique! Firstly, I love the bottles--so simple. I've always been a Chanel fan for her philosophy on simplicity and I feel that these bottles have taken a similar approach aesthetically. Secondly, and maybe more importantly, the simplicity is carried INTO the bottle. To have bottled the essence of a rainy day or a pine forest underwater captures the basics of our natural and everyday world, it captures our adventures and movements (Marie Antoinette in India? Perfect). I love these.

  • Emma Helen

    A rainy city street..just b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

  • Amanda Satchwell

    Not gonna lie, I wore Hillary Duff's perfume in highschool and sprayed it on every mixtape I made for a boy until I graduated to Marc Jacobs when I was 17. Still miss that floral, old "Dr. Pepper" smell sometimes.

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