MadHat Scents is a great line of fragrances that I found through Basenotes. I originally purchased a couple of Ryan's scents just for myself but fell so in love that I wanted to share them with all of our customers!
Ryan's mission was to create a unique fragrance experience for his customers while creating scents that could not be found anywhere else. MadHat Scents began as a one man personal project to create scents that were not available in both niche and mainstream markets. Initially he had no intention of selling his fragrances - they were created just for himself and a few friends. After realizing the increasing demand for all things different, stemmed from an uprising in artisan perfume houses using high quality ingredients and increase in department store duplicates, he chose to make them available in limited releases. He created 600ml batches of his scents (all extraits created at 30%) and when they were gone, they were gone. His scents would actually sell out in about two months and new fragrances were released shortly after he had run out of a scent. Sometimes he would choose to release similar scents at a later date depending on demand but they all would have a different dimension. Sadly, Ryan has decided to stop making his fragrances for the time being.
With Oudhy, Ryan decided to create a fragrance that challenges the idea that the combination of rose and oud is over-done, a trend, mostly similar from brand to brand. Oud and myrrh can be extremely challenging. Add in a beastly-yet-powdery Musk de Gazelle, dried Ma'amool agarwood chips macerated in heated ethanol and a splash of thick, dark and sweet Moroccan and Egyptian rose oil to the mix and you've got Oudhy. Oudhy smells a bit like sweet sugared roses covered in bandaids; sun-drenched wood with witch's incense burning on top and oud smothered with velvety-red animal musk. Ryan said that this was by far the most challenging fragrance he has created to date but might just be what you've been looking for in a rose/oud fragrance. Oudhy features notes of Indian oud, musk, rose, New Caledonian sandalwood, Ma'amool agarwood, myrrh, Shamama attar, ravensara, Brazilian copaiba balsam, extremely dry woods, patchouli and various resins.
Francis Kurkdjian (Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris)
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