The idea for STRATIX, a multi-strategy fragrance, came to me while donning my leather hiking boots, then traveling through a dense forest, but at that point STRATIX was still not a complete olfactory idea that was worth pursuing. However, when I removed my boots after the hike, they soles still smelled of moss and earth and crushed leaves to the point that it unexpectedly approached a primordial amber note which touched me at my core. By sheer luck, at the same time I happened to be imbibing a post-hike electrolyte drink with a strong citrus wallop. That was the surprising final piece to my inspiration for STRATIX. Thus, Thus, I have transformed eclectic real world stimuli into a wonderful fragrance.
While STRATIX had been incepted in my mind, it took me a full three years to complete the fragrance to my liking, primarily due to the 6-month melding times required for the large percentage of natural ingredients that I included in the composition. Thus, like in my other EdPs, you will find naturals in STRATIX in percentages far above those in both mainstream, including fragrances produced by some formerly high end niche houses which have been acquired by large companies and are now sadly almost entirely synthetic.
I have recreated the same feeling I had after my hike by using extracted 35 million year old Himalayan amber, cedar, oakmoss, oak extract, bergamot, lemon verbena, cypriol and real artisanal Malaysian oud from Agar Auga. I composed STRATIX Ito be slightly animalic to evoke the animal instincts present in all of us, and it works. Surprisingly, women in my test group seemed to be attracted to this fragrance as much as men. Decidedly unisex, STRATIX can be worn both at work and for hot nights out on the town. This one will definitely get you noticed, as it casts an attractive and complex wide net around you.
Shipped in a gorgeous 50 ml hand-polished glass crystal bottle with etched logo, beautiful box and solid metal top.
Longevity (typical): 24 hours
Concentration: 70% alcohol, extrait (the boxes read 80%, but they were printed prior to my electing to release extraits vs EdPs)
TOP NOTES: Bergamot, cedars, lemon verbena
MIDDLE NOTES: 35 million year-old amber, leather, oaks, carnation, hay, pine, woods
BOTTOM NOTES: Malaysian oud, cypriol, oakmoss, patchouli, musks
SORRY, BUT SHIPMENTS OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS IS NOT ALLOWED VIA ANY AIR CARRIER, SO THESE EXTRAITS SHIP ONLY TO CONTINENTAL US STATES.