Afterdarks Blog
vor 3 Jahren - 07.06.2020
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Ein sehr interessantes Haus mit einer sehr eigenen und schönen Philosophie was Parfumherstellung anbetrifft.


Every product we craft is designed, formulated, manufactured, and packaged in-house, by hand. Only the highest quality, natural materials are used. The recipes and formulas are of our own design; created drop by drop and left to cure over many months. What follows is an introduction to our process and what we're crafting.


The scents we create are translations of the inspiration we take from the experiences of New Mexico, West & South Texas, and Mexico.

We tell stories of heat, smoke, dirt, and humidity. Cactus and hanging moss. Travelers and cowboys.

We're searching for scents and accords we believe lead to unisex fragrances that are under-represented in the general scent world, and which are different than most mass-market fragrances.


In the fragrance world, it's a common fact that a large majority of the costs of a perfume do NOT go to the "juice" itself.

In fact, for most mass market fragrances, less than 1% of the retail cost goes to the liquid in the bottle.

That's not how we approach our scents. We spend, on average, 8X - 15X more on the juice. This allows us to use the highest quality natural ingredients we can source.

We never use cheap synthetic ingredients, instead relying on beautiful absolutes, attars, and other rare natural essences.


Synthetic ingredients are present in almost every fragranced product you’ve ever experienced.

Where a natural essence may have dozens, even hundreds of chemical compounds (coffee bean oil, for example, can contain between 500 and 1000 different aroma compounds), a synthetic aroma-chemical is usually a single compound.

We believe the overuse of synthetic materials has led to a severe loss of complexity in most fragrances. The choice to focus on naturals is a stylistic one that allows us to concentrate on the characteristics of the ingredients.


We envision our relationship to the materials we use in the same way that a chef relates to their ingredients, or the winemaker thinks about grapes on the vine.

Seasonality matters. Rainfall and droughts matter. Part of what we're doing is in pursuit of some level of sustainability, but it's also a pursuit of quality.

Because of this, we expect that our fragrances may go out of stock - sometimes for an extended period of time.

But the evolution of the fragrance, and the materials, is why we remain dedicated to using only natural essences. In the same way that memories change and evolve over time, so too will our perfumes, as they're designed to be more fleeting, and more intimate, for the wearer.

Source: Boyds of Texas Fragrances

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