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314 Warren Street
Hudson, NY, 12534
USA

518.697.5397

source adage is a Hudson, NY based fragrance brand. Our collections of premium home and personal fragrances are inspired by aspirational destinations and majestic landscapes. Each scent that we create is as distinct as the land that inspired them.

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Designed to be Different: source adage

Christopher Draghi

“adage” vessel ideation (2014), ©sourceadage

When designing our own line of home fragrances, we gave a lot of thought, naturally, to the various fragrance ingredients and scent inspirations that would define our brand from an olfactory standpoint but, as Creative Directors, Robert and I knew the importance of thoughtful packaging design to bring the brand to life.

One detail we were convinced of, above all, was the impact of having our own, proprietary vessel for our signature candles and reed diffusers. We were looking to create a luxury product so it seemed only fitting to go the extra mile with an object of decor vs. a standard jar or bottle.

Many sketches were penned. We discarded most and kept a few. We considered both form and function. Weighed trends vs. timeless design and how our vessel would mirror the character of our fragrances, the story we wanted to tell, and the audience it aimed to capture. Selfishly perhaps, we wanted something we could display proudly in our home or studio (not hide behind books!) and recognized a space in the market for what we envisioned. Likewise, our fragrances were destined to skew more masculine than most leaning towards woodsy, spicy, and herbaceous notes traditionally considered “masculine scents” instead of florals. That further informed our choice of material (black glass) and neo-classic character lines, eschewing flowery embellishments and patterns.

“adage” vessel pre-production render, ©sourceadage

After the necessary process of renders and prototypes, we arrived at the final vessel that our luxe collection of candles and reed diffusers have become known for. The distinctive pieces are made of hand-pressed, heavy gauge black glass, through and through. The alternating straight and concave facets and sheer weight in hand provide a rewarding tactile feel that evokes luxury. The decagonal, shield-like design draws from 19th century architectural details and succeeds in conveying a heritage-esque vibe - A perfect fit for our newly-minted “elevated apothecary” brand!

Luxe Collection of home fragrances

This Valentine's Day Fall in Love with Hudson All Over Again

Christopher Draghi

HUDSON 314 scented candles and reed diffuser

Introducing our new, reimagined HUDSON 314 ambient fragrance

With already a few years of living in Hudson as a guide, our vision for our HUDSON 314 fragrance has evolved. Our goal with the new scent was to add in more layers that go beyond the landscapes to represent the vibrant personality and rich history of the famous river town.  

Still remaining are the natural notes inspired by Upstate like river grasses, orchard fruit, cedar, and oak moss. In addition, though, we've layered in aromatic wild herbs and sweet, resiny amber that give it both sharpness and warmth. Other than being a wonderfully rich fragrance ingredient, the addition of amber is a nod to Hudson's unique whaling history. The result is a fragrance of intermingling fruity, aromatic, and woodsy notes as intriguing as its namesake.

Available now as scented candles (2 sizes), reed diffuser and room spray.

 

Summer Heat in the SOUTHWEST

Christopher Draghi

As the summer heats up its final stages before yielding to cooler temperatures of autumn, we embrace the raw beauty of the American desert. From the pale yellow foothills of greater Phoenix to the burnt orange, natural monuments of Sedona, you are transported along with the sizzling, dry breezes from stark desert to painted landscapes of red rock country. A shift in the air marks your passage from the spiced dried earth of the Sonoran hills to the sweet and herbaceous scents emanating from sagebrush river beds of the Coconino canyons. It's a dramatic transformation of color and composition, of a state of anxious solitude to a solemn spirituality. Each with its own beauty and purpose that compose this awe-inspiring region of complimentary contrasts.

Our SOUTHWEST fragrance pays homage to this unique region. The arid, kilned earth of powdery red clay and brittle, dried wood inspires the base of the fragrance where spicy notes of fennel seed, coriander and black pepper add layers of intrigue.

Fragrance of Summer

Christopher Draghi

Carmel beach

There's no denying a certain sense serenity that descends upon you as you arrive in central coast California, leaving the denser populations of the Southern Californian cities and towns in the rearview mirror, with destination northward towards Big Sur, and beyond.

The maritime breezes that sweep from the boundless Pacific, across the winding PCH, shaping the rolling hills, carry with them light briny notes. They blend effortlessly with the gentile notes of the golden grasses, wild sage and magnificent wind swept cypresses that dot the dramatic coastline.

With longer daylight hours and vacation days upon us, brighter scents add to the joy that the summer season brings.  Our PACIFIC COAST fragrance is an homage to the season and the magical coastal landscape that inspired it.

Drift wood in Cambria

Big Sur coastline

FINALIST for the American Made Award

Christopher Draghi

We are honored to announce that source adage NYC has been selected as a FINALIST for the Martha Stewart American Made Award! 

 
Martha Stewart - American Made 2015 - Nominee Badge
 

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Voting starts September 21st. (Don't worry, we'll remind you;).

Autumn Scent

Christopher Draghi

The weather has turned. Summer has perhaps officially given way to the change of season. The source adage NYC NORTH ATLANTIC ambient fragrance has an autumnal, warm character with prevalent notes of cedar wood, tobacco and smoke with caramelized sap and clover honey. Add in a cable knit sweater, a glass of red wine and a lit fireplace, and you're ready for the season!

Visit our flagship store's "front room" where NORTH ATLANTIC is the feature fragrance of the season.

314 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire coast

From the "On the Road" series of photos by Christopher Draghi

HUDSON Flagship Store Opens

Christopher Draghi

The Hudson, NY flagship "adage" store opens in the historic center at 314 Warren Street in a newly renovated 1830's Greek revival building. From the "nearly black" exterior to the varying shades of gray interior walls and masculine decor, owners, Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay's retail concept clearly represents the spirit of the adage brand as a sophisticated men's lounge. Each of the five debut fragrances are framed by individual furniture set-ups as a nod to the regions that inspired them: PACIFIC COAST, GREAT PLAINS, SOUTHWEST, NORTH ATLANTIC, SOUTHERN STATES. The earthy, masculine scents are all made in New York and are available as room diffusers and candles in store and online at www.adage-nyc.com.