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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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Revisiting the California coast

Christopher Draghi

Mendocino coast

You never see the same place in the same way twice. That is the magic of traveling and bringing new experiences to places that, inevitably, leave their own indelible mark on your journey. If it's a place of both drama and serenity, such as California's central and northern coast, then that mark is surely drawn with strokes of giddiness and awe, alike. 

Each trail, panorama, and road shows you something new. You visit at a new time of day, the light has a different hue, and everything changes. That twisted and gnarly cypress, alone against the brunt of ocean gusts, seems a little more defiant than you remember. The sauvignon blanc-like aroma released by eucalyptus acorns, scents your drive along the coast before turning inland towards the musky, primordial mountain air infused with fern, fir, and splintered redwood.

And perhaps your purpose this time is not only to travel for travel's sake. You're on a mission to detect and catalog the sites and scents that fill the air so that you can almost taste them on your tongue. Briny marine air mixing with the wild "cowboy cologne" (aka, sage brush), blending with coastal wood notes; eucalyptus, cedar, and cypress. The bitter sweet herbs and tart citrus carried from gardens and orchards stake out their positions. You're on mission to take it all in, making mental notes, with the intention to reinterpret that location into a fragrance . . .

Introducing our new PACIFIC COAST ambient fragrance.

Bodega Head, Sonoma County

After a recent adventure through the Monterey, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, we couldn't help but be inspired to bring something new to our popular PACIFIC COAST ambient fragrance.

The new fragrance builds upon many of the original notes of lime, sagebrush, and marine ozone but in a more pronounced way. The addition of peppery basil, cypress and light coastal forest wood notes add in just the right amount of tension and raw nature to reflect the character of a region that strikes a balance between rugged and refined. Drama and serenity.

As the makers of our fragrances, we have the luxury to revisit our scents, like the regions themselves, with new perspective and experiences. After all, much like a journey itself, complex fragrances reveal new layers, new sensations and memory triggers that are highly personal. That's the magic of scent. 

 

 

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

Touring the PACIFIC COAST

Christopher Draghi

(Cambria coast at sunset)

(Cambria coast at sunset)

As Spring drifts in to Summer, there are few places as inspiring and revitalizing as California's Central and Northern coast. Exploring the coastal highway from Santa Barbara up through Marine county is breathtaking with its dramatic coastline of gentile rolling hills, plummeting cliffs and wind-swept pines all meeting the pounding Pacific surf.

Nature surrounds from the most remote areas to even the urban sprawls. The PACIFIC COAST is a land of contrasts that work in perfect harmony to refresh and revitalize the senses.

(Carmel's white sand beach)

(Carmel's white sand beach)