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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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It's L'Officiel

Christopher Draghi

Founders, Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay

Founders, Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay

L’Officiel Q&A!

Source Adage Gives Attention to Detail New Meaning

The Hudson-based perfumery boasts an impressive selection of unique and alluring scents.
— Avery Felman, L'Officiel USA

It’s always flattering to receive recognition for your passions. So, when we had the opportunity recently to talk about our brand and products with the fabulous team at L’Officiel USA you can imagine our how flush we got!

Read behind-the-scenes information on our approach to fragrance making, what inspires us, and even insight to our next perfume:

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.

 

MAKE IT JOYOUS! New products just in time for the holidays.

Christopher Draghi

source adage NYC has introduced votive candles for all of the brand's signature ambient fragrances - the perfect stocking stuffer as singles or, you can mix and match 3 of your favorite votives in one box.

Also, introduced for the season are the new eau de parfums, aka'ula and c'i'aan. Each unique personal perfume is destination driven like the collection of ambient fragrances. The island spice and volcanic aka'ula inspired by Hawaii and the resin, wood and fresh arctic notes of c'i'aan inspired by Alaska. The luxurious and distinct fragrances are available in 50ml spray bottles.

source adage votive candles (above) and eau de parfums (below)

The source adage retail flagship store in Hudson, NY got a nutcracker inspired holiday makeover in celebration of Hudson's annual Winter Walk! Source adage won an award from Hudson Opera House who organizes and sponsors the annual event.

'Tis the Season

Christopher Draghi

With the change of the season and longer nights, "warmer" scents are the most sought after. Smoke, wood, spice, leather and tobacco notes all offer a cozy, warm feeling. Nostalgically, they transport us to a comfortable place and time where you can imagine being curled up on a favorite leather arm chair, with glass of red wine at hand and a fire lit in the fireplace . . . Just the right escape from the cold outside.

 

source adage NYC has three scents that are particularly suited for the winter season:

NORTH ATLANTIC is a lush fragrance with a distinct smokey quality, rounded out by tobacco, leather and cedar wood notes, balanced with the sweetness of clover honey and caramelized tree sap. This is a quintessential autumn/winter fragrance that conjures up images of a hillside cabin in New England where chimney smoke fills the air at dusk.

SOUTHERN STATES, although not an obvious choice of region for winter, has its own smoky quality from birch tar essential oil among its ingredients. Birch tar and raw hide notes add earthy hues to balance out the dark fruit notes of matured apricot and Kentucky bourbon. You can imagine this fragrance as an intoxicating backdrop to an already imbibed social gathering in Savannah or New Orleans on New Year’s eve.

HUDSON 314 is our newest addition to the fragrance collection and has become a big hit since its introduction this autumn. The round, complex fragrance takes its name from our address at 314 Warren Street in Hudson, NY and its inspiration from the surrounding landscapes of the Hudson River Valley. Mature orchard fruit - pear and apple - and wildflowers offer warm and vibrant notes anchored by cedar wood and oak. A lingering musk completes the fragrance as an ode to Hudson's storied past.


All of our fragrances are available as Scented Candles and Reed Diffusers in our signature, hand-pressed black glass vessel or as 3.4oz Room Sprays. 

J.HILBURN Trunk Show at adage

Christopher Draghi

On December 5th, in occasion of Hudson's annual Winter Walk, the source adage NYC flagship store at 314 Warren Street will host a J.Hilburn trunk show with the latest collection of menswear. A personal stylist from J.Hilburn will be on site to show to fit clients for their made-to-measure suiting and custom made shirts.

Shops and restaurants on Warren Street will be open with different events, live music and refreshments in celebration of the holiday season during Hudson Winter Walk.

You can visit the adage store for holiday shopping to experience the collection of distinct ambient fragrances with extended hours on Saturday, December 5th from 11am-9pm. The J.Hilburn trunk show will be from 3pm-9pm.

New Luxury Fragrances Launch in Hudson, NY

Christopher Draghi

The center room testing table

For those who have never been to Hudson, NY you must not have been listening to the chatter or reading the Times' travel editorials.

Hudson is the upstate destination for Manhattanites, Brooklynites and North-Easterners, in general. Last month the first "adage" retail store opened, in conjunction with the launch of the brand's line of ambient fragrances, in the 300 block of mile-long Warren Street, historic Hudson's main commercial street. Hudson is famous for its antique dealers and curated home decor shops. The fitting setting for home scents with a captive audience of metropolitan weekenders and locals alike.  

source adage NYC at 314 Warren Street

The newly renovated building can't be missed with its "nearly black" Greek Revival facade and masculine, gray walled interior with an eclectic mix of furniture from the late 1800's to mid-century modern. Striking black and white landscape photography and low lighting come together to create an atmospheric backdrop to the reed diffuser and candle "adage" vessels made from hand-pressed black glass. 

Each fragrance gets its own station to experience a more isolated testing of the distinct fragrances. The themed vignettes, referential to the great American landscapes that inspired the fragrances, serve as a mood board to illustrate how each fragrance was originally conceived by creators/owners Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay. The entry room of the store showcases the seasonal featured fragrance, furnished with objects and photographs that recall that region's character.

The men's lounge style space permeates a rich mixture of all the open fragrances oils and lit candles that greet you warmly at the door upon entry and linger on to the sidewalk as an open invitation to those passing who have yet to visit. 

 

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;).