Respite for the fragrance-jaded- Goest Perfumes roll on oils in the following, signature scents:
Silent Films- heady lavender, mint, vanilla, earth, leather, musk and tobacco combine to make something ”dark, cool, and narcotic,”
Realism- a “sublime greenspace” is a blend of petitgrain, neroli, orange, bergamot, patchouli, hay absolute, rose, crushed herbs, cedarwood and lavender.
Grand Tour- cedarwood, oakmoss, lemon, bigarade, musk, lime, orange, tangerine, jasmine, and honeysuckle form a ode to bygone mens fragrances.
Jackal- a bottomless scent of Patchouli, Chocolate, Vanilla, Soil, Smoke, Dirt, is more “anti-perfume” than anything else, designed entirely to enhance ones own scent, rather than masking it.
Lartigue- a bright, airy scent comprised of lemon, orange, bergamot, bigarade, jasmine, peach, fruit, patchouli, cedar and musk.
It “celebrates all in life that is liberated, enthusiastic, and on-the-spot.”
Dauphine- inspired by Sofia Coppola’s redolent Marie Antoinette, Dauphine is all roses, carnations, white musk, and sweet almond, like ”fresh, cream-filled, rosewater-scented pastries.”
Jaqueline Steele, the nose behind Goest, has (since the line’s inception in 2010) endeavoured to create “distinctive, naturalist fragrances that shorthand important experiences and figures.”
The oils are $48 a pop plus shipping, and are made to order. Available here.