Scent Bar

My friend Ezra Woods is a perfume artist/expert and for my birthday he took me to Scent Bar and helped me choose my perfect perfume. I’ve been wearing the same scent for years and wanted to switch things up a bit. Scent bar was gorgeous – a narrow shop lined with shelves of the most beautiful bottles and candles. I tried on a few options recommended by Ezra but ultimately selected the scent I first sampled – Blu by Bruno Acampora. Created in Italy in 1974, the scent completely intoxicated me from the moment I tried it. And to make the package even sweeter, all scents come in small aluminium phials, the same packing the brand has used for 30 years. AND the actual perfume oil is a deep turquoise blue. Here is what Scent Bar’s website has to say about Blu:

the scoop
A brilliant take on tuberose that makes the most of her persistent, extravagantly feminine, take-no-prisoners beauty. An extraction of the very heart of tuberose – creamy, lush and intense – is brightened with a fresh fizz of orange and warmed with soothing sandalwood. Overtly girlish at the beginning, Blu mellows into something otherworldly and dreamlike — it feels like you are floating in tropical water, with the sounds of the real world muffled and distant. The tuberose never fades away or becomes overwhelming, but steadily holds it’s pure, bell-like note as you drift away on the glittering aquamarine sea. This perfume oil is tinted the brilliant blue of its inspiration, the sea at Capri. Bewitchingly lovely.

Blu notes
Tuberose, Orange, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Scent Bar
8327 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90048
323 782 8300