Tom Daxon is the new UK-based niche line of Tom Daxon Bowers, son of a former creative director at Molton Brown. The brand debuts with eight fragrances made in collaboration with perfumers Jacques and Carla Chabert.
Sicilian Wood ~ “A citrus grove warming in the sun. An effervescent, hyper-real citrus top note settles into a base of seductive woods.” With lemon, tangerine, bergamot, cardamom, gaiac wood, jasmine, lily of the valley, amber, cedar and sandalwood.
Cologne Absolute ~ “The essence of cologne is that it should be universal; a trusted staple for anyone who simply wishes to smell good. We took this principle and distilled it in every sense of the word to produce an Eau de Parfum strength cologne that lasts all day and allows the wealth of noble ingredients to shine through.” With neroli, bergamot, tarragon, green violet leaf, lemon petitgrain, jasmine, lily of the valley, givescone, patchouli and cypriol.
Reverie ~ “Some fragrances take you back to familiar places; others can transport you to somewhere totally new. Reverie is like that place in a dream, familiar yet somehow different. At first cool and dry it seems to shift to warm and rich in the same instant as recognizable parts form an abstract whole. Unusual and comforting.” With artemesia, rosemary, ginger, elemi, iris oudh, benzoin, ambroxan and cypriol.
Resin Sacra ~ “Constructed around the captivating frankincense, the only ingredient that smells both sensual and ecclesiastical at the same time. As well as embracing its resinous nature with benzoin and cistus, a suede accord was added for heightened tactility.” With suede, frankincense, patchouli, benzoin, cistus, ambroxan, sandalwood and vetiver.
Vachetta ~ “All the notes of leather; amplified. A Lapsang Souchong accord; smoky, dark and delicately spiced combines with a bright heart of jasmine for floral lightness.” With cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, jasmine, lapsang souchong, gaiac wood, leather and warm musks.
VSOP ~ “Rather than cognac itself, VSOP recreates an impossibly seductive setting in which it is being drunk. A green citrus top note melts into a simmering warm base of spices, woods, musks and a cognac accord.” With bergamot, geranium, cognac, elemi, pink and black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, sandalwood, vetiver, cashmeran and warm musk.
Salvia Sclarea ~ “Takes the clary sage plant as its inspiration; from its soft green scent right down to its velvety leaves. Like lying on lush cool grass on a hot sunny day.” With grass, green violet leaf, bergamot, elemi, clary sage, jasmine, oakmoss, cashmeran and white musk.
Iridium ~ “The fragrance equivalent of charcoal coloured cashmere. All the powdery sophistication from the precious iris concrete but with a strong silvery spine.” With juniper, angelica, carrot seed, iris, vetiver, cedar and iso e super.
The Tom Daxon line fragrances are available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, £105. The first six listed above can be found now at Liberty in the UK.
(via press release)