Last month, we saw the closure of one of Portland’s most beloved boutiques, Rock N Rose, after 11 trendsetting years. As much as we mourn this incredible and one-of-a-kind store, there is a positive shift that loyal customers can rejoice in: the new direction of owner, Sheila Leo, as she is still gracing us with innovative and insatiable creativity. Her line of natural fragrance, Kobrah Fragrance, is about to blow your minds!
Leo’s line of “wood based scents” culls from a gorgeous Northwest scent palette with deep notes of palo santo, vetiver, sandalwood, neroli, jasmine, and cedarwood, inspired by the rule that “resins, florals, woods, herbs, and plant based smells heighten your senses.”
Employing essential oils is the keystone element of these fragrances, which is wonderful news for those of us apothecary nerds who prefer not to use synthetics on our skin for a myriad of reasons. Among them is the natural contours that essential oils take on when applied to our skin which enables every scent to have a different effect on each user. These perfumes, both in scent profile and base notes, are unisex and will surely develop a personal relationship with the wearer.
The staff consensus for favorite was narrowly decided as Black Moon, though each staff member at Altar seemed to have different reasons for their top selections and nearly everyone gravitated to different elements of each fragrance.
We implore you to come in and check these out in person! We have a big range of Kobrah Fragrance and we are sure you will love them all!!