Introducing, monto'ac

The third entry to the source adage eau de parfum collection is monto'ac.

From the Croatoan dialect of the Carolina Algonquians meaning "Great Spirit", monto'ac is an inspiriting fragrance of coastal hillside and forest floor accords.

The fragrance draws inspiration from natural elements of the region and from native American cultures: Purifying Sage notes lead the scent that dry down to native green grape, fresh tobacco leaves, musk and leather. It's a juicy summer fragrance that recalls the textures of the rolling landscape of the mid-Atlantic States that sweep from the lush green forests to the natural coastline. 

50ml bottle and Samples available online and in-store.

 

Midnight in the Garden of the Good South

Audubon Park, New Orleans

"Our SOUTHERN STATES fragrance is more of a 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' meets Anne Rice South."

There is so much to love and to be seduced by in the South. And yes, orange blossoms and magnolias are part of that, but, from the onset, our vision of this fragrance was something much more mysterious. More seductive and decidedly masculine. 

The gentile South that, with all of its many charms and smiles, has a darker, sinister side. Take a walk down a side street in the French Quarter of New Orleans and you can't help but sense it. Voodoo and black magic shops. Those that tour groups aren't ushered in to. A foggy night strolling square to square in Savannah underneath the twisted, outstretching arms of the oaks and Spanish moss netting providing an eerie canopy. It's beyond suggestive. Poetic. Darkly romantic. You almost expect to step out the other side of Monterey Square in to another era completely. 

This is the spirit (and there are spirits abound in these locations!) that we aimed to capture in our SOUTHERN STATES fragrance with its intense smokey notes from birch tar, the alcoholic sweetness of bourbon with leather and musk notes that transport you to a southern parlor around midnight.

 "A social gathering in the evening where attention converges on an extrovert in the parlor; dandy in extravagance. An imbibed darker tone commandeers the senses as night falls." 

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

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.

Introducing, EAU DE PARFUM

source adage NYC, is proud to announce the debut of the first two fragrances in their destination driven eau de parfum collection; aka'ula and c'i'aan.

The unisex fragrances follow the source adage brand ethos of creating premium, distinctive olfactory compositions inspired by great American landscapes. The intriguing scents evoke a moment in time and place, harnessing the unique characteristics of each destination through a curated selection and balance of premium ingredients. 

The seemingly enigmatic name given to each of the fragrances is derived from the native languages of the regions that inspired them. It’s an homage to both the striking regional landscapes and to the rich cultures that inhabited the lands in their most natural state. 

The result is a debut of bold eau de parfum fragrances that are unmistakably “adage”:

50ml bottle

50ml bottle

aka’ula (red sunset in Hawaiian) is an intriguingly intense fragrance of volcanic smoke and island spice accords with spicy ginger CO2 extract, vetyver and pineapple leaves. Rich, mineral earth character is accentuated with agar wood, vanilla with rich coffee and smoke notes.

50ml bottle

50ml bottle

c’i’aan [key-on] (new moon in the Ahtna language of southern Alaska) is a complex fragrance of both warm woodland and fresh arctic accords with fragrant juniper CO2 extract, spearmint and apple notes balanced with a balsamic quality of fir, cedar and amber.

Summer Heat in the SOUTHWEST

As the summer heats up its final stages before yielding to cooler temperatures of autumn, we embrace the raw beauty of the American desert. From the pale yellow foothills of greater Phoenix to the burnt orange, natural monuments of Sedona, you are transported along with the sizzling, dry breezes from stark desert to painted landscapes of red rock country. A shift in the air marks your passage from the spiced dried earth of the Sonoran hills to the sweet and herbaceous scents emanating from sagebrush river beds of the Coconino canyons. It's a dramatic transformation of color and composition, of a state of anxious solitude to a solemn spirituality. Each with its own beauty and purpose that compose this awe-inspiring region of complimentary contrasts.

Our SOUTHWEST fragrance pays homage to this unique region. The arid, kilned earth of powdery red clay and brittle, dried wood inspires the base of the fragrance where spicy notes of fennel seed, coriander and black pepper add layers of intrigue.

Fragrance of Summer

Carmel beach

There's no denying a certain sense serenity that descends upon you as you arrive in central coast California, leaving the denser populations of the Southern Californian cities and towns in the rearview mirror, with destination northward towards Big Sur, and beyond.

The maritime breezes that sweep from the boundless Pacific, across the winding PCH, shaping the rolling hills, carry with them light briny notes. They blend effortlessly with the gentile notes of the golden grasses, wild sage and magnificent wind swept cypresses that dot the dramatic coastline.

With longer daylight hours and vacation days upon us, brighter scents add to the joy that the summer season brings.  Our PACIFIC COAST fragrance is an homage to the season and the magical coastal landscape that inspired it.

Drift wood in Cambria

Big Sur coastline

THE ARTFUL MASCULINITY OF MIKE HINES' FLORALS

Meet renowned floral designer, Mike Hines of epoch.floral, for a signing and launch event of his new book, UPROOTED, at the source adage NYC home fragrance store in Hudson, NY.

Saturday, June 4th from 5-8pm

314 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

 

Mike Hines' UPROOTED showcases his unique design aesthetic and approach through this compilation of original floral compositions in a delicate orchestration of concepts with organic intention, grit, and artful masculinity. Hines takes the reader into his world by creating designs that are both mysterious and sexy. 

UPROOTED is a visually stunning coffee table book with over 80 full-color images by photographer Doug Human - making it an essential addition to any library. Preorder now on Amazon or, better yet, meet Mike in person in Hudson at source adage NYC and get your signed copy.

Photography by Doug Human

 

'Tis the Season

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.