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Aftelier Curious

Natural perfumer Mandy Aftel just launched Curious, her newest olfactory creation. Named after her Aftel Archive of Curious Scents, the latest Aftelier fragrance offers a special je ne sais quoi to the composition. 

Labeled as a smoky musk perfume, this unique scent reacts differently on each person's skin chemistry. I catch myself sniffing my wrists often as if expecting a new treasure. The light layer of tobacco and smoke shows restraint, adding intrigue without being overwhelming. Sweet hay and creamy Siam wood add wisps of sensuality without being flashy. Dirty orange and orange leaf brightens up and balances out the smoke and musk.

Credit: Joel Bernstein

If you're in the Bay Area, drop by the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents to see how Curious was constructed, note by note. Admission is $20 for a 1-hour visit, open each Saturday 11-6pm. Address: 1518-1/2 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709.

Curious is available as an EDP and liquid perfume ($6-$180) at

For editorial consideration, review product was provided by the brand.

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Reader Comments (4)

And...thanks so much for including the Archive, I hope you can come see it someday!👏💜👃🏻🏛👀
xo Mandy
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterMandy Aftel
You're so welcome, Mandy! I want to see it someday soon! xoxo
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:49 PM | Registered CommenterTami
Mandy's scents are always dreamy.
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Jung
Mandy is always inspiring!
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 5:48 PM | Registered CommenterTami

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