Magazine Street Perfume
An opulent perfume inspired by New Orleans… Vanilla, vetiver, magnolia, and botanical musk conjure lush gardens wild with history and balconies of black iron lace.
Uniqueness + Luxury of Strange Invisible
Their Essences: Strange Invisible's essences are completely natural, botanical, and reverently hydrodistilled from biodynamic, wild-crafted, and certified organic plants. Hydrodistillation is a gentle immersion method that captures the complete aromatic profile of a plant, including the fine aroma chemicals that cannot be captured with steam distillation. With the exception of organic honeycomb, they do not use essences from animals. We never use synthetic aromas, perfume flavorings, or isolates. All raw materials are sourced or made by their master distiller and approved by botanical perfumer and founder Alexandra Balahoutis. The only way to know what you are buying is to know who you are buying it from. Strange Invisible purchases their essential oils directly from distillers they trust.
Alcohol: Esprit de Cognac is the original perfumers’ alcohol used in France from the sixteenth through the eighteenth century. Strange Invisible commissions a twelfth-generation master distiller in Napa Valley to recreate this premium spirit from grapes grown in both Napa and Sonoma counties. This alcohol has a soft, gorgeous aroma that adds to the redolence of our perfumes. Unlike industrial perfumers’ alcohol, it matches the quality of their essences, and reveals their undying love for the golden age of perfumery.
The Process: Beginning with whatever inspires her, botanical perfumer Alexandra Balahoutis formulates each fragrance within our palette of certified organic, wildcrafted, biodynamic, and hydrodistilled essences. Small batches are then hand-blended, set into a base of custom distilled esprit de Cognac, and aged for a minimum of six months. All Strange Invisible Perfumes are completely botanical and unfiltered. They are blended, decanted and bottled in-house.
How to Care/Wear
Our botanical perfumes wear far more subtly than synthetic fragrances. Mist generously across arms, neck, and pulse points.
Go ahead and overdo it. Natural fragrances dry down very palatably and never wear you.
These botanical fragrances are greatly influenced by the wearer's body chemistry, much more so than synthetic fragrances, which can overwhelm the nose.
Natural fragrances have much more gender flexibility. They tend to automatically smell more feminine on women and more masculine on men.
Keep your Strange Invisible Perfume away from extreme temperatures such as excessive heat, cold, or freezing. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or prolonged artificial light.
Magnolia, vanilla, vetiver & botanical musk
*Certified Organic, Wildcrafted, Biodynamic, or Pesticide-free