Meleg Perfumes just launched at Etiket
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Niche. Unapologetic. Canadian-Made. Discover Meleg Perfumes.

We just launched a new fragrance brand called Meleg Perfumes! Learn more about this exciting new niche brand and why Simon decided to launch Meleg Perfumes at Etiket.

Meleg Perfumes was founded by Matthew Meleg, a self-trained perfume enthusiast, in 2020.

It’s impossible to consider Meleg Perfumes without taking into account Matthew Meleg himself. “There is no separation between myself and the perfumes. Each one has a story behind it, and they’re kind of like diary entries,” the Vancouver-based self-taught perfumer says.

Every component from the ingredients to the packaging is deliberate and conscientiously crafted. The box that holds each perfume is inspired by apple bins of the Meleg Orchard in Ontario. 

The goal? ”Thick, nuanced and layered with facets, I’m playing jazz here. Meleg Perfumes express liveliness and are recognized by their hedonistic character. Sometimes baroque and once in a while I’ll even throw a little Pop-Art as well – ode to fellow Slovak, Andy Warhol. And because I’m self taught, stubborn and unwilling to compromise with their compositions you’ll either love or hate my perfumes. My goal isn’t to please everyone. My goal is to make art, to celebrate being alive.” Matthew Meleg

As he suggests, his perfumes are mostly diary entries, they would detail a fascination with culture, history and sexuality. They also tell the story of a wayward journey – from growing up on a farm to a difficult family life to dropping out of Emily Carr University, to his decade of living in Japan. His scents are unapologetic, nuanced and complex, much like Meleg himself. 

What drew us to the brand?

We pride ourselves on being a beauty destination that features curated brands from around the world. Simon, Etiket’s founder, carefully selects beauty, fragrance and lifestyle brands that are well-established, or up-and-coming like Meleg Perfumes.

We asked Simon what prompted him to add to add Meleg Perfumes to our fragrance lineup. This was his answer:

I am always looking for new brands, especially Canadian brands to add to our assortment. I was excited when I had a call from Matthew to talk about his new fragrance collection because we don’t have that many Canadian perfumers. We already carry three Canadian perfume brands: Monsillage, Zoologist and Libertine Fragrance and Meleg Perfumes made a perfect addition. Matthew’s approach to fragrance comes not only from his personal experience and travels but from being a self-taught perfumer who has pushed himself to make innovative and beautiful fragrances often rooted in a Canadian heritage with inspiration from his travels around the world.”

We currently carry 10 of the Meleg Perfumes in our store and on our website. If you’d like to test some of the fragrances, you can always purchase samples through our sample program, or stop by the store!

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The change of season is the perfect time to find your next signature scent! As the weather gets cooler, you may want to switch out your light, floral scents for something a bit warmer, heavier and just down right cozy. Here are our top fragrance picks for Fall/Winter 2015:

screen-capture-851The Italian Way To Vanilla

Eau d’Italie’s newest fragrance Morn To Dusk is a sensual fragrance that wraps around you like a veil of gold, from morning till the sun sets. Fresh and vibrant to begin with, this scent starts with a clean, energetic note of bergamot and gradually warms with bourbon vanilla until the shadows of the day deepen with cedarwood and musk. Intense, hypnotic and simply irresistible!

Eau d’Italie, Morn to Dusk EDT, 100ml – $175

screen-capture-852Lavender In All Its Bracing Charm

Penhaligon’s No. 33 was created to celebrate Penhaligon’s 145th anniversary and is named after one of their first ever boutiques on 33 St James’s Street in London. It opens in an aromatic burst of crisp citrus, rustic armoise and clary sage alongside a bracing lavender note. Incredibly smooth, the heart is enriched by warming pepper, ginger and cardamom and fresh, rosy geranium. Tobacco, cedar and vetiver add a dry smokiness, balanced by the restrained sweetness of tonka, amber and vanilla.

Penhaligon’s No.33, 50ml – $115

screen-capture-853A Celebration Of The Most Rare, Precious and Unexpected Ingredients

Oud Saphir is the latest fragrance from Atelier Cologne’s Collection Métal. It opens with citrus drops of bergamot, spiced with pink pepper and ambrette seed. Notes of suede, birch and jasmine in the heart creates harmony, accompanied with dark, deep accords of agar wood, birch and sensual vanilla in the base notes. A fresh take on the usual deep, rich and intense oud scent and perfect for the transition from summer to fall!

Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir, 100ml – $275

screen-capture-854Trade Routes

ARQUISTE Parfumeur’s newest fragrance Nanban is none other than the intoxicating spirit of a singular, extraordinary voyage of discovery. Imagine a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charging through dark ocean currents and loaded with sweet-smelling tropical woods, tea, coffee, heady Spanish leather, frankincense, fine black pepper and other exotic ground spices. A gorgeous unisex scent that is perfect to wear now or when the cooler fall weather really settles in.

ARQUISTE Parfumeur Nanban EDP, 100ml – $225

screen-capture-855The Passion Of Andalusia

Celebrate the sweetness of an Indian summer with L’Artisan Parfumeur Aube de Séville! A fragrance that opens with a burst of spicy green and zesty notes. The heart notes include jasmine, sweetened with orange blossom and beeswax. The composition is intensified with calming lavender and dark frankincense. An addictive fragrance that will keep you wanting more.

L’Artisan Parfumeur Aube de Séville EDP, 100ml – $194

screen-capture-856The Dreamer’s Amber

Beautiful, strong and elegantly designed, ETRO Ambra is a seductive fragrance that blends together precious and mysterious essences, such as the black resin of the American amber tree, opoponax and sweet myrrh. The modern freshness of bergamot and the slightly spicy aroma of coriander dampened by labdanum makes this fragrance both exciting and provocative. Ambra is bound to keep you spellbound.

ETRO Ambra, EDT, 50ml – $118

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