The Art and Olfaction Awards

"Skive is everything I rave about when speaking of independent perfumery. It is deeply personal and individual visions that translate to a much wider audience. Skive is an artistic vision made glorious reality. It makes me fall in love with perfume all over again." -Colognoisseur

I am the perfumer behind Skive, a scent created in collaboration for Canoe, a leather studio in Austin Texas owned by Natalie Davis. Skive is a finalist in The Art & Olfaction Awards which is holding a ceremony this Friday in Los Angeles. I am excited to be attending, to sniff all the finalist perfumes, and to meet my colleagues. It's a huge honor to make it into the top five finalists in the independent category, but I am mostly thankful that Skive will be with a wider audience. I encourage you, dear reader, to consider buying more scents from such outstanding perfume houses. They are works of art, wearable delicious art. Learn more about The Finalists.

Skive is a tribute to Natalie's work, capturing the essence of her sun-drenched leather design studio, animalistic with hints of freshly brewed tea. Skive consists of carefully chosen oils with aromatic qualities reminiscent of fresh turned earth, old wooden cabinets, sweet tobacco, and dried tea leaves. This natural perfume celebrates both craftsmanship and outdoor adventure. 

Jessica Hannah- J.Hannah Co., Natalie Davis- Canoe. Photo by Daniel Brock.

Jessica Hannah- J.Hannah Co., Natalie Davis- Canoe. Photo by Daniel Brock.