Magazine Street, from the natural perfume line Strange Invisible Perfumes, "celebrates the cultural melange of New Orleans", and a portion of the proceeds go to commongroundrelief, a charitable organization working to rebuild communities in the gulf coast area in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The notes are magnolia, vanilla, patchouli, vetiver and botanical musk, and Strange Invisible Perfumes characterizes Magazine Street as "brazen, sumptuous".
Magazine Street starts, like many from this line, with a touch of oddness in the top notes — it is strong and sharp, with something lemony-tangy that reminds me of freshly crushed eucalyptus leaves. After that, we've sheer florals (I can't say I'd have picked out magnolia) over a deep, beautifully earthy base of vetiver darkened by patchouli. It is lightly sweetened by vanilla at the start, and while it never gets overly sweet, it is nearly edible by the end. It is arguably more a cold weather than a hot weather perfume, but it wears well on cool summer nights, and it plays nicely with other white florals (it is lovely over a drop of Rubj, Vero Profumo's orange blossom and jasmine perfume). It's one of my favorites from the Strange Invisible Perfume line, and I was very glad to see it included in the new-ish (and more affordable) range of Eaux de Parfum; now if they'd just add Black Rosette and Lady Day...
Strange Invisible Perfumes Magazine Street is available in Parfum (7.5 ml) or Eau de Parfum (50 ml, shown). For buying information, see the listing for Strange Invisible Perfumes under Perfume Houses.
More reading: an interview with Alexandra Balahoutis of Strange Invisible Perfumes.