From sunny California, and the mind of Neil Bardon comes Saint Rita Parlor, firstly an eyewear brand but thankfully now making these unforgettably exotic and uniquely sexy unisex perfumes.
The brand’s name is an homage to his grandmother and muse, Rita with whom he shared a very special bond: “She was and still is my ‘saint.’
'The signature fragrance is an elaboration and sentiment of a specific memory I was fortunate enough to share with my grandmother. The notes are reminiscent of her from my childhood and inspired by a few of the things she enjoyed. Her favorite drink was whiskey and water, paired with a hand-rolled cigarette, of which she would enjoy whilst tending to her rose garden. Whiskey, tobacco, and rose are the notes that make up my signature unisex parfum with a subtle smokiness and ever slightly sweet finish.
Deciding on this wasn't difficult as my brand is 100% tied directly to her life and our relationship. Developing the fragrance took about 1.5 years as it needed to be perfect and match the nostalgic aroma I had envisioned. It was natural to make a unisex fragrance as well. Rita being my muse I treat everything in SRP as unisex. Also my fragrances that articulate a memory are rather complex which call for using essential (organic/natural) oils of which have an honest finish that easily perform as a unisex parfum.'