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E.J. Wells 
Our founder and creator

   It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Happyland Studio founder and creator, E.J. Wells. E.J. cherished many friendships in the music and fragrance communities. His creativity will endure in both his music recordings and the continued availability of the Happyland Studios line of fragrances. E.J. put together a small team who worked alongside E.J. on a daily basis. E.J.'s wish was for Happyland Studio to continue to offer the fragrances that he created and we will continue to fill and ship orders for our valued friends and customers. Thank you for being a part of the Happyland Studios family!

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After a successful assault on the San Francisco punk scene with their late 70's band The Dils, Chip and Tony Kinman, along with guitarist Alejandro Escovido, landed in Austin, TX to get their new project Rank and File off the ground. Drummer Slim Evans came aboard shortly after their arrival.

In 1982 their auspicious debut album Sundown was released. And the 'cowpunk' subgenre was set in motion.

 

Fast forward to 2023, Happyland founder E.J. Wells decides to do a fragrance collaboration with Chip Kinman, to honor the impact that Sundown had on him musically.

Turns out that Chip likes a lot of the old-school fragrances from back in the day, so the path was clear!

 

"Chip and I did some talking back in 2001 when I was recording my album Rhyolite, which was heavily influenced by Chip and Tony Kinman's bands Rank and File, Blackbird, and Cowboy Nation." He was a gentleman then, and he's a gentleman now"- E.J. Wells

 

Introducing Happyland Sundown 

An intoxicating blend of citruses, purple florals, various secret spices, various musks,

ozonic notes, suede, lavender, and patchouli.

Chip likes it, E.J. likes it, the Happyland team likes it, and we'll all bet dollars to donuts that you'll like it too.

Get on your pony and ride!!!

Roundhouse & Haymaker

Happyland delivers a set of two knockout punches for summer!!!!

Haymaker: grapefruit, ginger, lime, spice, geranium, ambergris, amber, labdanum 

Roundhouse: citruses, rum, rose, amberwood, musk, ambergris

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Mischievous, Bold Fragrance 

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Bad Time Charlie

Forget about Good Time Charlie, say hello to Bad Time Charlie!

He’s mischievous, he’s bold, he’s entertaining!

A warm, spicy, aromatic blend, tempered with some red and white florals.

Notes include Saffron, Pepper, Select Spices, Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, Amber, Neroli, Patchouli, and Ambergris

Zzyzx RD, often regarded as ‘the strangest road in California,’ is located in the Mojave Desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, off Interstate 15. It runs southward for 7 miles. What’s at the end?

A crucifix-shaped swimming pool crumbles in the desert sun. Alongside it, five decrepit concrete baths were once filled with the promise of cleansing sins. Warm mineral water, tapped from what was said to be a holy underground river, drew desperate salvation searchers to this remote California wasteland. Today, part of the pool sinks into the banks of the ancient lakebed upon which this strange 1940s settlement was built.

It is from this anomaly that the inspiration for our newest fragrance was born.

A healing blend of Iris, Orris Root, Amberwood, Sandalwood, Cedar, Ambergris, Suede, Lavender, and Labdanum.

Zzyzx, is truly the ‘last word’ in perfumery.

Malpaso, Happyland’s latest release, represents a dark ride down a darker trail.

Named after Clint Eastwood’s production company, and because we just like the sound of the word.

Literally translates to “misstep,” but we see it more as a misstep into something unexpected, a bit dangerous, and dark.

Notes include Citrus, Castoreum, Florals, Incense, Leather, Patchouli, Spices, Woods, and Vetiver.

Saddle up!

Signature Gold

Signature Gold expands on the DNA of the original Happyland Signature, bringing forth a rich and deep Autumn/Winter appropriate blend of Agar Wood, Amber, Ambergris, Basil, Benzoin, Davana, Dried Fruits, Incense, Labdanum, Patchouli, Tonka, and Vanilla.

Signature Gold expands on the DNA of the original Happyland Signature, bringing forth a rich and deep Autumn/Winter appropriate blend of Agar Wood, Amber, Ambergris, Basil, Benzoin, Davana, Dried Fruits, Incense, Labdanum, Patchouli, Tonka, and Vanilla

 Inlandish

Hinterland

Hinterland (the land behind) celebrates the transition of summer to autumn, and can easily be worn in both seasons (or any season)

 

Citruses, musks, white florals, herbal notes, woods, almond, ambergris, and a dash of honey.

SOLIDS Are Back!

Malpaso, Happyland’s latest release, represents a dark ride down a darker trail.

Named after Clint Eastwood’s production company, and because we just like the sound of the word.

Literally translates to “misstep,” but we see it more as a misstep into something unexpected, a bit dangerous, and dark.

Notes include Citrus, Castoreum, Florals, Incense, Leather, Patchouli, Spices, Woods, and Vetiver.

Saddle up!

Signature Gold

Signature Gold expands on the DNA of the original Happyland Signature, bringing forth a rich and deep Autumn/Winter appropriate blend of Agar Wood, Amber, Ambergris, Basil, Benzoin, Davana, Dried Fruits, Incense, Labdanum, Patchouli, Tonka, and Vanilla.

Signature Gold expands on the DNA of the original Happyland Signature, bringing forth a rich and deep Autumn/Winter appropriate blend of Agar Wood, Amber, Ambergris, Basil, Benzoin, Davana, Dried Fruits, Incense, Labdanum, Patchouli, Tonka, and Vanilla

 Inlandish

Hinterland

Hinterland (the land behind) celebrates the transition of summer to autumn, and can easily be worn in both seasons (or any season)

 

Citruses, musks, white florals, herbal notes, woods, almond, ambergris, and a dash of honey.

SOLIDS Are Back!

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