An homage to the 1499 masterpiece The Pietà – A day before leaving his birthplace, a six- year old Catholic child saw one of the most admired sculptures of all time created by the young Michelangelo. As Nobi grew up in a new country with completely different lifestyle and culture, the striking image of The Pietà has become the symbol of a disrupted sweet dream of his childhood. The perfume of memory, the perfume of Art itself.
‘Aramesh’ means ‘peace’ and is about inner peace, that moment of total bliss, you feel weightless, free of burden, one with the universe, floating in the ‘sky’: When nothing becomes all, narcotic, alluring, overwhelming.
This bottle of perfume is part of the project Nasomatto. The fragrance encourages a raw taste sensation. It is the result of a quest to evoke the powerful and mighty whisper of an olfactory stirring, which magically rejoins the whole and the nothing.
A scent inspired by the enigmatic shaman Queen Himiko of the ancient Japan, whose life was a mystery and not much has been recorded. The characters used to represent the name Himiko mean “sun child,” or “sun daughter” in archaic Japanese, and it is interesting to note that later Japanese rulers claimed to be descendants of the sun goddess. The fragrance is a sensual and carnal interpretation of a historic female icon.
In Pursuit of Magic makes you feel as if you’ve entered a familiar yet parallel world. Standing atop a hillside temple, time is lost in a moment of sensory overload. The refreshing citrus air simultaneously invigorates and purifies you. Tart, clean, intense, restored and protected.
A scent inspired by Kamakura, Japan – Kamakura is the birthplace of the samurai culture and was Japan’s capital during the Shogunate period from 1192 to 1333. Today Kamakura is popular for its cultural tourism and its beaches. A place where you could spot a surfer walking through the garden of a temple, or you may come across a Jesuit priest sitting in Zen meditation at one of the temples. Sacred and profane share the same intriguing feelings.