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.
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.
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.
The concept behind the fragrance originates from the very first ‘S-Perfume’ originally created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas in 1997. The idea of sheer, skin musk was tweaked a few times in the past 17 years by different perfumers to develop a brand new olfactory sensation. Musk S is the ultimate version of this journey. Rich in sensations, catches your attention with a subtle, yet sharp, out of ordinary fragrance.
The name of the fragrance is an acronym for “S-Perfume Extreme.” The idea behind the first S-Perfume fragrance in 1997 was to create a fragrance using the smell of seminal fluid. The idea behind S-ex was to build the fragrance around form rather than substance. In the V magazine, Author Chandler Burr once wrote “a masterful, complex juxtaposition of elements that gives the scent of the genitalia of a freshly shampooed beast.”