This evokes the concrete and steel of Berlin — and the forest and lakes around the city. Carefree summers, the freshness of the water, swimming at the Strandbad Wannsee. And gritty urban living, it’s leather, smoke, spices, cups of black tea, being inside and underground. Decadent, poor but sexy. It’s a city of brutalist apartment blocks, concrete, elegant parquet floors, modern bohemians.
It’s a light and dark fragrance. A citrus, spicy, woody play of notes. Fresh and zingy top notes of grapefruit, clementine, lemon and schinus molle CO2 extract. A spicy heart containing black pepper and black tea and woody undertones of Haitian vetiver, cedarwood and patchouli.
Here is a calibrated balance between the subtle scent of the “paper flowers” and the woody notes of sacred incenses and rare roots. It’s not only for men. Mystic and silent like dusk on the lake: from its grey reflection in the water it takes also its silver association.
The sensation of blossoming, a new life beginning. This unisex fragrance is a true work of art. With a unique composition of the highest quality raw materials available, this fragrance has a fresh top with a beautifully deep body. With top notes of Black Pepper and Ginger it deepens with Anise, Amber and Vanilla Absolute.
The essence of Christmas, Nuit de Noël a limited edition evocative luxury scented candle. Brandy soaked-fruit notes are enhanced by a festive spice accord; clove, cinnamon and nutmeg rounded out with the warmth of black pepper. The icon of Christmas, the pine tree, blends seamlessly with amber, tonka and precious woods while a gently floral-aromatic heart calls to mind a freshly woven wreath on a heavy wooden door. After the candle is consumed, freeze the candle glass to make removing the excess wax easier, wash the glass, then it is safe to be used as a drinking glass.
It’s the smell of a walk through Old Havana in the evening, from the Hotel Sevilla to the Caseon del Tango for a dance lesson with Ketty and Felix. Wafts of coffee and tobacco, sweet, sugary desserts cooked with baskets of oranges and mangoes. The scent of peaches beginning to turn overripe, and citrus peel going squishy in the gutter. From a dark doorway a handsome man in white whispers, “Do you want a Cuban boyfriend?” and I speed up a little, squeaking “No! Thankyou very much for asking all the same!” And then the old Cubanos at the tango club greet us with smiles, songs, rum and kisses.
To be honest captures the experience of stumbling upon an ancient church while walking through the woods. The green and woody fragrance follows you inside. Candles burn silently, their lights still flickering. A waft of incense lingers high above the altar as if the congregation has just vanished. There are notes of myrrh, black pepper, cedar wood, patchouli, vetiver and amber.
That special feeling of early morning Tokyo – the air is humid and misty. Wandering the back streets, electric cables overhead, everything is tranquil and surprisingly quiet – like being in a village with small wooden houses. The tastes of izakaya eateries, fruits, spices, wasabi – sour and sweet – a zing on your tongue. The earthy dampness of potted plants outside shrines and wooden temples. It’s refined, spiritual – sandalwood and smoky incense. A calm elegance amid the big city neon energy.”
Tokyo is a zingy, spicy, woody fragrance. A citrusy head of yuzu and bergamot with black pepper and cardamom, electrified with a dash of wasabi. A woody heart of hinoki, cedarwood, and incense, with iris, rose and nutmeg, on a base of amber, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver.