„It is the diary of a summer of my life, in which I have changed nothing, not even the dates, thinking as I do, that in our efforts to arrange matters we often only succeed in disarranging them. [...] the three principal personages are myself, Japan, and the effect produced on me by that country.”
(“Madame Chrysanthème” by Pierre Loti)
SILK DESTINY is inspired by the intriguing novel “Madame Chrysanthème” by the French novelist Pierre Loti. The book also served as a source for Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly”. Written as an impressionistic diary, it describes the affair between a French naval officer and Kiku (Chrysanthème), a temporary geisha bride in Nagasaki, Japan. Their romantic destiny allows an intimate contemplation of the impossible exoticism and delicate temperament of Japanese culture and dignity.
The opening notes entice with the seductive aura of delicious yellow tangerine and juicy pear with a hint of pink peppercorn.
The heart unveils the art of noble elegance and sensual devotion with a voluptuous bouquet of sambac jasmine absolute blended with rose and woody Indonesian patchouli, enveloping the senses with an aroma as delicate as a silk veil.
The smooth base note exudes the deep essence of exotic silkiness created through addictive notes of precious elemi gum and flattering amber and sandalwood notes.
SILK DESTINY is a luminous soft floral perfume with a silky sillage. When creating the SILK DESTINY perfume, the biggest challenge was to find the perfect balance between the floral heart of the fragrance and the bottom notes made of musk's, amber and woods to get a silky effect.
I started with tangerine and pink peppercorn to get sparkling and bright top note like the bright colors of Japanese kimonos. Together with a floral heart made of rose, sambac jasmine and Indonesian patchouli to evocate refinement, soft skin, sophisticated hair of a geisha. I added a silk effect by combining precious elemi gum, amber notes and sandalwood. To me it triggers optimism, self-confidence and comfort.
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