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As the recession-austerity spiral marches to a rhythm all synchronized by a slow aggravation without any sign of improvement, beyond the international market official statements, beauty and luxury goods,prosper, of course only for a few of us. Winter trends have declared an extreme love for wealth. Decorativism at the edge of the Rococò when it comes to clothing, accessories and fragrances.
A master in most parfumeries since a month ago. With an intriguing packaging – a slender glass jar with a gold Masai necklace all around, like an ampoule that does mantain what is wanted to be preserved, watched and remembered – to the bouquet of fragrances which contains – we are talking about J’Adore L’Absolu the scent manifesto by Haute Parfumerie Dior.
Eau de Parfum J’Adore L’Absolu DIOR
An extreme and sparkling fragrance for a vital energy boost, a concentrated aphrodisiac made of various absolute ingredients – Rosa Damascena, Sambac Jasmine and Tuberose Indiana – combined into a single floral symphony. The exceptional edition, limited and numbered (40 ml + 3 refills of 15ml each) created by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, and by glass blowers Salviati from Murano is available at the Rinascente Duomo – Milan at the price of € 2,500. Elogium to the of anti-understatement massimalism as a paradox to anti-recession recipes.
Sign predominant: Gold. The color symbol of show-business socieety. Unifying element of a permanent aesthetic theater, mature fruit of a capitalism in which the epic of products and fetishism passions predominate.
In collaboration with Elle.it
“(…) parfois on trouve un vieux flacon qui se souvient.
D’où jaillit toute vive une âme qui revient. Mille pensers dormaient, chrysalides funèbres,
frémissant doucement dans les lourdes ténèbres,
qui dégagent leur aile et prennent leur essor,
teintés d’azur, glacés de rose, lamés d’or”. Charles Baudelaire in his poem Le Flacon (Les Fleurs du Mal), interprets this way the scent as a driving force of the universe. Straddling the physical and metaphysical worlds, the scent comes from mystical and ancient traditions, suspended between the earthly and the ethereal, the real and the magical. Timeless, it has been a strong point in the ritual, medicine, myth and conquest. It helped humans to pray, to make war, love, heal, create, meditate.
Perfume oil Potion For Woman DSQUARED
In this sense the perfume oil Potion For Woman from Dsquared is an interesting source of emotional experiences coming from the alchemical knowledge created ad hoc by nose Christine Nigel for Canadian designers. Expertly distills like a magic potion, raw materials which are very expensive, difficult to obtain, in a dense and soft texture, fast absorbing, long-lasting on skin. Fresh mix of flowers and spices, this is a warm, generous and wicked essence, which has its own will, able to break through the glass as delicate and powerful as it is. The bottle with a dropper, interprets ancient laboratory bottles. Charming enough, provides an acute food for thought. In times of economic downturns which are not obviously easy, there are many who seek refuge in spirituality, in substitute of wellness or lucky charms to support themselves. Essences become contemporary talismans which contain within themselves the special alchemy of flavors, finding inspiration in the esotericism’s secret doctrines, preserving all its aesthetic and moral integrity in a constant struggle between body and soul.
Text and illustration ALESSIO NESI