Sparkling leaf, cubeb, green pepper, & cracked coriander seed. Cool spices & Black Sea breeze—like the hills above Odessa.
Coriander is cool. It is a spice, but it is cool. When we think of spices, we think of warmth: nutmeg, ginger, clove, cinnamon. We picture roaring fires, winter warmth, or the tropical climes where these plants grow. Of course with some perfume wizardry you can turn these on their heads. But coriander is already cool. It is fresh, green, pungent, and evocative of the grass, the expanse of fields, the sweeping sea.
Our coriander scent is the coriander from the hills above Odessa on the Black Sea. Tall stalks holding celadon grooved seeds looking down at ships at port.
In the top you have the fresh, pungent coriander heightened by sappy green lime peels and the aggressive herbal scrawl of rosemary from Morocco (which is rounder than those from Eastern Europe). Cubeb seeds—the noble cousin to black pepper—give more dry musky round cool.
Clary sage takes the baton of herbal strangeness and runs it into the fresh heart. There in the heart is radiant ether—aquatic materials and the ubiquitous ambery cool of iso e super & co along with the rich hay like absolute of lavender. The base of green moss and unctuous musks hold together the lasting fresh cool of cool spice.
It is an everyday scent, light enough to meld with skin and project its presence with a subtle aura. Fresh, but unique with its pungent green atmosphere.-D.S.
Alcohol denat, parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), benzyl benzoate, geraniol, citral, linalool, farnesol
When our fume master David creates our fragrances, he sees them in color. The throw of a particular aroma can be described in the colors it implies in the mind of one with synethesia. Vetyer can smell straw like yellow, patchouli, deep red, and so on. David is very enthusiastic about translating an idea from one discipline to another—so music, words, and ultimately color become aromas to wear on skin and in sanctuary.
The seed is fresh, green, and pungent. Versatile unlike the herb that grows out of it—cilantro—which is very soapy, dominating, & polarizing.
No single group has the power to make a scent smell more lifelike than ozones. The scent of air and humidity place the sniffer inside the fragrance world. Oceanside, lakeside, rains, even inside factory air; all can be created with ozones.
Fresh, earthy, rose and lemon. Its green top notes help announce “plants!” among other green ideas—grass, garden, field, and fresh.