Olibanum Iris, Vanille and Sacra collage with official pictures
“I needed to create a model with out telling tales, targeted on a sole uncooked materials, with an affordable ecological influence. I’ve been advised I used to be loopy. It made me wish to do it.” Gérald Ghislain
Sure, you learn it proper, the mastermind of tales, Gerald Ghislain launched a model stripped of storytelling! The creator of Histoires de Parfums is without doubt one of the first true dream weavers, a pioneer who was among the many few who paved the slender street of area of interest perfumery for others to comply with. 22 years in the past Histoires de Parfums launched their line of “tales to be learn in your pores and skin” – an olfactive library that has dropped at life, through the years, well-known characters, legendary years, poems, music, and superb uncooked supplies.
Gérald Ghislain by way of the official web site
As Monty Python would put it, we at the moment are in for one thing… fully completely different.
The olibanum-focused model was designed with a transparent and easy intention. “Perfumery – particularly within the case of area of interest manufacturers – has all the time advised tales, however does it truly enhance the scent? Stripping away a fragrance with a view to uncover its elementary dimension and its pure and accessible creations is the very essence of Olibanum.” The model is concentrated on simplicity, with perfumes that say how they scent and that scent how they are saying; constructed with a aware method and care with a view to have a minimal ecological influence on the world, and dedicated, lending assist to quite a few humanitarian initiatives.
Perfumer Sylvie Jourdet
The highlight is on the scent, with a view to return to the essence of perfumery and make the purity of the uncooked materials shine. Why olibanum? The model tells us: “coveted by pharaohs and kings of antiquity, this burnt providing, which adorned altars all over the world in India, Africa, Europe, and Mesopotamia, was believed to convey the prayers of rituals each sacred and secular. From India all the best way to the Horn of Africa and passing by the Sultanate of Oman, the olibanum resin is harvested by slicing into the bark of the Boswellia tree to awaken its woodsy, fragrant, balsamic, mineral, spicy, and lemony tonalities. Even at the moment, this resin purifies the environment, relaxes, and soothes the thoughts.”
Olibanum wears its inexperienced coronary heart on its sleeve, with moral pure elements, clear synthetics, and each element of the packaging and the availability chain thoughtfully designed to be eco-friendly and reduce the carbon footprint.
by way of the model
The numerous faces of the god of per-fumum – olibanum, are explored and magnified with the usage of one other “hero ingredient”. We have now the woods and barks – with Santal, Oud, Cuir vegetal; the leaves: Patchouli and Mate; flowers: Rose, Tubereuse, Osmanthe, Safran; the fruits: Vanille, Yuzu, Sacra, Opoponax; the seeds: Ambrette, Cardamome; and final however not least, the roots: Iris, Gingembre, Vetiver. Consider having completely different coloured lenses put over an olfactive microscope, by which you’ll discover the surroundings, to find new and shocking particulars. Plus – these “lenses” will be layered, (which the model encourages) for a really customizable and all the time shocking impact.
Nicoleta’s Olibanum discovery package©
Opening the invention package, I felt similar to a child in a room filled with toys. Not solely is olibanum considered one of my favourite elements, however your complete portfolio is predicated on the thought of layering fragrances, with quite a few mixtures being urged by the model, however creativeness being your solely restrict. I had a blast enjoying alchemist with my pattern package, blended collectively, in numerous proportions and in numerous mixtures, layered on high of one another, or enjoying with layering on pores and skin/hair/ garments, the three samples beneath had been the primary one to dry out of my discovery package:
Olibanum Vanille: a well-behaved, all the way down to–earth (pun meant) non-sweet vanilla, barely smoked and rooted into its darker sides by cade and iris, with hints of leathery accents. It’s stunning, understated, and stylish.Notes: Vanilla, Cade, and Iris
Olibamum Iris: a silky, clean, elegant powdery iris that’s barely sweetened and yellowed by jasmine. The result’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful iris that feels each soothing and stimulating in impact and sheer pleasure to put on. Notes: Iris, Jasmine, Lily
Olibanum Sacra: the alfa and omega, the one which began all of it. The sheer essence of olibanum, with a resinous woody base and a veil of musk to spherical it up and clean all the perimeters. Notes: Somalian Olibanum, Fir Balsam, White Musks.
Olibanum, photograph by way of official Instagram
Observe from the model* The entire Olibanum fragrances include a CO2 extracted olibanum from Somalia, one of the famend varieties. Supercritical CO2 extraction entails implies treating a pure fragrant uncooked materials with CO2 within the supercritical state. On this state, CO2 has the viscosity of a fuel and the density of a liquid, which makes it an efficient solvent and an ecological extraction course of that’s extra environmentally pleasant for the olfactory qualities of uncooked resin.
Learn extra about Olibanum in Emmanuelle Varron’s Esxence 2022 Occasion Report right here.
Additionally my assessment of Histories de Parfums Encens Roi right here
You’ll be able to learn Michelyn’s interview with Gerald Ghislain right here
Extra about Gerald Ghislain nd his culinary background and the connection to gastronomy and his perfumes written by Emmanuelle Varron right here
Nicoleta Tomsa, Senior Editor
Disclosure: Samples offered by the model, opinions are all the time my very own
Olibanum Sacra, Iris, Vanille, collage with official pictures
Due to the generosity of Olibanum we now have a a alternative between the 3 x 12 ml composition set of Olibanum Sacra, Vanilla and Iris, or a 50 ml bottle of Olibanaum Sacra for one registered reader within the USA or EU. You could register or your entry is not going to rely. To be eligible, please go away a remark saying what sparks your curiosity primarily based on Nicoleta’s assessment and, what’s your decide do you have to win and the place you reside. Draw closes 12/14/2022
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