Gloria – an announcement

We are slowly completing our work on the 8th fragrance in our perfume collection – Gloria, the work has been going on for several months. That is why we decided to annouce its release.

Gloria, like glory and the highest point in the sky. Luminous, high and sublime fragrance. Like a morning procession, brisk, but already the golden rays of the sun begin to stroke the heads of the participants and the golden frames of the paintings, which sometimes shine with their shine on the still sleepy eyes. The procession carries white flowers, fresh, moist and not yet suffocating. The horse must go ahead somewhere, because you can feel the animalistic notes of its croup, or maybe someone is carrying a jasmine? There is harmony, peace and joy, an atmosphere of connection with a higher being, sublime.

We hope to present Gloria at the end of September.

Perfume manifesto

In our work, we go back to the times when perfumery was a craft. The perfumes were made in small factories in France and Germany, from plants grown on family farms. The raw materials such as essential oils or absolutes, were obtained by the same families right after the harvest. The time when the harvest lasted 30-35 days (Rose), and the harvest from a given year gave slightly different material than in previous years, thus emphasizing the transience of nature.

In the times, that we are referring to, it was normal that perfumes lasted for a short period of time. The short duration was not a “flaw” of the perfume, just a natural feature. The perfumer created perfumes that were not only to fit into the trends of the time, but also to help the person wearing them stay healthy. Already at this stage in the development of perfumery, the fragrance has come a long way in the history of mankind.

The first fragrances, obtained from resins, were reserved for sacrifice and only priests had the right to prepare and burn them (the perfumes of that time were powdered resins that had to be burned to give out the scent, hence the name from Latin per fumum – through smoke). The perfume recipe also appears in the Bible. In ancient Egypt, the invention of the alembic made it possible to obtain essential oils. In later medieval times, perfumes became a weapon against plague. The market for leather gloves impregnated with lavender and rosemary oils to protect against viruses and bacteria has developed. This is when the water of the Hungarian queen is created – first the medicine and the elixir of “youth”, then the first perfume.

In the years 1880-1890 the first synthetic molecules – vanillin and coumarin – were created.

Idea

We decided that our fragrances would be created according to the standards of perfumery craftsmanship before that moment. That is why we only use natural essential oils, absolutes and tinctures (which we make ourselves) in the highest concentration of extrait de parfum.

We want our fragrances to be remembered for a long time, and to come back to them. Our perfumes will smell different on everyone, they are discreet, blend with the natural scent of our skin, do not disturb it or mask it. Sometimes, to feel them, you have to bend down, bring your nose up to the neck or wrist. Other times, blown by the wind, can be felt around.

Produced in small batches, they are seasonal, therefore they are also variable, depended on the harvest of plants used in a given composition.

For those for whom it is the first contact with our perfumes, we recommend that you start your adventure with samples.

Reading: the article “On The Nose. How To Make Sense Of Scents “

Link to the article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/01/how-to-make-sense-of-scents

In early 2021, The New Yorker published an article by Rachel Syme arguing that our experience of the olfactory world may be much more private than we think, due to the fact that it is shaped by the individual property of our memory.

“Shaped by the idiosyncrasies of memory, our experience of the olfactory world may be more private than we think.”

The author recalls her experiences with perfumes – the ones she took from her mother as a girl, then bought from her earnings as a nanny as a teenager, remembers collecting perfume samples and regular spilling of tuberose from a vial carried in her coat pocket.

Years of interest in the subject allowed Rachel to acquire a vocabulary to describe “scented landscapes.” She thought she knew she loved the scent of violets – their “chalky chocolate shades,” but the moment she sits at the keyboard to write down her experiences, doubts arise – “Was it more like talcum and linden honey? Or like a Barbie doll’s head sprinkled with lemonade? ”

She notes that conversations about smells can be like talking about dreams – “often tedious, rarely satisfying”. He recalls situations known from perfume forums, where for one person the same composition will be like “a fairies dance in the depths of the forest where everything revolves around light and shadow”, while another says “my 5-year-old son said the perfume smells disgusting. > like something dead

The author concludes that the fragrance challenges our ability to express in a way that other senses do not. In the following paragraphs, Rachel wonders if the language of science is helpful in talking about smell? (“If we all knew about indoles, the foul-smelling natural ingredients found both in jasmine flowers and in human excrement … then could we better understand our shared airspace?”

He continues with the discoveries and works of Harold McGee, an American writer who, as Rachel writes, began by dismantling gastronomic smells, but soon went outside the kitchen to document the smells of asteroids, asphalt, urine, wet earth … And who in 2020, as a result, 10 – years of work on naming and categorizing every scent noticeable on earth, he published the book “Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells”. (We definitely plan to reach for it.)

What’s more, it touches on topics such as the relationship between smell and business; influence on the history of perfumery of leather tanners, fish sellers, cutters and one of the largest epidemics in the history of mankind in the fourteenth-century Europe; describes what the smell after rain consists of and much more, but in order not to reveal everything, we will stop at this information and recommend that you look at this article, full of tenderness and awareness for the sense of smell, to everyone interested in the topic.