SEPIA, Olfactive Studio's new collection is born. the fragrance is an inaugural trilogy of Extrait de Parfum created in collaboration with Bertrand Duchaufour + English-born environmental artist, sculptor + photographer, Martin Hill, author of the photographs that inspired each Extrait de Parfum
[ fragrance ] dark + primal, chypre shot boasts a powerful + original chypre accord with a revisited accord of oakmoss amidst a playful association of notes of patchouli, peony, black pepper + coffee.
[photograph ] starts with a rich + mysterious chypre accord. set on a bed of moss on Mount Taranaki – a nod to the fragrance's oakmoss heart note - a circle of small volcanic rocks triggers a chromatic event between the green landscape + the overhead haze
[ fragrance ] leathery + organic, leather shot is a woody, smoky + spicy leather supported by the powdery elegance of iris, cedarwood + driftwood notes.
[ photograph ] inspired by a pristine picture of dark brown sand whose grain evokes leather: a sign that emerges on the surface of earth and water like a small stream that merges with the ocean on the West coast of New Zealand's North Island; a captivating presence for a deep-seated yet subtle fragrance.
[ fragrance ] essential + oriental, vanilla shot boasts a fresh + sensual richness that blossoms thanks to myrrh resin. the fragrance is energized by top notes of coriander, saffron + aldehydes + enhanced by the presence of rose + dried fruits.
[ photograph ] an arch made with thin pieces of sculpted wood connected by floating flax threads above the Wanaka Lake in New Zealand evokes the slender + elongated shape of vanilla beans: a composition that bespeaks extreme balance + tension.