Despite all the bans of the trade union of beauty journalists, the bombastic parasitic words "sensual" and "divine" do not leave perfume press releases. Most often it is really just a word, but in our particular case it has a meaning. Moreover, when the word (any) comes from a woman, it is a priori a law. Try to disagree!
The endlessly inspiring mythology of Ancient Greece did not pass by the French perfume house Diptyque. Naiads are the Greek nymphs of nature that live in rivers and streams. In appearance, this is an incredibly beautiful girl with long hair, somewhat reminiscent of mermaids, only without fish tails. As guardians of reservoirs, their life is inextricably linked with water. The age of aquatic nymphs is long, but not endless. If their habitat dries up, then the spirit of the source will inevitably perish. Despite the apparent harmlessness, the naiads are greedy for human beauty - so much so that, putting their eyes on someone, they can easily kidnap him. A naiad named Minfa, due to the subordination of the god of the underworld, Aida, did not abduct, but she did not refuse to spin the romance. When the wife of Aida (she is the goddess Proserpina), angry at the presence of a mistress, found out everything,then she came without much ceremony and, as it should, dried Minfu with her lustful stream. At the site of the battle, only mint remained from poor Minfa, fresh and fragrant, which, with its ineradicable smell, reminded Aida for a long time about an annoying mistake in family life.
Diptyque regretted Minfu and released the Eau de Minthé fragrance as support: despite the fragility and charm, it appears sharp and cold, as befits a real naiad (read also: “Woman power: 7 best fragrances for a strong woman”). By the way, none of the mint chords used at that time had such properties. Puzzled, the right one was found and extracted from cascade mint in Oregon. To her, they added nutmeg and patchouli leaves for the company, and instead of the lavender that logically suggests itself in a glass, they placed completely unexpected rose and geranium. If girls fight, then they always have no rules.
Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 also chose a supporting role in the work on the new fragrance PantheIris. The Greek goddess of the rainbow Iris (Iris) was not considered influential, although she lived on Olympus - she always remained in the shadow of Hera, generously and submissively carrying out all the orders of the mistress. The Greeks portrayed her as a young beauty with rainbow wings, a caduceus and a jug in her hands. One of the most important duties of Iris is the connection between the gods, the underworld and humans. She easily and quickly flew between Olympus and human settlements, without fear descended to Hades and scooped up the water of the Styx. This water, filled with the oaths of the great gods, Iris gave to the clouds, which irrigated the earth with rain. For such deeds, people dedicated irises to her, which, like her, love moisture and look like water droplets splashed on the ground.
The creator of the fragrance, Stefan Humbert Lucas, smiles dreamily: “She is tall, graceful, with gentle but strong hands. She is always wearing a boiling white dress. She is quiet, unhurried, but always reaching the goal. He smiles and lives above the clouds. I have no idea how she got there, but I'm sure she will love the scent with notes of bergamot, white tea, tonka bean, sandalwood, patchouli and velvet iris "(read also:" You wouldn't have guessed: 5 mysterious ingredients in perfumery ") …
During its existence since the early 2000s, the DS & Durg brand from Brooklyn has acquired a cult status, has become the face of the entire American niche, but only this fall it reached its fans in Russia. The brand is named in honor of their own creators ak, a married couple - DS (the initials of David's husband Seth Moltz) and Durg (nickname of Kavi Moltz's wife). The inspiration is completely American, starting with Indians, colonists, cowboys, trappers or healers and ending with the individual characteristics of certain states of the country - Mississippi, Texas and so on …
The brand's latest fragrance is called Durga, which is the affectionate nickname of the wife from her husband and the name of the Hindu goddess. A warrior who tirelessly fights demons, always riding on a tiger, with arms ranging from 8 to 18. Each of her arms has a weapon: a trident, chakra, kamandala, shankha, arrow, sword, battle ax, and so on. And three more eyes, symbolizing the Sun, Moon and Fire - they are the past, present and future, which Durga controls so masterfully. Like an uncontrollable wild beast, tuberose, similar in character, was added to the fragrance. A white suffocating flower must be able to curb - for example, as in the case of an animal, jump onto its back and calm it down. Melon, chrysanthemum, orange blossom, iris, ylang-ylang and sambac jasmine call to tame the fiercely obstinate spirit of tuberose. The scheme works: the beast changes from roar to purr, a cage is not required to contain,in the wild he is much better.
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