Eau de Parfum, 100ml

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Peau focuses on the tragic love story between Hadrian and Antinoös, allowing us to explore the theme of adoration. Hadrian exalted Antinoös’ image through thousands of statues and portraits, showing us how the antique world defined the spiritual presence in the physical shape of the body. For perfumers, the olfactive memory of skin becomes another tool to idealize and preserve in our memory the contours of physical love.

The nape of the neck, the idealized scent at a lover and a lost embrace. Peau's soft cruelty lies in its evocation of youth and  life, by nature impermanent. From top, heart and base notes, it includes in itself the promise of intimacy and the indescribable memory of skin. With main notes of: Ambergris, musk accord, clary sage, white pepper from India, labdanum derivatives and okoume wood from Gabon.

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AD 134, Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy.

Such was the love emperor Hadrian had for his favorite Antinoös, that he commissioned thousands of sculptures to memorialize him after his demise. Like the contours of a statue, the physical and spiritual presence of the body is likewise defined by a fragrant silhouette. Here is the emperor recalling his lover: the touch and smell of him, the warm redolence of skin, the soft musk at the nape of the neck. Paying tribute to the beloved, like Hadrian did Antinoös, this fragrance captures the memory of skin, conjuring intimacy and closeness, and living in our hearts and minds as an idealized scent.

TOP NOTES: Ambergris accord, Proprietary musk accord, Clary sage

HEART NOTES: White pepper from India, Coriander seed, Sargassum

BASE NOTES: Leather-like labdanum derivatives, Okoume wood from Gabon, Ambermax

Perfumer: Rodrigo Flores-Roux

Type of fragrance
Eaux de parfum
Olfactory family

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