Eau de Parfum, 100ml
A SAILOR’S REMINISCENCE OF CUBA
The scent La Habana by 19-69 shines a light on the golden musical era of Cuba between the 1930s and 1950s. Aromatic, smoky and alluring. Fragrance notes include Saffron, Incense Resinoid and Laotian Oud.
Johan Bergelin: “Known as a playground for the mafia and wealthy elite, Havana in the mid 1900s hosted many vibrant music venues like the Tropicana or the members´ guild Buena Vista Social Club. The rhythmic pulsations of Habanera, Latin Jazz and Salsa that were heard everywhere coupled with the dazzling showgirls, added to the tropical island’s allure. After the revolution in 1959 many establishments closed down and with that an era of Havana ended. The scent La Habana is inspired by my uncle who was a sailor, his narratives of Cuba.”
TOP NOTES: Aldehyd, Saffron
HEART NOTES: Elemi, Incense resinoid
BASE NOTES: Vanilla absolute, Caramel, Ambroxan, Laotian oud, Golden stone, Amber balsam resinoid
ABOUT THE BRAND
Cosmetic cult brand 19-69 was founded by the Swedish artist and product developer Johan Bergelin. A twenty-four months long creative process with artisans in Scandinavia, France and Italy lead to the launch of 5 fist perfumes in 2017.
Johan Bergelin: “I have always surrounded myself with creative people, personal friends as well as professional. What has always inspired me is how these artists very often stand up for their values. They want to make a difference. This can be made in endless ways: a mural painting, a sculpture, photos or music lyrics. You may or may not personally agree, but it takes guts to stand up for your beliefs and who you are, and I do respect that. I think this is what planted a seed in me and was the beginning of 19-69. The name of the brand 19-69 is a powerful statement. The year of 1969 represents an era of freedom, tolerance and counterculture. It is also the year I was born and my way of putting my heart on the sleeve and say - This is real. This is who I am.”
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