Informed by travel, botany, fashion, psychology, music, literature, and religious custom, Carlen draws rare materials into delicate infusions, delivering all distillations in radically minimalist vessels.
Here is a fragrance untethered from gender binarism. Giovanni Farina’s original 1708 Eau de Cologne—a formula inspired by his youth roaming the alpine wilderness of Italy’s Vigezzo Valley—inspires this scent’s superstructure of bitter orange, lemon, bergamot, pink grapefruit, and neroli. Decoupling Eau from its masculine pedigree, Butch Femmeuses Australian sandalwood and basil to surface an elusive and delicate femininity, while traces of black pepper agitate for new ways of thinking, living, and loving. When identities unmoor, revolution is afoot.
Notes— neroli, grapefruit, basil, black pepper, sandalwood
Essence— amorphous, androgynous, revolutionary, pastoral, elusive