Volume IV, Vibrations of Spices (shown above), with clove, nutmeg, saffron, coriander, black pepper, Sichuan pepper, pink pepper, ginger, cardamom, everlasting, cinnamon and cumin. The notebook includes a foreword by perfumer Annie Buzantian.
Spices are an invitation to both an olfactory voyage and to time travel. Humanity’s first currency, they inspired lust and greed in the age of the great sea-going expeditions. Like nuggets of olfactory gold, they have always been prized in perfumery, from ancient times to the present. Warm or cool, hot or sweet, spices can have starring roles in olfactory compositions, but are more often used sparingly, for a touch of texture or personality in fragrant creations. Combining subtle elegance, fresh vibrations and enveloping warmth, spices generate a broad palette of sensations that won’t leave anyone indifferent.
Volume V, Delicious Gourmand Notes, with plum note, peach note, praline note, artificial vanilla note, vanilla note, coffee note, tonka bean note, pineapple note, raspberry note, cassis note, green apple note and rum note. The notebook includes a foreword by perfumer Honorine Blanc.
Rediscover the olfactory pleasures of childhood, let your nose quiver with delight, satisfy your instincts… Praline and artificial vanilla will recall the scent of baked goods and fun fairs. A rum note is reminiscent of pleasure and enjoyment. Gourmand notes take turns being fatale and all-enveloping, reassuring and teasing, intriguing and ravishing. How can these 12 notes inspire so many different feelings all by themselves?
Each kit includes 12 perfumery accords (7 ml each), an olfactory exploration notebook and 100 paper strips. The kits are 59€ each or 295€ for a set of all 5, and can be ordered at shop.osmoz. As with the prior kits in the series, the essences are meant to be smelled, not worn. (via osmoz)