Danish designer Henrik Vibskov will launch Type, a new trio of unisex fragrances. Vibskov has one prior fragrance made in collaboration with Six Scents — Series 2, Fragrance 3: Solar Donkey Power.
The [Type] series consists of three scents that reflect a specific moment in time in three different cities: Berlin, Copenhagen and Damascus. Playing with the simplicity of the cities' initial letters, the Eaux de Toilette called TYPE B, TYPE C and TYPE D not only represent three very unique and different fragrances, but above all reflect some of the very characteristics of each of the represented cities.
Type B ~ "TYPE B, for Berlin, captures a cold winter's day in the former Eastern part of the city, where – even today – numerous buildings and houses are heated with coal. While the scent starts with spicy and fizzy top notes (black pepper, sulphur match), it soon ignites its soft woody heart (cedarwood, vetyver, gaiac wood) and evolves towards an unexpected, yet cosy and welcoming musky black wood dry down (birch and coal tar), recollective of smoky and leatherish odors on the streets of Pankow."
Type C ~ "TYPE C, for Copenhagen – Henrik's homebase and creative cradle – is reminiscent of the salty air and fresh waters experienced on boating trips outside Trekroner fortress at the entrance to Copenhagen’s harbour, the best place to catch herrings. Fresh and tonic, TYPE C begins with a clear harmony of citrus (bergamot, mandarin, lemon) mixed with an ozonic "sea breeze" accord, marked by salty and solar facets. The drydown is a comfortable woody blend, enriched with the key note of the fragrance, sea weed."
Type D ~ "TYPE D, for Damascus, is inspired by the fantasy of the Middle East and the ancient marketplaces of Damascus on a hot summer's day – down the colourful, narrow streets where the air is saturated with a rich collection of enticing scents. Starting with the freshness of a spicy, citrus accord (bergamot, pink pepper), the scent soon unfolds into a warm and opulent floral boúqúet (jasmine, orange flower, ginger bread, cinnamon). The rich and sensual drydown unveils a woody, balsamic harmony of styrax wood, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla."
Henrik Vibskov Type B, C and D are available now for pre-order at Colette in Paris, €80 for (size unknown) Eau de Toilette.
Ah, evoking a cold winters day in Cold War East Berlin – sounds monumentally depressing!
It does! But also sounds like a fragrance I might really like — of the 3, that’s the one I’d most like to try.
haha its true, i like the notes (sulphur match !?) but doens’t sound like it will be a joyous, uplifting experience! Sounds like a Christopher Brosius sensory landscape in a bottle !
Me too, in fact that was the only one that interested me.
Well, okay…C interests me too, but only in a “why did they mention herring? *Spock eyebrow*” kind of way.
I do not envy anyone trying to name a perfume in this era of a thousand launches per year, but surely they could have done better than Series 2, Fragrance 3: Solar Donkey Power Henrik Vibskov Type A, B, or C?!
Or is its proper name just Type A, B, or C ? (Which I am not sure is any better?)
It is true! The Six Scents name was pretty much in keeping with that series (there were plenty of wacky names), but the Type A & B & C is just too boring.
Oops, and sorry — yes, the names are just Type A, Type B…
‘Solar Donkey Power’ was the name of the third fragrance in the second Series released by the design house Six Scents. it has nothing to do with the 3 above releases except for the fact that this same designer, Vibskov, contributed to that project.
Seems that the official names are Type B, C, D and nothing more. Maybe the outer packaging do a better job linking them to the cities they portray. Very clinical names, but maybe he is a very minimalistic designer.
When I saw the names I associated them immediately with the Blood fragrances from Giovanni Castelli, the ones called Perfume O, Perfume A, B, AB.
And lastly; hate the bottles, the knitted tea cosies are hideous.
Would have been less cryptic to actually use the cities names rather than just the initial letter of the city he wants to represent, TYPE B doesnt tell me anything about what to expect in the bottle. Am also disliking the knitted tea cosies!
*smirk* My first thought was “how cute! Do they come with the socks?”
Of course it was followed closely by “what possible freaking use could I find for a bottle sock?”
…followed by “BEER!”
Interesting bottles – are they wearing knitted snoods?
I think so!
Type B sounds like something I might like and I’m leaving for Berlin on Friday
Type D sounds nice too.
I like the bottles. I don’t mind the names.
I’ll try to find something I dislike though.
Oh I know, I don’t see why they feel the need to evoke East Berlin. I don’t buy the coal connection; I think it’s to be “edgier”. Like when I was in Berlin this winter and a guy in the group was like “I think we’re in East Berlin. I can feel the ~*energy*~.” but we were in West Berlin, on the same street as KaDeWe even.
Have fun in Berlin!
At last, a perfumer who acknowledges that the scent is based upon a FANTASY of a mideast city, instead of claiming to be a realistic representation. (As I recall one fragrance claimed that Irises and all kinds of flowers requiring massive amounts of spring rain represented a desert oasis.)
Love the knitted cozies on those bottles. Mittenish and cute.
I want a Solar Donkey.
I’m still waiting for a miniature giraffe! http://www.petitelapgiraffe.com/
Must be a translation issue but I couldn’t help but giggle about “the former Eastern part of the city” – sounds like they picked it up and moved it somewhere else. Perhaps it’s my age, but I must admit to being among those who find the thought of being in any part of Berlin – East, West or reunified – in the mid-winter seriously depressing!
I rather like the little sweaters and hope someday these will be available to us to try!
I’d love to smell Types B and C! As for the perfume cozies, I’m sure you could find them on Etsy.