Niche retailer MiN New York will launch MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 2 in December. The new collection of 5 fragrances (Ad Lumen, Plush, Chef's Table, Forever Now and Coda) follows the 11 entries in 2014's Scent Stories Volume 1.
Ad Lumen (shown) ~ "Chapter One opens with an invitation for a close encounter. A sheer, yet intimate white flame, the potion comes alive with contact on skin. Sparkling Italian Bergamot opens to a heart of velvety Egyptian jasmine and luscious rose petals surrounded by a blend of sensual musks. Sheer & Soft. Intimate, Chic."
Plush ~ "Chapter Two, a texture that you can smell... PLUSH is the caress of soft wool in spring. Vanilla, ylang ylang, jasmine and orange blossom are carefully blended into a bouquet of soft cashmere wood, powdery orris, dark patchouli, luxurious musks, and finished with a generous dose of ambergris. Metallic facets of galbanum, aldehydes and silex stone magnify this dynamic and textured perfume. A sensual caress melts into a warm embrace."
Chef's Table ~ "Chapter Three, CHEF'S TABLE evokes a tableside gazpacho prepared with fresh fruits and herbs al fresco en Provence. Farm-to-table in a garden 'de la Provence'. Ripe tomatoes, cassis, Cuisses de Nymphe roses, iris pallida, and fresh herbs bloom brilliantly under the Mediterranean sun. Dining al fresco, a chef expertly prepares an exquisite meal for his guests. From which we share the nectar with you."
Forever Now ~ "Chapter Four, FOREVER NOW takes place in autumn. A cool breeze leads you to a timeless smoke of frankincense, a sacred resin that bridges heaven and earth in all cultures around the world. Like the first whiff of burning incense, there is in love that moment when all its power is felt. Smells unlock forgotten memories. The nose is an emotional, magical time machine. Coriander, pink peppercorns, geranium, and aldehyde lift out from a rising cloud of olibanum, cedar wood, sandalwood, leather, and ciste absolute."
Coda ~ "Chapter Five, CODA leaves you satisfied with a sense of balance. A technical term in musical compositions, this complex finale reverbs the theme of Volume 2 in notes. A cold winter night is kept cozy by fire, leather, and fur. Music is how we decorate time. Like a composer who takes us through an unpredictable journey- the exposition, development, and climax- Coda is a passage that brings to conclusion a musical piece. The CODA takes you through the theme as a reflection of the past. A luminous aldehydic opening contrasts a sensual smoldering heart. Luscious plums, flowers, and woods meet sumptuous leather and musk."
MiN New York Scent Stories Ad Lumen, Plush, Chef's Table, Forever Now and Coda are $240 each for 75 ml Eau de Parfum.