Parfums Salvador Dali has launched Dali Haute Parfumerie, a new collection of fragrances inspired by Dali's jewelry and interpreted by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The five fragrances are Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés, Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie, Calice de la Séduction Éternelle, Mélodie du Cygne de la Main and Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire.
Illustrating one of the many steps in his artistic evolution, the jewelry collection created between 1941 and 1970, which serves as the inspiration for the Dalí Haute Parfumerie fragrances created by Alberto Morillas, demonstrates his untiring quest for beauty and perfection. By breaking down the barriers between different art forms, Salvador Dalí, iconoclastic artist, unleashes a gust of creativity that inspires the renowned Master Perfumer. With incredible talent and achieving a harmony of mind and soul, Alberto Morillas uses precious essences to transcribe the work of the great proteiform artist, Salvador Dalí.
Regard Scintillant de Mille Beautés ~ "Struck by the piercing strength of the Dalinian eye, Alberto Morillas decided to interpret it in this creation designed to tickle both the sight and spirit. “The eye of time” inspires this bottle with its scintillating gaze, dazzling with endless beauty. It gives rise to an elegant and mysterious sun-kissed fragrance that diffuses the precious and unique scent of a graceful and noble Turkish rose, made captivating by the perfumer’s magic hand. South American ambrette absolute claims its majestic place at the heart of the fragrance. Rare and precious ambrette seeds were known as “musk seeds” by royal perfumers in the 18th century, as their delicate scent also had a sensual and intimate dimension. Reserved for rare fragrances, ambrette seeds are crushed and distilled to obtain ambrette butter, a waxy solid that is then washed to yield an absolute with a floral, fruity and musky smell. In a last carnal move, earth and wood come together at the base of this original fragrance to transform our vision of the world into one of permanent enchantment."
Voyage Onirique du Papillon de Vie ~ "Delicately perched on the “Chalice of life” jewelry piece, created in 1965, the butterfly decorating the bottle is an invitation by the Master Perfumer to take off on an imaginary flight in the wake of a sweet, light and evanescent fragrance. This enticing metamorphosis becomes iridescent and powdery, shimmering with rosy peach. Gently unfolding its wings, this sensitive scent envelops us, only to trap us in its net. At the heart of its immaculate white flowers (Indian tuberose, lily of the valley, white lily) lie a game of chance and a promise of happiness. Meanwhile, the radiance of North African orange blossom absolute intensifies. This joyful flower is steeped in contrast: in equal parts fresh and cheerful, sensual and indulgent, poetic and endearing. It is innocent, but becomes carnal when it joins cedar wood under a veil of white musks. Like the butterfly of life, in love with light, our heart and soul are won over by this brilliant and sensual trail, taking flight on a dreamlike journey."
Calice de la Séduction Éternelle ~ "Crowned with a sacred vase, homage to the “Tristan and Isolde” jewelry piece created in 1953 by Salvador Dalí in gold, platinum, diamonds and almandine garnet, the bottle becomes the vessel of a richly contrasting and beautiful golden amber fragrance. This is an intensely scented love potion to delight all the senses. It whisks you away to the land of the Thousand and One Nights, a luxuriant and opulent invitation to foreign climes, steeped in luxury and voluptuousness. In his interpretation of Dalí’s work, Alberto Morillas chose fresh Florida orange essence notes that naturally burst from the Dalinian chalice to lead us to the heart of a sunny floral accord of rose, jasmine and natural ylang-ylang from the Comoro Islands. A woody vibrato built around cedar wood and Haitian vetiver creates the languid base rounded out with the fullness of a beautiful amber. This majestic accord, vibrantly reminiscent of this happy and voluptuous Orient, flaunts sweet notes of vanilla, Spanish cistus labdanum and Indonesian patchouli. Smooth and sensual, this fragrance becomes a temptation to give in to eternal seduction."
Mélodie du Cygne de la Main ~ "Touched by the elegance of the “Leaf veined hand” jewelry piece in yellow gold, emerald and ruby, dreamed up by Salvador Dalí in 1949, Alberto Morillas decided to infuse his olfactory emotion into a languid and enveloping fragrance that illustrates the metamorphosis of an individual under the emotion of a caress. In this hand-swan melody, like Zeus in the guise of a swan to couple with Leda, Queen of Sparta, precious iris from Florence radiates and melts into the heart of a gourmand, velvety accord. Native to Macedonia, this wonderful ingredient is an age-old perfumery treasure that adds a subtle powdery note to compositions. In this fragrance, iris prolongs notes of fresh violet leaf and delectable sun-ripened fruits. The velvety, powdery rose accord then wraps itself in irresistible and original praline, wavering between the sweetness of milk and the lushness of vanilla. An unforgettable woody trail finally leads us into an imaginary forest of cedar and sandalwood, shrouded with powerful Indonesian patchouli, in which you will long to lose yourself for a few hours or an entire lifetime."
Fluidité du Temps Imaginaire ~ "A favorite of the Dalinian iconography, the watch enhances the bottle and melts with voluptuous nonchalance. Alberto Morillas makes an olfactory homage to the 1949 jewelry piece “The persistence of memory”, created in gold and diamonds, to illustrate the fluidity of imaginary time. Radiant and sensual, this beautiful peridot green fragrance illustrates time in perpetual movement, slipping away in life just as a fragrance glides over the skin, in total harmony. As a sign of union between time and space, tuberose rises towards the sky and plunges its roots deep into the earth. This flower, shaped like a long feather duster with its little white bell flowers, is native to India and was brought to Europe in 1594 by a Spanish doctor. Although it can be narcotic and heady, this gracious white flower takes on a joyful and feminine character in this creation. Bergamot gives it an airy touch, while Sambac jasmine dresses it in light. More solar than ever, Indian tuberose is paired with a woody note composed of sandalwood and vanilla to which saffron adds a few leathery accents. Sensual and languorous, this last accord gives a final touch of seduction to the trail for as long as you can remember and until the end of time."
The Salvador Dali Haute Parfumerie are available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
(via press release)