Indie line Charenton Macerations has launched Eye, Hatshepsut, a new fragrance inspired by Hatshepsut, the first female pharoah.
Eye, Hatshepsut is an olfactive homage to one of history’s most notable gender rebels: Pharaoh Hatshepsut of Egypt. A warrior, a visionary, a pioneer… she is most remembered for her enduring ability to rewrite the narrative of history in her favor: a mythical legacy forever emblazoned into the walls of her temple at Dayr al-Bahri. The structure of the fragrance takes inspiration from the many depictions of Hatshepsut as a female figure in male dress. It juxtaposes softer, sweeping floral arcs (lotus, iris) with starker, contrasting resinous edges (kohl, kyphi), blending strength and beauty together against the crystalline backdrop of the Saharan sands.
Eye, Hatshepsut is crafted in collaboration with perfumer Cecile Hua of Mane USA. [...] Every bottle of Eye, Hatshepsut is hand filled, rolled in buckskin leather, and packed in patchouli.
Additional notes include papyrus, smoke, burnt tallow, cinnamon, honeyed wine, spiced patchouli, incense, labdanum, Egyptian musk.
Charenton Macerations Eye, Hatshepsut can be found now at Twisted Lily, in 30 ml Eau de Parfum, $100.
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