Niche line Nomenclature will launch their fifth fragrance, lumen_esce. Like the initial quartet (iri_del, adr_ett, efflor_esce and orb_ital), lumen_esce centers on a specific synthetic note, in this case, Violettyne from the fragrance and flavor company Firmenich.
Capturing the scent of violets in a lab was one of the earliest triumphs of fragrance chemistry and ever since, ionones have been a pillar of perfumery. Violettyne® is the 21st century’s answer to their wistful, powdery fragrance: a preternaturally bright violet with a metallic vibration, edged in fluorescent green. Patented in 2000 by Firmenich, the cutting-edge captive molecule turns scent into light with lumen_esce.
[...] Boosted by a cool-as-cucumber essence of violet leaves, the sizzling Violettyne® shoots high-voltage current from bloom to roots. Petals aquiver, the flower scatters scented powder on a springtime posy (freesia, jasmine, iris and rose). Patchouli Prisma, a high-tech natural ingredient distilled and reassembled to enhance its woody warmth, sheds black light on the radiant bouquet.
Lumen_esce was developed by perfumer Frank Voelkl.
Nomenclature lumen_esce will be $165 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum at Aedes.