Indie brand Imaginary Authors has launched Whispered Myths. Like the other fragrances in the line, it was inspired by an imaginary book by an imaginary author.
When the long hours Azzam Issa pulls at his family’s bakery begin to interfere with his day-job as a security guard at The Louvre things turn bizarre. Angelic creatures move from one painting to the next and statues speak to him in cryptic whispers. The delusions are a nuisance and the the few hours of sleep he is afforded between jobs are no better; dominated by visits from ancient mariners and supernatural figures from worlds past. It isn’t until he begins to listen to these apparitions that he becomes truly unhinged. In the frantic search for the true identities of these lost souls Azzam discovers something far more remarkable, his own.
WHEN TO WEAR: This is a classic scent with deep historic undertones. It is long-lasting, bold, and artful. Wear it with reverence and appreciate your place in this big, crazy world.
The notes include natural Cambodian oud, cantaloupe, cedar, muskdana, honey and salvaged shipwreck.
Imaginary Authors Whispered Myths is available in 14 ($48) or 50 ($120) ml Eau de Parfum.
That would be my guess. And muskdana is another word for ambrette — I had to look that up.
I like the image on the bottle.
I like their packaging in general
I like Imaginary Authors and, as usual, find their backstory amusing. I like trying new things and generally will give almost anything a sniff. But oud and cantaloupe? I think I’ll give this one a pass.
Oud and cantaloupe is upsetting.
That was my thought – no. Just no.
Oud and cantaloupe seems to be an horrific combination. That said, I generally love Josh’s fragrances. I’m guessing this won’t disapoint. It may take me awhile to order a sample, though. ????