French niche line Histoires de Parfums has launched 1472 La Divina Commedia, a new unisex solar amber.
This date, the earliest in the Histoires de Parfums collection, is that of the first edition of one of the most beautiful and influential works of mediaeval poetry: la Divina Commedia. Written by Dante Alighieri, this work, divided into three books -Paradiso, Purgatorio and Inferno- is a long metaphor on Good and Evil, on sin and virtue, faith and faithlessness – more than anything, it is an exploration if not an introspection on the reality of salvation. Of life after death.
How shall we speak of salvation, of life after life, of its shadows and its heights other than Dante already has? With 1472, Histoires de Parfums rewrites humankind’s oldest story, that of Good and Evil, transmuting sin into a scent.
A solar bouquet of Ylang-Ylang pierces a cloud of white Artemisia. Together, they cast their light upon a sacred pillar of Cinnamon and Frankincense, yet there comes from the eves of Eden the psychedelic scent of Jasmine blossoms. Lights and shadows dance with gourmand winds, forbidden fruits ripen on the grass, the liquourous bite of Rum Absolute clings to lovers’ lips, bronze and ebony skins are licked by the warmth of the hearth and exude a scent of bodily balsams, of Amber and Benzoin.
Histoires de Parfums 1472 La Divina Commedia is available in 15, 60 and 120 ml Eau de Parfum. It can be purchased now at Essenza Nobile in Germany.
Haha, “licked by the warmth of the hearth”: have they ever read The Inferno??
Yeah – overwritten as it is, it could have still fitted Paradise Lost. But none of the 3 books of the Divine Comedy have much to do with Eden – so far as I remember…
Wonder which note corresponds with the popes planted head-first in holes with flames on their feet…
This made me snicker.
Doesn’t sound like something for me, but like that they are also releasing in 15 ml!
I think they’re now doing most of them (all? I have not checked) in 15 ml
Sounds very nice.
Bodily balsams??? Hmmm, now I am a little afraid to even sniff this…