Bedel’s Equación, for example, is meant to evoke what he imagines to be the carbon-dominant odor of a well-traveled spacesuit; it smells like smoked ham to me. His Vaca Muerta (“dead cow”) is gasoline- and sulfur-heavy, reflecting Bedel’s concern about fracking in Patagonia. Even his friendlier scents tell a story: A perfume called Pope Francis, commemorating the world’s most famous Argentine, combines frankincense and maté to dreamy effect.
— The California Sunday Magazine talks to Julian Bedel of niche line Fueguia 1833. Read more at The Alchemist: For Julian Bedel, perfume is a surrealist medium. Hat tip to Oakland Fresca!