For A Marvellous Entanglement, filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien worked with perfumer Yann Vasnier and the Galerie Folie shop to create a scent inspired by Julien’s 2019 work by the same name. Consisting of performance, film, and photography, the piece is an expansive meditation on the work on the Italian-born, Brazilian-based multidisciplinary architect Lina Bo Bardi. [...] As Vasnier said, ‘I tried to articulate the sensuous movements of the dance sequences on the concrete floor with spicy, musky petals seducing the waxy, musky cement.’
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Cire Trudon, one of my favorite candle-makers, has released two new perfumes: Elae and Médie (both by perfumer Yann Vasnier). Of Trudon’s first round of five perfumes, I liked two and loved one: Olim.
(bergamot, apple, neroli, ylang-ylang, jasmine, tuberose, sandalwood, akigalawood, benzoin); 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $210
Elae begins with bergamot, sweet jasmine, tuberose and a tart “apple” aroma. Elae’s apple note has a green/unripe character. This fruity note also reminds me of young pineapple (at low volume) and the scent of those hard-as-rocks strawberries that ship from California all year…