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From the mind of Portland-based designer Josh Meyer, Imaginary Authors fragrances each follows a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists. These are scents to curl up with, to share with friends, to take with you wherever you go, and to return to again and again for a uniquely transcendent experience.
Bull's Blood: A fixture in Barcelona, smoking cigarillos and writing in the cafés and bars into the night, Valéreo disappeared as a fugitive in 1967 after a highly publicized bar scuffle with American sailors, one of whom later died from his injuries. “A man who has killed,” he wrote in Bull’s Blood, “is a man who knows passion.” Black Musk, Bull's Blood, Costus Root, Patchouli.
Falling into the Sea: Nica and her girlfriends are picking bunches of jasmine flower for boys while they cliff-jumped into the sea. An innocent first kiss erupts into an ardent summer entanglement, cut short one moonlit night when her lover leaps into the dark abyss never to surface, leaving Nica naked on the cliffs screaming his name. Citrus and Sea Notes, Tropical Flowers, Warm Sand.
L'orchidee Terrible: A stunning portrait of Paris in the fashionable 50’s, Audrey Blavot’sL’Orchidée Terrible tells the story of Honey Martine, a young girl from England who, while on holiday with her family in Paris, is discovered by a fashion designer and thrust into the glamorous world of haute couture. Her mantra “I’ll try anything once” leads Honey from one adventure to the next and stirs in her an insatiable lust for trouble. Orchid, Honey, Muguet, Aldehydes, White Musk & Satin.
Memoirs of a Tresspasser: Though Sava had associates all over the world, he spent most of his time living in solitude on a ranch in southern Madagascar. When interrogated by the press on his cloistered lifestyle he notoriously answered, “Who needs love when you have cognac?” Sticky Resins, Ancient Woods, Madagascar Vanilla, Aged Oak Barrels.
The Cobra & the Canary: After liberating his best friend Ike from his dead-end job on the family farm, the two hit the open highway. Aiming for the Palm Springs race tracks, their journey is a blur of seedy motels, cool swimming pools, hot debutantes, cocktails, and cigarette smoke. Each stop finds the friends inventing new pseudonyms and personas for themselves, their innocent game hurtling into the depths of decadence and desolation. Hay & Asphalt, Leather, Lemon, Orris, Tobacco.
The Soft Lawn: A controversial portrait of adolescent upper-class rebellion in New England, the coming-of-age story follows Hampton Perry, a charmingly snotty college tennis champ who, after years of having everything handed to him on a silver platter, finds himself handing it all back. Clay Court, Laurel & Ivy, Linden Blossom, Oakmoss, Vetiver.
Violet Disguise: “Invigorated by the reckless blooms of spring she took to the street like a blossom on the breeze.” So begins Violet Disguiseby Lenora Blumberg. A Californian through and through, Blumberg’s early stories invoke the innocence of picnics in the park, days whiled away picking plums in the orchard, and warm nights cruising canyon roads with the top down. Plum, Violet, Dried Fruits, Balsam, Amber, Evening Air, the month of May.
|Style||Eau de parfum|
|Key ingredients||Natural and synthetic fragrance materials, denatured alcohol|