Humiecki & Graef Clemency (2009): The Scent of a Mother {New Perfume}

Humiecki & Graef continue to develop their artistic project of an emotional perfumery in collaboration with perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and now Christophe Hornetz with the addition this year of a new scent called Clemency. The composition aims to offer an interpretation of the mother figure.

"As the name suggests, Clemency expresses the exaltation of the mother figure: regal yet highly feminine, she exudes an authentic and justified pride and stature - with a status so naturally lofty and well deserved that she never dwells on it. Clemency displays a complex of contrasting characteristics as only a mother can: it is at once tender, generous, glowing and forgiving, proud, serious, stern and inscrutable. "....

The fragrance label started with Skarb, a composition inspired by the idea of how men cry (see Part 1 & Part 2 of my review). It was followed next by Askew, Geste, Multiple, Eau Radieuse all linked by the theme of an exploration of complex human sentiments.

Clemency is said to be constructed around the decosntruction of rose notes to give it "its diamond-like, clear, metallic aspect." A unique warm note of linden blossom was designed for this perfume to symbolize maternal love. Other notes include cassia absolute, Spanish leather, complex woods including sandalwood and, yes, milk notes (see the notion of a Milka on the example of Wanted and others).

The bottle is similar to the others by the house except that the band is in golden tin foil and the cap is in a bronze-gold glazed ceramic cap which took 18 months to develop.

In related news, WWD has already announced that another perfume will be launched in the spring of 2010 called Bosque meant to evoke contentment with notes of primrose and sweetgrass.

Via Press release
Picture: Humiecki & Graef

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