Indie perfume brand A Lab on Fire founded by Carlos Kusubayashi have released a new opus entitled Almost Transparent Blue, a title seemingly borrowed from the eponymous Japanese novel by Ryū Murakami although no explicit mention is made of a literary background to the scent...
"Taken to calling it calm, you sit for a moment in the sunlight. The air around you shifts slightly, a strand of hair out of place, the rubbish scuttling past. You slit your eyes open to see glistening on the water’s surface. Stay here until. Stay here just long enough. Stay here as the crisp and desolate becomes still so you might breathe in––immense, wave-filled and clouded."
The fragrance was composed by perfumer Bruno Jovanovic of IFF and is said to be an "urban citrus."
Concentrated at 14%, the jus opens on top notes of lime and yuzu followed by a heart of thyme flower and aldehyde and ending on notes of hinoki, cedar wood and musk.
Available in 60 ml and 15 ml sizes (shown in picture). The latter is priced in Europe at 24€, one of the lowest entry points into niche perfumery, a cultural policy of sorts which can only be appreciated by perfume lovers.