Photo © NASA/Scott Kelly
The Perfume Library Jahnvi Dameron Nandan x Iris Touliatou Florida Hyperessence
«How will peonies smell in zero gravity? » - Indian perfumer Jahnvi Dameron Nandan and Berlin-based Greek artist Iris Touliatou have mused upon the concept to co-create Florida Hyperessence...
Jahnvi Dameron Nandan hails from New Delhi and is the brand-owner of The Perfume Library, the label under which she creates her nature-oriented perfumes, most of the time in collaboration with artists.
« Florida Hyperessence has an almost equal combination of 39 synthetic and natural notes.
It evolves around a peony top note captured through headspace technology, a method that captures the odor compounds present in the air surrounding various objects. The botanist and painter Nassos Daphnis' dynamically hybrid peonies have been a constant guiding force and reference behind this choice. »
The vision which presided over the conception of the perfume is one of utter darkness and technological prowess, and seems partly inspired by the one-year sojourn in space of astronaut Scott Kelly, whose photo of a flower on a windshield of the space station serves as illustration for the scent.
« The flower sits in unearthly darkness, reflecting heated plastics and smoke; feeling metal nearer and steam escaping in puffs. »
Fragance notes are peony, lentiscus, orris, gaiac, sandal, vetiver, cedar, Hedione, Suedral, and Iso E Super.
This is a limited-edition. The launch took place at Five & Dime in Berlin, where it is also available.