Stunning, seamless action; Symphonie Passion is a perfectly balanced fragrance of versatile character. Like the vigorous, infinite language of a conductor’s hands, this fragrance peaks, thrusts and caresses the air, making us float on its stream of notes. Like a stone staircase winding up and through a bell tower, there is a sense of ascending brilliance; enlivening peony and romantic lemon express the sweet relief of honesty. Symphonie-Passion is infused with metallic tinged woods, which create an unpredictable harmony that pings against the marble confines of this scent: Symphonie-Passion may be a classically defined work, but it exceeds the relatively conservative bounds of its predecessors. A heart of vetiver and cashmeran powerfully reflects the ties between ancient symbolism and modern technology. Cedar sways our hearts, majestic yet as volatile and prickly as its needles. This temperamental quality is so fully embodied we cannot resist its allure. Musk and sandalwood embrace cedarwood and together these three notes recreate the dense, impressionable matter of a mind in thought, where art is incessant, irreducible. Symphonie-Passion is; the rhythm of the ocean, a magic, free associative energy, the thrill of improvisation, an impulse heeded. All shapes and shades of instinct and desire pulse behind the puissant wind of this work of reimagined genius.