Timothy Han’s second fragrance is inspired by Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel about the beat generation and 1950s America. “On the Road” is a unisex perfume that speaks to the restlessness and unbridled desires of a Jazz-fuelled, post-war America. Collaborator Cedric Christie took a series of photographs during a cross-country journey through America, capturing a modern traveler’s experience of this country.
A mossy, green and simultaneously nebulous and dense scent, On The Road is a classic chypre-fougere, updated for the modern user. Galbanum and lemon unleash a bright, leavening shock of light that illuminates this lush, grey cloud of fragrance. Bergamot is the sweeter fade of that initial bolt, a perfect segue into the dusky tones of lavandin and amyris; indubitably storm-cloud purple, these latter two notes engender a sense of a soft yet thick atmosphere, like standing in the midst of dense mist. Cedarwood’s dry smoke momentarily clears this foggy landscape and, like the rising sun, patchouli and tonka bean sparkle sweetly like dew dissolving from grass in the growing daylight. Oakmoss evokes the edge of a forest, a porous, enigmatic scent that beckons the wearer to enter the proverbial woods. Guaiacwood and birch await therein, alternately smoky and crisp. Benzoin, vanilla and labdanum mimic the sap-sweetened darkness of curling bark and decomposing leaves. Perou beams of light enlivening this dim, mysterious interior. With simple, ironic humor, On The Road expresses a lust for experience and knowledge while the scent simultaneously serves as evidence that most questions cannot be definitively answered. Immerse yourself in this grey-green fog, and live in the unknown.
Galbanum, Lemon, Bergamot, Lavandin, Amyris, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Oakmoss, Guaiaca wood, Benzoin, Birch, Vanilla, Labdanum, Perou