‘All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood’
Rainer Maria Rilke
Naples is urs sanguinium, City of Blood, protected by patron saint San Gennaro. Three times a year his dried blood is presented to the people, hungry for love and miracles. If this holy treasure liquefies all will be well with Naples. If not, the earth will shake, skies blacken…misfortune might descend. This supernatural and holy liquefaction is a talisman of metamorphosis and protection. OSANG is inspired by this extraordinary annual ritual. A scent of viscous beauty, Osang triggers our pulses, and shifts us from inertia to bubbling resurrection. A ravenous fenugreek is the lavish heart of this fragrance, sweet and sour and opulent all at once. Adorned with singed pyrazines, smoldering, herbal myrrh and the rapid race of molten honey fenugreek is both preserved and transformed: suddenly we can discern the grassy, creamy sweetness of meadow blooms, the sticky magic of dark resins, the pungent power of healing balms and ashen clouds of iris, swirling like electric clouds of incense. A perfume of darkness that slowly explodes into delirious, mysterious light, Osang seethes with shadows and burning magic.
BACKORDER: Item ships mid-July 2017
Heliotrope, Honey, Wildflowers, Fenugreek, Sichuan Pepper, Nutmeg, Labdanum, Iris, Myrrh, Benzoin, Styrax, Sandalwood, Amber, Agarwood, Incense, Peru Balsam, Musk