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Nomenclature: noun \ noh-men-kluh-cher From the Latin nomenclatura (“calling by name, assigning of names”), from nomen (“name”) + calare (“call”) \ the act of naming \ the system, set of terms or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or art.

You may not know their names, but you’ve smelled them. In fact, you probably smell of them right now. Without them, your fragrance wouldn’t exist. While natural essences bask in the limelight, synthetics are the clandestine infiltrators that spark off fragrant revolutions. Whether they imitate nature, tease out its innermost secrets or veer off into botanically impossible territory, synthetics are the true building blocks of perfumery. Nomenclature celebrates design in perfume chemistry by showcasing today’s most inspiring, exclusive molecules. Through a series of sheer and streamlined compositions, Nomenclature explores the complex facets of these elegant solutions, making synthetics the protagonist in each scent of this collection. These man-made hybrids of poetry and science have a beauty all their own; modernity.

Nomenclature’s packaging is an elegant solution to a series of practical problems. Protect the bottle, showcase the scent, express the concept: presentation is spare, beautifully functional, and unique. The flacon is inspired by the classic Erlenmeyer flask, a tribute to the labs where aromatic compounds are designed. As the bottle is moved, stunning hologram-like effects rise from the embossed “impossible molecule” pattern. There is no cap: the brushed stainless steel sprayer is equipped with a coil spring that prevents it from being pressed by accident. The sprayer can be unscrewed, so that the bottle may be repurposed. Nomenclature was conceived in New York by Karl Bradl and Carlos Quintero. Frank Voekl signs adr_ett and efflor_esce while Patricia Choux signs orb_ital and iri_del.

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