STONES was inspired by the idea of the movement of stones and boulders through time. It has a solid core, accented by a salty sense of whimsy. Mixed in a heritage perfumery in Grasse, France, the first edition of Stones will be limited to 200 pieces in 2016. A weighty, unisex scent, Stones centers around a strong vetiver with salty, unexpected notes. Galbanum and geranium shine a brilliant, photosynthetic beam of green onto vetiver. Tomato leaf imparts a playful, raw soil sweetness. Ivy is bitter and firm, a smell that firms our sense of this amorphous, misty scent. Lotus and ginger are soft, coinciding effects that contribute a sparkling freshness. Moss and lichen are barely discernible as scent, but their alternately stippled and thick, damp textures ground lighter, more fugitive aspects–like muguet. Nightshade’s bitter, blue green quality drenches these unseen stones and reveals their true, rock-solid dimensionality. Stones is a scent that explores the self same moving objects through a detailed, precise rendering of the surrounding olfactive environment. Like a coloring book with no lines, Stones invisibly constructs a visible space. Exuberant yet contemplative, Stones is a fascinating reality.
Each bottle is engraved with a unique number. The bottle and silk are hand painted with gestural strokes.