The legendary “sarugaku” entertainer Zeami took the entertainment of Noh theater and raised it to the level of art. Possessed of refined elegance and an insanity to push his art to the ultimate limits, Zeami gave his very life over to performing. Wearing a mask of Japanese cypress (hinoki), he would dance elegantly and quietly on the stage, completely overwhelming all who saw him. Seeking the ultimate form of his art, he moved beyond just depicting people and animals. He finally achieved the performance of a “spiritual being,” something that cannot even be seen, and created a new style of Noh called “Mugen Noh” in the process and truly transformed himself in countless visionary ways. The elegance of his dancing on the stage, and an impassioned insanity toward the art of performance. Wearing a mask of cypress, one who truly mastered the arts.
Cypress Mask by Tobali at Twisted Lily is a fragrance Japanese cypress (hinoki) dances elegantly and quietly. The stimulation of the spices saffron and nutmeg combines in complexity with cedarwood, letting the artistry of a proud fragrance dance.
As with all Tobali perfumes, rather than a fragrance that is instantly gorgeous, this is one that slowly expands its influence with the fragrance harbored deep inside gradually diffusing. A fragrance as delicate as a sharpened blade, and as fragile as a taut thread. A complex and mysterious fragrance with Hidden Japonism 834 as its core, which is itself centered around the sacred fragrance of agarwood.