Turn Your Thoughts Inwards with Aesop Gloam Eau de Parfum
A complex tapestry of rich, warm spice interwoven with lighter spice and floral notes, Aesop’s latest fragrance evokes interior worlds of an antique charm, and hypothetical realms of limitless potential; conjuring a dreamscape, where imagination enters, and the waking world recedes; where the familiar collides with the uncanny, blending the tangible and the illusive.
Following the preceding Othertopias EDP — Miraceti, Karst, Erémia and Eidesis, the cotton-like aroma of Gloam Eau de Parfum (RM 715) rounds up the collection with its varied olfactory moments, conspiring with one another to form a scent that is unorthodox, even by Aesop’s standards.
The opening accords of fresh neroli and orange flower arrest the senses upon first impression, much like a warm breeze through drapes. The aromatic spice notes of saffron and clove unfurl next, alongside the herbal maté, heady narcissus and pollen-like mimosa; as the warmth of rose and jasmine sambac lend a roundness to the spicy floral heart. Such soft, verdant pasture plays host to more potent and piquant accords of pink pepper and cardamom, evocative of the spice routes that formed the early discursive avenues interconnecting the globe; before the sumptuous bed of patchouli, copaiba and sandalwood lays to bed a powdery and tactile finish.
Barnabé Fillion, the creative mind behind the Othertopias collection, and Aesop’s long-term fragrance collaborator; whose approach favours the impressionistic to create scents that are highly susceptible to body chemistry, emerging unique to each wearer, comments: “A smell, whether in the air, on our skin, or on our clothes, creates a world within our world that is both physical and imagined. A phenomenon that blurs the boundaries of past and present, real and unreal, here and there. A window into nature, so to speak, one that invites a dialogue with surroundings that we inhabit but often overlook.”
Gloam Eau de Parfum is packaged in a 50ml amber glass bottle, and encased in a carton featuring artwork by Belfast-based painter Jack Coulter.
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