Egon Schiele A Tree in Late Autumn 1912
“When the afternoon had turned
dark brown, with scattered light,
a young man passed by, wearing
roses and myrtle of the moon.
‘Come to Granada, muchacha.’
And the girl won’t listen to him.
The girl with the pretty face
keeps on picking olives
with the grey arm of the wind
wrapped around her waist.
dry and green”– excerpted from Arbolé, Arbolé by Federico García Lorca; translated from Spanish by William Loga
Egon Schiele, Paisaje de Krumau ( Český Krumlov) 1915
Gouda, Netherlands’ natural perfumer Hiram Green has released a 5th perfume, Arbolé Arbolé (the second after Dilettante,) this year. An ode to the poem by Frédérico Garcia Lorca, Arbolé Arbolé has many suitors, wanton with speculation even before the jewel colored liquid was released. The artistry within nature, which Hiram gives his beautiful focus, remains unmoved, working within and going beyond despite governmental restrictions, nor by now, repeated offerings of riches and fame further flung by leaving the garden.
Moa 1911 Egon Schiele
From the color of the juice, elusive and bold, arrive the first four horsemen of high expectations from the immediately lauded perfumer. It is a given into temptation to admire the iridescent royal blue and moss green colors before opening. The second and more bold of these steeds of giddy temptations are the pigeoned ingredients, patchouli and tonka bean, hippie and vegetal seductress- but none so buffaloed into sensual slaughter, are those who would seek only a rose continuum into coumarin consummation; red flag rushing into a perfume of seduction.
Egon Schiele Setting Sun
But for all the demands. Arbolé Arbolé‘s chimera of patchouli hallucinated rose beguiles only the nose lucky enough to be present. This rosy breath is inhaled, withdrawn into itself by lungs of cedar- heated with flaring sparks of a spiced sun. A mirage upon the almond/vanilla earth, making even the wooden warm desert ground where petulant petals bloomed a refusal of romance an allowance for sweet, soft solace.
Boy in Green Coat Egon Schiele
Sensual folktales of the tonka bean still hold in ornate artistry of the Arabian alchemy imported into Córdoba; here, far from the Calleja de las Flores, there is romance is of a pristine nature in which petals drop like veils to conceal, not reveal. Significant a boy has rose and myrtle is refused; there is no confusion or duality- this is a perfume, as it were, for oneself.
Egon Schiele – Seated Woman from Behind
Arbolé Arbolé is not devoid of, but on the contrary- contains an aroused romance deliciously pausing pregnant with possibility and consistent in that offering. Its expectancy date is its own, for when all possible expectation of both the man and the juice is passed, I believe a windswept rose wraps around your wrist one more time, given only to the surface of the skin, a gift of private harvest for those whose nose knows how to hold the wind.
Notes: patchouli, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean.
-Einsof, Natural Perfume Editor
Lovers man and woman, Egon Schiele 1914
Art Direction: I chose the work of Austrian Egon Schiele who was noted for his provocative portraits, sensual paintings of lovers and for his figurative depictions of the natural world. His art has influenced Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa The Notebook of Don Rigoberto and Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel features a painting that was a nod to his art. -Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
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