October 3, 2012
Roxana Illuminated Perfume has launched a new fragrance titled Chiaroscuro. Thee name of this conceptual natural perfume has its origins in the world of Italian painting, referencing tonal contrasts. The literal translation of the word is light-dark.
The perfume is sweet and dark, naughty and nice. The sweetness of the jasmine is amplified by myrtle and spice that contrasts unexpectedly with patchouli and jatamansi (spikenard). The liquid perfume represents the dark/scuro aspect while the solid is the light/chiaro side.
Chiaroscuro as a liquid perfume begins quite dark and indolic laced with notes of roots and camphor. As you journey through the night in the deep moist woods, a clearing of jasmine is illuminated with the light of myrtle. The robust fragrance features a very unusual scent evolution by moving from dark to light with deep, warm notes that linger like a dreamy lover. In contrast, the solid version of the fragrance is sweeter and more ephemeral, opening with a candied spice that unfolds into the sensuality of jasmine, vanilla and chocolate.
via Roxana Illuminated Perfume