Egon Schiele Autumn Tree 1909
"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 Logan
Hiram Green (photo Hiram Green)
In 2013, Natural perfumer Hiram Green, the artisan perfumer who left Scent Systems in London to start his own brand in Gouda, The Netherlands introduced his first fragrance the dreamy Moon Bloom and white floral lovers were moonstruck. Shangri-La, a green chypre followed in 2014 (A CaFleureBon Best of Scent for Best Natural Perfumer) in 2015 the limited edition Voyage debuted…an ode to Lake Pichola and Octopussy’s floating palace. In June, Hiram released Dilettante an all-natural fruity floral.
Arbolé, Arbolé by Hiram Green Photo Twisted Lily
The inspiration for his fifth fragrance Arbolé, Arbolé takes its name and spirit of from one Spain’s most prominent writer and surrealist, Federico Garcia Lorca's poem of the same name. According to Twisted Lily, “Ostensibly simple, yet subtly complex, this is an unashamedly romantic fragrance for those who dare to dream. Arbole Arbole opens with a burst of earthy patchouli that slowly merges with dry cedar wood and velvety sandalwood. Vanilla and tonka bean anchor the fragrance and provide a sweet and powdery base".
Notes: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka Bean
50 ml/ $165 and 10 ml/ $45
For a limited time, receive a complimentary 10ml Arbole Arbole with your purchase of a full bottle Hiram Green fragrance at Twisted Lily.
Via Twisted Lily, Schiele painting I chose
–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief (who had a dual major in University; Fine Arts and Latin American Fiction)