Portrait of Olivia Bee by Rebekah Campbell
Lately I’ve been longing to see the horizon, the kind that offers a clear unobstructed view. Somehow standing in front of an infinite expanse instantly creates a quiet calm that enables me to replenish and reconnect. However, most days the concrete jungle is my landscape, and I start most mornings not with nature, but with my beloved perfume. Perfume is my refuge, my scented horizon, the place where my imagination stirs, and for a moment I get to slow down and inhale, and imagine the possibilities.
Aperture EDP was inspired by a Photo by Photographer Olivia Bee
This morning I started the day with the luminous and pensive Aperture. The scent soon became my perfume horizon; my expanse, and my calm. In a moment I entered a scented world that was both sensual and comforting. Aperture is a woody fragrance with gentle spicy overtones that keep it defined yet delicate. It slowly comes into focus on the skin the way a photo steadily develops in a dark room. Fresh top notes of pink, white, and black pepper surface to meet an aldehydic splash. This fizzy quality soon surrenders to its perfect heart that includes jasmine, honeyed tobacco, and cedarwood; this combination creates a subtle intoxication, and a creaminess on the on the skin. In contrast, its earthy and woody base has a masterful papery dryness about it. Additionally, a subtle animalic quality and a stunning and prominent vetiver note tie the entire fragrance together. An algae-like ambergris and cozy musk complete and add further nuance to this harmonious and perfectly constructed fragrance. I close my eyes inhale Aperture and imagine all things are possible.
Disclosure: I received my sample from Ulrich Lang.
Valerie Vitale, Editor
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Editor's Note: Ulrich Lang has been combining his passion of contemporary photography and fine fragrance for ten years when he started his own Company in 2004. He is an avid collector of photography and Aperture EDP, the first Eau de Parfum in his line benefits the Aperture Foundation which supports emerging visionaries in photography. Ulrich chose to work with the young and gifted photographer Olivia Bee and her image from a series of photos entitled, Quiet inspired the fragrance. Please read more about the collaboration here . Ulrich, or Uli to his friends which is about everyone who meets him is a Libra and a Co-Founder of Elements Showcase New York and has been featured in CaFleureBon Profiles in Perfumery.- Michelyn Camen, Editor-In-Chief
Another Editor's Note: I had the very fun privilege of meeting Uli Lang at Esxence and we bonded over our mutual Libraness. After smelling several hundred perfumes, it's not easy to say that something stood out, but Aperture was one I definitely remember liking. I look forward to exploring it more thoroughly. – Tama Blough, Managing Editor