February 28, 2016
Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn (photo Tal Shpantzer)
Artisan perfumer Stephen Dirkes of Euphorium Brooklyn and Tal Shpantzer, award winning photographer have been partners in love and life since they first met in Prague on a photo shoot for a major ad campaign where Tal was the photographer and Stephen the musical composer.
Exhibition Petal Portraits Tal Shpantzer
Fast forward to 2006, both Tal and Stephen reconnect in Brooklyn and for the past 10 years continue to work closely together. Euphorium Brooklyn has a diverse portfolio of mostly dark experimental earthy scents, but the classic style of Pétales was Tal’s muse for her upcoming Exhibition Petal Portraits.
Floral Still Life (photo: Tal Shpantzer)
Stephen’s approach from the onset to Pétales was always to create a total composition as opposed to the more traditional top, mid and base notes; Tal’s cluster of images embodies the concept for the perfume. Her work for this series features diverse women with different flowers in their mouths, and her photographs blends both stylized and stripped down portraits. To express Tal’s concept through movement, dancer Vangeline will perform a solo Butoh, a contemporary avant-garde dance form which originated in Japan.
Petal Portraits Parrot Tulip Tal Shpantzer
“Tal Shpantzer’s study of the aesthetic of femininity in her Petal Portraits inspired me to explore a floral fragrance that was abstract, from stem to petal. Attracted to the dark, mysterious aspect of individual images in conjunction with her photography informed my ideas for the accords that went into creating Pétales Eau de Parfum.” – Stephen Dirkes, perfumer
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Rabbit Hole Studio Gallery
33 Washington St.
6:00 pm—‐ Midnight
Tel. 718 852 1500
Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
As a treat for our readers, Stephen is offering a 50 ml of Pétales to a US registered reader. For your comment to count twice please like Euphorium Brooklyn of Facebook and leave a comment with what intrigues you about Tal Shpantzer’s interpretations of Pétales, if there is a photographic image that really resonates with you, or a flower you would love to see in this series. If you have a favorite Euphorium Brooklyn Perfume we would love to know. For Pam Barr’s review of Pétales please click here
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