This week TIME magazine has an article about the controversial veil in France because the president Nicolas Sarkozy is moving toward an official ban of the garment considered "a sign of subservience". On April 21 he ordered the government to present a law to make wearing total veils (burquas) illegal in public places. In this context a new perfume appears and will be launched by SoOud very soon (you can read a small presentation I wrote last month when it was unveiled in Milan at Esxence). If France wants to unveil the Muslim women, this brand does the opposite. It speaks about the hidden beauties like the orientalist paintings of the XIXth century about the idealized life in the French colonies (and their stereotypes). The author of the perfume has done previously some very special scents but also a set of candles that are among the best to be found today (they are original and highly emotional). You can see also "Looking behind the veil" a photomaterial from TIME about burqua and women rights.
Burqua (SoOud) is a dark scent on a very strange and heavy base with gaiac, oud and amber with a typical black ink note, enriched with myrrh and milky notes. The floral notes of rose and violet are contrasted with the spicy and cold cardamom.
In the press release the perfume is described like a dark blood or a dark ink:
"Comme le sang pur s'écoulant de tous les temples, mystique et fluide, marqué d'encre, ensorcelé de bois durs, ce parfum anthracite propose une senteur singulière entre opacité et transparence."
« Les formulations ne sont pas faites pour plaire à une clientèle pressentie, elles sont libres et libérées, cette valeur implique une esthétique violente non lissée. » Stéphane Humbert Lucas
Other perfumes from the line: Kanz (le trésor) - Ouris (la sublime) - al Jana (le paradis) - Fam ( la bouche) - Hajj (le pur) - Asmar (le brun) - Nùr (la lumière)
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