No. 5 #087 by N.Hoolywood is an enchanted forest where the cypresses and the hinoki trees have the immensity of a cathedral. The perfume is the image of an ancient landscape deeply infused in all the glorious woody notes of nature breathing the salty air of the sea mixed with the wild aromatics. It evokes also the surrounding "natural elements" found in Polo (Ralph Lauren). This combination of camphorous notes with woods and several green accents suggests not only the forest but also the ground. Earth, woods and leaves are mixed into an archetypal accord as if the arrival of the designer in LA 30 years ago was in fact the microscopic rediscovery of a virgin land from a different era. It is a powerful and realistic scent unveiling the mysterious heart of a wood.
Six Scents: Series Three is an exploration into the nature of childhood memories and the influence of adolescence on identity. It features unisex fragrances from designers Alexis Mabille, Mary Katrantzou, Junn.J, Rad Hourani, N.Hoolywood, and Ohne Titel in collaboration with perfumers from Givaudan.
Making Scents of Memories
“For Daisuke’s fragrance, I wanted to capture a quintessential moment from his life that had made an impression on him– an olfactive snapshot that defines who he is. When we first spoke, he wanted a fragrance to recreate the feeling of arriving in Los Angeles airport from Japan 30 years ago. And as I got to know him, I found that the moment was actually a culmination of memories from his past – a contrasting combination of elements from nature and childhood: the smell of engine oil in his father’s car; getting off at the Kugenuma Beach train station and inhaling the saltiness of the ocean; the mysterious scent of Kurobe dam releasing water on a cloudy, snowy day; and the clean, relaxing feeling of grooming and bathing captured through the scent of the hiba tree, hinoki wood, cypress, nutmeg and rosemary. As we worked together on the fragrance, I also found that woody notes resonated positively with his current state of mind, so I faceted the base notes with sandalwood and fir balsam for an olfactive echo between his past and present.” - Stephen Nilsen, perfumer
Six Scents: Series Three - No. 5 #087 by N.Hoolywood and Stephen Nilsen
Top Notes: Hiba tree, sugi leaves, green cypress
Heart Notes: Motor oil, salty-icy water accord, nutmeg, Moroccan rosemary
Bottom Notes: Hinoki wood, sandalwood, fir balsam
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