100 ml. / 3.4 fl oz:
January 1837, St. Petersburg, Russia.
On a frosty winter afternoon, a fiery gentleman finishes his toilette by dabbing on a preparation of Neroli and Violet. He draws down his cuffs, dons a heavy fur and strides out in polished leather boots. As he rides off on his sledge, the woody scent of Fir fills the air. Beyond the snow-laden trees, on a clearing bathed in amber light, his fateful duel awaits.
Neroli, Violet Leaf, Fir Balsam, Russian Leather accord
Developed in conjunction with Yann Vasnier
Taking you through the account of a fiery gentlemen’s duel in a forest outside St. Petersburg. A scent that travels, like a bullet in the air, from a cold exterior to a warm heart.
Leathery, sophisticated & warm.
Large 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz. bottle of the highest Italian quality with our signature ‘A’ engraved metal cap, as well as the newest technology for an invisible spray tube.
- Alexander Pushkin, the Great Russian author, was married to a great beauty named Natalie Gonchareva. Among her admirers was George d’Anthès, a young French officer. Their constant flirtation infuriated Pushkin and provoked the imminent duel. Wounded by d’Anthès, Pushkin perished two days later.
- Aleksandr takes you through the fateful day of the duel: from the gentleman’s toilette, through a sleigh-ride in the cold winter air and into the heady forests outside St. Petersburg…It travels, like a bullet in the air, from a cold shot of vodka to a warm fiery heart.
- In his novel Eugene Onegin, Pushkin described the dressing cabinet of a 19th century Russian gentleman filled with crystal perfume bottles, amber pipes from Turkey, silver grooming utensils and other costly merchandise from France and England.
– Trueman, John,“The Romantic Story of Scent”, Aldus/Jupiter Books, London, 1975.
– Genders, Roy, “Perfume through the Ages”, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1972.
– Pillivuyt, Ghislaine ,“Histoire Du Parfum – De L Égypte Au Xixe Siècle: Collection De La Parfumerie Fragonard” Denoël Editions, 1988.
– Classen, Constance, Howes, David & Synnott Anthony, “Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell”, London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.