Exactly one year after the great fire of Notre-Dame, Filippo Sorcinelli launched a new fragrance, as a new addition to the Delire de Voyage Collection: Notre-Dame 15.4.2019. A new extrait de parfum, inspired by the devastating fire of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris revolves around the idea of three main elements: „the triggering event, the water on the stones, and the Essence that remains“ – forever.
What is the essence of the Cathedral?
During the past 10 weeks I had enough time to go through my perfume bottles and samples, making an inventory of a kind. I ended up playing like…
“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.”
― Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard
It has been with me for some time, this bottle of Eresia. I wore it, tested it, and planned to write about it sooner than this: I let the fragrance sink in my skin and listened to its fragrant language. And just as I was getting ready to sit down and write my review, an earthquake shook the cabinet with my collection proudly displayed, and one perfume bottle fell upon the others, broke and leaked all over the bottom shelf. Eresia was drenched with another perfume, and it took me quite a while to clean the bottle, wash out the remains of perfume lingering in the red tassel threads, and try to rub out any leftover traces with Ethanol.
When I finally succeeded, the bottle looked slightly soiled, patinated, and battered: strange, but this seemed to befit the perfume well…adding it a touch of patina.
Things take form when we open our eyes. The four dimensions twist invisibly, the molecules drain through the tissue of length, width, height and time, and the forms…