BLUES, 2016     

BLUES is a colorist scent that was created for our performance ALL BLUES. The scent expresses the sacred celestial aspects of blue, as well as its earthy grittiness and depth. The sensuality and wildness of wood and marine notes are paired with heady mysterious florals and triumphal resins. Each note corresponds to a movement suite of the choreographed piece.

Blues evolves into a statuesque, chypre beauty, its evolutionary journey as remarkable as the end result. Neroli and olibanum create a celestial opening; seaweed and vetiver bring marine salt and earthy green. More sultry, smoky jasmine and a rare cedarwood absolute round out to evoke the deeper, darker chords of the color of ultramarine, navy, even black-blue. Oakmoss absolute adds a touch of grandeur and lushness. It has been called an “iconoclastic stunner”.

This is the first Atelier de Geste extrait de parfum at 30% concentrate. It is also the first formulation mixed in ADG’s in-house laboratory. The first edition of this scent is limited to 100 pieces. BLUES is hand made in small batches in-house at our NYC scent lab. The formula is made of exquisite natural & organic essences from the most reputable sustainable supplier of essences in the industry. All ingredients are fair labor-fair trade. 24 month shelf life. Each bottle is engraved with its edition number. The bottle and silk are hand painted with gestural strokes, evoking the inspiration of the scent.

TOP/Tête: Neroli, Jasmin, Olibanum
MIDDLE/Coeur: Vetiver, Seaweed Laminaria, Gurjum, Petitgrain
BASE: Cedarwood Absolute, Oakmoss Absolute

Photography: Sean Campbell