STONES is a scent that is inspired by the passage of stones and boulders through time. The weight of stones is expressed by a solid hefty core, and elaborated on with a salty sense of whimsy. Earthy spicy notes convey sculptural movement, expressing wet boulders & misty forest moss.
This is a spatial-sculptural scent that creates olfactive space. Stones is a weighty, unisex scent that references cologne, as it is centered around a strong Vetiver base with brilliant greens of galbanum, geranium. Tomato, ivy and pine create a playful raw freshness that has a sensation of ancientness. Lotus and nightshade reveal a misty wetness, while muguet and moss ground the scent in their deep dimensionality.
STONES is a limited-edition scent of 200 pieces in 2016, handmade in small batches by a heritage perfumery in Grasse, France, where we produced our first trio of movement- inspired scents. Each bottle is engraved with a unique number. The bottle and silk are hand painted with gestural strokes.
TOP/Tête: Galbanum, Geranium, Physalis, Tomato
MIDDLE/Coeur: Pine, Ivy, Lotus, Ginger
BASE: Vetiver, Moss, Lichen (nightshade), Vetiver root, Muguet flowers
Each full-size 50ML bottle ships with samples of the 4 other ADG scents.
“I want to commend the aesthetics of the bottle and packaging design, each bottle is engraved with a unique edition number, hand painted with gestural strokes and placed in a beautiful black box… I particularly enjoyed was the originality in the opening; I couldn’t detect any citrus notes, just the fresh, damp, and slightly salty aroma that I believe is created from the tomato, ivy, and lotus that smells of wet stones or boulders after rain.
There is a uniquely rich type of vetiver in the base that 'opens' up Stones and lends both a sense of spatial dimension and a very powerful almost primal feel, as if one was slowly moving through vast expanses of time. For those that are familiar with certain aroma chemicals and their effect on a fragrance, there’s a bit of geosmine in the base to elevate the perception of dampness throughout Stones’ entirety. For such a light fragrance, the overall composition has heft with excellent longevity lasting well over the course of an entire day and the sillage is perfect; never overpowering but definitely noticable to those standing close. If you’re looking for a Spring/Summer scent that doesn’t walk the traditional lines of white florals, or citrus overkill then you should definitely consider adding Stones to your collection.” -Christopher Grate / the Nosey Artist / Cafleurebon