Fragrance and memory are intimately bonded, not only because a scent can summon an absent person or a bygone moment, but also because memory – the recollection of thousands of notes and accords – is an essential dimension of the perfumer’s art.
Unlike the conceptual, minimalist Escentric Molecules scents Geza Schoen created, The Beautiful Mind is a sensuous, shimmering floral whose heart is the rare and precious absolute of tiaré, a Tahitian variety of gardenia. Bergamot, mandarin and pink pepper brighten the creaminess of the tropical blossom; magnolia, freesia, osmanthus and hedione adorn it with fresh lemon, violet, apricot and green jasmine facets; musk wraps it in a huge, fluffy-powdery cloud. Cedar, sandalwood and Cashmeran ground it in a luscious, woody-balsamic base.
Geza Schoen calls it “an ode to summer and its memories”; we say that if this is what Ms. Stenger’s memories smell like, we’d very much like her to remember us.
Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoat, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyd, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool