Touching the southernmost tip of Africa is like speaking from the bottom of the world. There’s an energy at this point where the oceans connect. There’s a history of suffering and conflict, and also an abundance of Good Hope.
This is a land that boils, that roars and trumpets with dust in the vastness of its parks. This is nature that man has preserved in all of his goodness. The sound of Swaziland waterfalls hang fresh in the air.
From the moment you set foot in Cape Town, the city shows off its colors. The six colors of the official flag symbolize peacemaking among its people and the richness of its natural resources.
To the south near Hermanus, you witness a living freeze frame. Whales orchestrate their ballet in the white waves, winding their bodies majestically in the warm currents.
Just a few kilometers away lies the famous Cape, where you feel truly microscopic. The sheer splendor of the landscape seems swallow you alive.
There is life here, to be consumed without moderation. Reverend Desmond Tutu described the new South Africa as « Rainbow Nation ». With your head pointing skyward, hopefully the curve of a rainbow will unfold before your eyes.
‘Une Nuit au Cap’ is our new stopover. One more step in our olfactory, contemplative, and silent nomadism.
The Night. One Night. One Night in Bali. It evokes the escape, the journey, the silence, the heat, the moments suspended in time.
Bali, island of flowers. A few kilometers away from Java and a few degrees below the Equator, Bali blossoms under the petulant gaze of the Agung, a still active volcano. The island is the first key to sinking body and soul into incredible Indonesia.
'We arrived in Oman, a fertile country sprinkled with streams and planted with trees, orchards, and palm groves, producing many fruits of various kinds,' the famous Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta wrote in the 14th century.
Oman – pearl of the Arabian Peninsula. Fragment of A Thousand and One Nights, surrounded by the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
There are as many landscapes in the heart of the Sultanate of Oman as there are stories that begin with 'Once upon a time…'
Once upon a time there was a sailor named Sinbad, who vividly described his seafaring and how forts and spice trade centers from Zanzibar to Mogadishu were erected. There was the Queen of Sheba, whose kingdom was established in the remains of Sumhuram. And the lost city of Ubar, known as the Atlantis of the Sands. And Marco Polo who, upon arriving in the Land of Oman declared: 'I have discovered paradise'.
The United States, East Coast, near the Big Apple. Take the road for a few hours and discover a rough sea on the horizon. Drive along the coast of Long Island and you're there, at a spot called the Hamptons. This is the End. Imagine a 200-year-old lighthouse with its original 200 steps, looking out over Peaconic Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a reference point; a guardian against the storms of yesterday and tomorrow. Shining beyond the realm of possibility, where even stars seem out of place. Montauk is a natural peninsula with a story to tell, one of traditional beachfront houses with white wooden walls and open-air terraces. An ideal place to observe the dance of the fishermen.
Bali is the first stopover on this Nomadic Night. A dive into magnificent Indonesia, where bold Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang exhale their power at sunset ; where days spent under the sandalwood trees are an invitation to daydream ; where the first light of day releases the organic strength of Javanese Vetiver while delicate offering baskets express refined sweetness of the Frangipani flower. The memorial book is filled with aromatic touches, tracing a red line around a unique collection of four fragrances. ‘Fleur des Fleurs’, ‘Suma Oriental’, ‘Mr. Vetiver’ & ‘Murmure des Dieux’
Oman – pearl of the Arabian Peninsula. Fragment of A Thousand and One Nights surrounded by the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. To travel across Oman is to marvel at a landscape that changes from moment to moment. There is the deafening silence of the red sand dunes of Wahiba, the cascades of emerald greenery omnipresent at Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain), the golden hues of the citadel of Nizwa, in the Valley of Dhofar, the desert produces its own gold in the form of incense pebbles… Our new collection of perfumes is simply magical. Magical such as ‘Une Nuit à Oman’. ‘Jardins de Misfah’, ‘Ambre Khandjar’ & ‘Sun Bleached’
The United Stated, East Coast, near the Big Apple. Take the road for a few hours and discover a rough sea on the horizon. Drive along the coast of Long Island and you’re there, at the end of the Hamptons. In 1972, Andy Warhol found himself under Montauk’s spell while search of a hiatus from life. It marked the beginning of 20 years of joy, artistic excitement and serendipitous encounters. Today, Montauk enlivens famous artists, surfers, navigators and gypsetters. The Montauk collection is a recollection, in perfume form, of slightly wild nostalgia, savage nature that remains intact, and East Cost Chic. ‘Memory Motel’, ‘Rose America’, ‘Bohemian Soul’ & ‘Nothing But Sea and Sky’