Strange Invisible Perfumes

 

Strange Invisible Perfumes announces a brand-new limited-edition fragrance collection inspired by the cosmos.

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Maria Tettamanti

Virgos and Pisceans (and every other astrological sign for that mater), listen up:

Strange Invisible Perfumes is thrilled to announce a brand new limited edition fragrance collection inspired by the cosmos. 

The Limited Edition Astrological Collection will consist of twelve botanical fragrances representing each zodiac sign. Beginning late August 2011, each zodiac sign will be launched with its opposing sign on the astrological wheel. Drawing inspiration from her fascination with the cosmos, Perfumer and Founder Alexandra Balahoutis was compelled to convey the complexity of astrology through the art of botanical perfumery.  

“I see the constellations of the zodiac as a palette of twelve mysterious essences. Like botanical essences, their content is complex and elusive. They somehow power aspects of our personalities and influence our lives certainly, yet without explanation,” says Balahoutis.  

In a manner akin to working closely with an individual to create a custom blend, Balahoutis developed recipes that reflect her unusually nuanced interpretation of the zodiac. Having consulted world-renowned aromatherapist and author Mindy Green, the perfumer selected ingredients that echo, honor and balance the essences of each governing constellation. The result is a dozen dynamic fragrances that are equally chic, cosmic and compelling.  

“We all have more than one sign. I think there is an overt and fascinating correlation between the layers of constellations within a person’s natal chart and the defining layers of a perfume composition. This is why I encourage people to wear the astrological perfume they most admire, rather than feeling limited to their sun sign. They can be layered as well. Interpreting the essences of each astrological symbol through botanical essences has been more fun than anyone should ever have at work,” Balahoutis adds.   The first pair to release from this limited edition collection will be Virgo, Balahoutis’ own sign, and the opposing Pisces. Virgo features notes of neroli, baked earth, sandalwood, palo santo, rose, jasmine sambac, and temple mandarin; Pisces features frankincense, lime, angelica, jasmine, ylang ylang, cedarwood, kewda, bay leaf, and black pepper. Libra and Aries will be introduced in September, followed by Scorpio and Taurus in October, Sagittarius and Gemini in November, Capricorn and Cancer in December, and Aquarius and Leo in January.  

Fragrances will be available as eaux de parfum in 1.7 fl. oz. custom engraved bottles hand-painted with sterling silver and will all sell for $275.

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