The Fragrance opens to bold notes that are starkly contrasted by the citrusy, spicy and aromatic freshness of Grapefruit, Saffron, Cardamom, Cumin and Ginger. As it evolves, it reveals a softer heart of resinous floral notes crowned by Myrrh and Geranium, giving this creation a sophisticated edge, but as it matures, Overture Man unveils a truly timeless essence of smoky woodiness from Frankincense that engulfs its wearer in mystery.
THE PERFUMER: KARINE VINCHON-SPEHNER
Karine Vinchon-Spehner is a French perfumer based in Grasse. Inspired by nature and exotic locales, she creates expressive, exotic scents and is known for using challenging and unusual ingredients.
Perfume composition is like painting to Karine (who is also a painter), an emotion driven process.
“The name of the perfume, Overture, speaks about the opening of the opera. It’s a piece that alternates slow and fast rhythms to set you in the mood of what follows. That’s why I used some contrasted raw materials, to reflect this alternation of rhythms.”
Overture Man conjures a tale of a gentleman, dressed for an elegant evening in a dinner jacket accented by a moiré silk cummerbund and bow tie.
He takes his seat in the audience of the opera house with great poise and eagerly waits for the performance to begin, but before the orchestra finishes the Overture, a mysterious stranger gently taps his shoulder.
He rises from his seat and disappears into the darkness with nothing left of him but his bow tie on his seat and the enticement of his scent.
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