"Varanasi is inspired by my trip to India experienced in 2017, it tells what of India has remained in my heart, mind, soul and nose.
Varanasi is a sacred and profane place of smell, full of contrasts and meanings. I composed this perfume letting myself be guided by the visceral emotion I felt the day I felt the sacred water of the Ganges in my hands. I tried to search my olfactory memory and found the source, from which everything was created.
Varanasi is an olfactory mandala, where the aquatic, animal and visceral notes of Grey Amber, cradle our soul. The ritual begins with the warm and red spicy notes of Saffron, Nutmeg and Cardamom. A dizzying approach to the floral heart, amulets of Roses and Jasmine, a dusty and woody body of Ambrette and Cypriol. Like a Sadhu covered in white ash, the ritual takes shape among the sacred notes of Nard, Incense and Gurjum.
A whirling chant rises in the Varanasi night, the temple, the shadows walking around, Oud, Vetiver and a mystic leather chord, envelop our body. Sounds of unknown instruments. On the slow river, the dawn comes, Varanasi is the place where spirituality sublimates the human being. Where souls will try to find refuge. Varanasi is a magnetic scent."