When sideshow still performed throughout the United States, tattoos were a real attraction in 19th-century circuses. While tattoos are considered an artistic statement today, at the time, they were the subject of curiosity.
This parade of scents brings to mind carnival sweets and treats. Cotton candy and candy apple blend with the fantastical fragrances of hyraceaum and leather, evoking the exoticism of the traveling circus. A freakishly attractive enchantment.
Top: Sweet notes
Middle: Cotton Candy, Candy Apple
Base: Hyrax, Tulu Balsam, Leather
Skin adornment occurs across cultures and across millennia, permanent dermal decorations confirming belonging and longing, love and loss; audacious displays of unity, strength and courage.
GRI GRI, the new collection by French nose Anaïs Biguine, takes these marks, these cultural identifiers, as the inspiration for a stunning new collection of three fragrances. Not only are the intricacies of the designs referenced but also the indigenous botanicals that themselves often influence the art.
The resulting scents are fresh and new, unbelievably wearable and a joyous celebration of human creativity.
Without exception GRI GRI are the type of fragrances that will have you finding yourself holding your wrist up against your nose; the truest testament of a good scent.