Gri Gri Parfum - Ukiyo-e
Irezumi, the Japanese art of tattooing called is a thousand years old, Gri Gri Ukiyo-e captures our imagination, in the same way as these skin designs which have been handled down through the generations. The scent opens with the fresh, lemony notes of yuzu, that blend perfectly with the slightly hay-like note of genmaicha and green aralia. Heady notes of daphne - believed to be the world's most scented shrub - compliment the clean notes of green tea at the centre of this scent. Unexpectedly, as seems to be Anaïs Biguine's signature with this collection of scents, sakura sits at the base of this fragrance, where it twists with candy-like ashibi. This fragrance is an olfactory rendering of an art form executed with mastery skill and adroitness, one can see the colourful designs form in front of one’s eyes.
The Nose: Anaïs Biguine.
Top: Genmaicha, Yuzu, Aralia
Middle: Daphne, Green Tea
Base: Sakura, Ashibi
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.