In 1980, Gwen K. Vroomen quit a monotonous job, went to the corner bar, and – on the bartender’s urging – threw a dart at a world map tacked on the wall. She had never heard of Goa but knew immediately she needed to go. Three months later she was celebrating Hindu New Year at a tea garden high in the hills of Kerala, fireworks exploding below. She wrote of that night: “I was resuscitated by color, redeemed by the vibrant unknown.” Her self-proclaimed “Journey out of darkness,” dotted with unforgettable stories of night markets, river floats, and harrowing moped rides, inspired a generation of young Americans eager to buck the drudgery of ordinary life.
Saffron, Rose Absolute, Leather, Apple, Benzoin, Cashmeran, Arpora Night Market
Imaginary Authors are a young, hip fragrance house with bold ambitions and big ideas. Based in Portland, one of America’s most dynamic and artistically stimulating cities of the 21st century, their range of fragrances are inspired by storytelling and the power of narrative. Contemporary, intriguing, and utterly intoxicating, Imaginary Authors promise to whisk your senses away to a new olfactory landscape. Each fragrance is based on an imagined literary work, pairing scents with stories in a hitherto unseen manner. The fragrances of Imaginary Authors are available exclusively from Roullier White in the UK.