16a Orchard - Eau de Parfum
Do you remember what it feels like when your life is about to change?
What about how it smells? AEDES DE VENUSTAS 16A marks a moment of rebirth, a skin scent that adapts to its wearer with revered, natural roots.
It was commissioned to celebrate AEDES PERFUMERY’s reinvention and move to 16A Orchard Street, on New York City’s “Lower" Lower East Side, a vibrant area that attracts a hip and diverse crowd, where galleries, skaters, cafes, and small, exclusive shops create crackling energy and excitement. In 2021, it has taken on a deeper meaning to AEDES DE VENUSTAS founders Robert Gerstner and Karl Bradl. “Every single soul went through a massive change in their lives,” says Gerstner. “During this time, we rooted here, in this neighborhood that represents the turnover of New York City. Unknowingly we have made something that is so much more important.”
Not just a smell, but a feeling. Something that is nurtured and then grows. “I aimed to create a sense of emotional wellbeing through a simplistic fragrance structure,”says perfumer Frank Voelkl. “The use of ingredients extracted from natural roots like ginger and iris tie us back to our earth, making us feel grounded and centered." But rather than recognizing a single note or fragrance category, 16A ORCHARD presents as a bit of a mystery. “You don’t know what to make of it right away, and that’s what makes it interesting,” says Gerstner. “You can’t put your finger on it. That’s also the essence of the Lower East Side. It teaches you to think —and live—outside the box.”
Earthly materials become airy in Voelkl’s hands. Ginger raises questions, throws you off course. Iris brings you back into focus as it reveals cold yet delicate qualities. Quince and muguet amplify the roots. Dry cedarwood and cashmere-like tonka create a spicy, dry roundness for more ephemeral notes of bergamot, lemon, cardamom, and jasmine.
AEDES DE VENUSTAS 16A ORCHARD is presented in a precious vessel: A fluted glass bottle marked by peacock blue accents, a matte black insignia-stamped cap, and a sleek yet weighty design that marks the next chapter in the AEDES DE VENUSTAS story.
Notes: Ginger, iris, bergamot, lemon, cardamom, quince, jasmine, muguet, musk, suede, ambrox, tonka bean
Perfumer: Frank Voelkl
Cloche - Matches
Decorative matches to enhance any home décor. These designer match boxes are reusable, and each comes with 50 matches tipped in a custom color to coordinate with the box’s design.
Place these decorative matches on a stack of books or a coffee table or next to a favorite candle, lantern, or chandelier to enhance and accent home decorating schemes. Perfect as thoughtful, stylish hostess gifts or in gift baskets, these decorator matches are also a perfect accompaniment for the gift of a candle. These decorative safety matches are long, so lighting candles as they burn down is a breeze. Match boxes measure 4.5x2.5x.75.
Red_wood - Eau de Parfum
Norlimbanol is one of the most powerful woody notes in all of perfumery, with its hypnotic smell of absolute dryness. Perfume critic Chandler Burr describes it as “a genius molecule that should be worth its weight in gold” and compares it to a multi-sensory amusement park ride. Discovered by Firmenich’s chemists and patented in 1986, this “vintage” captive joined the exclusive group of “Green Chemistry” molecules readily biodegradable. Its dry woody and ambery hues are a must in modern perfumery.
THE SCENT: Monumental Wood
It takes a monumental molecule to recreate the scent of the gigantic redwoods. Frank Voelkl’s choice became the core of this colossal composition. Norlimbanol runs thru every fiber in our conceptual tree. First, it is absorbed by its roots along with tactile suede, earthy patchouli, and animalistic musky notes. Then, victoriously ascends through its trunk, carried by sweet stems of cyclamen, suave rose petals, and volatile pimento berries. As it reaches the canopy, chlorophyll-saturated juniper, balsamic eucalyptus, bright bergamot, and celestial star anise propel the glorious ascension, releasing a gigantic silage worth of its name, red_wood.
Notes: Norlimbanol, rose, pimento berries, cyclamen, suede, juniper, cedarwood
Corpus Equus - Eau de Parfum
Corpus Equus, an interpretation of a horse smell, not just any... Naomi's favorite steed. This perfume is a color, a silence, a rhythm, a light.
A black composition with animalistic notes. Corpus Equus pays homage to the noble & wild nature of an Arabian stallion. Fiery, intrepid & hot-blooded with an elegant gait.
Corpus Equus is not a contrast between top/heart/base notes but rather a contrast between the black colors and the velvet in all its shimmering effects.
Notes: Black rose petal, horse hair and leather, cigarette ash, tonkin musk and an amber infusion
Hashish - Extrait de Parfum
Introducing the photo/genics+co fine fragrance collection by bordeaux featuring five signature scents specially formulated for wearable, fine fragrance, each a long-lasting, transformative, meandering scent captured in a spherical glass bottle.
The 100ml perfumes are topped with a concrete cap and a specially designed gray concrete base for an artful, stylish display.
Hashish / a thousand year old souk day dream. A billowing haze of burning wormwood. She is the mistress...a vision, sun-drenched and dripping with amber and gold. The spirit falls into a state of warmth and wonder.
Notes: Cannabis, blackcurrant, wormwood ginger, cumin, clove, cinnamon, sandalwood, oak moss, vetiver and amber
100ml / 3.4oz
Corfu - Eau de Parfum
A solar perfume, as vibrant as the Greek sky, leaving on the skin a warm trail, like a memory of a dive in the Ionian Sea.
A modern chypre overdosed with musk. Opening with a tart rhubarb, fizzy citrus and aromatic basil, the fragrance evolves towards a soft and delicate bouquet, leaving on the skin a sophisticated musk facetted with notes of milky sandalwood, creamy amber and cashmere woods.
The sea has shaped a legend that electrifies the enamored hearts, announcing a smile of bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, rose oil and patchouli. Whoever swims through this rocky passage made up of golden reliefs like amber, and turquoise water as soft as iris, will know a lasting love.
The “Canal d’Amour”, such is its name, patient. He knows that the Greek island has many other secrets to share, woven of jasmine, ambrette seeds, sandalwood, and tonka bean; fruits of so many influences. Here stands the blackcurrant absolute, where raspberry and peach are combined.
Beautifully wild, mountainous and wooded landscapes, lead to visions of Italian, French and British architecture, Byzantine churches and Roman remains. The Epochs, cultures, cedar wood, musk and lily-of-the-valley, the languages, traditions, rhubarb and geraniums, can all be found in Corfu. The Island of all encounte
No.6 Hyssop - Concrete Bowl Diffuser
Aromatic diffuser set with natural lava rocks presented in a gray concrete bowl.
An aromatic solution, in the No.6 Hyssop scent. Decorative yet functional to complement your home decor and aromas.
Notes: Morocccan mint, cardamom, hyssop, basil, clove, jasmine, cypress, lavender, thyme & cedarwood.
The Ghost In The Shell - Eau de Parfum
A fragrance from the future; where nature and technology meet and complement each other. A fusion of liquid-scented Aqual™ and Yuzu bring to life a citrusy metallic freshness.
While the velvety skin and juicy fruitiness of peach and pear form a metaphor for human flesh and intertwine with a human heart of jasmine. A hybrid, superhuman body, between natural and synthetic, whose vital force is born from the power of amber woods and the chrome minerals of moss.
The Ghost in the Shell, a perfume that speaks of the human phenomenon and its paradox, a perfume to wear on oneself ab libitum, at one’s pleasure. A perfume as a propagation towards the other, that makes you the axis and the arrow of evolution; modern, indeed!