Sacred | Spiritual | Incense

LAVS begins like a hymn, channelling a fine spiritual energy through incense. It turns inwards, moving us towards our centre of gravity. It breathes in and out, each breath heavier, slower, radiating its fine aroma. LAVS is fresh yet folded in old shadows, as if it were a beautiful relic of the past discovered once more. Like an ancient and sacrosanct papal vestment, gilded in revered gold. Here we hold onto the past only through smell — and with this fragrance we are afforded the rare opportunity to possess this mystical beauty.

LAVS celebrates the rosewood, with its dark handsome colour, deep grains, and its sweet everlasting aroma reminiscent of pure florals. Impregnated with refined opoponax, this provides the unshakable background of the composition: the dusky base which supports the coruscating top resplendent with fiery spices. The bursting medicinal heat of clove encounters the soothing blunt heat of coriander seed, and peppercorn sears with a radiant tang. A touch of cooling cardamom for requisite balance. These notes rub against the unmistakable signature of resins and ambery tones, from the spicy and citrusy oleoresin that is elemi, to the gorgeous decadence of labdanum - like concentrated solar fire. To add strength, oakmoss lends its baritone weight to this ascendant fragrance.

LAVS is nuanced, but remains at all times a fragrance devoted to incense. It allows incense to expand, morph, and to saturate, shifting to smell – at any given time – leathery, woody, floral, musky, sweet, sacred, or profane. Don’t try to catch this aroma in order to understand it, rather, give this old mystical air the chance to engulf you with its energy. Allow it to fuse with the innermost parts of your soul.

Top Notes: Pepper, Cardamom, Jasmine
Heart Notes: Elemi, Labdanum, Clove, Coriander
Base Notes: Opoponax, Oakmoss, Rosewood, Amber, Tonka Bean

Perfumer: Filippo Sorcinelli


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