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THE OPERA IS BURNING

46° 12' 6.84" N 6° 08' 33.36" E

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Geneva, Switzerland

1st of May, 1951

Smoked Harp

Burnt Wood

Fumed Maquillage

Créateur Olfactif Genève Valkyrie THE OPERA IS BURNING Diffuser
THE OPERA IS BURNING reed diffuser

Inspiration
 

On the 1st of May, 1951,

the Grand Theatre de Genève - Geneva's opera house and the largest stage in Switzerland - burned down under mysterious circumstances, while a rehearsal of the Third Act of The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner was commencing.

The Opera is Burning captures the olfactory memory of the first moments of smoke in the opera building, resulting from the fire ravishing its precious woods, the musical instruments and the make up rooms.

"Fine smoky cedarwood, cade and birch tar, softened with a seductive accord of red lipstick. An ambient fragrance that can be used to relax or seduce "

THE OPERA IS BURNING Newspaper cog

BGE, Centre d'iconographie genevoise

LES FEMMES DU KHEDIVE

LES FEMMES DU KHÉDIVE Reed Diffuser by Créateur Olfactif Genève

46° 1l' 59.964" N 6° 10' 24.852"' E

An accord made out of the unique qualities of two types of tobacco leaves: spicy Oriental tobacco and sweet Maryland tobacco; embellished with notes of the narcotic tobacco flower. 

LES FEMMES DU KHÉDIVE Reed Diffuser  by Créateur Olfactif Genève
Tobacco flower LES FEMMES DU KHÉDIVE  by cog

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Geneva, Switzerland

8th of March, 1921

Tobacco Flower

Oriental Tobacco Leaves

Maryland Tobacco Leaves

Inspiration
 

Les Femmes du Khédive serves as a time capsule inside an old cigarette factory in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Soon after it opened, Le Khedive - named after the sovereign of Egypt, where the factory had its first branch - became one of Europe's most important manufacturers of luxury cigarettes and a purveyor to its royal courts.

In a company run by men, it was mostly the women doing the hard work - including hand-rolling the cigarettes. This fragrance is an ode to them.

Les Femmes du Khédive is a play on words. While literally translated it can mean: The women of le Khedive factory, it can also be understood as "The Wives of the Khedive", in reference to the harem of the 19th century Egyptian sovereign.

Hand of LES FEMMES DU KHÉDIVE  by Créateur Olfactif Genève
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BGE, Centre d'iconographie genevoise

PREMIÈRE MER

55°44'27.7"N 12°35'08.3"E

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PREMIÈRE MER Reed Diffuser by Créateur Olfactif Genève

Copenhagen, Denmark

Honeyed Sea Kale Flowers

Salty Breeze of the North Sea

A fresh, salty north sea note juxtapositioned by a complex, yet, delicate floral honey accord, creating a contrast for the senses. An olfactory tribute to the struggle between adulthood and the inner child.

PREMIÈRE MER Diffuseur by Créateur Olfactif Genève
PREMIÈRE MER Reed Diffuser by cog
PREMIÈRE MER Reed Diffuser by cog
PREMIÈRE MER Reed Diffuser by Cog
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Inspiration
 

Inspired by a beach in Copenhagen,

next to Créateur Olfactif's childhood home,

Première Mer is perhaps the most personal in the first collection by Créateur Olfactif Genève.

It describes an encounter with an old man on a mission to view the world from the eyes of his younger self once more:

with curiosity and excitement.

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