THE DECAY OF THE ANGEL, EAU DE PARFUM
A rich and exotic burnt floral fragrance with a subtle headiness that comes from desire infused by flowers on the wane. Inspired by Yukio Mishima’s 1971 novel of the same name, these are the final longings of a descending angel.
Like the novel this fragrance explores notions of decadence and innocence, birth and rebirth. It is about the inescapable beauty of the natural in all it's forms.
Mandarin, Neroli, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense
Sambac Jasmin, Acacia, Cade
Oudh, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Tonka, Labdanum
This is a natural perfume set in an organic alcohol base and is not tested on animals nor contains any animal by-products. It uses a nature identical and ethical substitute for both musk and hedione (see Ingredient Philosophy below). Suitable for vegans.
"A spritz of The Decay of the Angel in the office this week led to a bevy of passionate opinions and responses. It's one of those Marmite scents that you love or hate, and I'm in the former category - I could spray all day... Controversial you see."
“本周，在办公室里对The Decay of the Angel的狂热引起了热情洋溢的意见和回应。这是您或者喜欢或者讨厌的栗色气味之一，而且我属于前一类-，我可以整天喷它 ……你看，这很有争议。”
Inspired by Yukio Mishima's final 1971 work of the same name and published as the fourth and final novel in the Sea of Fertility tetralogy, The Decay of the Angel is about the incarnation of our humanity that encourages us to find the beauty in the failings and the frailty of flesh - it is ultimately a story of birth and more importantly rebirth.
The fragrance is based on the 5 stages of a falling angel:
STAGE 1 | Decay
STAGE 2 | Diaphoresis
STAGE 3 | Dirt
STAGE 4 | Dissatisfaction
STAGE 5 | Darkness
These 5 Stages are reflected throughout the fragrance which turn a traditionally rich and exotic floral built around Sambac Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang and Rose into an intense hedonistic experience. The result is a powerful scent composed of the sweetness of flowers on the edge of waning coupled with hints of natural Oudh, Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense and Spanish Cade to confer a distinct and unique impression of charred wood. Musk and Hedione bring a dark and dirty edge of desire. This is bound together with Hedione, the only known fragrance ingredient to induce arousal1, and musk to evoke the dark and dirty edge of desire and the fulfilment of a fallen angel.
这5个阶段反映在整个香味，使传统的丰富和异国情调的花卉围绕桑巴克茉莉，依兰和玫瑰建成一个强烈的享乐体验。其结果是一种强烈的香味，由凋谢边缘的花香和自然的Oudh，Atlas Cedarwood，Frankincense和Spanish Cade带来的香气，赋予了焦木独特而独特的印象。麝香和Hedione带来了欲望的黑暗和肮脏的边缘。这与Hedione结合在一起，Hedione是唯一已知的引起唤醒的香气成分，而麝香则唤起欲望的黑暗和肮脏的边缘，满足堕落天使的欲望。
Based in Warsaw, Gosia Sobczak is a Polish illustrator whose use of beautiful, bold and often cheerful colours are offset by the dark subject matter that her work explores. Her themes range from the grotesque to the melancholic and mortality through to chaos. Little known outside of her native country, Sobczak’s has gained a cult following in Poland and has appeared in print in publications such as the fashion, cultural and design magazine K Mag.
戈西亚·索布扎克（Gosia Sobczak）居住在华沙，是波兰的插画家，她那美丽、大胆且经常欢快的色彩被她的作品所探索的黑暗主题所抵消。 她的主题从怪诞到忧郁，从死亡到混乱。 索布扎克（Sobczak's）在她的祖国以外鲜为人知，在波兰受到了广泛的追捧，并出现在时装，文化和设计杂志《 K Mag》等出版物中。