ELEMENTALS Special Edition Qìan is inspired by the 15th Hexagram of the I Ching – Humility. It is surprising, unusual, reassuring and sensual all in one. A contemporary classic that can be worn by everyone.
The I Ching is a 4000 year old oracle that is used in Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology to gain insight and find answers. Its wisdom, while ancient, is still applicable to this day.
The hexagram Qìan speaks of finding true treasure and happiness within us through the cultivation of humility, contentment and love, as best described in the following poem by Lao Tze:
I have three treasures that I guard and hold dear:
The first is love,
The second is contentment,
The third is humbleness.
Only the loving are courageous,
Only the content are magnanimous,
Only the humble are capable of commanding.
This carefully crafted perfume is a harmonious symphony of nature’s finest ingredients, each contributing to its unique ability to promote balance, insight, and inner peace.
At its heart lies the uplifting and citrusy Bergamot, which gently awakens the senses and opens the door to self-reflection. The grounding presence of cypress instills a sense of stability, like the sturdy roots of a tree, while the verdant violet leaves whisper of growth and renewal.
Saffron, with its exotic and spicy allure, brings a touch of passion and vitality, encouraging self-discovery and introspection. Rose Otto, the queen of florals, adds a delicate, soothing layer of floral elegance, nurturing the soul and inviting tranquility.
As we delve deeper, the rich and resinous notes of Tolu and Labdanum provide a sense of grounding and connection to the earth, like walking barefoot on warm soil. Nutmeg and Pink Pepper infuse a subtle warmth and energy, awakening the mind to new perspectives and insights.
The heart of this perfume lies in the complex and mystical Agarwood, also known as Oud, which brings a deep, spiritual dimension to the fragrance. It is the bridge to Nagarmotha, which lends a serene and meditative quality, inviting you to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings.
Frangipani and Perù add a touch of exotic sweetness and sensuality, reminding us to find beauty and joy in the present moment. Together, these carefully selected ingredients create a fragrant tapestry that encourages balance between mind, body, and spirit, fosters insight into our true selves, and ultimately leads to a profound sense of inner peace. This perfume is more than a scent; it’s a journey towards self-discovery and equilibrium.