RUS­SIA

Eu­topie N°6 Dh715 for 100ml, Ga­leries Lafayette

Friday - - Beauty -

Cre­ated by French per­fumer Elodie Pol­let, this fra­grance is a trib­ute to the Slavic soul. Pol­let lived in Moscow for four years and wanted to pro­duce a scent that would cap­ture her mem­o­ries and al­low her to re­visit Rus­sia sim­ply by smell. “I want to ex­press my feel­ings to­wards Rus­sia by show­ing it is a coun­try of con­trasts. There are a lot of para­doxes, but to­day Moscow is a glam­orous city that grows fast. It’s full of op­por­tu­ni­ties,” she says, having used mas­cu­line and fem­i­nine in­gre­di­ents to cap­ture the city’s con­trast­ing moods. “It’s based on the in­tense scent of leather and strong, mas­cu­line in­cense. Leather stands for boots, and in­cense re­flects the Rus­sian Ortho­dox churches. But there’s also one in­gre­di­ent that smells very fem­i­nine – gera­nium. It ex­presses the fem­i­nine soul of Rus­sia – young and beau­ti­ful.” Even the bot­tle brings to life the spirit of Rus­sia. “Red is so sym­bolic for Rus­sia!” says Pol­let.

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