Puente Perfumes Medusa and Arrnold Blocklin Medusa, c. 1878, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany apped by Michelyn
Medusa as soon as had charms; to realize her love
A rival crowd of envious lovers strove.
They, who’ve seen her, personal, they ne’er did hint
Extra shifting options in a sweeter face.
But above all, her size of hair, they personal,
In golden ringlets wav’d, and swish shone.
Her Neptune noticed, and with such beauties fir’d,
Resolv’d to compass, what his soul desir’d.
In chaste Minerva’s fane, he, lustful, keep’d,
And seiz’d, and rifled the younger, blushing maid. ~ from Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Jacek Malczewski, Medusa 1900 by way of Wiki
Allow us to really feel compassion for poor Medusa, aka Gorgo – she who was as soon as an exquisite maiden in historical occasions, violated by the mighty Poseidon throughout the sanctity of Athena’s temple. After all, Athena was outraged; she turned Medusa’s enviable locks right into a terrifying mass of slithering snakes. Whosoever gazed upon her frightful visage could be turned to stone. The Gods have been vengeful, jealous, lust-filled and certainly bloodthirsty as a rule: what had Medusa executed to deserve such punishment?
Perseus With Head of Medusa by Antonio Canova by way of wiki
When King Polydectes held a banquet below the proviso that every visitor convey a horse, Perseus (son of Danaë) had none, and promised to ship regardless of the king wished – which occurred to be the top of the one mortal Gorgon (of the three extant Gorgons), Medusa. The gods rushed to Perseus’ assist, bestowing upon him the next items: from the Hesperides, a knapsack for her head; from Zeus, an adamantine sword; Hades gave him a helm of darkness. Hermes lent him winged sandals – and Athena, a refined reflective protect. Medusa by no means stood an opportunity.
Pure Perfumer Eliam Puente of Puente Perfumes courtesy of the perfumer
Puente Perfumes Medusa is the primary (in what I hope to be many extra perfumes!) perfume created by Spain-based, Cuban-born and USA-raised pure perfumer and gifted painter Eliam Puente. Eliam has lengthy been captivated with fragrance, which is how we grew to become acquainted years in the past on the perfume boards. He’s a inventive spirit who expresses himself visually by way of whimsical drawings and work – usually of headless nude figures in arresting poses: stuffed with voluptuousness, humor and stylish composition. When Eliam contacted me some months in the past and revealed that he was busy at work making a fragrance, he requested if I might be inquisitive about sampling it; in fact, I mentioned YES. My pattern took awhile to reach and was definitely worth the wait – one more sensible pure fragrance of 2022. It was the perfumer’s want to specific each the wonder and monstrosity of Gorgon Medusa – which he has achieved within the first half via floralcy, and within the latter, by way of thriller and an animalic underbelly.
From Medusa’s Story Medusa and younger Perseus “Medusa’s Story” by Carol Lashof — Picture by Kade Mendelowitz, Theatre UAF
Puente Perfumes Medusa is without doubt one of the headiest, most éblouissant scents: a potent elixir bathed in indolic waves of secretive blossoms, underscored by a plethora of vetiver racinettes, inky oakmoss and beguiling civet. The perfumer (very like myself) is besotted with beautiful uncooked supplies and solely employs the best which come at hand. By necessity, these parts are expensive – however they take you on a journey which might’t be imitated and develop in a way that makes your head swim. Medusa is so sensual that it have to be smelt to be believed.
Because the fragrance commences, my nostrils are assailed by gorgeous floral absolutes of jasmine, a deeply honeyed orange blossom and Moroccan rose – which produce endorphins resembling the primary flush of erotic love. Their impact intoxicates. I understand orris as a bridge observe, current on the very coronary heart and able to extending longevity within the base. Puente Perfumes Medusa possesses a classically refined and spectacular base comprised of few supplies – vetiver, oakmoss and civet – and these carry out with aplomb, imbuing the perfume with colourful, shadowy elements. There’s a luminous high quality to vetiver which accompanies its earthiness; oakmoss, however imparts a numinous, otherworldly side. The civet utilized in Medusa is a tincture, and it occupies a full 30% of the components (per the perfumer): civet maintains its animalic nature whereas melding into an extravagant bouquet the place solely the rose bears no fangs or sequestered claws.
1912 the Kiss Clarence Underwood Waltz widespread use
Medusa, in toto – achieves the feeling of being held within the clasp of a masterly ballroom dancing associate who waltzes you throughout the room so swiftly and suavely that you just really feel faint, dizzy with pleasure. You may hear your pulse resound in your ears; really feel the warmth rising from the hand round your waist; your toes barely contact the ground. It brings again reminiscences of my first waltz at fifteen with an incredibly good-looking older Slavic gentleman: I by no means wished the music to cease. I used to be breathless and befuddled and ecstatic .
Notes: jasmine sambac and grandiflorum, Moroccan rose, orange blossom, orris root, benzoin, vetiver, oakmoss, civet
Pattern supplied by the perfumer – many thanks! I rushed out and bought a flacon quickly after. My nostril is my very own…
~ Ida Meister, Deputy and Pure Perfumery Editor
Artwork Route: Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Puente Perfumes Medusa
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