If you could smell certain smells at particular moments while watching movies, the effect of the film would be much stronger. We made a selection of films and found the corresponding compositions. Take a look and see if you agree.
Angel, 2016 – Closed Gate by Haute Fragrance Company
The Angel is a young gentleman who lives alone with his mother, Louise. He was born invisible, so no one knows about his existence. Only a blind girl, Madeleine, can smell him. Young people play hide and seek and later fall in love with one another. The film shows the process of growing up: their play in nature, go on romantic walks in the forest…
The green spicy aroma of Closed Gate from the Haute Fragrance Company conveys the feeling of love in the heart of nature. The bitterness of the spices gradually turns into the astringency of hemp leaves and the crisp juiciness of green stalks. The base of the fragrance is softened by warm sandalwood and smoky labdanum.
Shape of Water, 2017 – Peau d’Ailleurs от Starck
The main character is a cleaner in a science lab. Within the walls of a secret institution, she works on a study of a captured amphibian man and cruel treatments are being conducted on him. The woman falls in love with a mutant and helps him escape.
Starck’s Peau d’Ailleurs is a watery green fragrance which is all about nature, moisture, moist soil and cold stones, so many of which are pictured in the film. Concrete, metal, wood, greens and moisture – seems like this fragrance is for everyone who adores nature smells.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2006 – Fleur Narcotique от Ex Nihilo
The cruel orphan who never knew love, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille decides to create a scent that will make everyone fall in love with its owner. He studied perfumery art in a beautiful town of Grasse in the South of France, trains on jasmine, orange blossom, rose and even cats. He then decides to murder 13 girls to add to the perfume the smell of angelic innocence, integrity and love.
Narcotic flower fragrance Fleur Narcotique by Ex Nihilo fascinates everyone with its trail. Gourmet entry from litchi, bergamot and peach changes into a floral smell of peony, jasmine and orange blossom and is complemented by a base of woody notes and musk.
Text: Irina Gorskaia
Images: Allure, IMDb