Currently coveting the new Reconsidered Yang Collection, which is available to you lucky peeps on Oct. 22. Hey, if there is a scent lover in your world – this is for them. Or in my case – me, me, me!
The Harmonist is about to relaunch its Yang Collection and I could not be more excited: five radiant aromas, reconsidered in a new parfum concentration.
The five elements – wood, fire, earth, water and metal – are regarded as the building blocks of all natural phenomena. Interconnected yet opposing, they enhance and diminish each other. Wood feeds fire, but it also parts Earth.
“Golden Wood, Desired Earth, Velvet Fire, Matrix Metal, and Sacred Water are vibrant, assured aromas,” says founder Lola Tillyaeva of the Yang Collection. “Warm and radiant, they are designed to energize and nourish the wearer, much like the sun’s light. While we are immensely proud of the collection, which was conceived in collaboration with my dear friend and nose Guillaume Flavigny, The Harmonist is an ongoing conversation. Fragrances must be allowed to grow and evolve, like people.”
Using the original formulations as a starting point, the collection’s scents were reconsidered as parfums, a concentration that allows ingredients to better reveal their depth and character. The result, as always at The Harmonist, is a refined balance between the fragrance’s harmony and the individuality of each ingredient.
Woody · Citrus · Oriental
Golden wood is a noble aroma that comforts and consoles. Its gourmet and woody notes nourish the wearer, like the strength and vitality of a centuries-old tree.
Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Bitter Orange, Bees Wax, Pear Granita, Guaiac Wood, Oak Wood, Tonka Bean, Cabreuva
Oriental · Spicy · Woody
Desired Earth is a majestic aroma that intrigues and inspires. Its powerful notes of spice and wood elevate the wearer, like the summit of the highest peaks.
Notes: Elemi, Cade, Immortal Flower, Red Cedar, Myrrh, Tolu Balsam, Vetiver, Iris, Vanilla
Aromatic · Woody · Oriental
Velvet Fire is a charismatic aroma that arouses and ignites. Its sensual combination of woody notes impassions and illuminates the wearer, like the sun’s caress.
Notes: Clary Sage, Cypress, Myrtle, Neroli, Saffron, Tobacco, Cistus, Tonka Bean, Oud
Woody · Metal · Musk
Matrix Metal is a powerful aroma that emboldens and strengthens. Its hot-cold accord is contrasted by metallic notes and creamy freshness, bringing clarity to the wearer, like the burnished surface of a blade. Notes: Metallic Notes, Cardamom, Nutmeg, White Tea, Cyclamen, Vetiver, Sequoia, Sandalwood, White Musk
Citrus · Marine · Floral
Sacred Water is a fluid aroma that stimulates and settles. Its notes of citrus fruit, fresh spice and minerality both invigorate and soothe the wearer, like the unfolding expanse of a tranquil sea.
Notes: Citron, Mandarin, Fresh Ginger, Magnolia, Orange Blossom, Laminaria Seaweed, Amyris, Grey Amber, Cedar
Known as the Wuxing, they have been used to interpret everything from the cosmos to our internal bodies for millennia. They were also the inspiration behind our initial collection of ten signatures scents.
“Each of us possesses all five elements within us. But we are guided by a particular element, which is informed by the date, time and location of our birth, as well as our gender.”
To find your element or to better understand the energies operating within you, click the link here: Find Your Element. (This is the fun part)
Meet the creator:
Lola Tillyaeva: Merging the art of haute perfumerie with the tradition and philosophy of Feng Shui, Lola Tillyaeva (Till) launched The Harmonist in 2016 as an expression of a desire to render balance and harmony through the power of scent. Committed to a life-long quest to understand the mysteries and wonders animating life’s fundamental questions, Lola envisioned a unique fragrance house founded on the wisdom of Feng Shui, translating its principles into perfumery. Articulating a recognition that each individual possesses his/her own distinct birth element, Lola imagined The Harmonist as a vehicle to offer clients an enhanced and personalized experience in finding balance and well-being through our unique collection. With a mission of empowering clients to strengthen their self-knowledge and well-being, Lola has emerged as a singular voice within the wellness and beauty space, continually lending new purpose and possibility to the art of perfume.