Fresh flowers blown over the sewers from a cemetry, a cool breeze carrying the scent of the deceased, and stolen petals from headstones. A beast seeking beauty and an erection summoned by the orients. Sexual rituals and offerings of incense.
FILM: MOMENT : FRAGRANCE
00 : 28 : 36 — 00 : 42 : 17
o2 / 2018
From the olfactive archives from our »Le Cinéma Olfactif« film screening program of cult, classic, independent and contemporary films held at cinemas and art institutions worldwide.
THE FILM, THE INSPIRATION.
Spun off from the director’s short from the omnibus feature Tokyo!, this twisted, offbeat comedy depicts a day in the life of a mysterious, identity-shifting man named Monsieur Oscar.?
» Light elements and a fresh tonality compose the beginning of the fragrance -- the green jacket, flowers, stem, the muddy cemetery, swamp. Fear and sadness creep in. He walks toward somewhere, somebody…light remains until suddenly he grabs her and goes underground. Here I wanted to definitively express two things: First, her. The sensuality, beauty, and orientalism she possesses -- I used middle eastern codes of saffron, cypriol, and oud. And second, him. He’s like a Pan God, human-and-beast, god of the forest, poetry. He is entirely seduced by her beauty. He is not the same beside her. He’s horny and falls asleep in the arms of his mother. I used patchouli and cedarwood atlas to bring animality here. Ultimately, there is contrast between lightness and darkness, above and below, flower and earth, beauty and disgust. «
THE MOMENT, THE FRAGRANCE.
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