Charenton Macerations – Asphalt Rainbow
"Make me a rose..."
Asphalt Rainbow draws inspiration from the “break the rules” attitude of global street art: a creative world movement that teaches anything can be a canvas and anyone an artist. Specifically exploring the concepts of distortion, reappropriation, and impermanence, Asphalt Rainbow borrows from a series of masterful street art techniques to craft an olfactive love letter to the street: a roughed up rose that’s been hyper-colored, torn apart and twisted on its head, then nailed to the wall for your sniffing pleasure. The arc of the fragrance mirrors the unpredictable lifecycle of street art: a re-envisioned rose accord that distorts and morphs over time like a fragmented floral collage stretched across urban walls and alleyways; its aerosol-tinged aroma ever-fading closer to background.
Asphalt Rainbow is crafted in collaboration with perfumer Cecile Hua of Mane USA. Additional support provided by performer Careena Melia, and an ever-growing adopted family of bombers (taggers), buskers, and writers scattered across the globe. It is dedicated to their (and our) continued pursuits in search of beauty.
Featured: Rose Absolute, Rose Fragments
Accents: Spray Paint (Aerosols), Galbanum, Lily of the Valley, Lychee, Ylang, Saffron, Magnolia, Leather, Cistus
Background: Asphalt, Detritus, Patchouli, Wood, Amber