Charenton Macerations – Eye, Hatshepsut
"Conceived in a flood of light and perfume..."
Eye, Hatshepsut is an olfactive homage to one of history’s most notable gender rebels: Pharaoh Hatshepsut of Egypt. A warrior, a visionary, a pioneer… she is most remembered for her enduring ability to rewrite the narrative of history in her favor: a mythical legacy forever emblazoned into the walls of her temple at Dayr al-Bahri. The structure of the fragrance takes inspiration from the many depictions of Hatshepsut as a female figure in male dress. It juxtaposes softer, sweeping floral arcs (lotus, iris) with starker, contrasting resinous edges (kohl, kyphi), blending strength and beauty together against the crystalline backdrop of the Saharan sands.
Eye, Hatshepsut is crafted in collaboration with perfumer Cecile Hua of Mane USA. Special thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo for their assistance in navigating their respective collections of antiquities and research materials, without which construction of this fragrance would have never been possible.
Every bottle of Eye, Hatshepsut is hand filled, rolled in buckskin leather, and packed in patchouli.
Top Notes: Papyrus, Blue Lotus, Smoke, Burnt Tallow
Mid Notes: Kohl, Cinnamon, Honeyed Wine, Orris Butter
Dry Down: Spiced Patchouli, Incense, Labdanum, Egyptian Musk