Last evening Joyce Gallery at Palais Royal in Paris held a private view of portraits for Diane Pernet to coincide with the launch of her first fragrance collection. Beautiful blown-glass vessels held aromas of the four perfumes for guests to sample and smell each unique blend with an imaginary story to explain the composition of ingredients. For example "To Be Honest", and .........
"In Pursuit Of Magic"......makes you feel as if you've entered a familiar yet parallel world, standing atop a hillside temple, time is lost in a moment of sensory overload.
Another name is "Shaded" - perhaps the signature scent for Diane - the pioneer of fashion blogging under her guise "A Shaded View On Fashion" and founder of fashion film hub ASVOFF. Now Diane has branched out into spreading her very own particular vision with a new dimension to the fives senses - scent! Each bottle is decorated with a mini jewel spider designed by Mario Salvucci to mimic her trademark arachnid adornments and accessories.
Shaded evokes a nocturnal bath in the sea. !e salt on your skin, a subtle incense and new-found sensations await a secret lover’s encounter. Lightly caressed in the ocean mist, every feeling is shaded by an intense plume of vetiver and surrounded by the deepest touch of musk and guiac wood.
Find out more about the project here.
(Guests included Rick Owens & Michele Lamy, Catherine Baba and artist Orlan - as seen above in my snap)