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VENI, VIDI, VICI by Histoires de Parfums

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The latest addition to Histoires de Parfums Edition Rare collection is based on the famous quote by the legendary notable Roman, Julius Caesar. How does one apply the two millennia old rant “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” (“I came, I saw, I conquered”) to everyday modern life? Perfumer Gérald Ghislain attempts to answer that question with the creation of three new perfumes that try to emulate each of Julius Caesar’s powerful words. Through perfume, Ghislain endeavors to connect the power of the human spirit to an equally powerful natural element. The general idea for this collection is centered around the concept that while a great deal has changed since the time of Julius Caesar, much about life has remained constant. There are still the day-to-day challenges that need our undivided attention. The resolutions that we make regarding those challenges can ultimately change our lives and possibly our world. This collection attempts to capture the human spirit that is willing to conquer the unknown but more importantly, overcome adversity and affect our destiny in the process. It’s a deep concept, and perhaps too deep for most, but interesting nonetheless.

The new collection is as follows:

Top Note: Absolute Cardamom, Cinnamon, Galbanum, Lavender
Heart Note: Carnation, Saffron, Guaiac Wood
Base Note: Vanilla, Toffee, Patchouli oil, Musk, Ambergris, Oakmoss

“Veni represents the earth, which in many ways still remains a mystery to us. It is nurturing as much as it is wild, forcing us to keep our senses sharp, all the while pushing our limits.”

Top Note: Cardamom, Ozone effects
Heart Note: Plastic Rose, Cyclamen, Water Effects, Saffron
Base Note: Immortelle Absolute, Musk, Ambergris, Vanilla, White Wood

“Vidi, the wind, carries us over seas and oceans, allowing us to rise above mountains and to take our gaze and spirit beyond the horizon.”

Top Note: Angelica Roots, Cardamom, Pink Peppercorns, Basil, Galbanum, Aldehyde
Heart Note: Rustic Lavender effects, Céleri Graine, Iris Concrete, Osmanthus Absolute, Essence Incense
Base Note: Patchouli oil, Musk, Vanilla, Cedar, Raspberry

“Vici, embodies fire, which translates into passion and power. It encourages mankind to create as well as to destroy and our mastery of it requires wisdom as much as well as strength.”


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