What it is: This eau de parfum was inspired by a photograph of a young girl entitled Kirsten 1996 taken by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in that year. The fragrance is a true collaboration in every sense as creative director Ben Gorham sought to interpret not only the image itself but the vision and personality of its creators.
Fragrance story: 1996 transports the wearer to another plane and, like the image it is inspired by, combines polar opposites, as the Northern hemisphere gives way to creamy orris and soft, slightly flirtatious violets. The soul of this fragrance is a warm, almost viscous black amber, its deep cognac rapture envelops the wearer and time stands still for just a moment until the journey concludes in the softly sensual leather and patchouli of the Orient.
Style: Woody, aromatic.
- Top: juniper berries, black pepper.
- Middle: violet, leather accord, orris.
- Base: patchouli, black amber, vanilla.