Talismans – Collezione Preziosa. The new Italian artistic perfumery house has been born in Naples! We might know three fascinating Talismans scents (Le Mat, Sogno Reale and Nettuno) already from Mendittorosa Odori d’Anima‘s universe – now they are getting new life with the standalone project of Talismans – Collezione Preziosa focused on deep, symbolic universes. Current Talismans received refined boxes handmade in Naples and strengthened Extrait de Parfum concentration (from 25-30%). The fourth, totally new Talisman: OSANG will debut at Esxence – The Scent of Excellence and Persefume happily brings first detailed announcement of this novelty.
Ramy Leon Lorenco for Talismans
Before we reveal more about OSANG let us present you story of Talismans in the text by talented writer Alex Musgrave of The Silver Fox:
Talismans protect us and grant us power; they are private prayers we hold close and whisper to in the dark. We wash them in tears. In times of shadow and ash they remind us we are safe and loved, guided and sacred.
Talismans Collezione Preziosa is a collection of perfumed extracts worn as fetish and armour. Imbued with spirit, dark love, deep love, halo and perfumed divinity. Worn on skin, close and intimate, they ward off affliction, mischief and harm. Naples is the motherlode, the fertile genesis of Talismans Collezione Preziosa. In the ancient shadow of rumbling Vesuvius, the earth sleeps and mutters darkly in dreams of fire-painted skies and embers. Odours of ash, incineration and portent fill centuries of uncertainty. Devil horns, prayers, amulets, numbers, cards, phalli, wind chimes and holy objects decorate houses and lives to ward off eruptions and the ascension/surge of hell from the ground. Napoli, eye of the cyclone, devils heaven, a city that needs totems and rosaries, symbols, invocation and numbers. A city of beauty and hell, both sacred and profane. Precious talismans are needed to protect us now more than ever. Supplication and miracles, prayers and incantations for divine scented skin. Odours of confrontation and beauty to comfort our precious souls.
Talismans Collezione Preziosa. Perfumes of fate and desire. Choose your protection. From The Fool and Journeyman of the Major Arcana, a dream of the sea’s embryonic embrace or the yearning vastness of a nebulous cosmos; there is a talisman to protect and love you.
Alex Musgrave for Talismans
Ramy Leon Lorenco for Talismans
OSANG – the most powerful Talisman ever (it comes in extremely high 30% Extrait de Parfum concentration has been inspired by powerful Saint Januarius blood miracle – the real event happening in Naples.
‘All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood’ – Rainer Maria Rilke
Naples is urs sanguinium, City of Blood, protected by patron saint San Gennaro. Three times a year his dried blood is presented to the people, hungry for love and miracles. If this holy treasure liquefies all will be well with Naples. If not, the earth will shake, skies blacken…misfortune might descend. This supernatural and holy liquefaction is a talisman of metamorphosis and protection.
OSANG is inspired by this extraordinary annual miracle, a scent of viscous beauty, blood rising, shifting from inertia to bubbling resurrection. A miracle of love. A perfumed celebration of saints and superstitions, centred around a ravenous fenugreek absolute note lavished with singed pyrazines, sacrificial myrrh and mournful molten honey poured over everything like amber rain. Meadow blooms, sticky dark resins, pungent balms and ashen clouds of iris swirl like dramatic weather.
The miracle slowly unfolds from sunlit flowers through a sea of honey and glorious fenugreek, stirring our hunger into clouds of swirling darkness, golden hope and cindered skies. A perfume of darkness that slowly explodes into delirious, mysterious light, a Talisman of blood, seething with shadows and burning magic. OSANG. A miracle of scented love. An indelible prayer for skin.
OSANG perfume notes: Heliotrope, honey, meadow flowers, & fenugreek absolute, Sichuan pepper, nutmeg, labdanum, iris, myrrh, benzoin & styrax, sandalwood, amber, oud, incense, Peru balsam, animalic musks.
This time the brand has decided not to reveal the perfumer’s name as OSANG is not only made in Naples, but also by Naples… The special character of this scent has been highlited by truly unique presentation.Drops of red wax on the bottle symbolize the miracle of love’s essence. Monumental OSANG bottle is protected by unique handmade cap from Pure Capodimonte Porcelain representing the profile of the Saint Januarius. It has been designed especially for Talismans by creative Naples’ duo Nada for Nada and comes with the certificate of authenticity.
Talismans OSANG – the packaging
I have smelled OSANG already and it is one of the most beautiful honey scents ever created… dark, bold, completely unexpected. The Silver Fox‘s full review will follow very soon.
Talismans OSANG will be available in small quanitites as Extrait de Parfum 30% concentration in 100ml spray bottle for 320 EUR from June 2017. Special campaign allowing online customers to own this unique piece before the rest of the world as the first ones has been just announced – perfume can be already pre-ordered here.
Quotes – Alex Musgrave for Talismans. Pictures – Ramy Leon Lorenco for Talismans. Thank you!