If a perfume can transport you to another place, another time – then imagine what that place would look like if it were a drawing… When I made this drawing a few months ago , I wore two of my favorite perfumes: Alamut by Lorenzo Villoresi on the right arm and Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer on the left. Flowers versus Incense .
The scents of frankincense and flowers such as rose and ylang ylang inspired me to make this drawing of a friendly giant and his little sleepy angel pal. I wanted to draw a friendship between seemingly opposites.
Both perfumes to me, have a sense of protection . In my drawing I wanted both creatures to protect eachother. The funny thing was that I initially wanted to draw an impression of images that only Alamut would evoke but Incense Extreme somehow made the drawing more blue- literally. I guess, without realizing it I let the bottles influence me in my color choice too, as the Villoresi comes in a red bottle and the Tauer perfume comes in a blue one. In this drawing I used pen, ink, pencil and watercolors .
Heartbeats Synchronized, 25x25cm mixed media on paper
Chester Gibs, Amsterdam 2016
ALAMUT: Top Note: Osmanthus, Rose, Jasmin, Rosewood and exotic flowers.
Middle Note: Narcissus, Tuberose, Ylang ylang, Orange blossoms, Labdanum and ambery notes.
Base Note: Amber, Musk, Amyris, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Benzoin, leather and powdery notes.
Incense Extreme: Minimalist, intense, clear. A perfume built around a natural CO2 extract of Boswellia serrata, aka incense; it captures the roughness of the climate of the semi desert where Boswellia trees thrives. It is translucent like the first whiff of incense smoke from Boswellia resin on red gleaming coal. Yet, it is crisp like a night in the desert.