The beguiling magnetism of Eidesis Eau de Parfum is drawn from myth and mesmeric ingredients. Luring the senses into a landscape of wooded depths, iridescent florals and liquid stillness, it is one of a collection of distinct fragrances created with long-term fragrance partner Barnabé Fillion titled Othertopias—a collection of transportive scents, inspired by liminal spaces.
For Eidesis, the space is that of the self, and the struggle between the interior and exterior worlds. Borrowing symbolism from the myth of Narcissus, Eidesis honours the imaginary worlds beyond the surface of the mirror—fusing floral notes redolent of the pool or looking glass, with an earthy, woody base of Vetiver, Sandalwood and Cedar.
Fillion comments: ‘A smell, whether in the air, on our skin, or on our clothes, creates a world within our world that is both physical and imagined—a phenomenon that blurs the boundaries of past and present, real and unreal, here and there. A window into nature, so to speak, one that invites
a dialogue with surroundings that we inhabit but often overlook.’
Eidesis Eau de Parfum is packaged in a 50mL amber glass bottle and encased in a carton featuring artwork by Belfast-based painter Jack Coulter. It will be available at Aesop signature stores, select department store counters and aesop.com from 12 September 2022, priced at £140.