Stéphane Humbert Lucas, synesthesic perfumer, ventures into a new form of expression in a high–end perfume. The creation relies on the purity of the elements, their refinement a product of constant observation of what is perceptible. Fond of slogans and keywords, Stéphane Humbert Lucas makes them sharper. His perpetual quest of the absolute has led him to search for the symbol, the banner, the crest.
A pure, primitive scent for amber lovers, rough and warm. The perfume of experts, it is often called ‘the diamond of the collection’. Ô Hira is named for the mountain located northeast of the holy city of Mecca where the Prophet Mohammed is said to have received his first divine revelations from God through his angel Gabriel. Also known as the Mountain of Light, this fragrance takes its cues from this holy place’s most ancient rock-strewn, tough terrain.
Topnotes: Ambra, Leather, Benzoin, Woody notes
Heartnotes: Earth, Saltpetre, Amber, Cinnamon
Basenotes: Vanilla, Musk, Tonka bean,
Fossilized amber resin, labdanum, and ambergris are the ancient materials of the old world harnessed for use in this purest of amber fragrances. If Stéphane Humbert Lucas’ goal was to create a pure amber, then he most assuredly has succeeded. Briny, salty minerals from the ambergris add a subtle, refined marine aspect to the amber accord, and labdanum a dark, raw leathery heartbeat. Together, the amber, leather, rock minerals, and subtle spice wind around each other like serpents, creating an overall aroma that is as smooth as saltwater taffy and just as appetizing. Although the fragrance is rugged rather than sweet, there is some appealing softness in the base arising from the clever use of silky, chocolate-like tonka bean, earthy vanilla, and a feathery musk.
The Odyssey of Stéphane Humbert Lucas. A cap of honeycombed metal, vaulted dome, pointing sharply. A crystalline artifact with limpid curves. A crown forged of a triple 7 pierced with an aigrette of refinement. A small multi-faceted stone. Extracts of perfume with vertical fragrances.
Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Ô Hira is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum, and available at very selected stores.