the finer things in life are either free or exquisitely made, and in the latter category falls aesop’s latest fragrance release. entitled tacit, it was formulated in collab with french perfumer céline barel. the fragrance was born of two key inspirations: the fresh notes found in traditional colognes and the mediterranean coast, for its culture, topography, and fragile, perfumed vegetation. its name refers to knowledge that is implicitly understood rather than communicated directly, and alludes to an elusive, almost indefinable quality that is more readily experienced than articulated.
intricately structured, tacit blends refined ingredients sourced from around the planet, including vetiver heart, whose distillation process cleans the aromatic root of its earthy aspect. in keeping with aesop’s aesthetic preferences and barel’s flair for innovation, it's at once familiar in its yuzu-inspired citrus notes and distinctly contemporary in liberal use of basil grand vert, and which lends subtle warmth with delicately spiced undertones of clove. tacit comes as an eau de parfum, packaged in a 50ml glass bottle encased in a sleek box incorporating the work of australian generative artist jonathan mccabe. the fragrance is available at aesop signature stores, selected department store counters, but is also available online.