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Aesop once again demonstrates its affiliation with the creative world, releasing a new unisex fragrance inspired by the late and great Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), an acclaimed French modernist designer who was deeply committed to improving the lives of others through intelligent, functional design. Called Rozu, every facet of the fragrance embodies a link to Perriand’s life and work. Top notes draw from the Japanese garden rose that was created in Perriand’s name. In tandem, the fresh notes of Shiso provide a sensation of being in the snow—referencing the icy alpine environments she explored at every opportunity. Heart notes of complementary florals, spices, and Guaiacwood reflect her bold, yet tender character. Powdery base notes of vetiver extract, patchouli, and myrrh recall the men’s colognes she often wore. Perriand was both resolutely of the machine age while remaining sympathetic to handcrafted techniques and natural materials. Equally, Rozu embodies its own subtle olfactory paradoxes bringing together warm, complex florals and lighter highlights of green citrus and wood. The fragrance was formulated in partnership with long-term Aesop collaborator Barnabé Fillion. As the nose behind Marrakech Intense, Hwyl, and the brand’s collection of Aromatique room sprays, Fillion worked closely with the Perriand family, spending time at Perriand’s loft apartment in Paris and travelling to Japan with her daughter Pernette Perriand-Barsac and her husband, photographer Jacques Barsac. Rozu Eau de Parfum is packaged in a 50ml glass bottle, encased in an elegant box featuring an image from Perriand’s photography archives. It’s available at all Aesop signature stores and counters across the planet, and also online.

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