A scent can capture a memory, but can it represent an entire life? Canadian designer Rad Hourani set out to do just that with a concoction he crafted for Six Scents, an annual project that partners six artists with perfumers to develop fragrances, with a portion of the proceeds going to War Child International. The notes in Hourani’s fragrance take the nose through life’s journey, starting with a fresh accord via pear juice and violet leaf to represent the origin of life, “like a drop of sperm,” says the scent’s perfumer Christophe Raynaud. Next comes baby powder to signify infancy, leather for middle age and a finishing hit of somber incense. Like the young designer’s clothing, the lifecycle scent is unisex. Our favourite part of the creation? Its double-entendre title: Ascent, which aptly describes what’s actually inside the bottle (a scent), as well as what it’s meant to represent (one’s upbringing). Clever, but tell us, would you wear this offbeat fragrance?
Canadian Designer Rad Hourani Crafts A Fragrance
Can life be summarized in one quick spritz?