Septem artes liberales - the seven liberal arts.
Since ancient times it has been considered a noble thing indeed for man to dedicate his free time to the pursuit of art.
But why the number seven? In ancient times, the number seven was thought to be a pathway for divine revelation. In this number, the human met the Godly, and so was considered sacrosanct.
The liberal arts were so named because they were art that one pursued in the leisure of one’s free time, the word liberal literally meaning “related to freedom”. As such, art is considered to have no relation whatsoever to the grubbiness of everyday work or toil.
But a few years ago, the celebrated American perfume critic Chandler Burr added one more art to the seven liberal arts, thus making them eight - that of perfumery.
Thus elevating the status of perfume to that of an art, he also turned perfumers into the artists of today, working on a par with painters, novelists, and poets. M8MOODS celebrates this ideal and its perfumes are passionate essays on the exposition of art under the banner of modern perfumery. Born out of true artistic passion are seven masterful compositions.