Masque Fragranze - Opera Collection - Act IV - Scene IV - White Whale
With White Whale, Masque Milano unveils the finale of its olfactory opera that has grown over ten years! Composed by perfumer Christian Alori, the interwoven sounds of another literary classic, dedicated to the theme of the dream, unfold and describe the hunt for the mythical white whale translated into scent. Moby Dick, the wooden whaler Pequod, and the salty waves of the ocean are found in this melange alongside book pages illuminated by soft candlelight. An elegantly shaped cap crowns the embossed glass flacon of Masque Milano that encases White Whale. Its understated design subtly draws focus to the intense, sweeping scent Alori creates.
White Whale is dedicated to myth. Its undertow matches that of Melville's narrative, surging up and down with the movement of the waves, fully committed to the adventure and danger of times past. The smell of candles, ropes and the vastness of the ocean form in White Whale's opening of olibanum and black pepper alongside a complex salt accord. They head towards a fragrance centre of hypnotic ambergris and osmanthus, violet and orris, in keeping with the image of the gigantic whale. The base of White Whale is the energetic meeting of whale and ship. Composed of woody notes, vetiver, cistus and labdanum, the image of the whaler's weather-beaten planks and sails emerges. They merge into an inspiring melange and allow White Whale's sublime notes to resound as the completion of the unique Masque Milano opera!
Head: Olibanum LMR (East Africa), salty rope chords, black pepper Madagascar LMR.