Australian-born luxury personal care brand Aesop has released a trio of of perfumes titled Othertopias. Created with long-term fragrance partner Barnabé Fillion, the three distinct eaux de parfums are designed to break gender barriers, challenge our perceptions and unlock reverie.
Miraceti or “The Boat” pays homage to the serenity and savagery of the sea. Labdanum hints at old, ocean-worn wood and the faint musk of a whisky-filled cellar.
Mingled with incense and seaweed on the breeze, the formula calls on ambrette and styrax to round out a warm, woody and nuanced scent. With its subtle mineral notes, Karst or “The Shore” signals a landscape sculpted by nature’s most skilled architect: water.
Fillion explains, “A smell, whether in the air, on our skin, or on our clothes, creates a world within our world that is both physical and imagined—a phenomenon that blurs the boundaries of past and present, real and unreal, here and there.
"A window into nature, so to speak, one that invites a dialogue with surroundings that we inhabit but often overlook. As always, collaborations with Aesop are steered by science and wonder, manifesting in this instance as a journey through spaces that make us engage our senses, ask us to look differently and encourage us to imagine.”
Understated aromatics and fresh spices imagine the perfume of the air itself, while cumin and sandalwood conjure the salty, metallic notes of a storm rolling in. Beyond the shore, Erémia or “The Wasteland” features notes of galbanum, iris and yuzu, combining bright citrus tones with earthy roots.
Miraceti, Karst and Erémia are each packaged in a 50ml glass bottle and encased in an elegant carton featuring an artwork unique to each fragrance designed by Belfast-based painter Jack Coulter.
Each scent is priced at RM715 and can be purchased at Aesop’s official store here.