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Clive Christian Perfume honours its unique provenance in the Crown Perfumery Company by reimagining key perfumes from the archives.
Telling scented stories that echo throughout the eras, these perfumes bring to life archive and historic scents, reimagined for the modern day perfume connoisseur. Celebrating a unique and prestigious perfume history spanning nearly two hundred years, the Crown Collection from Clive Christian revives a perfumed past.
Crafted using unique innovations in perfumery with haunting floral notes from the far east with whispers of smoked tea, musks and rich resinous woods, new Matsukita is crafted with an impressive range of 252 ingredients and 25% parfum concentration.
The archive description reads an “intoxication of delight”, an aspect captured for today’s modern perfume connoisseurs through a burst of sensual and outstanding notes, selected from the finest and most rare sources in the world.
For a limited time only all purchases of Matsukita come with an elegant fan in our striking Matsukita print.
Japanese artist Yukako Sakakura has created a beautiful interpretation of Clive Christian’s latest perfume. Inspired by the unique notes and mood of the perfume, capturing its essence with her abstract and naturally inspired designs. The painting moves like the steps taken by the elegant Japanese princess that inspired the scent with a graceful yet lively colour palette.
Yukako Sakakura studied in Glasgow and is now based just outside of Tokyo, her work has been featured in Vogue.com and on the BBC. Clive Christian commissioned Yukako to create a signature piece using her unique and beautiful dream like style, with accents of flowers and in an illustrative style that speaks to the perfumes history in a contemporary style. Fusing a modern style with a classic elegance that perfectly reflects our reimagining of this perfume from the 1800’s.
“ To me, flowers represent emotions. From early buds to late blooms, whether crushed or blossoming, I depict them in the same way that I might depict the inner world of a person. In the work, You Close Your Eyes to See Our Spring, it is as if we hear the voices of the flowers’ hearts speaking in harmony, intermingled with the waves of the bold brush marks in my imaginary abstract landscape inspired by Matsukita.” YUKAKO SAKAKURA
The piece measures at one metre squared and will be unframed. The painting will be available for sale from May 2021.
An infamous Crown Perfumery Company perfume first created in 1892. Inspired by a fabled Japanese princess who awed the Victorian royal court with her elegance and grace this perfume was heavily advertised with hand painted illustrations during the late 1800’s. Today, Matsukita has been reimagined to capture this illusive elegance. With a fresh and invigorating top of green bergamot, pink pepper and a hint of nutmeg delving into a floral and woody heart of Chinese imperial jasmine with smokey black tea; a base of ambers, whispering musks and resinous woods give a warm and sensual finish. A sense of mystery and grace is captured in this unique new perfume.
Exquisite green bergamot meets sparkling pink pepper and spicy nutmeg for a fresh and invigorating top.
A floral and smokey heart is revealed by delicate Chinese imperial jasmine and mate tea. Hints of jasmin sambac and guaiac oil complements woody tones for a sensual and elegant feel on the skin.
Rich amber, fir balsam absolute and whispering musks form a sensual and warm finish for a mysterious and complex fragrance.
An Oriental that is understated yet distinctive. The base notes of precious 50 year-old Indian sandalwood, powdery musk and vetiver add a rich warmth, enveloping the wearer in a balmy veil of fragrance.