Dual by Andrea Maack is inspired by the effervescent water of the natural hot springs in the Icelandic highlands. This fragrance mimics the feeling of fresh water on the skin, and the intense colour spectrum surrounding the hot spring lagoons. The powerful, uplifting aromas of ginger, lemon and pink pepper coexist with the grounded woody elements of dry amber and cedarwood, resulting in an enlivening scent experience. A contrast of deep mineral warmth against the arctic air, the deep crimsons and yellow of sunset against a landscape of vivid greens and pale whites. This perfume is a striking mixture of notes that work together brilliantly to recreate the smell of the Icelandic landscape.
Top: Ginger, Lemon
Base: Dry Amber, Pink Pepper
HOW IT WEARS
An opening of zingy ginger and fresh lemon really lifts and adds a brightness to this otherwise deep, green citrus. Rich and juicy, yet gentle on the skin, the cedar really stands out for the duration of its 6 – 8 hour wear, while the pink pepper and amber create a simultaneously fresh and deep dry down that’s long lasting, but never overwhelming.
We love that Dual is a truly unique kind of citrus scent. A simultaneously bright and deep, woody exploration of an Icelandic road less travelled. An effervescent, slightly aquatic citrus with a twist. A bright fragrance full of zest and lust for life, for the adventurous soul not afraid to dive headlong into the less safe experiences of existence. A duality of fresh and grounding notes. An expansive combination of both a tried-and-true classic with a bold take on something new. En garde!
ABOUT THE BRAND
Andrea Maack is a Scandinavian luxury fragrance house founded by Icelandic visual artist Andrea Maack.
What started as a series of art exhibitions using scent as a medium has now grown into one of the most sought after and unique brands within the international niche market of perfumes.
The collection of unisex fragrances has been developed with an artistic approach, using the highest quality raw materials, drawing inspiration from Maack’s travels, artistic explorations, and her relationship with her beloved homeland, Iceland.
When the artist first embarked upon her scent journey she posed the question, how do you turn a drawing into a fragrance? It is a mysterious process, by all accounts. Do fragrances have colours? Andrea Maack says they do. Can a fragrance designed to complement a specific artwork stand on its own as a composition? Even without seeing the artwork, these are complex, well-made scents that tell a story.
The striking black bottle and box were designed in collaboration with architect Maddalena Casadei, inspired by the obsidian volcanic rocks found in the Icelandic highlands, with graphic design by art director Tommaso Garner, who interpreted Maack’s original paintings.
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