Lightsource is an ode to 90s rave culture, providing an energy boost, transporting you to a place where the laws of time no longer apply and you start to see things differently, like entering hyperreality; a vivid technicolor world. The pops of colour under the light change the perception of your surroundings and light the way to a brighter tomorrow. With a never-smelled-before crystalline rose absolute made especially for Andrea Maack, based on her assertive paintings using pinks, oranges and reds, Lightsource is an interpretation of the colour, excitement; the energy of dancing and serotonin flowing – this fragrance is happy vibes.
Top: Lemon, Pink Pepper, Petitgrain
Middle: Black Pepper, Star Jasmine
Base: Green Fig, Crystal Rose
HOW IT WEARS
Lightsource opens with a sharp burst of citrus, slightly sweet, slightly tart – super refreshing. There is an underlying sparkle to Lightsource, almost effervescent on the skin. The creamy and full bodied jasmine and green fig become prominent on the skin with a little time and create a beautiful depth with layers of light throughout this fragrance. It feels rich, rounded and juicy with great longevity. We generally get a minimum of 8 hours on the skin with Lightsource.
Lightsource actually smells neon with its bright and powerful intensity. A juicy, energetic, and all round delicious fragrance, we love the way that Lightsource feels like a powerhouse of notes, yet is actually quite refreshing on the skin. It completely feels like a night spent dancing, sweating and having a blast. The citrus and jasmine notes are hot and summery like warm skin, then the fig and rose create a gorgeous juiciness that is calming and cooling to give Lightsource the perfect balance.
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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