From the inner self to the outside world, from the smallest to the largest, the composition of Close Up revels in contrast and the oscillation between opposites. In continuing with Olfactive Studio’s photographic inspirations, Close Up takes gourmand notes of coffee and cherry, and zooms in and out with both intensity and subtlety.
There is the appearance of the unexpected in every note. Close Up opens with a cherry that is not candy sweet, but sour, liquor-soaked, and complex as a Griotte cherry. Blooming with a fine dusting of spices with anise, the cherry is paired with green coffee beans, bitter and lightly reminiscent of its roasted twin. Here, the gourmand becomes a departure from the quotidian, and enters a strange universe where everything appears anew. When there is a nutty, toasted quality to the scent, it comes not from the coffee but from tobacco, multifaceted and warm. Close Up is blended expertly, with the gourmand notes transitioning seamlessly into woods, amber, and purring musks. Not so much a delicious gourmand, but an acquired, refined, ever-changing taste, Close Up reveals distinct and sophisticated new aspects along every stage of its engaging journey.