Ulrich Lang is a New York Fragrance brand which has a growing reputation for marrying fragrance with contemporary photography. Continuing in this vein, in February, they will release Aperture, showcasing the work of photographer Olivia Bee – a young lady with a notable body of work, aged just 19.
Ulrich Lang have matched her series; “Quiet” in the warmth of the fragrance. Bee’s photograph, featured on the fragrance’s packaging, depicts a silhouette of a young man against a bright red-orange and lavender sky.
- Top: Aldehydes, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper, White Pepper
- Heart: Tobacco, Jasmin, Cedarwood, hint of Muguet
- Base: Musk, Vetiver, Ambergris, Civet, hint of Amber
“The serenity of the sunset in Bee’s image has been translated using vibrant pink and white pepper, aldehydes and a dash of floral illumination from a fine jasmine and muguet. These sit atop a dark silhouette of black pepper, cedar wood and tobacco – calm, and still. The summation, a warm all-encompassing glow of civet, ambergris, amber and musk – powerful, contemplative and surreal.”
A fine smelling fragrance, and even more worthy of a feature owing to the affiliation with the supremely talented Olivia Bee.
If you’re in London then pay a visit to Liberty to try Aperture and take an original photograph to ‘visualise’ the fragrance. You can then upload the image on Instagram (#luxelibertylang) – where users can vote on their favourite pictures. At the end of September, the 25 most liked images will be submitted to the Liberty team, who will choose their top 5 and the winner will then be selected by Bee to be printed on a limited edition of 100 bottles of ‘Aperture’, which will launch exclusively at Liberty on Dec 1st. Each bottle will be numbered and the first bottle will be presented to the winning photographer. In addition the winning image will be placed in the Liberty Christmas windows.