"I want to do something different. You are just going to have to trust me"
I still remember those words. Kimmy had just watched Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard and French New Wave was fresh in her mind. She had a plan for me. I walked out that day with a pixie cut. I had never cut my hair that short and I had no idea how empowering it would be. My life at that time was a tapestry of conflict and this drastic change was the elixir I needed to power through. Discarded was my idea of myself and what made me attractive or feminine. It felt like stripping down to my core, the true essence of me. Any time I think of Kimmy I think of that haircut and what kind of skill and perception it takes to create that kind of physical change in a person.
When asked to do a fragrance for WINDOWWALL I reflected on that day, on what inspired us at that time and how I surrendered myself to Kimmy's vision. D'or is my interpretation of that moment in time. D'or translates to "golden" or "of gold". Gold is a soft, malleable metal. It can be hammered and shaped so thinly that sheets of gold may appear greenish blue. This fact made me realize how each of us can manipulate our appearance, changing how we are perceived by others and in turn, changing how we perceive ourselves. We are all golden. Absinthe always fills me with warm light when I drink it. It offers a physical release in the body while maintaining lucidity of the mind. It is bitter sweet in scent, a reflection of life. I always think of Paris when I think of Kimmy and I always think of absinthe when I think of Paris...it all came full circle to create D'or.
The main notes of D'or: bergamot mint, lavender, fennel, anise, wormwood, myrtle, cypress, labdanum, balsam
This is a custom scent so it will only be available at WINDOWWALL. Launch date is Saturday 3/15/14.