This is the story of a young woman who blossomed in the Bohemian-era of Berlin in the 1920s. She was a romp, absolutely fascinated by the artists living in her environment. Being proud of her femininity and feeling free from all social conventions, she discovered her unique talent: being able to sense people and occurrences as scents and fragrances.
The social upheavals of the 1930s made her flee into exile. She could not call the new Germany her home anymore. The only trace left by her is a letter from Australia addressed to her best friend whom she left her recipes, awaiting better times. Now these recipes, containing unique compositions for perfumes, have been rediscovered in the inheritance of the great-grandmother of the artist Bernd Streiter. She had been this best friend.
Four wonderful fragrances recount the story of an encounter with a man who changed her life. These perfumes were composed with the unique craftsmanship of the French Haute Perfumery and are affectionately produced by a perfume manufacturer just outside Hamburg.
A truly lucky find!
The magic of the first encounter.
Who is this man? His charms carry me into a fairy tale world.
He is so strong, so masculine and still so gentle at the same time. Just like a faun …
Head: lemon, bergamot, spearmint, mandarin
Heart: neroli, lily of the valley, jasmine, lavender
Basis: amber, musk, vetiver
I cannot reveal myself to him.
What if he rejects me?
But still I am feeling attracted to him …
Head: apple, chlorophyll, raspberry, cassis, peach, cinnamon, orange, ginger
Heart: jasmine, freesia, rose, ylang-ylang, orchid
Basis: vanilla, cedar wood, vetiver, musk, ambergris, cinnamon, honey, sandalwood
The happiness after the first kiss.
How shy and gentle was the first kiss.
And yet it unleashed the deep desire
which had been suppressed for so long.
Head: lemon, bergamot, apple, kiwi
Heart: hibiscus, water lily, rose, violet
Basis: cedar wood, musk
The happiness after the first night together.
Two previously separated souls have now been united.
The magic of the first night can hardly be described in words.
A deep feeling of security flows through the body.
Head: bergamot, lemon, cassis, mandarin, raspberry, apple
Heart: rose, cyclamen, jasmine, pepper, neroli, lily of the valley
Basis: musk, patchouli, amber, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, cedar wood
Packaging © Text and Drawing | Bernd Streiter | Prignitz