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Fonteyn Eau de Parfum - 100 ml

  • According to Alhacen’s Theory of Visual Perception, “Darkness makes beauty appear, for the stars only appearin darkness”. An element of the sinister throws beautyinto starker relief, as in the early photography of Stanley Kubrick and a 1970 recording of Frederick Ashton’s Nocturne ballet. The legendary prima ballerina, Margot Fonteyn, seems to dance a beautiful solo, until the camera pans left and reveals a shadowy figure behind, for whom Fonteyn’s performance is a desperate entreaty. Likewise, Kubrick’s haunting images of Chicago in the forties are filled with eery details, glimpsed only at the last moment. When the shadowy figure finally advances into the light, Fonteyn falls to her knees in tears before him, undone. Inspired by the impulses explored by these two artists, Fonteyn is a scent of tender delicacy, laced with depravity.

    • top: grapefruit / rosemary / wormwood / cardamom
    • core: rose / blackcurrant buds / freesia / violet
    • base: papyrus / moss / vanilla / vetiver / patchouli / virginia cedar
    • 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz
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According to Alhacen’s Theory of Visual Perception, “Darkness makes beauty appear, for the stars only appearin darkness”. An element of the sinister throws beautyinto starker relief, as in the early photography of Stanley Kubrick and a 1970 recording of Frederick Ashton’s Nocturne ballet. The legendary prima ballerina, Margot Fonteyn, seems to dance a beautiful solo, until the camera pans left and reveals a shadowy figure behind, for whom Fonteyn’s performance is a desperate entreaty. Likewise, Kubrick’s haunting images of Chicago in the forties are filled with eery details, glimpsed only at the last moment. When the shadowy figure finally advances into the light, Fonteyn falls to her knees in tears before him, undone. Inspired by the impulses explored by these two artists, Fonteyn is a scent of tender delicacy, laced with depravity.

  • top: grapefruit / rosemary / wormwood / cardamom
  • core: rose / blackcurrant buds / freesia / violet
  • base: papyrus / moss / vanilla / vetiver / patchouli / virginia cedar
  • 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz
image/svg+xml Shipping + Returns

Shipping
Free Standard Shipping on orders over CAD$300.
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Delivery
Estimated shipping time for this item is 2 - 4 business days.
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Returns
Items can be exchanged within 30 days, or returned within 14 days of the shipping date. All candles, fragrances, earrings and self-care products are final sale. Please visit our returns page for additional details on eligibility, timelines and how to process your return.

All final sale items cannot be returned. 
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