Olfactive Studio - Flash Back
A memory in motion and in action: that is also the magic and the raison d’être of Flash Back.
A tangy and vibrant fragrance, Flash Back is an olfactory reminiscence: tangy and slightly green rhubarb blended with Hesperides recalls an enveloping childhood smell: that of rhubarb tart. A base note of vetiver and cedarwood lends the fragrance its woody sensuality.
Flash Back – Laurent Segretier
The past makes a sudden appearance onto the stage of the present. The past gives the present density and sharpness, which it may not have had if the past hadn’t come.
A character in a novel or a hero in a film, a flash back has a tenacious and narrative charm, at once retrospective and introspective. This cut up or collage of time creates an effect of surprise and bewilderment that would trip reality itself.
It could almost be blinding from being a catalyst for sensations, and in that sense, it is like a flash, that powerful light source so precious in photography. However, the idea is not to move out of the dark, but rather to highlight the memory set in the center of the device, in the beam of the pursuit. A flash surprises at first when it fires, but when the landscape is reconstructed, visions of the past invade and touch.
A dance of Chronos. For a split moment, the perspectives become blurry, then the strength of time increases tenfold, its logic is disrupted. Memory comes out in broad daylight to be engulfed into the moment to come.
Is it the geometry of that beautiful face or the analogic asperities of its aura, pixelated and twisted by Laurent Segretier? The romantic and attractive character appearing on that image reconciles all paradoxes, leaning over and over again against the porous wall of the future, achieving equanimity in motion, and offering us his gaze with his eyes closed. He is zen and already remembers tomorrow.
A flash back is a highly expressive and desirable material. We would like that face unaltered by digital smoothing to be ours; that face inhabited by serene thoughts, free of the stigma of digital cosmetics, enlivened by the joy of the pixels chosen by the artist. It freezes a suspended moment, a memory zone that profoundly imprints itself on the retina and brings back a distant memory, perhaps a déjà vu of a face, a body, or a feeling that becomes a presence; perhaps a temporary absence before the return to the future Citrus Aromatic TOP NOTES: Rhubarb, Grapefruit,Orange HEART NOTES:Pink pepper, Granny Smith Apple BASE NOTES:Vetiver, Cedar, Amber,Musk