Ephemera - Noise
Geza Schoen created the scent representing Noise inspired by way of Ben Frost’s deepest recesses of olfactory memories: catholic church holidays, Australian bushfire, moisture, and insect drones, among other stimuli. Those ideas Schoen connected with aldehydes, ozone, black pepper, saffron, and labdanum, to name a few.
Ben Frost on Noise
‘Herein’ is drawn from the deepest recesses of my olfactory memory.
Ash Wednesday: The creeping haze of burning trees, distant crackling, the muffled roar and siren, suffocating wind, heat and the physical noise - the looming spectre of Australian bushfire. We wear wool. Sheep don’t easily burn, you see.
My Grandfathers workshop: Soldering, electrical burns- the cycling whine of angle grinders and the showering sparks of an arc welder. The rust, the damp, the wood, the sweat.
Church on Sundays: Crackling radio-mic sermon, always cold, bluestone, frost, and frankincense.
The back of the hunting truck: moisture and insect drones, mould and gunpowder, empty shells and diesel in jerry cans.
The buzz of flies over sticky blood.
Listen to Noise here
The perfume representing Noise opens with sharp metallic notes, like the sound itself: aldehydes and ozone, connected with elements of black pepper. The scent hides softer notes of magnolia, orchid and saffron, which are based on the heavy, burning intensity of amber, labdanum and leather, spiced with notes of cedar wood.
A 30ml bottle of Noise EDP is available in a limited edition series with box handmade in Krakow. The box contains a code, to download digital versions of the Bass, Noise and Drone tracks that inspired Geza Schoen’s creations.
The fragrance features aldehydes, black pepper, saffron and labdanum.