Maison Margiela creates an incredibly compelling story to be told via scent, or four scents to be exact, as part of its new eau de parfum quad of fragrances. “Stemming from the concept of memories and emotions transformed into scents, ‘Replica’ Eau de Parfum has evolved to reach new ethereal heights of olfactory duplication – transcending the reality of memories to express a surreal realm of four human fantasies,” explains the brand. Continuing the story that began to be told with the 2012 launch of the ‘Replica’ eau de toilette that links “emotional souvenirs of the human condition that recall the sensory experiences that speak to our collective consciousness,” this new iteration reaches further into the subconscious, embarking on a odyssey that evokes fantasies and desires, dreams, and even a touch of surrealism and other-worldliness.
Embodying these explorations in four scents, they are found in Dancing on the Moon (a white floral aldehydic), Across Sands (an oriental leather scent), Soul of the Forest (a green vegetal scent), and Flying (a fresh and airy citrus cologne-style edp). The packaging is meant to further add to the journey through its usage of black, representing nighttime and when dreams and the subconscious can come to life, whereas the bottle itself features a laboratory-style label in the house’s more recent signature silver hue on an apothecary-style bottle with a misty black ombré gradient effect traveling down the glass. Visually stunning and scintillating in their originality, repare yourself for not only an olfactory journey, but a full-sensory experience with these new Maison Margiela fragrances!