L´air Barbès is a tribute to Paris, capital de la mode. Evocative of Paris´ different personas such as the concrete alleyways, le banlieue and the area Barbès – Rochechouart.
Cold, light and fresh. Fragrance notes of L´air Barbès include Fresh Lemon, Concrete and Ink. A blend of the finest vegetable waxes in a traditional formula from 1961 is used for the 19-69 candles. Hand crafted in Italy. Candle will burn for approximately 48 hours.
“I was in my teens when I first discovered Helmut Newton´s picture that made YSL´s Le Smoking iconic. The genderlessness really made a big impression on me. With stark monochrome simplicity, Newton created a piece of iconography I still find myself influenced by. In the making of L´air Barbès I was strongly influenced by the androgyny in this picture.”