Shigenobu Twilight is the first fragrance from New York-based artist Anicka Yi and architect Maggie Peng:
The fragrance is inspired by the Fusako Shigenobu, former leader of the Japanese Red Army, who was believed to be in exile in Lebanon for many years after orchestrating some of the group’s most political statements. Yi and Peng have chosen cedar wood as a central theme of this fragrance’s narrative, as cedar is highly regarded in Lebanon as a national emblem. The scent uses three different kinds of cedar wood as its base note, along with violet leaf and nutty heart notes, and top notes of yuzu, shiso leaf, and black pepper.
You can learn more about the project at the Shigenobu Twilight website.
Shigenobu Twilight is $160 for 10 ml, concentration unknown, in a bottle encased in a block of hand-cut cedar wood (refills are $80) at Ooga Booga. (via oogabooga, with many thanks to Jane for the link!)