Danish designer Henrik Vibskov will launch Type, a new trio of unisex fragrances. Vibskov has one prior fragrance made in collaboration with Six Scents — Series 2, Fragrance 3: Solar Donkey Power.
The [Type] series consists of three scents that reflect a specific moment in time in three different cities: Berlin, Copenhagen and Damascus. Playing with the simplicity of the cities' initial letters, the Eaux de Toilette called TYPE B, TYPE C and TYPE D not only represent three very unique and different fragrances, but above all reflect some of the very characteristics of each of the represented cities.
Type B ~ "TYPE B, for Berlin, captures a cold winter's day in the former Eastern part of the city, where – even today – numerous buildings and houses are heated with coal. While the scent starts with spicy and fizzy top notes (black pepper, sulphur match), it soon ignites its soft woody heart (cedarwood, vetyver, gaiac wood) and evolves towards an unexpected, yet cosy and welcoming musky black wood dry down (birch and coal tar), recollective of smoky and leatherish odors on the streets of Pankow."
Type C ~ "TYPE C, for Copenhagen – Henrik's homebase and creative cradle – is reminiscent of the salty air and fresh waters experienced on boating trips outside Trekroner fortress at the entrance to Copenhagen’s harbour, the best place to catch herrings. Fresh and tonic, TYPE C begins with a clear harmony of citrus (bergamot, mandarin, lemon) mixed with an ozonic "sea breeze" accord, marked by salty and solar facets. The drydown is a comfortable woody blend, enriched with the key note of the fragrance, sea weed."
Type D ~ "TYPE D, for Damascus, is inspired by the fantasy of the Middle East and the ancient marketplaces of Damascus on a hot summer's day – down the colourful, narrow streets where the air is saturated with a rich collection of enticing scents. Starting with the freshness of a spicy, citrus accord (bergamot, pink pepper), the scent soon unfolds into a warm and opulent floral boúqúet (jasmine, orange flower, ginger bread, cinnamon). The rich and sensual drydown unveils a woody, balsamic harmony of styrax wood, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla."
Henrik Vibskov Type B, C and D are available now for pre-order at Colette in Paris, €80 for (size unknown) Eau de Toilette.