Shigenobu Twilight - Grounded by a woody base of cedar, the fragrance combines top notes of yuzu fruit, shiso leaf and black pepper as well as heart notes of thyme and frankincense.
Radical Hopelessness - Piquant top notes of pink paper, juniper and cardamom, as well as heart notes of iris and Angelica root are smoothed by a lush sandalwood and patchouli base.
Beyond Skin - Dark, fleshy base notes of suede and myth and complemented by an earthy, herbal core of indole and rose, while spicy, animalistic top notes of civet, cumin and cloves are set off by a hint of red seaweed.
Anicka Yi thinks of making perfumes as something of a philosophical exercise. Questions of analogy, narrative, composition, and chords went into the creation of Biography, her new collection of perfumes that aim to challenge historical understandings of femininity, as well as those of commercial fragrances.
Biography presumes to be many things, but mostly it is a collection of three new unisex fragrances, which will be available this month in a limited run alongside colognes by Comme des Garçons at Dover Street Market in New York and Los Angeles, in an installation that incorporates “the microbial, the insect, the industrial, and then the humans all around.