"Workshop of artists"is a unique concept that aims to bring best of contemporary luxury to discerning customers around the world. As I walked past stunning bottles that compel second glances, these sculptural works of art made me covet them instantly. Each and every one with a distinct artistic style, that could have been born in different cultures and regions in the world, evokes a new sense of emotion, inspiration and cultural association. I just had to check it out, and here are my favourites from the collection....
It was the beginning of 20th century, a new style of visual arts started to make appearance in architecture and design. Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; and the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; by the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art.
Alexander J reprises his signature style with this geometric design combining materials such as mother of pearl, and enamel corseted in metallic bands.
ART DECO is an aldehydic woody masculine offering with seductively fresh citrus opening and a robust fragrant core which is a medley of patchouli, amber and white musk.
ART DECO II inclines towards sick woody, with a radiant orange and bitter orange fusion and an intense benzoic and elemi heart. Cedar and vanilla elegantly uplift spicy patchouli.
Spectacular showcase of flamboyance and colour as sensuous feminine forms gyrate to the sounds of exotic tunes and beats, as feathers ruffle in the festivities and embellishments dance against the lights...CARNAVAL comes to life in a bottle with a magnificent crown that both disguises and embellishes and a bottle that mirrors the woman's body. Effervescent orange and orange blossom epitomise a queen that leaves behind a trail of soft florals in her wake. Fiery and soft this fragrance is passionate and spell-binding.
And last but certainly not least....Alexander J brings to life a mythical hybrid born a utopic specimen of fascinating looks, power, elegance and masculinity. To enhance this myth, the bottle is adorned in an ebony black robe carved in enamel with mother of pearl stripes.
EQUID comes alive as lively notes of grape fruit and bergamot jostle with enticing coffee while vetiver, patchouli and amber reveal an animalic harmony tinged with soft cedar.
ATELIER D'ARTISTES collection is available exclusively at CITYWALK Dubai.
Alexandre.J reinvents the notion of fragrance by turning it into an object of luxury.
An architect of materials and the senses, Alexandre.J makes unusual use of exceptional materials. He sculpts them, pushing the limits of creation to give life to objects that arouse emotions.
'Carnaval' scent bottle adorned with opalescent glass that mimics a women's sensual form, from Atelier d'Artistes Alexandre.J
Each fragrance explores a wide range of olfactory notes ideally dosed for a unique design and composition. The raw materials used are noble and valuable. As each of them reacts differently to heat, a slow development process is carried out to reach a perfect balance.
A unique and creative spirit, Alexandre.J wishes to share his vision of the world, which he perceives as a work of art. Each creation explores a wide range of olfactory notes ideally proportioned for a unique design and composition. The raw materials used to create Alexandre J products are noble, rare, and precious. Finding the perfect balance is a slow, painstaking process. Alexandre J does not shy away from challenges or compromise: the olfactory experience is all that matters.
Advocating luxury craftsmanship, Alexandre J containers are unique and elegant, demonstrating handmade art and painstaking design.
'Meili' scent bottles adorned with mother of pearl and black enamel inlay work from Atelier d'Artistes Alexandre.J
The Collector collection by Alexandre J. released its first creation in 2012. A mix between the Oriental desert and the French baroque architecture, this collection of 6 fragrances evokes a timeless journey, the warmth of elements and the change of scenery.
The brand has launched its latest scent titled Altesse Mysore.
"This visit to a market of the East has impressed the senses of Alexander. He liked these powders in bright colors, their softness to the touch. He admired the precious and carved woods. He has let himself be imbued with their majesty, their power. But the most striking was the profusion of flowers. Sewn in crowns, braided in thick mats, they radiated like jewels fragile but eternal..."
Alexandre.J captured these emotions, slipped them into a flask. On a background of noble and amber woods, the jasmine blossoms. Sensual highness, carnal flower, the jasmine is magnified by the merry fire of the spices and the delicacy of the rose.
Coming next Atelier D'Artiste collection by Alexandre J...
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