Female Christ Eau de Parfum
Female Christ Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by 19-69. The notes of this fragrance are Eucalyptus, patchouli, pimento, rhubarb, thyme, geranium, berries, vanilla, ambergris, benzoin, cinnamon, cashmere wood
On 29 May 1969, a naked woman carrying a cross walked through the Copenhagen Stock Exchange- an iconic piece of performance art carried out by Danish artists Lene Adler Petersen and Bjørn Norgaard that gripped the culture with its transgressive nature and exploration of religion, eroticism, and capitalism. However, as with so much of the genre-defying protest art of the ’60s, only a photograph remains to commemorate the accomplishment. By introducing Female Christ the fragrance, a powerful, thoughtful, and deeply sensual blend of patchouli and resin, 19-69 preserves the essence of the art piece for the next generation to discover and learn.
Female Christ is, first and foremost, a patchouli scent- rich, earthy, velvety, warm. Invigorating currents of spicy and herbaceous aromatics- eucalyptus, thyme, pimento- keep a bright liveliness in the foreground, while juicy rhubarb and berries add a sweet, fresh balance to the earthiness. As it dries, a sexy, provocative benzoin combines with dashes of vanilla and ambergris to transport the ever-present patchouli from the ’60s milieu into something more transcendently contemporary, asserting the lasting significance of the piece that inspired the scent. 19-69 have already proven themselves masters of stylish, provocative patchouli scents- with Female Christ, they have raised the bar yet again.