11 May 2023
Gloam Eau de Parfum is the fifth instalment of Othertopias, a collection of fragrances inspired by spaces both real and imagined. Centred on the Divan—a horizontal portal for self- observation—Gloam conjures the dreamscape, where imagination enters, and the waking world recedes. Here the familiar collides with the uncanny, in a fragrance that blends the tangible and the illusive: rich florals, warm spice and a bed of wooded depths combine to invoke reverie, rousing the senses and enchanting the mind.
An arresting first impression of spice characterises the opening accords of Gloam, one composed of Pink Pepper and Cardamom and softened by the fresh florals of Neroli and its sweeter counterpart, Orange Flower. This is followed by aromatic spice notes of Saffron and Clove, that unfurl alongside herbal Maté, heady Narcissus and pollen-like Mimosa. Warmth from Rose and Jasmine Sambac lend a roundness to the spicy floral heart. At its base, Gloam is a sumptuous and powdery blend of Iris, Patchouli, Copaiba and Sandalwood that delivers unexpected tactility and comfort.
Gloam has been created in partnership with Aesop's long-term fragrance collaborator Barnabé Fillion. As with all fragrances, individual body chemistry contributes to the overall impression, allowing for the creation of a ‘personal’ variation for each wearer.
Fillion is the creative mind behind the Othertopias collection, whose inspiration he describes thus: ‘A smell, whether in the air, on our skin, or on our clothes, creates a world within our world that is both physical and imagined—a phenomenon that blurs the boundaries of past and present, real and unreal, here and there. A window into nature, so to speak, one that invites a dialogue with surroundings that we inhabit but often overlook.’
The first Othertopias Eaux de Parfum—Miraceti, Karst and Erémia—were launched in 2021. Eidesis was released in 2022, with one last act to follow after Gloam in 2023. Gloam is the ninth Eau De Parfum in Aesop’s Fragrance range, which also includes R?zu Eau de Parfum as well as Aesop’s Classic Fragrances: Marrakech Intense, Tacit and Hwyl Eaux de Parfum. Gloam Eau de Parfum is packaged in a 50mL amber glass bottle and encased in a carton featuring artwork by Belfast-based painter Jack Coulter.
RRP: $220 AUD