Eau d'Ikar embodies a poetic ambition...
- The deep desire in a man to fly, not in defiance of the heavens, but rather to rise above the ground (my father had it and passed it along to me)
- For lightness, intensity, and freedom
- Not for power, but for the elegant movement
- For the gentle wind and the passing of clouds
- For a carefree spirit and rising winds
- The ambition of the sun, to brush past its warmth and feel its light
The bottle of Eau d'Ikar, designed by Bronislaw Krzysztof, is made of thick, fine glass. Light dances off its exterior. An abstract wing and a man's torso are carved in the glass.
Whether flying like a bird, shown in the promotional photo, or attempting as Icarus did (unfortunately unsuccessfully), the notion of defying the laws of gravity and taking flight is one that has enchanted man since the beginning of time. Sisley has given us a fragrance that offers a romantic lightness of being that evokes the freedom of flight. I love it!
Photo at top courtesy of Sisley; photo of Icarus courtesy of Frank Frazetta