Fathom V Eau De Parfum

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(4 customer reviews)

Fathom V Eau De Parfum

[Fathom – A unit of length equal to six feet, chiefly used in reference to the depth of water]

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange. – Ariels Song

Broadly taking its inspiration from The Tempest (in which Shakespeare conjures images of violent weather, shipwrecks and magical islands), the chief theme of ‘Fathom V’ is a phrase gleaned from “Ariel’s Song” within the play.

‘Sea-Change’, which we now have come to understand as ‘a transformation’ or ‘metamorphosis’ first appeared in the play, and has now passed into common usage. The eternally changing state of the sea – in constant flux between calm and wild – is our departure point here, explored though the use of seemingly contradictory raw materials in ‘overdosed’ concentrations: Salt meets earth, sparkling herbals blend with dark mosses, bright floral notes meet intense dark spices and pepper.

By contrasting the above and below, light and shade, we imagine the shifting state of the sea: its intensity – the allure of its dark depths.

A fragrance for the intrepid: challenging preconceptions of what ‘Aquatic’ truly means…

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Fathom V Eau De Parfum

1.7 Fl OZ


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Weight .25 kg

4 reviews for Fathom V Eau De Parfum

  1. Natalia Cravcenco (verified owner)

    Very nice green fragrance. Long lasting and beautiful.

  2. Necia Dallas

    Every. Single. Scent in this discovery kit puts me into a dreamlike state — and each reverie is its very own.
    All are complex and artful, none is easy, and some are sad and brooding…the way the sea itself subsumes, heals — and also reflects back your own solitude, forcing you to sit still and itemize losses.

    I am surprised to see, after reading previous reviews, that no one remarks on the one most proclamatory note I registered immediately upon experiencing this perfume. It replicates with exactitude the smell of the white drop of dandelion milk upon breaking the stem — thus conjuring (for me) idyllic childhood summers spent on green lawns. Yes, too, the whiff of salt. And lilies or the mock jasmine we get in the northwest — honeyed but green still. Indolent, almost indolic, it’s a strange mix of melancholy for such a vernal scent, making good on its doleful, funereal inspiration.

    It’s not the type of scent I normally like, being prone to saddle leathers and all manner of horse sweat, hay and tobacco scents. It’s not quite debauched, nor is it dry and briny. Yet I love it; of the set, it is, with Vi et Armis, my favorite. I am so enamored with all of these. In these infinitely troubled times, a Tempest-inspired composition seems apropos. But art is the buoy. We must follow our senses out of this dark place.

    These perfumes are so good, I’m finding my way back to art again, myself, after a temporary paralysis. They’re just fucking magical.

    Note: I bought the discovery set on eBay because the shipping was so high to the US.

  3. Mihailo Ili?

    The Piece of Art in the bottle.
    Green, refreshing, but mystic and with character at the same time.
    Combination of many notes, but you can differentiate them perfectly one by one, and every note is so exciting.
    One of my favorites in my fragrance collection.

  4. Penseroso (verified owner)

    Wonderful, highly realistic opening of cut flower stems and blooming lillies, with some damp soil and sea salt in the background. Dries down into a more mellow and melancholic scent. An image of drowned flowers.

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