Filigree & Shadow
Atelier de Geste Stones was launched in 2016, created by Irina Zhurikhina-Nesa. Taking its inspiration from time's work on stones and boulders. It was a 2017 Art & Olfaction Awards Finalist in the Independent category. Notes of galbanum, geranium, physalis, tomato, pine, ivy, lotus, ginger, vetiver, moss, lichen (nightshade), vetiver root and muguet.
Fragrantica - "There's something deliciously off-beat but subtle about this fragrance. The vetiver, tomato leaf and galbanum are obvious - front and centre- but I also detect a slight cumin note and a definite Riesling-like minerality that brings a delightful lightness to the vetiver (which I find can be a little dour in some frags). It dries down delightfully - like slate warmed by the sun, a boot-crushed dandelion stem lain on its surface. This is a sedimentary stone - compressed, aged earth, warmed by the sun, with centuries of fresh greenery bursting through the groundmass."
Fragrantica - "You ever had a Chenin Blanc with pronounced flinty, mineral notes? That 'wet rock' accord greets me in the opening of Atelier de Geste's Stones. Although I struggle a bit with the beginning, the base is GORGEOUS with endless endurance. Vetiver is the centerpiece here, with verdant expanses of ivy and tomato leaf. This is by far, one of my favorite vetiver dry-downs of all time. Projection lasts for hours, for a highly dependable all-day fragrance, even in warmer climate."
thescenthound: "A mossy and earthen forest that’s tinged with rays of cooled sun. Stones is the more earthy cousin of Chanel No. 19. The opening is breathtaking and it ends up as this equally as pretty earthy powdered beauty."