Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. All of these elements rule the Planet and each one of us, according to the Chinese traditional philosophy. Internationally renowned Feng Shui consultant and Chinese horoscope master Deana Wyland-Fries had the idea of translating this knowledge into fragrant compositions that represent all of these energies, so she has launched “Essence of Chi”, the first bespoke fragrance based on your personal Chinese horoscope.
Each perfume takes approximately six weeks to complete and starts with an in-depth analysis of your Bazi chart. It also takes into account the theories of the five elements—water, wood, fire, earth, and metal, which are essential in traditional Chinese medicine and Feng Shui. After which, the scents are crafted by master perfumer, Sylvian Fourre, in Grasse, France—the perfume capital of the world.
At this year’s Global Art of Perfumery expo Deana introduced a 6th fragrance in a limited edition. This is a fragrance for 2016, the year of the monkey acording to the Chinese tradition.
“The Fire Monkey is charming, fickle and astute. He gives us clashing energies of Fire and Metal right from the outset. 2016 is set to be an exciting one, full of challenges for all.
To benefit from this innovative and tempestuous energy it is important to stay grounded. The 2016 Essence starts off full of power on a spicy citrus note with a touch of saffron. The heart is a floral composition that represents Fire – an opulent bouquet of rose otto and neroli rounded with violet that becomes grounded in a sense of luxurious embrace with fine resins and rare woods”.
The Essence of Chi Elementals perfumes come in 100ml for the price of €110 ($125) and the Annual edition comes in a 100ml bottle for €180 ($205).