“I am athirst for thy beauty; I am hungry for thy body; and neither wine nor fruits can appease my desire.” Salomé, Oscar Wilde
Sketch by Georges Barbier, 1914. Tamara Karsavina in the Ballets Russes’ La Tragedie de Salome.
Legendary perfumer Edmond Roudnitska once said, “A beautiful perfume is one that gives us a shock”. That was my initial impression when I happened upon the bottle of YS-UZAC’s Sacre du Printemps I found at the November Perfume Lovers London event.