Sunday, February 3, 2008

Dali & Dennis (& Chedwick)

It's true, Dennis was very chummy with Salvador Dali.
Here I am with a bottle of the original Dali perfume. It is a 'Lips and Nose' bottle designed by Dali--possibly based on one of his sculptures.

Dali became interested in the idea of creating his own perfumes during the time he spent working with Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris. He always wanted to launch a perfume line, and finally did when he was too frail to paint any longer. In 1983 he finished his final painting and re-worked some designs that he had made for perfume bottles over the years.

Dali, his first perfume was an exotic woodsy oriental, once a favorite of Princess Caroline of Monaco.
Head notes of aldehydes, citrus and herbs
Heart notes of rose, tuberose, orris root, jonquil, jasmine and spices.
Bottom notes: sandalwood, amber, vanilla, musk, balsam, cedar, and myrrh.

"The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad." -Salvador Dali