This home fragrance is inspired by one of the J. Paul Getty Museum's most popular paintings, Irises, by Vincent van Gogh, and aims to express the delicate beauty of the flowers that inspired the painter: the fresh hints of bitter orange, cedar leaves, and cardamom become sweet with the powdery heart of Iris blends, gaiac, and vetiver. All coming to rest on a warm cedar wood and labdanum base.
The unique and timeless scent was designed and crafted by Culti Milano, the esteemed creator of iconic Italian home fragrances.
- Olfactory Family: Floral - Olfactory Notes: Bitter orange, cardamom, iris, and cedar wood - Size: 500ml (16.9 oz) glass bottle - Bottle measures 6 inches H (with wood topper) x 3.5 inches W x 3.5 inches D - Box measures 8.5 inches H x 3.75 inches W x 3.75 D - Bottle has a sealed plastic stopper; cap is light ash wood with a lid covering the diffuser opening - Diffuser sticks are made of rattan; each measures 13.5 inches tall and are packaged separately (7 included) - Made in Italy - Item #: DAVANG
In May 1889, after episodes of mental illness, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. There, in the last year before his death, he created almost 130 paintings. Within the first week, he began Irises, working from nature in the asylum's garden. The cropped composition, divided into broad areas of vivid color with monumental irises overflowing its borders, was probably influenced by the decorative patterning of Japanese woodblock prints. Each iris painted by Van Gogh is unique. He carefully studied their movements and shapes to create a variety of curved silhouettes bounded by wavy, twisting, and curling lines. The painting's first owner, French art critic Octave Mirbeau, one of Van Gogh's earliest supporters, wrote, "How well he has understood the exquisite nature of flowers!"
Vincent van Gogh Irises Dutch, Saint-Rémy, France, 1889 Oil on canvas 28" x 36 5/8" 90.PA.20