A man between two women, two lovers. Feminine with a masculine hint emphasized by spices and tobacco. Fresh agrestic top of lavender, lime and bergamot, inspired by the rural town of Progess, where Klavdia and Yasaburo shared their love. At the base, the balmy heart of Klavdia in grey amber and patchouli.
Simimi Grâce de Klavdia - Extrait de Parfum
Top: Lime, Lavender, Bergamot, Neroli, Stellaria Holostea
Heart: Tobacco, Cloves Blossom, Mace, Bay Oil, Cedar, Pink Pepper, Saffron
Base: Musk, Patchouli, Grey Amber, Vanilla
The Extrait de Parfum is Simimi’s most exquisite product. It is a true rendition of the perfumer’s talent without any compromise. Highest quality of ingredients in the highest concentration for the most luxurious sillage.
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Klavdia, the destiny of three souls in a bottle of passion
The story of a beautiful love triangle during the Second World War between Klavdia, Yasaburo and his wife Hisako. War and destiny played them, turning the Russian woman into a Japanese symbol of love and sacrifice.
Grâce de Klavdia has a fresh agrestic start of lavender, lime and bergamot, inspired by the rural town of Progresso where the couple shared their unconditional love. The contrast is given by the balmy and woody base of Klavdia and her relationship with the Japanese culture; a warm hug of grey amber, sandalwood and patchouli. The heart notes are a tribute to the man who sincerely loved two women because of destiny’s desire. The precious masculine character is emphasized by spices and smoke: tobacco, mace and pink pepper.
The inspiration for this aromatic dry woods fragrance is the story of a beautiful love triangle. Usually, this expression has negative connotations of lies and infidelity. But in this case, between Klavdia Novikova, Yasaburo Hachiya and his wife Hisako, it only means love and sacrifice.
During the Second World War, Yasaburo and Hisako fled to Korea where they had two children. Once the war finished in Europe, Russia and Japan went to war, invading Korea among others. Like many other Japanese, Yasaburo was wrongly condemned to ten years in the Soviet gulag for espionage. In that labor camp he befriended Klavdia, another detainee. When they both finished their sentences, they found themselves alone. Yasaburo wasn’t able to go back to Japan because of a administrative mistake, and Klavdia’s husband had left her. So, friendship become love, and they got married at the town of Progresso in the Amur region where they lived happily together for the next thirty-seven years. In the 90’s with the collapse of the USSR, the opening of foreign trade would again change their lives. Two Japanese merchants learned about their story and managed to put Yasaburo in contact with his brother. His wife Hisako was still alive and had been loyally waiting for him for fifty-one years with their daughters in Japan! Yasaburo was extremely confused, so Klavdia took a decision for him. The toughest one she ever made. She spent their savings on a plane ticket, a passport renewal and divorced him. “I felt I had torn away half of my heart when I let him go” she said. After Yasaburo’s return to Japan, they talked on the phone every Saturday, even sometimes with Hisako who was grateful to Klavdia. They thought they would never see each other again, but thanks to a film based on their story, a Japanese collective raised enough money to make a re-encounter possible! She died in 2014, almost unnoticed in Russia, but in Japan she became a symbol of love and sacrifice.
Bottle size: 131mm x 54mm. Weight: 460g
Packaging size: 165mm x 165mm x 75mm. Weight: 755g
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