Veni, Vidi, Vici
After having been crowned for a triumphant military conquest, Julius Caesar stood before the Roman senate and declared his victorious phrase “Veni, Vidi, Vici.”
The echoes of those ancient battlefields have long since been silenced, but the expression continues to resonate. «Veni, Vidi, Vici» epitomizes the excellence of success, a merited victory with an inherent sense of boldness, knowledge and achievement.
In the modern world, we face challenges every day. And just like in Caesar’s time, we have to confront those challenges that stand between us and our destiny. We must dare to face the unknown and overcome adversity with quick, decisive action…
Now in the more than two millennia since Caesar proclaimed this famous phrase, perfume designer Gérald Ghislain is offering us the chance to relive the power of these words through his intense fragrances.
For Gérald, the making of his perfumed art is an exercise of perpetual transformation.
In his Veni, Vidi, Vici, he connects the power of the human spirit to powerful natural elements.
Veni represents the earth, which in many ways still remains a mystery to us. It is nurturing as much as it is wild, forcing us to keep our senses sharp, all the while pushing our limits.
Vidi, the wind, carries us over seas and oceans, allowing us to rise above mountains and to take our gaze and spirit beyond the horizon.
Vici, embodies fire, which translates into passion and power. It encourages mankind to create as well as to destroy and our mastery of it requires wisdom as much as well as strength.
absolu eau de parfum
spicy ; fem. & masc.
Top Note: angelical roots, cardamom, pink peppercorns, basil, galbanum, aldehyde
Heart Note: rustic lavender effects, céleri graine, iris concrete, osmanthus absolu, essence incense
Base Note: patchouli oil, musk, vanilla, cedar, raspberry
VICI plunges into the heart of a real battle of the senses. After a first attack where powerful essences of Cardamom, Angelic root and Galbanum alternately prove themselves, a truce of Incense liberates Iris’ wonderful glow. Then the complexity of pure Osmathus interrupts this truce, and a second assault led by the fortified aromas of Musk and Patchouli leave us defenseless. Fortunately, however, the delicate scents of Vanilla and Raspberry come together on a soft bed of Cedar for a welcome pause. Exuding courage and bravery, this perfume is fitting for the most experienced warriors.