“I patter on the typewriter all day but the letters on the page are like raindrops on a window. I fear I may be losing my mind.”
When Stina, a burgeoning writer, decamps to her mother’s summer house for the winter to write a book, her trip overlaps for one day (and one steamy night) with a brawny fisherman named Ulv. While she struggles to gain traction with her novel, her fixation on the mysterious seafarer results in countless unsent letters, the contents of which chronicle the spiraling psyche of lust and longing. Set on the desolate west coast of Denmark during the tourist off-season, Every Storm a Serenade is a meditative masterwork that will lull you with its well-designed sentences and intimate tone.
Danish Spruce is a shimmering substance that dances across skin as elegantly as moonlight on the North Sea’s surface. Eucalyptus recalls the thrill of an exciting, aerobic night, concluded by the rising dawn and its bittersweet burst of freshness. Vetiver is the subtly piquant morning subtext to last nights impromptu foray into love--it smells sweetly of potential and risk.
Calone, that silken, softly aqueous oddity, is delectably sugared and ever so slightly cruciferous--an eat-your-feelings distraction from earthier forms of play. Ambergris is in indulgent, incredible form here, a salty, crunchy irresistible substance that recalls both man, the sea and the briny coastal soil. Baltic sea mist is surprisingly evanescent, yet haunting: a shimmering dark-turquoise that enrobes and soothes all senses.
Every Storm A Serenade is a bold, imaginative bridge that marries land to sea. Say farewell to propriety and hello to stormy romance that is somehow, unbelievably chic and versatile. Every Storm a Serenade puts some white caps on ‘still waters run deep’ and reinvents the classic, cool blue.
WHEN TO WEAR: Don’t be detoured by perceptions of ambergris, this is an everyday scent for those with discriminating taste.
(Danish Spruce, Eucalyptus, Vetiver, Calone, Ambergris, Baltic Sea Mist)