Apokalypse is a robust fragrance born during a very rocky time in the world - 2020. I remember going to bed every day with an uneasy feeling about what tomorrow looked like and what the future held. A bizarre time indeed but also a time of much necessary stillness.
During this stillness, I would go for walks and take in the world around me. For the first time in my life, the world felt empty, and although as strange as it was, it also allowed me to appreciate my environment for the first time. I noticed the beauty of the trees, flowers, and green shrubs, along with the cracks throughout the pavement I walked. These components sparked the creation of Apokalypse. I can still remember the very corner where the idea came to mind. I was eager to get home and start jotting down my ideas. It gave me something to look forward to. It gave me hope again.
As I was developing this fragrance, I took a different approach. Prior to Apokalypse, I named my fragrances after I was done making the fragrance itself. This time, I started with the word Apocalypse and went from there- almost immediately, I had the fragrance notes in my head.
This strong fragrance is composed of jasmine (one of my favorite notes), rose, and a specific accord mimicking a burnt wood scent. Apokalypse is a prominent fragrance but is the perfect culmination of beauty and chaos.
My favorite flowers, jasmine and rose, represent the "beauty" in the fragrance. The "chaos" is from intense notes of birchwood, cedarwood, frankincense, and labdanum. When these notes are combined, it creates an accord reminiscent of burnt wood.
Apokalypse represents the uncertainty we all felt during that time and the beauty we have around us but sometimes forget. This fragrance is unique and one I'm proud of having created. Will it stay in the line of LEHMANN DESIGN HAUS fragrances? Who knows? But there's the beauty of it-- because I'm at piece with the uncertainty.