Back in stock, and the last batch ever of this version!
This is the first and original version of the handcrafted scent originally conceived in 2008 as a collaboration by NY artist Anicka Yi and architect Maggie Peng, which has continued and evolved through Yi's studio.
We stock the original (1.0) version of this now iconic fragrance, which is inspired by the Fusako Shigenobu, former leader of the Japanese Red Army, who was believed to be in exile in Lebanon for many years after orchestrating some of the group's most political statements. Yi and Peng chose cedar wood as a central theme of this fragrance's narrative, as cedar is highly regarded in Lebanon as a national emblem. The scent uses three different kinds of cedar wood as its base note, along with violet leaf and nutty heart notes, and top notes of yuzu, shiso leaf, and black pepper.
The original packaging for this hand-distilled fragrance was made of raw cedar wood. Each bottle was uniquely (and painstakingly) hand-cut by the creators in architectural geometry, encasing a 10ml glass bottle of liquid which could be replaced.
We cannot accept returns on the perfume, so please read all the notes below!
The wooden cases pictured are no longer being produced but one final batch of the refill vials remains before being permanently retired. These come in a 10ml glass vial with a metallic spritzer top. PLEASE note that each batch is hand-blended using the original formulation, but there can be slight scent variation from batch to batch. If you would like us to mail you a sample scent card before purchasing, please email us.
Anicka recently released a newer Biography Fragrance version of Shigenobu Twilight (which we also stock here), reformulated by perfumer Barnabé Fillion. This version is her original scent and while very similar in profile, is not the same as the Fillion collaboration.
*We are now SOLD OUT forever of this version—there is only one half-bottle remaining at a discounted price, final sale.
Please email us if you have any questions :)