Flotholt, a fragrance crafted by Jónsi and the Fischersund team, is an olfactory masterpiece that captures the essence of the Sigur Rós World Tour, taking enthusiasts on a sensory journey from the heart of Europe to the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. The fragrance is a celebration of the ethereal and enchanting, encapsulating the spirit of the tour that unfolded between 28 September and 25 November.
The opening notes of Flotholt immediately transport you to the tour’s inception with a burst of invigorating bergamot, creating an uplifting and fresh atmosphere. This citrusy introduction is seamlessly blended with the warmth of amber, adding a layer of sophistication that mirrors the depth of Sigur Rós’ music.
As the fragrance evolves, the birch tar emerges, bringing an intriguing smokiness to the composition. It’s reminiscent of the earthy aroma that lingers in the air during autumn, evoking a sense of nostalgia and connection to the natural world. The interplay of fresh air and seaweed notes further enhances the journey, whisking you away to coastal landscapes where the sea breeze carries hints of salty air and aquatic nuances.
The heart of Flotholt introduces an unexpected twist with the inclusion of dirt and grass notes. This daring combination adds a raw and primal quality, mirroring the unpredictable nature of live performances. The earthy elements ground the fragrance, creating a harmonious balance with the earlier freshness.
Towards the dry-down, vetiver emerges as a dominant note, providing a subtle and lingering smokiness. It’s a nod to the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, tying back to the tour’s grand finale. The overall effect is an immersive and captivating fragrance that evolves on the skin. What a masterpiece!